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Recreational Activities


2014 Fall session

Free Trial Class

Saturday August 9 : 10 am to 11 am : Acrobates

Saturday August 9 : 2 pm to 3:30 pm : Aerials

Saturday August 16 : 10 am to 11:30 am : Balancing (tight wire, hand to hand, stilt, unicycle, rola bola...

Sunday September 7: 9 am à 11am: Circassiens

Sunday September 7: 9 am à 11am: Acro-Cirque

Sunday September 7: 11 am to 1 pm: Aerials

You must register by sending an email with the name and age of the participant as well as the class you wish to attend at jlarose@enc.qc.ca. Aregistration form will be sent out once we receive these information.

Registration before September 9, 2014

These recreational courses are aimed at young people between 8 and 16 years of age, and provide a chance to have some diversion while learning the basic techniques of circus arts. The program is also designed to help develop their coordination, concentration, perseverance and motor skills. All courses are held in the National Circus School studios. Participants have access to state-of-the-art equipment used by professionals. The courses are offered 2 hours per week.


Teaching Approach

The School primarily emphasizes the lighter side of these activities. The courses are presented in a spirit of play; students are able to have fun while learning various circus disciplines and techniques. At every step they are guided and encouraged by a team of professional instructors selected for their pedagogic and technical expertise.


Circus Disciplines and Techniques Taught


Hand to Hand (pyramid)
Floor Acrobatics
Chinese pole

Fixed Trapeze


Devil Stick


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90 minutes to two hours per week in duration, the courses are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, over an 11-week period. Tuesday from September 9 to November 18 / Thursday from September 11 to November 20 / Saturday from September 13 to November 29 (with a break September 27) Sunday from September 14 to November 30 (with a break September 28).

Course Selection and Schedule

All activities are divided into three age categories. Each class is two hours in length, during which a specific technique is learned. Courses are limited to 30 students.

Groups: 6 to 8 years old > 9 to 12 years old > 12 to 16 years old

6 to 8 years old:

  • Acros-cirque : General initiation focus on motor skils development in the form of rotating workshops in acrobatic techniques, hand balancing, and juggling. Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm or Saturday 9 to 10:30 am or Sunday 11 am to 12:30 am.

9 to 16 years old:
  • Circassiens : General initiation in the form of rotating workshops in acrobatic techniques, aerials, balancing, hand to hand and juggling. Thursday 6 to 8 pm or Saturday 9 to 11 am or Sunday 9 to 11 am.
  • Acrobats : Introduction to specialized acrobatic technique: hand to hand, floor acrobatics, trampoline and ''parkour''. Tuesday 6 to 8 pm or Sunday 9 am to 11 am.
  • Aerials: Introduction devoted exclusively to aerial techniques. Saturday 2 to 4 pm and Sunday 11 am to 1 pm.


Time/ Day Tuesday Thursday Saturday Sunday
9 am à 10:30
9 am to 11 pm Circassiens



11 am to 12:30 pm


11 am to 1 pm



2 pm to 4 pm Aerials
6 pm to 7:30 pm Acros-cirque
6 pm to 8 pm Acrobates Circassiens



Fees (in Canadian dollars)


Circassiens or Acrobates


Les Mordus / 2 cours => Acros-cirque

Les Mordus / 2 cours => Circassiens or Acrobates

Les Mordus / 2 cours => Circassiens or Acrobates & Aériens (limite of 1)







Les Mordus / 3 cours => Acros-cirque
Les Mordus / 3 cours => Circassiens and Acrobates

Les Mordus/ 3 cours => Circassiens and Acrobates & Aériens(limite of 1)



*These activities are eligible for the refundable tax credit for provincial and federal physical, artisitic and cultural activities.
Payable in two equal installments


Admission Requirements

a) Be between 6 and 16 years of age;

b) Complete the registration form and attach payment.

One cheque to the order of the National Circus School;
Payment by credit card, Visa, Mastercard (complete the section reserved for this purpose on the registration form)

* Registration is limited. Students will be accepted in the order in which registration forms are received, until all available places in each group are filled


You could send your form by e-mail at : jlarose@enc.qc.ca

Form and payment must be postmarked September 9 to the attention of:

National Circus School
8181 2nd Avenue
Montreal, Quebec - Canada
H1Z 4N9