• All new students/beginners ( ages 6-12 yrs) must complete a Circus Starter Session before entering our Levels 1-3.  Near the end of the session you will receive an email stating whether your child can move into the Level 1-3 class or sign up for another Circus Starter Session to have more time to develop their circus fundamentals.

  • Students are not expected to complete a level within 1 session.   Level placement is at discretion of The Rising

  • Skill Charts kept to track progress and will be reviewed at end of session

  • Cirque Excel and Showteam enrollment is by invitation only ( ages 10-12 )

  • All Classes PRO-RATED at checkout if registering late

  • Automatic 10-15% discount at checkout  if registering 2 or more children from same family or enrolling child in 2 or more classes/week​ ( excluding Show Team and flexibility )

  • Children Ages 4-5 yrs can join our Mini Cirque program

  • PAYMENT PLANS:  if  you prefer to pay in 3 installments, please choose SPRING 2020 PAYMENT PLAN when registering online.  You will be prompted to make a choice between paying in full or paying in installments
    • 40% due on registration
    • 30% due April 14
    • 30% due May 4

AGES 4 - 5 yrs

Mini Cirque

Thursdays 4:15 - 5:00pm

10 weeks April 2 - June 4  

Does your child love climbing, rolling, spinning, hanging?

This 45 min class is the perfect introduction into the magical world of circus ! 

Silk, hoop, trapeze, acrobatics, and balancing

Focus is on FUN!


*child must be able to participate and use washroom on their own.  

**Closed class setting  

Parent watching days on April 2, April 30, June 4

* space limited, 8 max

Prerequisites: none

 COST:   $150+ gst​

AGES 6 - 12 yrs

Circus Starter 

Mondays 4:00-5:00pm

8 weeks March 30 - June 1

Explore life under the Big Top!

Circus Starter is your child's first step in our Kids Programming.

Learn foundational skills on aerial silk, aerial hoop, trapeze, and prop manipulation in a safe and supportive environment. 

Circus improves strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and is a non-competitive and creative outlet

Near the end of the session you will receive an email stating whether your child can move into the Level 1-3 class or sign up for another Circus Starter Session to have more time to develop their circus fundamentals.

*Closed class setting.  Parent watching days on first and last class of session

* space limited, 8max

Prerequisites: none

 COST:   $176+ gst​

AGES 6 - 12 yrs

Kids Circus Level 1- 3


Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00pm age 6 - 8 

Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30am age 6 - 8

Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:15pm age 9 - 12 

Saturdays 10:45 - 11:45am age 9 - 12

10 weeks April 1 - June 3  ( Wednesdays ) 

10 weeks April 4 - June 6  ( Saturdays )

Explore life Under The Big Top!!

Aerial silk, hoop, static trapeze, acrobatics, juggling and prop manipulation


Children progress at their own pace through skills needed for each level.   Children do NOT have to complete level within the session.  Often 2+ sessions are needed to complete a level.  Children will present a short Circus Show on last class of session.

Multi-level class


  • Closed class setting.  Parent Watching Day on first/last class of session

  • ​Class meets once/week or students can sign up for more than 1 class/week for more practice time.

  • Automatic 10-15% discount when registering for 2 or more class/week

  • Choose from times listed above and ensure you have chosen the correct age group

​Prerequisites: Circus Starter or equivalent 

Cost: $220 +gst

AGES 10 - 12 yrs

Cirque Excel

Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30pm

10 weeks March 31 - June 2

Kids advanced circus training program focusing on aerial,  acrobatics, and prop manipulation.

Must have ability to be self-motivated to work on technique, vocabulary, flexibility and strength goals each class.

This class is mandatory to be a part of The Rising Circus Show Team

Prerequisites: by invitation only

Full Splits minimum one direction, bridge with straight arms/legs,  front or back walkovers, 2 full chin ups, 3 full leg lifts, cartwheel, forward/bwd roll, handstand, 2 silk climbs to top , proper form inversions, 2 footlocks in air from climb, able to perform sequences 3+ min long

COST:  $255 + gst

AGES 10 - 12 yrs


Fridays 5:15 - 6:30pm

9 weeks April 3 - June 5

*no class Good friday

The Rising's Student performance team.  For students committed to their circus training and interested in going beyond a recreational level.  The Show Team works from Sept - June to create a full-length circus show which will be performed in June at The Rising's Studio to a public audience.  Students must show a love of performance/showmanship, strong training ethic in class, and meet the strength & flexibility requirements listed for Cirque Excel.  Show Team students must be a part of the Cirque Excel class. 

Admission to the Show Team is by invitation only.

Rehearsal Week June 8-12

Show Weekend June 13/14 

** course fee includes rehearsal week

COST: $235 + gst

AGES 10 - 12 yrs


Tuesdays 4:45 - 5:45pm

9 weeks March 31 - May 26

Does your child love performing and creating?  Are they looking for an opportunity to showcase their talents and take their circus training more seriously? Join our Act Creation class and perform for the public in our Student Showcase at The Rising Studio!

Students create their own act from choreography -music- costuming.  Instructor provides feedback & guidance throughout process, giving students tools to use in the process.  Acts must be between 2-4 minutes.

Includes dress/tech rehearsal fees

This years theme is "80's Aerials"

Mandatory Dress Rehearsal 3pm Saturday May 30

Show Date Sunday May 31 matinee and evening showtimes TBD

COST: $195 +gst

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