KIDS CIRCUS PROGRAM INFORMATION

 Spring 2021 March 29 - June 6

No Classes Easter weekend ( April 2,3,4) and Victoria Day Weekend ( May 23, 24)

  • 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.

  • At least 2 or more sessions are needed to move onto next level.   Level placement is at discretion of The Rising

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

  • 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, non-aerial classes, workshops )

  • All students must sign our online waiver and fill out the google Safety First Partnership Agreement Form linked HERE

Circus Day Camp age 6-12

Age 6-12

Choose from either:

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00pm

April 13 - June 1

( 8 weeks )

Are you a homeschooler?

Looking for a daytime physical activity for your child?

This 2 hr circus day camp is the perfect introduction into the magical world of circus! 

Silk, hoop, trapeze, acrobatics, and ground circus skills such as juggling, plate spinning, and clowning will be taught in a safe and progressive format

Focus is on FUN, physical fitness, and creativity!

  • camp meets every Tuesday for 2 hrs

Typical schedule:

  • 30 min games and warm up

  • 45 min aerial lesson ( silk, hammock, hoop, or trapeze )

  • 5 min snack break

  • 15 min circus inspired arts & craft

  • 25 min ground circus ( eg. clown, juggling, plate spinning, hula hoops, etc )

Prerequisites: none

Cost: $300 + tax

Mini Cirque Age 4-5

Age 4 - 5

Choose from either:

Tuesdays 3:15 - 4:00pm 

March 30 - June 1

( 10 weeks )

or

Fridays 4:00 - 4:45pm

April 9 - June 4

( 9 weeks )

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 ground circus skills

Focus is on FUN!

  • Child must be able to participate and use washroom on their own.  

  • Closed class setting.  For this 45 min class we are allowing 1 parent to stay and wait in The Rising in our designated Parent Waiting area

  • Parents must adhere to 6ft physical distancing, wear a mask while waiting and will have their temperature taken at the door.  

Prerequisites: none

Cost: $170 + tax 10 weeks Tuesdays

        $153 + tax 9 weeks Fridays

Circus Starter Age 6-12

Age 6-12

Tuesdays 4:15 - 5:15pm

March 30 - June 1

( 10 weeks )

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 ground circus skills 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.

  • No Family Viewing Days at this time

  • Parents must wait outside of facility due to Covid Safety Policies

  • Photos will be taken during class time and posted on our social media. Please email us if you do not want your child appearing in any photos.

​Prerequisites: none, must be age 6 to start

Cost: $240 + tax

Kids Circus Lv 1-3  Age 6-12

Ages 6-8  : 

Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00pm

10 wks March 31 - June 2

Ages 9-12 Choose from:

Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:15pm

10 wks March 31 - June 2

or 

Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30am

April 10 - June 5

9 wks

Ages 6-12 :

Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00pm

April 1- June 3

10 wks

Explore life Under The Big Top!!

Aerial silk, hoop, trapeze, juggling and props.

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.  

Multi-level class.  Skill charts will be tracked and reviewed at end 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 and ensure you have chosen the correct age group

  • No Family Viewing Days at this time due to Covid Safety Policies

  • Photos will be taken during class time and posted on our social media. Please email us if you do not want your child appearing in any photos.

​Prerequisites: Circus Starter or equivalent 

Cost: $ 216 + tax for 9 weeks

         $240 + tax for 10 weeks

 Kids Act Creation  Age 10-12

Ages 10-12 

Fridays 5:00 - 6:00pm

April 9 - June 4

9 weeks

Does your child love performing and creating? Is the stage calling their name?

Do they want to learn how to create their own circus act?

Showcase their talents and join our Act Creation class!

Students create their own act from choosing their apparatus & music, and making their own choreography & costume.  Instructor gives tools to use in the creation process and provides feedback & guidance.

Acts must be between 2 - 4 minutes

This years theme is "Great Love Stories"

Prerequisites: minimum 1 session of Kids Circus Lv 1-3

 

Show Date: Sunday June 6 ( time TBD )

Dress Rehearsal: June 4 during last class

Because of Covid we have a few options for the performance and will choose the one best suited for the current environment in June

  • live show for small audience

  • live show for performers family members only

  • online show ( no in person audience )

 

Cost: $200 + tax

includes performance fee

Rising Circus Show Team  Age 10-12

Thursdays 5:15 - 6:45pm 

and

Saturdays 10:45 - 11:45am

April 1- June 3

*Optional Add-On: Handblance with Emrah

Thursdays 6:45-7:30pm

( currently not accepting new members as we are at our Team capacity due to Covid Policies )

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 year-round to create a full-length circus show which will be performed at The Rising's Studio to a public audience in June.  Students must show a love of performance/showmanship, strong training ethic in class, and meet the strength & flexibility requirements

**Optional Add-On: Handbalance with Emrah ( graduate of National Circus School's Coaching Program and professional Handblance Artist ) 45 min class working on foundations of Handbalance which is beneficial cross-training for aerialists.

Admission to the Show Team is by invitation only.

Prerequisites: full splits in 1 direction minimum, backbend with straight arms/legs hold for 30 sec, cartwheel, fwd and bwd roll, back or front walkover, climb to top of tall silks 3 x's in a row, clean inversions in air, skin the cat x 5, 3 full chin ups, 3 full leg lifts, hip key, thigh hitch, single knee hang 30 sec, clean foot locks in air.  Desire to perform.

COST: $570 + tax ( Thursdays & Saturdays. Includes $75 rehearsal week fee June 7-11)

Hand balance Add-On: $120 tax

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