CIRCUS

MINI CIRCUS (4y0m - 7y0m)

Give you little ones a head start on their circus career! Mini Circus will introduce kids 4y0m - 7y0m to a variety of circus skills using aerial silks, trapeze, aerial hoop, prop manipulation, acrobatics, as well as develop a strong foundation of gymnastic skills. Circus apparatus will be modified for a circus challenge that is appropriate for age & skill level. This structured, non-parented class will help kids develop strength, flexibility, confidence, and physical literacy.

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CIRCUS SAMPLER (5y6m - 8y11m)

Participants enjoy a variety of circus, gymnastic acrobatics and trampoline activities: Aerial silks, trapeze, aerial hoop, tight rope, walking globes, Chinese Poles, prop manipulation, acrobatics, trampoline and tumble track. Participants have an opportunity to learn new skills, fine tune existing skills and develop mini-routines on various apparatus. Classes are divided into groups based on age and experience. The session will include an in class performance in our Flip Arts theatre! 

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CIRCUS SAMPLER (9y0m - 12y11m)

Participants enjoy a variety of circus, gymnastic acrobatics and trampoline activities: Aerial silks, trapeze, aerial hoop, tight rope, walking globes, Chinese Poles, prop manipulation, acrobatics, trampoline and tumble track. Participants have an opportunity to learn new skills, fine tune existing skills and develop mini-routines on various apparatus. Classes are divided into groups based on age and experience. The session will include an in class performance in our Flip Arts theatre! 

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CIRCUS SAMPLER (9y0m - 14y11m)

Participants enjoy a variety of circus, gymnastic acrobatics and trampoline activities: Aerial silks, trapeze, aerial hoop, tight rope, walking globes, Chinese Poles, prop manipulation, acrobatics, trampoline and tumble track. Participants have an opportunity to learn new skills, fine tune existing skills and develop mini-routines on various apparatus. Classes are divided into groups based on age and experience. The coach - participant ratio is 1:8 and classes are open to boys and girls. The session will include an in class performance in our Flip Arts theatre! 

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CIRCUS SAMPLER (13y0m - 17y11m)

Participants enjoy a variety of circus, gymnastic acrobatics and trampoline activities: Aerial silks, trapeze, aerial hoop, tight rope, walking globes, Chinese Poles, prop manipulation, acrobatics, trampoline and tumble track. Participants have an opportunity to learn new skills, fine tune existing skills and develop mini-routines on various apparatus. Classes are divided into groups based on age and experience. The session will include an in class performance in our Flip Arts theatre! 

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AERIALS & ACROBATICS (5y6m - 8y11m)

Aerials & Acrobatics class will focus on circus aerials (silks, trapeze, hoop) and acrobatics (hand balance & tumbling). This is an open level program open to boys and girls of all skill levels and is a great way to supplement your circus training.  Participants have an opportunity to learn new skills, fine tune existing skills and develop mini-routines on various apparatus. Participants are divided into groups based on age and experience. The session will include an in class performance in our Flip Arts theatre! 

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AERIALS & ACROBATICS (9y0m - 14y11m)

Aerials & Acrobatics class will focus on circus aerials (silks, trapeze, hoop) and acrobatics (hand balance & tumbling). This is an open level program open to boys and girls of all skill levels and is a great way to supplement your circus training.  Participants have an opportunity to learn new skills, fine tune existing skills and develop mini-routines on various apparatus. Participants are divided into groups based on age and experience. The session will include an in class performance in our Flip Arts theatre! 

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CONTORTION (9 years & up)

This Contortion class will focus on building flexibility & developing strength in a safe manner. Dynamic stretching, static poses, and partner stretches will be used to increase flexibility. Strength building to support and improve flexibility will also be included through body weight exercises, cardio fitness, and various circus apparatuses. Each class will have a warm up & skill-specific conditioning to ensure safety and preparedness. This class will work on contortion on the floor, handstand blocks, and canes. Participants will work with a coach to develop a contortion routine which will be performed in class at the end of the session. This program is open to anyone 9 years and up.


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FAMILY CIRCUS JAM (4y0m - 8y11m)

Looking for a fun family fitness activity? In Family Circus Jam kids & parents will be instructed on a variety of circus activities including aerial silks, trapeze, aerial hoop, prop manipulation, acrobatics, trampoline, and more. This is a semi-structured program in which families will explore each event at their own discretion. Coaches will be on-hand at each event to give instruction and ensure safety.

