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 Dream Big, Push Limits, and Defy Gravity—All While Having Fun

CircusWest is a comprehensive circus arts centre for all ages. We offer children, teens, and adults an opportunity to explore circus arts in an encouraging, non-competitive environment. CircusWest is a creative space where individuals can dream big, push limits, and defy gravity.
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CircusWest is a one-stop shop for all things circus. Verve Inspired Circus, our corporate entertainment division, focuses on the delivery of high-quality professional circus acts and shows. If you need artistic circus with West Coast flair for your event, Verve Inspired Circus can help make your vision a reality!

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SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

We are only 46 days away from Spring Break! And you know what that means?

CircusWest's super popular SPRING BREAK CAMPS are back in FULL FORCE!!!

Come and learn circus skills such as aerials, trampoline, acrobatics, pyramids, juggling, unicycling and more. And, to top it off -- you do a show at the end of the week for family and friends. What could be more fun than that.
Spring Break Camps are for youth aged 8-14.

We have two Spring Break Circus Camps to pick from starting March 13th. Sign up now as spaces are filling up!

Register now at ow.ly/ubov50MzzkY

Dream BIG with CircusWest!

#circuswest #Cirkids #circusspringbreakcamp #jointhecircus #jointhefun #springisintheair #eastvan #hastingssunrise #hastingspark #PNE #vancouverspringbreak #kidsoutandaboutvancouver #SpringCircus #dreambig
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CircusWest

COME HANG WITH US!

Does the child on the right remind you of anyone?
Is it you?
Is it your child?

If so, CircusWest is A GREAT PLACE to EXPRESS your CREATIVITY & CURIOSITY. We even have lots of equipment made especially for hanging off of.

We have classes for all ages & levels - from 5 and up to 105! Check us out at www.circuswest.com/programs-classes/

Dream BIG with CircusWest!

#circuswest #cirkids #adultandteencircus #circushangout #jointhecircus #jointhefun #circusfreaksunite #eastvan #vancouvercircus #nevertoooldtojointhecircus #hastingssunrise #pne #pnecircus #comehangwithus #dreambig
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COME HANG WITH US!

Does the child on the right remind you of anyone? 
Is it you? 
Is it your child? 

If so, CircusWest is A GREAT PLACE to EXPRESS your CREATIVITY & CURIOSITY. We even have lots of equipment made especially for hanging off of.

We have classes for all ages & levels - from 5 and up to 105! Check us out at https://www.circuswest.com/programs-classes/

Dream BIG with CircusWest!

#circuswest #cirkids #adultandteencircus #circushangout #jointhecircus #jointhefun #circusfreaksunite #eastvan #vancouvercircus #nevertoooldtojointhecircus #hastingssunrise #pne #pnecircus #comehangwithus #dreambig
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MASTERCLASS AT CIRCUSWEST CircusWest was honoured today to welcome Montreal’s National Circus School to our circus centre for their entrance auditions. Since 2005, CircusWest has hosted the auditions and enjoyed a circus Master Class from their instructors. Here, CircusWest performance stream youth are challenged by Adrian to develop new acrobatic pathways based on limiting criteria. The workshop also focussed on developing stage presence, movement research, and unlocking flexibility. Over the years, many CircusWest graduates has attended the National Circus School to pursue post secondary specialized training. As a result, many CircusWest and National Circus School alumni now work professionally as circus artists with such companies as Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, Sept Doigt de la Main, and other companies around the world. CircusWest recently launched its own post secondary prepatory program called 4P. We work with aspiring circus artists locally to level up their skill base, push their limits and ultimately realize their circus dreams and ambitions. Dream BIG with CircusWest! #circuswest #pushlimits #circusgoals #nationalcircusschool #ecolenationaledecirque #seatoskycircus #circusmasterclass #levelup #canadacircus #pne #eastvan #dreambig ...

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JOIN THE PRIDE!
We luckily have some spots available in our CircusWest LIONS program this winter. LIONS is a CIRCUS FUN-damentals program for Cirkids aged 5-6. LIONS learn dominant movement patterns, and basics of juggling, unicycling, acrobatics, trampoline and aerials. Don’t you wish you were 5 again and had a circus gym to play in? Spaces are limited so please register quickly to secure a place in our CircusWest Pride. Sign up at https://www.circuswest.com/programs-classes/cirkids-program/ #circuswest #cirkids #pnecircus #eastvan #dreambig #pushlimits #defygravity
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ELEVATE TO NEW HEIGHTS! Fresh postcards and stickers hot off the press for CircusWest’s 4P program —- as we welcome circus school hopefuls tomorrow to our gym for an audition. The Provincial Performance Prepatory Program is designed for artists/athletes 19+ to take circus training to the next level. 4P trains 4 days a week for 4 hours with focus on circus fundamentals and speciality training with CircusWest’s cadre of circus specialists. To find out more, to take your circus dreams to the next level, and to see if 4P is for you, email Artistic Director Jay Nunns at jnunns@circuswest.com. Level UP with CircusWest! #circuswest #4P #4Pcircuswest #provincialperformanceprepatoryprogram #eastvan #bccircus #seatoskycircus #vancouvercircus #pne #pushlimits #defygravity #levelup ...

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LEVEL UP! Fresh stickers to promote CircusWest’s newest training program, 4P, for those that want to LEVEL UP. The Provincial Performance Prepatory Program is aimed for athletes/artists 19+ to start their professional circus career through our pre-eminent post-secondary artist development program.

