Meet Adam Menzies, our newest addition to the Vancouver Circus School!
Adam Menzies is a trampoline, gymnastics, and contemporary circus arts instructor/choreographer. He has been coaching for 15 years while continuing to perform in various shows around the world. Adam is a 3-time world medalist in the sport of trampoline gymnastics, winning a gold and silver medal at the 2003 World Championships.
He has toured with world-renowned Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Le Grande Cirque, and regularly performs with members of the United States Olympic Ski and Snowboard team. In 2011, Adam was invited to perform on “The Ellen Degeneres Show”, where he was later named as one of her favorite guests of all-time. Adam has taught master clinics for coaching trampoline gymnastics with the United States Trampoline Association. In addition, he created a thriving program at Dance Centers of Orlando, in which dancers were taught new and creative ways to incorporate acrobatic elements into their performance.
With an eye on technique, and safety being his number one priority, Adam strongly encourages creativity and exploration in his classes. He has a strong belief that each student has an individuality to showcase and will work with each student to highlight their strengths.
The Vancouver Circus School is excited to welcome back Adam! He will be coaching tumbling, trampoline, and acrobalance classes for various ages and levels beginning in February 2014; for the full schedule click here.
February 8, 2014
Join the Vancouver Circus School for the ultimate spring break experience! Run away and join the circus with high flying Aerial Silks, beyond bouncy Trampolines, gloriously goofy Juggling Props, and more! These unique day camps are geared towards youth aged 6-16, and welcome all fitness levels and abilities. Over the course of the week, participants will fine-tune their circus skills in preparation for the final day when they’ll perform a student-led show for friends and family. Make it a holiday to remember!
Dates: March 17-21 and March 24-28
8:30am-3:00pm (Full Day Camp)
8:30-11:30am (Morning Camp)
12:00-3:00pm (Afternoon Camp)
Full-Day Camp ($335/week)
Half-Day Camp ($185/week)
Reach for the Top!
February 7, 2014
Time to shake off those winter blues and try something NEW at the Vancouver Circus School! Check out our “Hot off the Presses” list of new classes, below. All classes are in New Westminster- tel 604-544-5024/email info@VancouverCircusSchool.ca to secure your spot!
Aerial Abs Drop-In Class with Jackie Hamod
$10, plus tax
Tone your tummy in this 45min workout that targets your core region. Working with our circus aerial apparatuses, this program utilizes suspension training that combines coordination, balance and flexibility, while increasing your kinesthetic awareness.
Circus Stretch Drop-In with Karen Sherwood
Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 7:00pm
$5.00, plus tax
This 30min practice will emphasize the importance of control, elongation, strength, and flexibility. Increase whole-body awareness and alignment to awaken muscles, deepen breathing, and minimize injury. Come try a new approach to broaden your view of yourself and your abilities!
Tricking Drop-In Class with Jesse Pierce
Age 11yrs and up
$25 + tax
Tricking combines multiple forms of movement from martial arts, gymnastics, and break-dancing to create a new style which is dynamic and unique. It is an excellent way to reach the pinnacle of one’s physical ablity while exploring the essence of style through movement.
Acrobalance with Adam Menzies- Registered Program
Teen & Adult
Explore the awesome potential of the human body through individual and/or partnered Acrobalance. Students will explore handstands, hand-to-hand balancing, supporting and counterbalancing, and an assortment of body awareness exercises. This is an excellent class for those interested in pushing their physical fitness to its limits in a fun and rather atypical fashion. Experience the challenge!
Tumbling with Adam Menzies- Registered Program
Teen & Adult
Learn the foundations of tumbling in a safe, encouraging environment. Coach Adam Menzies brings over 15 years of circus performance and coaching experience to VCS.
February 4, 2014
Registration is now open for Circa51: Teen and Adult Performance Group!
CLICK HERE for more information!
September 5, 2013
In celebration of our 9th Anniversary- yes, 9 YEARS!- the Vancouver Circus School is pleased to offer a day of FREE circus classes! This year’s celebration takes place at both our New Westminster and North Vancouver location.
PLEASE CLICK HERE for additional information and how to register.
Intro to Circus is a taste of some of Vancouver Circus School’s most popular classes! Bounce high on a trampoline, show off your strength with aerial silks, and get goofy with juggling props. All classes are taught at an intro-level by VCS’s experienced circus instructors. Current students, please note that no new skills will be taught (but this is a great chance to bring a friend and show them why you love the circus!)
OTHER IMPORTANT INFO:
- One free class per person
- Pre-registration is necessary
- All attendees will be required to complete a liability waiver and information form before participation
See you at the Circus!
August 20, 2013