The base session price includes one adult and one child. Additional family members may be added. Please add any additional family members (children or adults) by selecting them for a full session. The price will be automatically deducted by 55% for additional members. You will see the discount in your cart at checkout. Up to 3 additional family members may be added online. If you require additional family members over 5 total please call our office.

The drop in price includes on person (adult or child).

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CIRQUE DU FLIP (9y0m - 17y11m)

Flip Factory’s in-house Circus Troupe! Cirque du Flip will spend the session creating a one-of-a-kind, original circus performance. Cirque du Flip is a performance program for youth and teens who have a solid base in circus, gymnastics, trampoline or related discipline. The emphasis of this program is on developing group and individual routines. Performers collaborate with coaches to determine which events will be their focus. Events include: Aerial hoop, aerial silks, trapeze, Russian Bar, Chinese Pole, teeter board, tumbling and acrobatics. Please note that this program is not focused on skill development and routines will be developed from the participant's existing skill base. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to enroll in a skill focused circus program as well.

This program runs from September - December and January - June. Each session culminates with a full scale show complete with costumes, make-up, professional lighting and sound.

The Fall performance will be held on Sunday, December 15 with a dress rehearsal on December 8.

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DEVELOPMENTAL CIRCUS (9y0m - 17y11m)

This program is open to circus performers 9 - 17 years old who want to develop routines on their apparatus of choice. Performers and coaches will collaborate to create professionally choreographed performance routines. These routines will form the base for Flip’s Performance Troupe which will perform at various events locally, provincially, nationally, or even internationally!

Please note that this class has prerequisites and requires an audition or an evaluation by a Flip Factory coach.

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CABARET (18 years & up)

Open to performers 18 years and up, Flip Cabaret performers will work under the direction of Flip Factory’s Artistic Director to create shows to be held in our Flip Arts theatre space. Shows will be open to the public and held on a regular basis through the year. This program is a great way for professional performers to showcase new material, workshop ideas in front of a live audience, and collaborate with professionals.

Please note that this class has prerequisites and requires an audition or an evaluation by a Flip Factory coach.

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Intermediate ATA (9y0m - 14y11m)

This program is open to boys and girls, 9 years and up, who have shown proficiency in circus aerials (aerial hoop, trapeze and aerial silks), tumbling, trampoline and acrobatics through Flip's Circus Sampler or a similar program. Participants will continue with skill and routine development using aerial hoop, trapeze, silks, trampoline and acrobatics performed on the floor and tumble track. At the discretion of the coach and class, students may also have an opportunity to sample teeter board, trampowall and other circus events. The focus however, will be on aerial apparatus. The session will include an in class performance in our Flip Arts theatre! 

Please note that this class has prerequisites and requires an evaluation by a Flip Factory coach.

Registration for Fall is open now!

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Advanced ATA (9y0m - 17y11m)

This program is open to boys and girls, 9 years and up, who have shown proficiency in circus aerials (aerial hoop, trapeze and aerial silks), tumbling, trampoline and acrobatics through Flip's Circus Sampler or a similar program. Participants will continue with skill and routine development using aerial hoop, trapeze, silks, trampoline and acrobatics performed on the floor and tumble track. The session will include an in class performance in our Flip Arts theatre! 

Please note that this class has prerequisites and requires an evaluation by a Flip Factory coach.

Registration for Fall is open now!

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Intermediate TRAC (9y0m - 14y11m)

This class is of mixed ages and levels. Lots of high flying fun for boys and girls with emphasis placed on solid, safe skill development. Events covered in TRAC include: Teeter board, trampoline, trampo wall, Russian bar, acrobatics and Chinese pole. A strong base in gymnastics, trampoline or similar sport is required. At the discretion of the coach and class, students may also have an opportunity to sample aerial silks, hoop and trapeze. The focus however, will be on TRAC apparatus. Minimum age is 9 years.

Please note that this class has prerequisites and requires an evaluation by a Flip Factory coach.

Registration for Fall is open now!

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Advanced TRAC (9y0m - 17y11m)

This class is of mixed ages and levels. Lots of high flying fun for boys and girls with emphasis placed on solid, safe skill development. Events covered in TRAC include: Teeter board, trampoline, trampo wall, Russian bar, acrobatics and Chinese pole. A strong base in gymnastics, trampoline or similar sport is required. The session will include an in class performance in our Flip Arts theatre!  Minimum age is 9 years.

