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  • KRISTINA NEKYIA OF FIT & BENDY CONTORTION & FLEXIBILITY TRAINING

    JANUARY 8TH

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    We are excited to have Kristina Nekyia of Fit & Bendy Contortion & Flexibility Training here on Sunday, January 8th at 11am for a Contortion Technique & Advanced Stretching Workshop! Sign up at REGISTER HERE

     

  • HAND TO HAND WORKSHOPS – with Nicolas & Charlotte

    MAY 21ST AND 22ND (MULTIPLE CHOICES)

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    Hand to Hand Workshops
    with
    Nicolas Jelmoni and Charlotte O’Sullivan

    • 2014 graduates of Montreal’s National Circus School (École nationale de cirque)
    • Winner of the Casino Theater Winterthur Award
    • PIPPIN・Music Box Theater – Broadway & First National Tour
    • CIRKOPOLIS・Cirque Éloize・France & UK Tour
    • FIBONACCI PROJECT・7 Fingers・Marrakech, Morocco
    • Silver Prize at New Generation Circus Festival・Monaco, Monte-Carlo

     

     

    BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE HAND TO HAND

     

    Introduction to modern hand to hand. Start learning the basic of balancing and counterbalancing. Join us with or without a partner for this 2 hour session from which you will leave with safe tricks to practice and/or perform on your own and conditioning exercises to work on to build up your level and create a solid base to learn more advanced movements.

    • DATE: SATURDAY MAY 21ST
    • TIME: 3PM to 5PM (2 HOURS)
    • $70.00 PER PERSON
    • PREREQUISITE: READY TO LEARN NO PARTNER NECESSARY
    • 10% OFF FOR SDCC MONTHLY MEMBERS
    • LIMITED SPACE
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    INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED HAND TO HAND

     

    Learn how to train and perform safely with your partner. The morning session will focus on a good individual and partner warm-up followed by some static work. The afternoon session will be more focused dynamic work, a few partner conditioning exercises and a post-workout partner stretching cool-down. You will leave this session with skills and tricks to progress safely as duo and help each other out to improve the duo’s technique.

    • DATE: SATURDAY MAY 21ST
    • TIME: 10AM to 12PM & 1PM TO 3PM (4 HOURS)
    • $140.00 PER PERSON
    • PREREQUISITE: MUST HAVE PARTNER (SOLID LOW HAND TO HAND AND/OR HIGH FEET TO HAND)
    • 10% OFF FOR SDCC MONTHLY MEMBERS
    • LIMITED SPACE
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    INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED HAND TO HAND

     

    Push the limits of your body with this 3 hour long hand to hand session. We will have time to go through your bank of skill to get our input on how to improv them and find new unique skills working on your duo strengths.

    • DATE: SUNDAY MAY 22ND
    • TIME: 10AM to 1PM (3 HOURS)
    • $105.00 PER PERSON
    • PREREQUISITE: MUST HAVE PARTNER (SOLID LOW HAND TO HAND AND/OR HIGH FEET TO HAND)
    • 10% OFF FOR SDCC MONTHLY MEMBERS
    • LIMITED SPACE
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    HAND TO HAND DYNAMIC

    NICOLAS

    HAND TO HAND DYNAMIC 3

    CHARLETTE

    PEPIN - HAND TO HAND

    HAND TO HAND DYNAMIC 2

    HAND TO HAND FLEXIBILITY

     

  • FLEXIBILITY with Charlotte O’Sullivan

    May 22nd (beginner and advanced)

    HAND TO HAND FLEXIBILITY

    Flexibility Workshop
    with
    Charlotte O’Sullivan

     

    Charlotte was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario as a lively provincial gymnast with a desire to perform and entertain. After graduating their high school program, she joined the National Circus School’s college program as a hand to hand flyer and graduated in 2014.

