July 3, 2020 - Watch this space soon for Online Summer Class announcements!

 

June 17, 2020

We know many of you have been waiting anxiously for word from us after hearing that day camps could run. We apologize for the delay as we have been extensively researching guidelines to see if we can operate within the given parameters and unfortunately we have not been able to work it out either logistically or financially. This was a difficult decision to make, but as always we continue to prioritize the safety of our students and staff. Information is vague, but we recently learned from Ontraio.ca that gyms, indoor sports facilities, fitness facilities and studios cannot open until the city they are in is in phase 3. Even with adapted programming, it is our understanding that we fall under this umbrella.

We have been actively collaborating with other circus organizations across Canada, to figure out how to safely offer circus programming, pandemic in mind. If the situation in Toronto sufficiently improves we would love to offer camp later in the summer, if possible. Some other summer camps may be able to run, unfortunately ours isn’t one of them at this time, even with the adapted programming we’ve created. Instead of keeping you on hold in hopes that we can operate, we prefer to free you up to join a camp that can more likely run (outdoors for example). If we are able to open camp later in the summer, we will contact present registrations first and you will have 48 hours to confirm if you want the spot you previously held.

Please watch for information about online classes that we will be offering. Coaches are missing seeing the kids too!

Take good care, enjoy the sunshine and we really hope to see you soon.

-- Jen and the team at Toronto Circus Centre

 

Step Right Up!

  • Circus Classes for Tots to Adults — CURRENTLY ON HIATUS
  • 2020 Summer Camps — CURRENTLY CANCELLED
  • Birthday Parties & More! — Parties, etc. all on hold

Choose your class from the drop-down below to jump straight to registration:

Check out schedule and descriptions below for more info.

Prepare to be AMAZED by what YOU can do!
March Break Circus Camp, March 13th to 17th, Register now!
Pyramid
Silks Aerial Solo
Handstand Duo
Hoop
Fun with facepaint
Teen Class
Baby Silks web 900 TEST
Backbend web
Poi Spinning
Hoop Group 1 900 web
Girl on Trap 900 web
Boy on Rope 900 web
Birdsnest
Wee Hoop Star web 900
Circus Tots
Pyramid Silks Aerial Solo Handstand Duo Hoop Fun with facepaint Teen Class Baby Silks web 900 TEST Backbend web Poi Spinning Hoop Group 1 900 web Girl on Trap 900 web Boy on Rope 900 web Birdsnest Wee Hoop Star web 900 Circus Tots
Toronto Circus Centre Founder Jen Georgopoulos

About Toronto Circus Centre

Toronto Circus Centre is a space where aspiring acrobats of all ages and skill levels can experience the magic of life under the big top. A great way to get in top shape and have fun in a non-competitive environment. With so much variety in the circus, everyone will find their place to feel like a circus star!

Our founder, Jen Georgopoulos (jenflys.com), is a former competitive gymnast with a degree in Kinesiology. She has over 25 years’ experience in children’s programming and was owner and operator of a successful circus school the past 10 years. Jen is a professional circus artists who has been invited to work with the world’s top circuses. She also enjoys an exciting career as a stunt performer in film and television.

Check out our Classes, Camps & Parties below. In addition, we also offer Custom workshops for your school/sporting group. Email us for details!

Weekly Class Schedule - ALL Classes and Camps on Hold Currently!

Don't see the class day/time you need? Get in touch! We're adding new classes all the time -- yours may be next!

Monday Classes - East End:

4:00 - 5:00 pm  Kinder Cirque
4:00 - 5:30 pm  Circus Club
5:30 - 7:00 pm  Youth Performance Troupe

Tuesday Classes - East End:

4:00 - 5:30 pm  Circus Club
5:30 - 7:00 pm  Teen Circus
7:00 - 8:00 pm  Circus Flexibility w/ Aygul
7:00 - 8:30 pm  Adult Aerial

Thursday Classes - East End:

4:00 - 5:30 pm  Circus Club
4:00 - 5:30 pm  Teen Circus
5:30 - 7:00 pm  Youth Performance Troupe

Wednesday Classes - Leaside:

4:00 - 5:00 pm  Kinder Cirque
4:00 - 5:30 pm  Circus Club
5:30 - 6:30 pm  Beginner Flexibility
5:30 - 7:00 pm  Teen Circus
7:00 - 8:00 pm  Beginner Adult

Saturday Classes - Leaside:

9:00 - 10:00 am  Circus Tots
9:00 - 10:30 am  Circus Club
10:00 - 11:00 am  Kinder Cirque
10:30 am - noon  Teen Circus
11:00 am - noon  Beginner Adult
Afternoon  Birthday Parties (age 2+)

Class, Camp & Party Details -- ALL PROGRAMMING ON HOLD CURRENTLY

Click on programming title to see full description, schedule, pricing & registration details.

Summer Camps 2020 - CANCELLED

NOTE: All camp weeks are currently cancelled!

A full week of circus fun! You’ll be amazed at what children can achieve in this immersive week of circus. Aerial trapeze, hoop, rope and silks as well as juggling, floor and partner acrobatics and clowning. There’s something for every junior circus star in training! Indoor and outdoor activities (weather permitting). Students invite parents to circus show at the end of the week – an attraction not to be missed!

