KIDS CIRCUS PROGRAM INFORMATION

 Fall 2020 Sept 21-Dec 7

  • 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 and flexibility )

  • 4 -6 students max, only 1 class at a time in the circus room

  • 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

Mini Cirque

Age 4-5

Tuesdays 3:45 - 4:30pm 

Sept 22 - Dec 1

( 11 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 parents to stay and wait in The Rising in our designated Parent Waiting area

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

Prerequisites: none

Cost: $176 + tax

Circus Starter

Age 6-12

Tuesdays 4:45 - 5:45pm

Sept 22 - Dec 2

( 11 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

  • 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

Cost: $264 + tax

Kids Circus Lv 1-3

Ages 6-8 : 

Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00pm

Ages 9-12:

Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:15pm

Ages 8-12:

Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30am

Sept 23 - Dec 5 

( Wed 10 weeks

Sat 11 weeks )

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 and ensure you have chosen the correct age group

  • No Family Viewing Days at this time

  • 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: $ 240 + tax ( Wednesdays )

          $264 + tax ( Saturdays )

Kids Act Creation

Ages 10-12 : 

Fridays 3:30-4:30pm

Sept 25 - Dec 4

( 11 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 "80's Aerials".  Create an act inspired by the 1980's...the music, the movies, the fashion, and more!

Prerequisites: Circus Starter/ Aerial ABC's or equivalent and at least 3 extra months of training

Show Date: Sunday Dec 6

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

  • live show for audience of up to 30 

  • live show for up to 6 audience members ( eg. performers family members ).  Each performer would perform their solo to an audience of their choosing

  • online show via IG or FB live ( no in person audience ) and each performer will get a copy of their performance

Cost : $240 + tax

includes performance fee

Rising Circus Show Team- Ages 10-12

Thursdays 4:45- 6:15pm 

Saturdays 10:45-11:45am

Sept 24 - Dec 3

+ rehearsal week & show Date

( currently not accepting new members )

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.  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, 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

" Alice in Circus Land" Show Date: Dec 12/13

Rehearsal Week Dec 7 - 11 

  • rehearsal week schedule and fees TBA

COST: $545 + tax

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