    • 2014 graduates of Montreal’s National Circus School (École nationale de cirque)
    • Winner of the Casino Theater Winterthur Award
    • PIPPIN・Music Box Theater – Broadway & First National Tour
    • CIRKOPOLIS・Cirque Éloize・France & UK Tour
    • FIBONACCI PROJECT・7 Fingers・Marrakech, Morocco
    • Silver Prize at New Generation Circus Festival・Monaco, Monte-Carlo

     

    Our walk, stance and body language describes who we are on a daily basis.
    On stage and in our art this can define who we are as performers. With Flexibility and Advanced stretching we  learn to demonstrate professionalism in every movement to capture the audience’s attention, leaving them in awe.

     

    Two levels of Flexibility & Stretching for those with: Circus/acrobatic/aerial/ or physical performance background or  lifestyle.
    A Professionals approach to achieve:

    • Join stability & injury prevention
    • Enhanced mobility & body alignment
    • Dynamic muscle precision & movement  control
    • Flexibility goals
    • BETTER LINES!
    • ++learn how to stretch safely & efficiency for your body & discipline
    • ++learn how to stretch with a partner to maintain improvement 

    Beginner Flexibility

     

    Beginners must be reasonably physically fit in order to withstand mild pressure to their joins such as jumping up and down and attempting basic dynamic leg kicks. They must be physically fit enough to elevate their heart rate and speak English or French to be properly instructed. It is not recommended to participate if you have any major injuries. This class often requires students to partner up and learn how to help each other stretch. Students must wear fitted clothing that can stretch very easily and socks are recommended. Long hair should be tied back.

    • DATE: SUNDAY MAY 22ND
    • TIME: 1:30AM to 2:30PM (1 HOURS)
    • PRICE:$35.00 PER PERSON
    • PREREQUISITE: SEE DESCRIPTION
    • 10% OFF FOR SDCC MONTHLY MEMBERS
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    Advanced Flexibility / Contortion

    All the information above is also required for the advanced stretching along with : Students must be able to touch their splits at least flat or close to it, also recommended to have a slight over split. Students must be able to do a bridge on their own, touch their toes with straight legs and have good balance on their feet and body coordination to do high dynamic leg kicks that require strength, precision and timing. They should have overall good mobility in their arms and shoulders, there will be a lot of partner work requiring them to push one another.

    • DATE: SUNDAY MAY 22ND
    • TIME: 3PM to 5PM (2 HOURS)
    • $70.00 PER PERSON
    • PREREQUISITE: SEE DESCRIPTION
    • 10% OFF FOR SDCC MONTHLY MEMBERS
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    CHARLETTE

  • INTRO TO BODY PERCUSSION with Nicolas Jelmoni

    Sunday May 22 4pm to 6pm

    INTRO TO BODY PERCUSSION
    with
    Nicolas Jelmoni

     

    Born and raised in Monaco, Nicolas grew up doing gymnastics and diving. Always passionate about circus, performing and being on stage, he joined the San Francisco Circus Center for two years before moving to Montreal at the National Circus School where he met Charlotte and graduated in 2014.

    • 2014 graduates of Montreal’s National Circus School (École nationale de cirque)
    • Winner of the Casino Theater Winterthur Award
    • PIPPIN・Music Box Theater – Broadway & First National Tour
    • CIRKOPOLIS・Cirque Éloize・France & UK Tour
    • FIBONACCI PROJECT・7 Fingers・Marrakech, Morocco
    • Silver Prize at New Generation Circus Festival・Monaco, Monte-Carlo

     

    Come and learn the joy and accomplishment of creating sounds with your body. This introduction will help you get a better understanding of music and rhythms, how to follow, contrast or add to sound or song. You will learn skills for developing ideas and themes around a choreography and how to build on these ideas into a solo, duo or group piece.

    • DATE: SUNDAY MAY 22ND
    • TIME: 4PM to 6PM (2 HOURS)
    • PRICE:$70.00 PER PERSON
    • READY TO LEARN
    • 10% OFF FOR SDCC MONTHLY MEMBERS
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    NICOLAS

  • CYR WHEEL “TEACHER TRAINING” – with Sam Tribble

    APRIL 29,30 & MAY 1

     

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    TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

     

    We are very excited to have SAM TRIBBLE return to San Diego Circus Center with his teacher training course. An opportunity that should not be missed.

