These Summer Workshops are offered to people aged 18 years old and over. Participants must already have experience in a circus discipline on top of acquired technical skills and they are looking to further develop their skills in their discipline. Your application must be approved by the École de cirque de Québec’s selection committee before you can register for these specialized workshops.

Here is a preview of how each workshop is scheduled (per day):

  • 1 hour in a complementary discipline related to your main discipline chosen for you by ECQ (trampoline, active flexibility or acrobatics)
  • 2 hours distributed between classes of physical preparation, general flexibility or various workshops (ex. dance, theatrical acting).
  • 2 hours in your main discipline


  • Solid experience in a circus discipline*

  • Good physical shape & stamina

*Our workshops are not for beginners and they are not instructors’ trainings. Candidates must already have solid acquired skills in circus arts in order to take full advantage of these workshops.



    Monday to Friday
    Between 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM


    2 weeks per workshop
    approximately 25 hours per week


    Workshop  #1 : June 15th to June 26th 2020
    * Holiday St-Jean Baptiste (June 24th)

    Workshop #2 : June 29th to July 10th 2020
    Holiday Canada Day (July 1st)

    Workshop #3 : July 13th to July 24th 2020

    * Schedules are organized according to the holidays. Thus, it is possible that the time allowed for the main disciplines differs from the preview above.


    Available disciplines (limited spots)

    Aerials (lyra/hoop, straps, tissu/silks, dance trapeze, fixed trapeze) – Chinese hoops – Contortion – Free standing ladder – Handstands – Tight wire – Juggling – Hand to hand* – Chinese pole – Unicycle – German wheel – Cyr wheel – Trampwall – Acrobatic bicycle

    * Disciplines in duo are offered only to those who register with their partner.

    * You can only choose 1 main discipline per workshop.


    $1000 + taxes per workshop

    $100 discount when you register for two consecutive workshops (4 weeks)
    $200 discount when you register for three consecutive workshops (6 weeks)



    6 spots available

    Deadlines for registrations  :

    • Workshop 1 – May 15th 2020
    • Workshop 2 – May 29th 2020
    • Workshop 3 – June 12th 2020

    We reserve ourselves the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum of 6 participants is not reached on the next day after the registration deadline of each workshop.

    Registrations canceled before each workshops’ respective deadline are eligible for a full refund. 

    If one of the workshop is canceled by ECQ, the registered participant will receive a full refund of his registration fees.

    Any participant who cancels his registration to a workshop before the respective deadline of the workshop in question will be eligible to receive a full refund of his registration fees.

    Any participant who cancels his registration to a workshop after the respective deadline of the workshop in question will be eligible to receive a partial refund of his registration fees according to the numbers of days not used. In addition, there is an administrative fee of 10% which will be charged on the invoice.


    You must submit an application by email and it must contains the following elements :

    1. Recent video of a technical performance in your circus discipline ( YouTube link or WeTransfer )
    2. A short paragraph explaining your objectives & motivations for this specialized workshop

    Send everything in one email to [email protected]

    A confirmation notice will be emailed to you 24 to 48 hours after you send your application. Once your file has been analyzed and judged eligible by ECQ, you will receive a new confirmation by email which will contain all the details & links you need for your registration on the Qidigo platform.

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