Please note that this class has prerequisites and requires an evaluation by a Flip Factory coach.


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CIRCUS AERIALS (15 years and up)

Running away with the circus is a great way to keep fit, keep motivated, have fun and cross another one off the bucket list! You do not require any experience or special training, just a desire to learn some very unique skills, develop amazing core strength and be a hot topic of conversation with your friends. Men and women are taught a variety of skills and combinations using aerial silks, aerial hoop and trapeze. Also covered are basic acrobatics and individual or partner balancing. Personalized training programs cater to each individual's goals and fitness objectives.

Fall registration is open now. See our summer schedule for drop in opportunities.

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OPEN TRAINING (15 years & up)

This is a great opportunity for circus artists to train in one of Western Canada's best equipped circus facilities. This drop-in provides rigging points for a variety of apparatus: Aerial silks, aerial hoop, static trapeze, corde de lis, cloud swing and straps. Trampoline & tumble track are open as well. You can bring your own equipment or use Flip's. A Flip supervisor will be on hand however, this is not a structured class. Intermediate to advanced participants are welcome.

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CIRCUS CIRCUIT (15 years & up)

This high-intensity circuit training class will incorporate circus apparatuses into a fun and unique fitness class. Participants will be led through a fitness circuit that will focus on cardio, body weight exercises, building strength and flexibility using, aerial silks, trapeze, and aerial hoop. Circus Circuit is adaptable for all skill levels.

Commit to your fitness goals and register for a full mini session. Drop In participants will be permitted if space is available.

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LEADERSHIP (12y0m - 15yym)

Coaching for future coaches! Leadership is open to kids 12 - 15 years old who have their hearts set on becoming a coach. Working with Flip Factory’s most experience coaches, participants will learn how to be a successful coach by developing skills in class management & safety, fostering confidence & independence, and solidifying foundational skills. Upon successful completion of this class participants may be offered an assistant or junior coaching position at Flip Factory. This is a great way for teens to get valuable work experience in a challenging job market without interfering with their school work.

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Fall 2019 Circus Auditions (5y6m - 8y11m)

Due to unforeseen circumstances Circus Auditions are cancelled on Sunday, May 26. Auditions will be rescheduled at a later date.

Do you dream of running away with the circus? Of performance and applause? Flip Factory is looking for talented and driven performers to join our circus programs for Fall 2019! We will be holding open auditions for all of our circus performance & skill development programs. Programs included in the audition process will be:

Performance Programs:
Cirque du Flip - Flip Factory’s in-house Circus Troupe! Cirque du Flip will spend the session creating a one-of-a-kind, original circus performance. Coaches & kids will work together to develop this performance working with the performer’s existing skills. Open to kids 9 - 17 years old.

Cabaret - Open to performers 18 years and up, Flip Cabaret performers will work under the direction of Flip Factory’s Artistic Director to create shows to be held in our Flip Arts theatre space. Shows will be open to the public and held on a regular basis through the year. This program is a great way for professional performers to showcase new material, workshop ideas in front of a live audience, and collaborate with professionals.

Performance Development - This program is open to circus performers 9 - 17 years old who want to develop routines on their apparatus of choice. Performers and coaches will collaborate to create professionally choreographed performance routines. These routines will form the base for Flip’s Performance Troupe which will perform at various events locally, provincially, nationally, or even internationally!

Skill Development Programs:
Intermediate or Advanced ATA (Aerials, Tumbling & Trampoline, Acrobatics) - This program is for kids 9 years & up who have shown a proficiency in Aerials (silks, trapeze, aerial hoop), trampoline & tumbling, and acrobatics. Participants will focus on developing skills, strength, and flexibility and will also include an in-class performance at the end of the session.

Intermediate & Advanced TRAC (Trampoline, Trampowall, Teeterboard, Russian Bar, Acrobatics, Chinese Pole) - This program is for kids 9 years & up who have shown a proficiency in circus arts. Participants will focus on developing skills, strength, and flexibility and will also include an in-class performance at the end of the session.

The audition process will include:
- Floor acrobatics
- General strength & flexibility
- Theatrical presentation
- Dance improvisations
- Apparatus specific skills

Performers will be evaluated in groups by a Flip Factory coach at each step. A recommendation will be made to each performer by email within the week.

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Fall 2019 Circus Auditions (9y0m - 15y11m)

Due to unforeseen circumstances Circus Auditions are cancelled on Sunday, May 26. Auditions will be rescheduled at a later date.

