New Classes Added for Summer!

Check out these exciting new classes added at our New Westminster location!

MeregonsilkAerial Silks Choreography (Teen & Adult); Wednesdays 3:00pm with Meregon Kiddo

*90 minute class, instructor permission required.

Aerial Silk, sometimes referred to as ribbon or tissu, is an exceptionally beautiful (and contemporary) circus art that has recently begun capturing the interest of many! Suspended from the ceiling by lengths of soft fabric, students experience the thrill of this profoundly exciting performing art as they sequence through static and dynamic skills. In this class Meregon Kiddo will be teaching students a fresh piece of Aerial Silk choreography to an exciting piece of music! 

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Vancouver Circus School is excited to offer additional classes with popular instructor Adam Menzies (Click HERE for a great profile on this dynamic instructor)

Youth Trampoline (6-12yrs); Thursdays, 4:00pm

Intro/Beginners Tumbling (Teen & Adult); Wednesdays, 4:30pm

Intro to Hand-to-Hand and Partner Balancing (Teen & Adult); Wednesdays, 5:30pm

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ALL AROUND CIRCUS

This class introduces participants to a variety of circus apparatus, including aerial silks, trampoline, prop manipulation, and more!  Due to popular demand, we have opened up additional classes for the summer (New Westminster location).

6-8yrs; Wednesdays 3:30pm, with Michael Maan

6-8yrs; Fridays 5:30pm, with Jackie Hamod

4-6yrs; Saturdays 12:00pm, with Jackie Hamod

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For more information, or to register, tel 604-544-5024 or email info@VancouverCircusSchool.ca

July 21, 2014

Circa 51 Presents: “Every Summer”

August 22 & 23, 8pm

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

Tickets $25; Call 604-544-5024 or CLICK HERE to buy online

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Vancouver Circus School presents “Every Summer”, a Circa 51 production.

A young couple and their daughter are spending a day in the park at their favorite spot, the “park bench” where the couple met.  The wife seems a bit quiet and the daughter is bored so the husband starts telling stories of summers past, revisiting fond memories and funny stories which are brought to life through the magic of Circus.  The show recounts stories of love, friendship, good times and hardships with the message that, just as the summer sun must set, it is sure to rise again each new day. 

About Circa 51:

Circa 51 was founded in memory of Aaron Johnson, co-founder of the Vancouver Circus School.  Circa 51 is the recreational teen and adult performance troupe of the Vancouver Circus School family. Its mission is to provide training and performance opportunities for students that wish to increase their passion for circus. 

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July 21, 2014

Silent Auction Request

Travis-JohnsonA message from Travis Johnson, Executive Director, Vancouver Circus School

 

 

 

“The Vancouver Circus School is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this September. With locations in North Vancouver, New Westminster and a licensee program in Abbotsford, the Vancouver Circus School has been a staple in physical literacy programs for “kids of all ages”. Our mission is to provide world class training and personal development for students of all abilities. Our program is a private, family-owned Circus Company and relies on private and corporate funding to raise funds for equipment for our student base. We currently educate 850 students per week with 30% of our student base being over the age of 25.

The Vancouver Circus School is renowned for its community support, donating over150 classes for community and non-profit organization’s fundraising efforts.  Vancouver Circus School offers scholarships to students who are unable to pay full tuition.  We are a founding board member of ASCA (Asia Pacific Social Circus Association), providing instructors to remote areas of Southeast Asia for students that do not have access to our levels of education.

 In order to continue our development we are hosting a silent auction for our 10-year anniversary event. Funds raised will go directly to equipment to further support the development of the Vancouver Circus community.

 The 10-yr anniversary event is September 20th at the brand new Anvil Centre (New Westminster’s new Convention Centre).

 Vancouver Circus School is currently seeking donations of items/service certificates to feature in our 2014 Silent Auction (10-Year Anniversary Event)

Our goal is to raise $15,000 and, with your help, we truly believe that we will be able to reach that.

Please contact me directly if you have any question or comments, or if you wish to donate an item/certificate for us to pick up.

Fundraising@VancouverCircusSchool.ca

604.544.5024

Thank you in advance for your support!”

 

Travis Johnson

Co – Founder and Executive Director

Vancouver Circus School

June 20, 2014

Job Opportunity: Front-of-House

Job Description

The Vancouver Circus School’s front-of-house team is the first contact that students, parents and perspective students have with our company.  We pride ourselves on our VIP service ensuring nothing short of the utmost attention and dedication to our students and clients.

There are 2 positions available per location

(3 Locations)

  • Full-time: 30hrs a week
  • Part-time: 14hrs a week

Locations in

  • New Westminster
  • North Vancouver
  • Surrey / White Rock

General Duties

Administrative

  • Opening and Closing Procedure
  • Customer Relations
  • Monitor/respond Phone and Emails
  • General Administrative Tasks
  • Assist with registration and programming
  • Supply and manage office equipment, supplies, machines and property of VCS
  • Schedule meetings, as required
  • Provide clerical support for all meetings including taking minutes and data entry
  • Maintain office efficiency / Flow of communication
  • Ensure rules and procedures are followed
  • Provide Weekly Reports
  • Prepare Daily Closeout
  • Assist VCS Administrator as required
  • Ticket Sales/Event Support
  • Scheduling Duties / Support to Staff and Directors

Student and Parent Relations

  • Support Instructors with administrative-related tasks
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all parents, students, clients, and VCS staff
  • Welcome/Receive visitors to the space
  • Monitor children, as required
  • Administer First Aid, as Required
  • General Office and Gym Maintenance

 Advertising and Promotional Support

  • Social Media
  • Internal Marketing

Prerequisites for Position

  • Min. 1yr office administration related experience
  • Be flexible and eager to learn new things
  • Possess good team spirit
  • Community Driven
  • Current First Aid Certification
  • Positive communication skills
  • Good command of PC skills incl. Word, Excel, and Outlook

 

Hours of Operation

2:00pm – 8:00pm, Monday to Friday

9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday

 

Compensation Range                     $13.50hr – $17.00

TO APPLY, please forward a cover letter and resume to info@VancouverCircusSchool.ca.  Closing date: June 23.  Please, no phone calls.

 

June 16, 2014

June Strike Camps- UPDATED!

***Update: Circus Camps are now available June 23-27!

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CIRCUS DAY CAMPS (June 17-20 ) With the anticipated BC teacher’s job action starting on Tuesday, the Vancouver Circus School is pleased to offer Circus Day Camps, June 17-20. Pick the days that work for you or register for the whole week! Students will experience the thrill of trampoline, silks, juggling, and much more!

Open to ages 6-16 at the VCS New Westminster Location (River Market at New Westminster Quay, 810 Quayside Drive.)
Half day option: 8:30am-12pm OR 1-3pm
Daily $37.50; 4-day Weekly $150
(5 Day Weekly, $185)
Full day option: 8:30am-3:00pm (includes lunch hour supervision)
Daily $68.75; 4-day Weekly $275
(5 Day Weekly, $335)
*Taxes additional

*Please note that this offer is only valid during the BCTF strike. If the strike ends before these dates, the camp will not run and participants will be refunded the full amount.

To register, please phone (604)544-5024, or email Info@VancouverCircusSchool.ca.  Limited space; advance registration required.

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June 15, 2014

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