Jai
Jai

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Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Member Since: 26th Oct 2004
Total posts: 52
Posted:Hey everyone.

At the end of this year i will be finished High School and want to travel and train more in circus skills. Im looking for any places that offer circus training, either short term or long term. And when i say circus training, i mean any sort of specialty of general training. In any states or countries. I am based in Melbourne Australia but as i said before i want to travel.

Thank you everyone.

Peace.

Jai.


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Posted:Google is your friend. smile



Otherwise, since you want to travel. http://www.enc.qc.ca/en/school/profile.asp
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Cheers!

Patrick


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MikefromGlos
MikefromGlos

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Location: Gloucester England
Member Since: 10th Jul 2006
Total posts: 985
Posted:there are several great circus schools in the uk which offer proper qualifications in circus skills.

Circomedia this one i know offers a wide range of courses from a BTEC in circus skills to a teaching circus skills qualification

Circus space is one i know very little about other then it is uk based an is ment to be a a good circus school

there are also several other in the UK but those are the top two look them up on google.

If you need any help dont be afraid to ask.

Mike


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Mr Majestik
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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:NICA is in melbourne, you dont even have to travel for that!

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animatEd
animatEd

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Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:ESAC in brussels is highly recommended...

There's one in berlin...

There's loads...

what sort of thing do you want to specialize in?


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Pele
Pele

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Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Toronto School of Circus arts is really great for alot of the entry level work, then you would want to move on for any specializing you might want to do.

There are also schools in San Francisco and Seattle, but I do not know much about those.

I believe there is also one in Montreal,Canada...since that is where Cirque Du Soliel is headquartered.

Let us know where you end up!


Pele
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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:If you want an early taster of circus skills, there is a festival on in Launceston with intensive workshops in circus arts.

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Jai
Jai

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Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Member Since: 26th Oct 2004
Total posts: 52
Posted:I plan to train next year in different places around the world, then audition for NICA at the end of next year. I know that there are audtions soon but i just want some time to get out and see the world before another 3 years of training.

Im just looking at that circus festival. It looks like a heap of fun. Im thinking of going to Montreal Canada to do some training there but it is all very expensive. We will see how it all pans out.

Please keep the posts coming this is helping heaps. Especially if you know of any places in Australia.

Peace. ubbrollsmile

Jai


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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:I know Circus Oz does shortcourses based in Melbourne. Dont know if they do anything moe long term though.

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

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Triptoe
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Location: Europe
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2006
Total posts: 71
Posted:I've got a circusschool near me -Luxemburg/Europe!! Yay!! It's called Zaltimbanq and its also in belgium and france i think. There you can practice and meet new people weavesmiley juggle ubbloco cool

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newgabe
newgabe

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Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Gracee (ex FlameOz) is going to a circus school in China soon. They take adults from Western countires and give them training in skills as well as performance opportunities. I have met a couple of woman who have been there who say it is really good.

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Stone
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Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:Have you thought about NICA in Melbourne?





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Aimzfirelight
Aimzfirelight

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Location: Auckland
Member Since: 16th Jul 2006
Total posts: 1
Posted:Hey Jai
You should check out being a camp counsellor @ French Woods Performing Arts Camp in upstate NY...staff are organised through CCUSA. It has the biggest Circus Department. You will do your own training as well as teaching kids. Pretty good way to get your first steps overseas. It runs from June-September. Jump on the net for a look at the CCUSA and the camps websites.


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FireTom
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Posted:Escuela nacional de circo in Rio de Janeiro offers free tuition. The Brazilian acrobats are among the most sought after, as they usually comprise more than three skills. The school is the only gov't financed in America (north and south)

The school is free of charge, and "externals" are welcomed after a test/ demonstration of skills to join in the afternoon.

Minimum stay should be about 3 months. English is spoken, but it's beneficial to know a roman language (italian, spanish, portuguese). Tuiton includes all (acrobatic) circus skills.


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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted: Written by: Aimzfirelight


Hey Jai
You should check out being a camp counsellor @ French Woods Performing Arts Camp in upstate NY...




That is an excellent suggestion.
Knoxious took his firestaffs there in 1998 and never looked even back. There had great trainers and they were already building up their space heaps back then. Mind you the second year he went was a bit scary cos the kids had done heaps of practice (on top of the years of baton twirling) . Good inspiration to practice, being a "teacher" there! You work hard, but meet great people.


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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