Do you dream of running away with the circus? Of performance and applause? Flip Factory is looking for talented and driven performers to join our circus programs for Fall 2019! We will be holding open auditions for all of our circus performance & skill development programs. Programs included in the audition process will be:

Performance Programs:
Cirque du Flip - Flip Factory’s in-house Circus Troupe! Cirque du Flip will spend the session creating a one-of-a-kind, original circus performance. Coaches & kids will work together to develop this performance working with the performer’s existing skills. Open to kids 9 - 17 years old.

Cabaret - Open to performers 18 years and up, Flip Cabaret performers will work under the direction of Flip Factory’s Artistic Director to create shows to be held in our Flip Arts theatre space. Shows will be open to the public and held on a regular basis through the year. This program is a great way for professional performers to showcase new material, workshop ideas in front of a live audience, and collaborate with professionals.

Performance Development - This program is open to circus performers 9 - 17 years old who want to develop routines on their apparatus of choice. Performers and coaches will collaborate to create professionally choreographed performance routines. These routines will form the base for Flip’s Performance Troupe which will perform at various events locally, provincially, nationally, or even internationally!

Skill Development Programs:
Intermediate or Advanced ATA (Aerials, Tumbling & Trampoline, Acrobatics) - This program is for kids 9 years & up who have shown a proficiency in Aerials (silks, trapeze, aerial hoop), trampoline & tumbling, and acrobatics. Participants will focus on developing skills, strength, and flexibility and will also include an in-class performance at the end of the session.

Intermediate & Advanced TRAC (Trampoline, Trampowall, Teeterboard, Russian Bar, Acrobatics, Chinese Pole) - This program is for kids 9 years & up who have shown a proficiency in circus arts. Participants will focus on developing skills, strength, and flexibility and will also include an in-class performance at the end of the session.

The audition process will include:
- Floor acrobatics
- General strength & flexibility
- Theatrical presentation
- Dance improvisations
- Apparatus specific skills

Performers will be evaluated in groups by a Flip Factory coach at each step. A recommendation will be made to each performer by email within the week.

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Fall 2019 Circus Auditions (15 years & up)

Due to unforeseen circumstances Circus Auditions are cancelled on Sunday, May 26. Auditions will be rescheduled at a later date.

Do you dream of running away with the circus? Of performance and applause? Flip Factory is looking for talented and driven performers to join our circus programs for Fall 2019! We will be holding open auditions for all of our circus performance & skill development programs. Programs included in the audition process will be:

Performance Programs:
Cirque du Flip - Flip Factory’s in-house Circus Troupe! Cirque du Flip will spend the session creating a one-of-a-kind, original circus performance. Coaches & kids will work together to develop this performance working with the performer’s existing skills. Open to kids 9 - 17 years old.

Cabaret - Open to performers 18 years and up, Flip Cabaret performers will work under the direction of Flip Factory’s Artistic Director to create shows to be held in our Flip Arts theatre space. Shows will be open to the public and held on a regular basis through the year. This program is a great way for professional performers to showcase new material, workshop ideas in front of a live audience, and collaborate with professionals.

Performance Development - This program is open to circus performers 9 - 17 years old who want to develop routines on their apparatus of choice. Performers and coaches will collaborate to create professionally choreographed performance routines. These routines will form the base for Flip’s Performance Troupe which will perform at various events locally, provincially, nationally, or even internationally!

Skill Development Programs:
Intermediate or Advanced ATA (Aerials, Tumbling & Trampoline, Acrobatics) - This program is for kids 9 years & up who have shown a proficiency in Aerials (silks, trapeze, aerial hoop), trampoline & tumbling, and acrobatics. Participants will focus on developing skills, strength, and flexibility and will also include an in-class performance at the end of the session.

Intermediate & Advanced TRAC (Trampoline, Trampowall, Teeterboard, Russian Bar, Acrobatics, Chinese Pole) - This program is for kids 9 years & up who have shown a proficiency in circus arts. Participants will focus on developing skills, strength, and flexibility and will also include an in-class performance at the end of the session.

The audition process will include:
- Floor acrobatics
- General strength & flexibility
- Theatrical presentation
- Dance improvisations
- Apparatus specific skills

Performers will be evaluated in groups by a Flip Factory coach at each step. A recommendation will be made to each performer by email within the week.

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