Archive for January, 2013

I Love Circus Cabaret!

Posted on 01/31/2013 at 7:27pm

We are inviting our talented students from our Ensemble, Centre Stage, Performance, CATS, Informal Training and Adult & Teen sessional classes to perform in a cabaret style show!

This is your opportunity to pick a song, create an act, and then show off your skills you have learned at CircusWest for your friends and family!

Registration: Performers must register by Monday, Feb. 11. What are you waiting for? Sign up today!

Dates to remember: The rehearsal will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 6pm-9pm. The show will be on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 7pm-9pm

Costs: It only costs $5 to perform! These fees help cover technical and coaching fees. Attendance at the show itself is by donation!

We look forward to seeing you perform for your friends and family!

Indoor Parkour Workshop

Posted on 01/24/2013 at 6:35pm

Vancouver’s leading Parkour teacher and the owner of ‘Origins Parkour Gym’, Rene Scavington is coming to CircusWest!

Special Skills: Rene will be teaching participants a variety of unique skills to navigate and manipulate their environment. Learn special vaults, dismounts, climbs, rolls, and how to run, jump, and simply move BETTER!

Discount: As a valued member of CircusWest, we are offering you a special offer to attend this workshop for only $30. This means you will be saving $10! To access this promotion, please check your e-mail for the promotional code. If you can’t find your e-mail, please contact

Clothing: Participants should come in clothing that allows them to move freely. Please bring a pair of clean white soled running shoes.

Date: This workshop will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 8pm-10pm.

Don’t miss out on this unique workshop, register today!

Quinn’s Travelling Blog #1

Posted on 01/16/2013 at 5:35pm

Long-time Cirkid and current CircusWest Performance student Quinn Beasley has gone to Thailand to work with Burmese orphans! He has travelled halfway around the world to share his passion for circus through teaching and performing with Spark Circus! We have asked him to share his experiences and will continue to post them on this blog.

Hello Circus Community,

My name is Quinn Beasley and I have the pleasure of touring with Spark Circus in Thailand for the next month! For those of you who don’t know what Spark is, Spark is a volunteer based circus troupe trying to make a difference by using their circus skills. We went to Mae Sot in Thailand where we made a difference in the lives of the refugee orphan children who left their home country of Burma to escape oppression, war, and human rights issues. I have just arrived in Bangkok this morning to meet up with the team and to start preparing for this incredible journey! I will keep you updated throughout the month on the details of this project.

Talk to you soon,

The Light Water Drums Festival

Posted on 01/11/2013 at 3:45pm

CircusWest is performing at the annual Light Water Drums Festival on Jan 26, 2013! Come celebrate the natural beauty of Hasting’s Park during the winter in this free community festival! This event is for all ages and runs from 5:30pm-9:00pm at Hastings Park.

The highlights:
-A music-filled lantern procession around the amazing light displays at Hastings Park
-Popcorn and Hot Chocolate for just $1 each
– CircusWest activities, drumming, dancing and face painting!

This event is open from 5:30pm and the parade will start at 6pm near the Runners Statue at the corner of Renfrew and Hastings. The procession will last an hour before everyone goes to the Garden Auditorium for more fun!

Come celebrate your city’s natural beauty with CircusWest! Click here for more details regarding the Light Water Drums festival.

Winter Walkabout 2012

Posted on 01/03/2013 at 2:14pm

We are happy to announce our annual Winter Walkabout, that took place on Dec. 15-16, 2012, was another great success! This is an amazing event where parents are welcome to come down onto the gym floor and take photos with their CircusWest kids. The kids are more than happy to show their parents all the new skills they have learned here at CircusWest!

Check out some photos of the Winter Walkabout!

If you have any fond memories of the event, share them with us on our facebook page or tweet us. On behalf of everyone here at CircusWest, we wish you the best in 2013!