Advanced training

WHO IS IT FOR?

People aged 16 years and older

Candidates must be in excellent physical condition, have good training ethics and have developed abilities in a circus discipline or in a similar activity such as dance, gymnastics, trampoline, martial arts, etc.

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The École de cirque de Québec offers 2 programs

For Quebecers and French

DEC

Other nationalities

DEE

Course Fees

  • DEC Program – $400.00, plus taxes ($459.90)
  • DEE Program – $5000.00, plus taxes ($5748.75)

DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIFIC TRAINING COURSES IN CIRCUS ARTS

 

This training program is focused on realizing a personal creative project in a specific discipline and on developing other necessary abilities to become a circus artist.

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Training schedule

Classes are from Monday to Friday, from 8:15 am to 6:00 pm.

Training duration

Three years, 35 weeks per year, from the end of August to early June.

Technical training

Supervision of a project in a main discipline, development of abilities in a secondary discipline and training in complementary classes to support the main discipline.

The possible choices of disciplines include the following:

  • Floor Acrobatics (Hand to Hand, Balancing, Cyr Wheel, Contortion, etc.)
  • Aerial Acrobatics (Chinese Pole, Trampoline, Korean pole, Tight Wire, etc.)
  • Artistic Aerials (Silks, Aerial Hoop, Corde Lisse, etc.)
  • Juggling – manipulation
  • Clowning Art

Artistic training

  • Contemporary dance
  • Classical dance
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Voice
  • Various workshops

Theoretical training

  • Knowledge of the various facets of the profession.
  • Training theory
  • Injury care
  • Stage technology
  • Applied bio-mecanics
  • Career management
  • History of circus
  • Physical preparation

Annual performance

At the end of every year, students engage either in a collective creation presented in various places in Quebec City or in a show created by a director.

Evaluation

Following competencies assessment principles, students receive at the end of each session (for a total of 6) a formative evaluation follow‑up that helps them to understand and to adopt the necessary adjustments for their progression. They then receive a summative report. Successful completion of each session is essential to pursue the program.