Summer 2020 - Session 2

  • 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 )

  • 4 -6 students max 

  • All students must sign our new waiver online and print, sign and bring to first class the Safety First Partnership Agreement Form available for download on our Covid-19 Policies page

AGES 4 - 5 yrs

Mini Cirque

Tuesdays 3:45 - 4:15pm 

July 14 - Aug 4 ( 4 weeks)

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

This 30 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.  For this 30 min class we are allowing parents to stay and wait in The Rising in our designated Parent Waiting area

  • 6m physical distancing must be adhered to and parents will have their temperature taken at the door.  

Prerequisites: none

Cost: $40 +gst

AGES 6 - 12 yrs

Circus Starter 

Tuesdays 4:45 - 5:45pm

July 14 - Aug 25

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.  No parent viewing at this time.  However, we will take pictures and share on our social media so families can see skills learned in class.

Prerequisites: none

Cost: $171.50

Kids Circus Level 1- 3

Ages 6-8 : 

Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30pm

Ages 9-12:

Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30pm

Ages 6-12:

Fridays 4:15 - 5:15pm

Saturdays 10:00 - 11:00am

July 13 - Aug 28

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


  • ​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

  • No Family Viewing Days at this time

​Prerequisites: Circus Starter or equivalent 

Cost: $171.50

AGES 10 - 12 yrs


Group 1 Camp weeks:  July 13-17 / Aug 10-14

Group 2 Camp weeks: July 27-31 / Aug 17-21

Monday - Friday 1:15 - 3:15pm

( currently not accepting new members.  At capacity )

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 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

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, 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

COST: $170+ gst

AGES 10 - 12 yrs


* Class will resume at a future date TBD. 

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"

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