4P is designed for motivated circus and movement artists who desire high level specialized training. If this is you, or you simply want a sticker, reach out to jnunns@circuswest.com for more details and to set up an audition. Level UP with CircusWest! #circuswest #4P #provincialperformanceprepartoryprogram #circusartist #vancouvercircus #levelupcircus #bccircus #eastvan #seatoskycircus #dreambig #pushlimits #defygravity #levelup
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TOP SPIN! Special thanks to the PUSH Festival for helping to coordinate a Roue Cyr Masterclass at CircusWest with feature performer Marica from France’s 7Bis Circus/Theatre company.
7Bis and workshop leader Marica Marinoni are in town presenting Lontano + Instante at the Vancouver’s PUSH Festival. This two person show features two thoughtful, physically fierce artists who are quite literally reinventing the wheel. For show information and tickets, check https://pushfestival.ca/shows/lontano-instante/ The advanced workshop challenged Vancouver’s Roue Cyr specialists with new sequences, entrances, exits, linking choreography and improvisation. Much was learned and new doors opened for these artists to explore and create. We thank PUSH Festival for bringing these amazing avant garde circus, dance, theatre and new age storytellers to Vancouver and fostering enriching opportunities for engagement, collaboration and masterclasses. Bravo! Dream BIG with CircusWest! #circuswest #rouecyr #pushfestival #7bis #circusmasterclass #lontano #scotiabankdancecentre #cyrwheel #pne #pushlimits #circusimprov #dreambig
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SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

We are only 46 days away from Spring Break! And you know what that means?

CircusWest's super popular SPRING BREAK CAMPS are back in FULL FORCE!!!

Come and learn circus skills such as aerials, trampoline, acrobatics, pyramids, juggling, unicycling and more. And, to top it off -- you do a show at the end of the week for family and friends. What could be more fun than that?
Spring Break Camps are for youth aged 8-14.

We have two Spring Break Circus Camps to pick from starting March 13th. Sign up now as spaces are filling up!

Register now at http://ow.ly/RzBC50Mzzl1

Dream BIG with CircusWest!

#circuswest #cirkids #circusspringbreakcamp #jointhecircus #jointhefun #springisintheair #eastvan #hastingssunrise #hastingspark #pne #vancouverspringbreak #kidsoutandaboutvancouver #springcircus #dreambig
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COME HANG WITH US!

Does the child on the right remind you of anyone?
Is it you?
Is it your child?

If so, CircusWest is A GREAT PLACE to EXPRESS your CREATIVITY & CURIOSITY. We even have lots of equipment made especially for hanging off of.

We have classes for all ages & levels - from 5 and up to 105! Check us out at https://www.circuswest.com/programs-classes/

Dream BIG with CircusWest!

#circuswest #cirkids #adultandteencircus #circushangout #jointhecircus #jointhefun #circusfreaksunite #eastvan #vancouvercircus #nevertoooldtojointhecircus #hastingssunrise #pne #pnecircus #comehangwithus #dreambig
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PUSHING LIMITS! CircusWest is honoured today to have a Masterclass workshop from members of Australia’s prestigious circus company CIRCA. CIRCA is in Vancouver performing at the Playhouse Theatre as part of the PUSH Festival adapting Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in a creation called SACRE. Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world’s leading performance companies. From Brisbane, Australia, they have toured the world – performing in more than 40 countries to over 1.5 million people. CIRCA is at the forefront of the new wave of contemporary Australian circus —-pioneering how extreme physicality can create powerful and moving performances —- pushing the boundaries of the art form, blurring the lines between movement, dance, theatre and circus.
CircusWest thanks Marti, Kim and Daniel for a truly amazing, very physical workshop where our Apprentice and Performance artist/athletes pushed their limits in an attempt to defy gravity. Check out www.pushfestival.ca for their show and other amazing, thought provoking and daring theatre, dance and circus productions.
Push LIMITS with CircusWest! #circuswest #circa #pushfestival #vancouvercircus #sacre #vancouverplayhouse #stravinsky #riteofspring #contemporarycircus #circusgoals #eastvan #dancehouse #pushlimits
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YOU’VE GOT THIS! CircusWest’s Provincial Prepatory Performance Program, aka 4P, worked hard this afternoon on their Tabata training regime.
Tabata is a type of high intensity interval training workout that aims to yield the most benefits in a short amount of time. 4P is designed for motivated circus and movement artists who desire high-level specialized training. 4P trains 4 days per week for 4 hours with a team of circus arts specialists to improve circus core fundamentals and individual specialties. Contact jnunns@circuswest.com if you’d like more 4P program and audition details. Level UP with CircusWest! #circuswest #4P #4Pcircus #4Pcircuswest #provincialprepatoryperformanceprogram #eastvan #pne #pnecircus #circusgoals #pushlimits #defygravity #dreambig #levelup
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HANG OUT AT CIRCUSWEST!

JOIN THE CIRCUS & JOIN THE FUN! We have some LIMITED SPACES in our 2023 Cirkids programs. Our Lions, Tigers, Ringmasters, & Centre Ring programs await new young circus artists to join the program and unleash their circus talents. Register quickly, as these popular spaces will be snapped up.

Cirkids will learn circus art fundamentals focusing on acrobatics, unicycling, juggling, trampoline, aerials, handstands, and so much more.

So, join us at http://ow.ly/pYM650MjIGw and Dream BIG, Push LIMITS, and Defy GRAVITY with CircusWest!

Dream BIG with CircusWest!

#circuswest #jointhecircus #jointhefun #cirkids #circus2023 #thetimeisnow #eastvan #hastingspark #hastingssunrise #hastingspark #pushlimits #defygravity #dreambig
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