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Introduce your children to circus arts

Your children are never happier than under a tent and do not get tired of admiring clowns, acrobats, tamers, mimes and other prestidigitators? Taking them to see performances is one thing, but have you ever thought about introducing them to circus arts? Offer them the chance to live this fun and enriching experience. On the program: discoveries, challenges, laughter and meetings for young and old alike…  

A very playful teaching

For many children and their parents, the circus is a real school of life. It is a place of exchange, discovery, expression and play. Juggling, mime, acrobatics, trapeze, face painting: fun and rewarding activities that allow children to become aware of their body and the space around them. Gradually, they learn to reach out to others, to control their emotions, to overcome their fears and shyness. Whether they are sportsmen or not, it does not matter, because the activities are very diverse. They work on balance, learn to express themselves in public, gradually become familiar with aerial equipment, learn how to handle objects… Their creativity is constantly in demand, especially when they have to present a small show at the end of the internship or workshop. Very proud of their performance and aware of their ability to learn, they will not hesitate, subsequently, to embark on other experiences!  

Courses, workshops and internships

Most often, these workshops take place in circus schools or animation centers, but they can also be organized under the tent of a real circus! It remains to choose your favorite formula: weekly classes, internship of several days during the school holidays or one-day workshop for the most hesitant. Level supervision and security, everything is assured! The animators, holders of the BIAC (Brevet d'Initiateur aux Arts du Cirque), watch over your children and are committed to making them spend unforgettable moments! For this, your cherubs are usually divided into small groups, according to their age and level. – From 3 to 4 years old: Awakening and motor skills. The child goes to discover his body and others through play. – From 5 to 8 years old: Initiation. The child explores his physical and creative abilities. – From 9 to 12 years old: Improvement. The technique reinforces the achievements. – From 13 to 16: Deepening. The young artist specialized and began to approach acting. To know: to enroll your child in schools and animation centers, you will need to obtain a medical certificate. A suitable outfit On the equipment side, nothing special except that it is recommended to make your children wear soft and comfortable clothes, to give them real freedom of movement. For girls: underpants and a pair of gym slippers. For boys: sweatpants and the same slippers! Also take care to tie the hair of your little girls: a ponytail or small macaroons on each side will do! Some addresses National School of Circus Arts in Rosny-sous-Bois. This school, which is nationally renowned for training future circus professionals, also welcomes children for weekly classes. And the teaching is done directly under their big tent! The French Federation of Circus Schools: you will find all the circus schools, everywhere in France. Cirqu'Aouette: in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. A school designed to give children the means to develop their personality and not to transform them into circus stars! The Grange aux Belles Research and Leisure Centre: in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. Many schedules available to introduce your children to circus techniques! Circus and percussion: in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. Classes every Sunday for children aged at least 5 years. Internships are also offered during the school holidays!