Under the Big Top

Under the Big Top


Run away to the circus this summer!

Why Circus?
Circus builds strength, teamwork, coordination and confidence. Circus encourages your child to be creative, have fun and develop physical abilities and endurance.

Under The Big Top Circus lead instructors come from across North America and are practicing performers, buskers and educators. They have skills, experience and sensitivity to help your child feel successful. Each skill area has additional trained support staff.

Skills taught at Under the big Top Camps are appropriate to the age and capabilities of the student. Instructors will work closely with your child to make sure they are comfortable in their skill, yet challenged.


What skills are offered at Under the Big Top?
Imagine yourself at the circus and remember all of the skills and magic you saw. Your child will experience suitable skills from the following opportunities: clowning, puppets, rolo bolo, juggling,aerial silks, unicycle, act creation, hoops, tumbling, giant puppets and others.

The camps run Monday through Friday, with free pre-care available at 8:00 a.m. and post-care until 5:15 p.m. There will be a final performance for family and friends spotlighting camp participants. Experienced recreational instructors teach the camps for ages 6-8 and professional performing artists lead the camps for ages 9-17.

Be adventurous and come Under the Big Top for a creative and fun experience this summer!

Courses for younger kids: Courses #119386 and #119387 (July 16-20)

Courses for 6-8 years old: Course #119633 (July 30-Aug 3)

Courses for older kids: Course #119634 (July 23-27)

Masterclass and Performance Level Skills: Course #119889 (July 3-6)

Any questions? Phone 780-449-3378.

Register for Festival Place courses online with Click-it, by telephone 780-464-2852, by fax 780-449-0743, or in-person at Festival Place. Fill out the Registration Form (44 KB PDF).

A program subsidy is available for qualifying Strathcona County residents through the Recreation Access Program (780-467-2211). If you would like to sponsor a child, please complete the Donations Form.

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