Trainer in Circus Arts - E-Learning

En Piste members get 15% off and professional circus schools graduates get an additionnal 5% off.

REINVENT THE WAY YOU TEACH

Be inspired at the leading circus arts educational institution! Learn to use innovative strategies that will have immediate impact on your students’ success.

By focusing on building skills in knowledge transmission at all levels and in different contexts ( recreation, social circus, preparatory or higher education schools or in the continuing education of professional artists), this program aims to meet the needs of the professional circus arts community by preparing high-level trainers.


 This Program is for you if: 

  • You have experience as a circus arts teacher or in a related field OR as a circus arts student, circus artist, educator, or artistic director.
  • You wish to upgrade your teaching skills to a high level of technical performance. 
  • You are open to and interested in various pedagogical approaches. 

An accessible hybrid program

Organize your schedule taking into account your time constraints. Opt for this hybrid formula that combines virtual teaching and two weeks of in-person training with teachers from the National Circus School in Montreal to validate and deepen your learning, as well as a in a work experience internship. The program lasts 765 hours (555 hours of courses and 210 hours of on-the-job training) and is offered over three semesters. 

The sessions will be accessible via the Moodle platform. You have access to a variety of teaching tools: blogs, forums, video conferences, video clips, documents and quizzes to learn and progress quickly.
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    The online Circus Arts Trainer course is a 765-hour program (555 hours of class time and 210 hours of on-site internship ) and will be divided over three sessions.  
     
    1st session: Fall 2021
     
    • Acrobatic Motion Analysis 1: 15 hours spread over 2 weeks
    • Flexibility: 15 hours spread over 2 weeks
    • Aerial Motion Analysis 1: 15 hours spread over 2 weeks
    • Mental preparation: 15 hours spread over 2 weeks
    • Nutrition 15 hours spread over 2 weeks
     
    2nd session: Winter 2022
     
    • Injury prevention 15 hours spread over 2 weeks
    • Artistic Analysis of a Circus Project15 hours spread over 2 weeks
    • Class management: 45 hours spread over 3 weeks
    • Setting up and Striking Acrobatic Apparatus : 45 hours spread over 3 weeks
    • Facilitating Social Circus Activities: 60 hours spread over 4 weeks
    • Supervising the Creation and Production of a Performance : 45 hours spread over 3 weeks
    • Two weeks of in-person training at the National Circus School (Montreal)
       
     
    3rd session: year 2021-2022
     
    • High level training on a circus technique: 90 hours
    • Internship: 210 hours
     
     
    Students will have the option of taking their Final Exams on site at the National Circus School.
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    Trainer in Circus Arts - E-Learning Program

    A video conference is held in the morning (Montreal local time) every weekend with the teacher and students.

    2021 Fall Session 

    Week

    Dates

    Course

    Video
    Conference

      Welcome Session
    Sunday September 12
    9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
    1
     September
    13 to 17 
    Acrobatic motion analysis - Week 1
    Sunday September 19
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    2 September
    20 to 24
    Acrobatic motion analysis - Week 2
    Sunday September 26
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    3September 27 
    to October 1
    Flexibility - Week 1
    Sunday October 3
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    4October
    4 to 8
    Flexibility - Week 2
    Sunday October 10
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    5October
    11 to 15
    Break
    No video conference
    6October
    18 to 22
    Physical Training - Week 1
    Sunday October 24
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    7October
    25 to 29
    Physical Training - Week 2
    Sunday October 31
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    8November
    1 to 5
    Aerial motion analysis - Week 1
    Sunday November 7
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    9November
    8 to 12
    Aerial motion analysis - Week 2
    Sunday November 14
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    10November
    15 to 19
    Break
    No video conference
    11November
    22 to 16
    Mental preparation - Week 1
    Sunday November 28
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    12Novembre 29 to 
    December 3
    Mental preparation - Week 2
    Sunday December 6
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    13December
    6 to 10
    Nutrition - Week 1
    Sunday December 11
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    14December
    13 to 17
    Nutrition - Week 2
    Sunday December 18
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    HOLIDAYS

     

