CirKids Program

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 CirKids Program

CirKids is our youth training and performance program, which runs through the school year. Our professional coaches tailor circus classes to match the students’ age and stage. Younger kids learn the basics of circus arts with a focus on play and movement basics. Older students focus on group act development, basic theatre skills, and presentation skills.

Cubs work on trampoline, basic shapes and body positions for acrobatics, introductory juggling skills, rope climbing, and balance games for tightwire and unicycle. Please note that students must be able to participate independently and follow directions, and be toilet-trained.

In Lions, the focus is on fun, skill development, social interaction, and largemovement activities. Students learn the basics of juggling, unicycle, tumbling, trampoline, trapeze, and tightwire walking. Performance is play-focused with an introduction to basic theatre skills.

Tigers work on juggling, unicycle, tumbling, trampoline, trapeze, and tightwire walking. The focus is on play, presentation skills, theatre skills, and movement basics.

Ringmasters learn all the basics of a traditional circus program: acrobatics, aerials, balance activities, trampoline, tumbling, and juggling. The focus is on group act development, clowning skills, and basic theatre and presentation skills. In addition to the monthly tuition, there is a monthly $20 volunteer deposit.

For students interested in more intense training; continues training in all elements of traditional circus with an emphasis on improving skills and technique. Improvisation skills will be introduced along with presentation skills, group act development, dance and movement, clowning and theatre skills.

More info:

  • Students train 2 times a week for a total of 7 hours.
  • In addition to the monthly tuition, there is a monthly $20 volunteer deposit.
  • Students must register for both Centre Ring and Centre Ring II.

For students interested in more intense training with a more recreational focus; continues training in all elements of traditional circus with an emphasis on improving skills and technique. Improvisation skills will be introduced along with presentation skills, group act development, dance and movement, clowning and theatre skills.

More info:

  • Students train 2 times a week for a total of 5 hours.
  • In addition to the monthly tuition, there is a monthly $20 volunteer deposit.

This comprehensive intermediate circus skills development program will focus on group act development and performance/stage skills. Participants will engage in small performances on campus and at community events. Students will perform as featured pre-show and intermission entertainment at the annual May show.

More info:

  • Entrance is by permission of the Artistic Director.
  • Students train 3 times a week for a total of 7.5 hours.
  • In addition to the monthly tuition, there is a monthly $15 performance fee and $20 volunteer deposit.
  • Students must register for both Ensemble and Ensemble II.

For students interested in more intense training and/or for those wishing to prepare for the Performance troupe. Students receive all-round training in general circus arts, plus physical preparation in strength, flexibility and movement. A variety of performance opportunities will be available.

More info:

  • Entrance is by recommendation.
  • Students train 3 times a week for a total of 10 hours.
  • In addition to the monthly tuition, there is a monthly $20 performance fee and $25 volunteer deposit.
  • Students must register for both Centre Stage and Centre Stage II.

Students continue their overall training while pursuing a specialty. The focus is on presentation skills, group and individual act development, dance, movement, theatre, clowning and improvisation. Commitment is essential as students will entertain throughout the year at festivals and community events. Entrance to Performance is by audition.

More info:

  • Entrance is by audition.
  • Students train 3 times a week for a total of 12 hours.
  • In addition to the monthly tuition, there is a monthly $25 performance fee and $30 volunteer deposit.
  • Students must register for both Performance and Performance II.
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Get in Touch: info@circuswest.com