- Camp Details:
    – Ages: 4½ to 13 (kids need to be turning 5 in 2020 to qualify)
    – Hours: are 9 am-4pm, Monday-Friday
    – FREE End-of-Week Show for Friends & Family on Friday @ 4:00 pm
    – Rate: $355 + HST
    – Extended hours available: Drop off as early as 8am and/or pick up as late as 5pm for an additional $50 + HST
    – Single day options available @ $80 + HST/day, contact us for details and availability
    - Locations:
        - Leaside: 822 Millwood Road @ Leaside United Church
        - East End: 1300 Gerrard Street E @ The Redwood
    - 2020 Camp Dates:
        - Summer Camp – week 1 (Leaside location only): July 6th – July 10th
        - Summer Camp – week 2 (both locations): July 13th – July 17th
        - Summer Camp – week 3 (both locations): July 20th – July 24th
        - Summer Camp – week 4 (Leaside location only): July 27th – July 31st
        - Summer Camp – week 5 (both locations): August 10th – August 14th
        - Summer Camp – week 6 (both locations): August 17th – August 21st

Click here to read our 2020 Camps FAQ   NOTE: FAQ subject to change

Circus Tots - on hiatus

Jump, swing, twirl and tumble! Our tiniest troupe members explore aerial and ground circus acrobatics, encouraging fundamental movement skills and play. A parent/guardian and tot program. Ages 2-3.

- On hiatus

Kinder Cirque - on hiatus

Creativity, confidence and co-ordination are at play in our Kinder Cirque class where our growing performers tackle circus feats of ground and aerial acrobatics. Ages 4-5.

- Currently on hiatus

Circus Club - on hiatus

Experience life under the big top. There is something for every junior circus star in training in this program. Juggling, floor and partner acrobatics, aerial trapeze, hoop, rope and silks. Increase strength, flexibility, co-ordination, confidence and creativity. Enhance performance in any sport. Students invite parents to a circus show at the end of the year - an attraction not to be missed! Ages 6-11.

- Currently on hiatus

After-School Pickup (East End only) - on hiatus

After school pick-up is available at Blake (Thursday only), Bowmore (Monday only), Duke of Connaught Schools (Tues/Thurs only), Equinox and Roden Schools. Children are met at the school and safely walked to the circus. Please send a snack. After school pickup program cost is $5.00/day + HST. Children must be enrolled in one of the following East End location 4pm classes eligible for pre-class pick-up:
     - Circus Club on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
     - Kinder Cirque on Monday

After-School Pickup can be added as an option on the registration forms for these classes.

Toronto Circus Centre is not a licensed daycare provider

Teen Circus - on hiatus

Students train on aerial trapeze, hoop, rope and silks, as well as floor and partner acrobatics and juggling, with an option to focus on one apparatus if they wish. Whether they are a beginner, cross training for a primary sport, transitioning out of competitive sport or have aspirations towards a career in the circus, this is great class to keep in shape while having fun. Students invite parents to a circus show at the end of the year - an attraction not to be missed! Ages 11-17.

Currently on hiatus

Youth Performance Troupe - on hiatus

A more intense circus training regimen for kids and teenagers with professional circus aspirations. This twice-weekly class focuses on individual acts and full show creation. Previous circus experience & required. **Students must be enrolled both classes** Ages 8-17.

- Currently on hiatus

Adult Aerial, all levels - on hiatus

Fly through the air with the greatest of ease! Have fun as you build strength, flexibility and agility through circus training. Aerial trapeze, hoop, rope and silks are offered, with the option to specialize if you wish. All levels welcome. Ages 18 and up.

Currently on hiatus

Circus Flexibility w/ Aygul Memet - on hiatus

Dramatically increase your flexibility with top contortionist from the Chinese circus and Canada’s Got Talent finalist, Aygul Memet. Improve posture, relieve pain, increase range-of-motion for all sports and improve your lines for dance or aerial acrobatics. A solo- and partner-stretching class whose curriculum is taken from gymnastics, personal training, Chinese and Russian professional circus coaching techniques.

- Currently on hiatus

Beginner Adult Class - Leaside - on hiatus

Have fun as you build strength, flexibility and agility through circus training! Aerial trapeze, hoop, rope and silks are used in combination with ground-based training techniques to get you up, up and away in no time. All levels welcome, this 1-hour class is especially geared towards adults with little to no circus experience.

- Currently on hiatus

Beginner Flexibility - on hiatus

Dramatically increase your flexibility, improve posture, relieve pain, increase range-of-motion for all sports and improve your lines for dance or aerial acrobatics. A beginner-friendly stretching class with curriculum taken from gymnastics, personal training, and Russian professional circus coaching techniques.

- Currently on hiatus

Birthday Parties - on hiatus

What could be more fun than bringing your friends to your circus party!? Kids get to experience aerial trapeze, hoop, rope and silks as well as floor and partner acrobatics and juggling. Face painting and balloon animals for every child. Our parties are private and parents are welcome to bring in whatever nut-free food they wish.

- Ages 2 & up (note: East End parties are best suited for ages 2-7)
- 1-¼ hours for circus fun
- 45 minutes for food, face painting and balloon animals
- $345 + HST for up to 10 children
- $15 + HST/additional child (maximum 40 children in Leaside & 15 children in East End)
- Locations:
     - Leaside - Toronto Circus Centre @ Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Road
     - East End - Toronto Circus Centre @ The Redwood, 1300 Gerrard Street East
- Party timeslots are available on: Friday evenings & Saturday or Sunday daytimes.
- Contact us for date/time availability
- Check out full details: Parties FAQ and downloadable digital party invitations

What wonderful experiences and memories you are creating!
We will be back.

Chantal B.

My kids loved it!
A definite Leaside business to check out for those with kids.

Jennifer E.

Great teachers that create a fun environment with a real circus experience.

Dan K.

I am so very grateful for the spirit, confidence and happiness that finding your community has given to my son -- he simply loves coming to you and he couldn’t be prouder of himself. As a mom and a teacher, thank you for sharing your gifts of leadership, awe-inspiring athleticism and kindness.

Leah S.

Locations

Leaside location
East End location - Main Class Space
East End location - upstairs Party Space