2014 Summer Camps


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 summer to remember!

For general information, contact the Vancouver Circus School

604-544-5024 | info@VancouverCircusSchool.ca

(Times and costs vary by location. All prices subject to applicable taxes)


Maple Ridge

TEL: 604-465-2470 / WEB: www.theactmapleridge.org

9:30am-3:30pm; $250

July 7-11

July 21-25

August 5-8

August 18-22


New Westminster

TEL: 604-544-5024 / EMAIL: Info@VancouverCircusSchool.ca

Morning Camp: 8:30-11:30am; $185

Afternoon Camp: 12:00pm-3:00pm; $185

Full Day Camp: 8:30am-3:00pm; $335

July 14-18

July 21-25

August 5-8

August 11-15

August 18-22


North Vancouver

TEL: 604-987-7529 / WEB: www.northvanrec.com

Morning camp: 9:15-12:15; $202.50

Afternoon camp: 12:45-3:45; $202.50

Full Day Camp: 9:15-3:45; $455.00

July 14-18

July 28-August 1

August 11-15



TEL: 604-544-5024 / EMAIL: Info@VancouverCircusSchool.ca

12:00-4:00pm; $300

July 7-11

July 28-August 1


April 21, 2014

Circa 51 Presents “Reel to Real”

This will be a “movie night” you’ll never forget!

Join our host and his special guests as they settle in for a fun celebration of your favorite movies- with some extra special effects!  Watch as classic moments from the silver screen are brought to life and re-imagined by the CIRCA 51 Circus Troupe.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll eat some popcorn, and watch as movies go from “REEL to REAL” right before your eyes.

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Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th. Showtime 7pm (doors open at 6pm for general admission seating).

Vancouver Circus School, River Market at New Westminster Quay (810 Quayside Dr)

TICKETS: $25 (taxes additional)

Online: via Eventbrite- CLICK HERE

Advance In-Person Purchase (Cash/Credit Card): Vancouver Circus School (New West)

Limited cash-only sales at door on night of performance.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: info@VancouverCircusSchool.ca / tel: 604-544-5024



Circa 51 was born out of necessity and the urge to perform. It is a gathering of some of the Vancouver Circus School’s most passionate and ambitious students, and upcoming artists. The 2014 Circa 51 ensemble wants you to join them on their journey through circus arts, as they reach for the top.

March 27, 2014

Chinese Pole Workshop

Introduction to Chinese Poles with Darren Bersuk

April 5, April 12, April 26 (No class April 19)

12:30-1:30pm @ VCS New Westminster

Cost: $75 + Tax

Pre-registration required: info@VancouverCircusSchool.ca or tel 604-544-5024

This 3-week intensive will serve as an introduction to Chinese Pole fundamental movements, leverage, basic skills and conditioning.  Skills list includes climbing, ta-da, superman pose, monkey swing, front straddle support, leg hook, flag progressions, front lever, etc.  In addition to traditional pole exercises, the workshop will touch on movements specific to Pole Cube, which is the apparatus students will be working on.   This workshop is open to teen & adult VCS students.

Darren Bersuk comes from a diverse circus background, including spending over 7 years on the stages of 3 different Cirque du Soleil shows, performing his original acrobatic creations in Delirium and Saltimabanco.  Darren got his start in Mystere’s house troop.  Darren also spent 7 years on Canada’s National Gymnastics Team, competing in 2 World Championships, Pan Am Games and multiple other international competitions. Darren is proud to have been inducted into the Canadian Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Darren Bersuk, Chinese Pole

Darren Bersuk, Chinese Pole

March 26, 2014

Performers Wanted!


The Vancouver Circus School is pleased to launch a new in-house performance series, beginning April 19th at VCS New Westminster.

We are currently welcoming submissions from current students who would be interested in enhancing their circus practice with the challenge of a public performance.

The “Spring Show 2014” will be held on April 19th, 2:30pm and will be the first of four performances for the 2014 season.  (Other performances will be held August 30, September 27, and November 30.)  You are welcome to apply now for the fall series; audition notices will be posted approximately two months before each show.

Important Information

*Open to current students and staff from all VCS locations.

*Must be available for one show rehearsal on April 12th (2-5pm) at VCS New West (River Market at New Westminster Quay), and for show day on April 19 (2-4pm).

*Each performance is presented “Cabaret-Style” (solo and/or small group numbers) and will be approximately 30 mins in total.

*This is a volunteer opportunity. The performance series is provided at no charge to the public.

circagroup (2)Performer Guidelines for “Spring Show 2014”

*Ages 8-12: we will have 4 group performance opportunities during this show; two on aerial silks, one trampoline, and one plate spinning (routines will be taught at the rehearsal).

*Performers ages 12+ (including adults) may prepare a solo or small group act to perform during the show.

*This is a great opportunity for students and performers working on acts currently who would like to “test” their act in front of a live audience.

*Each performer is responsible for providing their own music, costume, and props (but are welcome to use props currently available as part of their class at VCS).

*Performers will be able to utilize all regular equipment at VCS New West (trapeze, silks, trampoline, etc)

How to submit

Please email michael@innerring.ca and include:

  1. Your name
  2. Your email address
  3. Your phone number
  4. A brief description of your act (solo or group routine), including length.

Applications will be received until Friday, March 28th.



March 11, 2014

Welcome Adam Menzies!

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

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