    2022 Winter Session

    Week

    Dates

    Course

    Video
    Conference

    15January
    3 to 7
    Injury prevention - Week 1
    Sunday January 9
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    16January
    10 to 14
    Injury prevention - Week 2
    Sunday January 16
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    17January
    17 to 21
    Break
    No video conference
    18January
    24 to 28
    Artistic analysis of a circus project - Week 1
    Sunday January 30
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    19 January 31 to
    February 4
    Artistic analysis of a circus project - Week 2
    Sunday February 6
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    20February
    7 to 
    11
    Break
    No video conference
    21February
    14 to 
    18
    Class management - Week 1
    Saturday February 19
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    22February
    21 to 25
    Class management - Week 2
    Saturday February 26
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    23February 28 to
    March 4
    Class management - Week 3
    Saturday March 5
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    24March
    7 to 
    11
    Setting up and striking down equipment - Week 1
    Saturday March 12
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    25March
    14 to 
    18
    Setting up and striking down equipment - Week 2
    Saturday March 20
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    26March
    21 to 25
    Setting up and striking down equipment - Week 3
    Saturday March 26
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    27March 28 to
    April 1
    Facilitating Social Circus Activities - Week 1
    Saturday April 2
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    28April
    4 to 8
    Facilitating Social Circus Activities - Week 2
    Saturday April 9
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    29April
    11 to 15
    Break
    No video conference
    30April
    18 to 22
    Facilitating Social Circus Activities - Week 3
    Saturday April 23
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    31April
    25 to 29
    Facilitating Social Circus Activities - Week 4
    Saturday April 30
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    32May
    2 to 6
    Supervising the Creation and Production of a Performance - Week 1
    Saturday May 7
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    33May
    9 to 13
    Supervising the Creation and Production of a Performance - Week 2
    Saturday May 14
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    34May
    16 to 20
    Supervising the Creation and Production of a Performance - Week 3
    Saturday May 21
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    35May
    23 to 27
    Aerial's Safety
    Saturday May 2
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    36May 30 to 
    June 5
    Circus Initiation - Teaching Material
    No video conference
    37June
    5 to 11
    On-site week in MontrealEvery Day
    9:00 a.m 
     5:00 p.m.
    38June
    13 to 17
    On-site week in Montreal - Trainer's Program
    Every Day
    9:00 a.m 
     1:00 p.m

     

    Frequently asked questions

  • Tuition FeesOpen or Close

     En Piste members get 15% off the tuition fee. 
    Professional circus schools graduates get an additionnal 5% off.
    After completion of your online registration, please contact our registrar office by email, to indicate your full name and that you are a member of En Piste or a circus school graduate.

    Fees 2021-2022 school year*
    For the full program

    Admission Fee$ 55 (non-refundable)
    Registration Fee$ 205*
    Incidental Fee$ 130**
    Tuition fees
    Canadian Residents
    $ 2 830**
     
    Tuition Fees
    International Students
    $ 4 410**

    * Program launch fees, in Canadian dollars, subject to change
    **Payable in two payments

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    Student Services

    The School offers a range of student services such as on campus housing, a library, a bursary program, food services and health services. Learn more about student services.

    Financial Aid

    Canadian students enrolled in one of the National Circus School's full-time programs can apply to the ministries of their provinces for loans and grants. For foreign students, we invite you to contact the government authorities in your country. 

    The National Circus School Foundation assists students who do not have the financial resources to pursue their professional training at the School, regardless of their citizenship. Learn more about the Foundation's grants.

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    Requirements

    • Completion of secondary school or equivalent
    • Has interrupted studies for at least one school year or has completed one year of post-secondary schooling
    • Has a functional knowledge of the English language, spoken and written
    • Practical experience in the fields of circus arts, sports, dance or theater would be an asset
    • Demonstrate the ability to communicate
       

    Tutoring and mentoring

    Teaching is a critical aspect of the program.
    Throughout the program, you will be expected to apply the concepts you have learned by teaching students at the preparatory or higher level.
    This teaching will be supervised by a local tutor and by a mentor assigned by the National Circus School.
     
    You must have access to a circus arts training site to enter this program. You will also be responsible for finding preparatory level students.
     

    Competency Exemption

    A candidate selected may receive credit for previous training or professional experience acquired, conditional upon providing proof. The applicant must also pass an examination to be exempted from any given course.


    Documents to enclose with admission application:

    • Online Application Form, completed 
    • One passport-sized photograph (JPEG) 
    • A birth certificate with the name of the parents
    • The latest transcripts and/or diplomas available (secondary school, college and/or university)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Any relevant document confirming an participation to an artistic or sports-related activity
    • For PE teachers (50% off on tuition fee): a proof of living in the Province of Quebec AND a copy of Physical Education Bachelor degree.


    For more information on the admissions policy, see this document (French only) 


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Deadline : August 1, 2021


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