Monday, October 17, 2011

Wanna go to Circus School??

Canadian Pre-Selection Tour

The National Circus School seeks talented young people in

Halifax and Moncton!

The National Circus School embarks on a pre-selection tour of some 20 cities, a cross-Canada quest for talented young people between the ages of 9 and 17. There will be stops in close to 20 cities from October 28 to November 12, 2011. The school will make stops in Halifax on Friday October 28th and in Moncton on Sunday October 30th.

During the tour the School's teaching staff will hold workshops, with exercises designed to assess the aspiring circus artists' calibre and potential to integrate into the School's programs. In particular, they will be tested for spatial orientation, coordination, flexibility, strength, stage presence (acting ability), movement and musicality (dance). In addition to this opportunity to be evaluated by circus arts professionals, young aspirants will attend a briefing on the School's training programs and learn more about the career of a circus performer.

This pre-selection tour also makes the entrance procedures more accessible to all young Canadians who wish to follow their dream of being a circus artist. To participate in the pre-selection, applicants must select the city closest to their home town and register at The tour takes place from October 28 to November 12. There will be stops in Halifax, Moncton, Saguenay, Québec, Disraeli, Trois-Rivières, Magog, Rouyn-Noranda, Gatineau, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria and Montreal.

This is a great opportunity for young people to have their potential evaluated and to meet the School's teachers, while also learning more about the programs and the life of a circus artist!

The pre-selection tour is in addition to the School's principal screening, the official Entrance Examination, to be held in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal in February 2012.

For 30 years, Canada’s National Circus School has prepared circus artists for their professional careers. It has played a crucial role in the development of circus arts in Canada and around the world. Having trained nearly 400 circus artists, among which many have garnered distinctions at prestigious world festivals, the institution has become a world reference in its sector. A leader of the circus renaissance in Canada and North America, the Montreal based school has also contributed to the emergence of several prominent circus companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize and The 7 Fingers.

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