Big Top Circus was established in 1996 as the first Circus Arts School in York Region.
Our mission is to provide a fun, safe and non-competitive environment for participants to learn new skills while increasing fitness levels and improving self-confidence.
Big Top School of Circus Arts offers a wide variety of programs and services:
- Weekly classes for children aged 3 years old to adult
- Weekly classes for teens and adults
- Summer camp programs
- March break camps and winter break programs
- Birthday parties
- School electives and PD day programs
- Corporate programs & special group events
Students at Big Top are introduced to a wide variety of circus activities. They work at their own level to improve the skills they enjoy the most.
Circus skills include: juggling, unicycle, rolla bolla, circus wheel, tight wire, trampoline, swinging trapeze, swinging ladder, Silks & Aerial acts, stilts, hand balancing, acrobatics, bungee and much more. The goal of our students is to work towards their personal best and the great thing about circus arts is that there is something for every personality, ability and body type.
The program teaches balance, strength, dexterity and helps instill in children a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence. Students learn coordination, concentration, focus and perseverance. In addition, there is plenty of opportunity for communication, cooperation and team work and the students have so much fun they don’t even realize how much they are learning.
We teach children within a fun group atmosphere. Circus arts is a non-competitive activity so all students learn to achieve results without pressure or stress. Students never get bored as there is always something new and challenging to try.