     

    Progressive Axis Training™ is a systematic approach to learning and teaching the performance art of Cyr wheel.

     

    The PAT technique™ was developed by former elite gymnast and performing Cyr artist Sam Tribble. Sam unanimously became the 1st USA Worlds Team Coach for Cyr as his company members both male and female, dominated the worlds team spots in 2013 and 2015.

     

    Progressive Axis Training™ is a unique and effective teaching model that keeps basic health and fitness at it’s root by developing balance and symmetry at the onset of learning. PAT technique is unique in several ways. First it systematically introduces starting positions which are gateways to learning higher level skills. Second it integrates a comprehensive set of wheel manipulations cohesively throughout each session. Third it identifies center of balance in a “home” position, then defines both long and short axis of the two types of basic steps and continues to implement this methodology to advance skills. By identifying these reference points athletes learn to seamlessly accomplish whole movements in days or even hours which at one point was expected to take months and years. Fourth PAT technique is rooted in the laws of physics which dictate bodies in motion, angular momentum, centripetal energy, centrifugal force and conservation of energy. It integrates physics and biomechanics to help guide our natural tendencies towards successful movements.

    • DATE: Friday April 29th  to May 1st
    • TIME: Starts Friday at 5pm to Sunday at 5 (15 HOURS)
    • PRICE: $450.00
    • Prerequisites: Ready to learn 
    • Discounts: 15% discount for SDCC members
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    Sam is a former collegiate, All American gymnast. He has been inducted into Sacramento’s Hall Of Fame for outstanding athletes. Sam currently trains Junior Olympic athletes and participates in the Professional Development Program for USA Gymnastics. Sam is the US Worlds team coach for the sport of Cyr Wheel and has created the Progressive Axis Training (PAT)tm technique for teaching skill progression for the art of Roue Cyr. He is certified through the IRV as a technical judge and is on the board of USA Wheel Gymnastics as a technical advisor.

     

    Sam coaches athletes of all ages for bodyweight training, alternative fitness and several art forms. Athletes have come as far as Russia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, France and all across the US to seek his hands on training and personal advice. Sam is a firm believer in Sports Mental Training and is a certified hypnotherapist.

     

    Sam continues to travel internationally to perform the art of Roue Cyr, in addition to hosting workshops and intensive around the country.

     

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    Cyr Wheel Circus Center

     

  • AERIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT – with Joseph Pinzon

    1/24/16 SUNDAY 11:00 to 12:30

    Aerial Research and Development (with Joseph Pinzon)

     

    Designed for intermediate and advanced level aerialists, this workshop explores movement and fluidity in the process of creating new work. We will expand upon and deconstruct already established technique to develop sequences and transitions. Patterns and structures of acts will also be examined to discover how they function in the context of artistic goals and aesthetics.

     

    • DATE: SUN. Jan. 24
    • TIME: SUNDAY 11:00 to 12:30
    • PRICE: $70.00
    • Prerequisites: intermediate and advanced level aerialists 
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    Joe
     

    With over 10 years in the industry, Joseph Pinzon has developed a refined sense of movement and technique in the air. From graduating from the National Circus School in Montréal and having worked for Cirque Éloize, Chamäleon Productions, Compania Finzi Pasca, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, and Cirque du Soleil, he has gained valuable knowledge of different performance genres. He served as the Artistic Director for four shows created for the MS Europa 2, the #1 ranked luxury cruise liner in the world, for 2 years. He has recently founded a new company called Short Round Productions, which will be premiering its first show in June 2016.

     

    FOR PRIVATES PLEASE CONTACT JEAN-LUC: INFO@SANDIEGOCIRCUSCENTER.ORG

  • SILKS WORKSHOP – with Joseph Pinzon

    1/23/16 - SATURDAY 3:30 to 5:00

    Silks Workshop (with Joseph Pinzon)

     

    This workshop for intermediate and advanced silks students will demonstrate ways to perform techniques efficiently for routines. We will review common techniques and
    explore methods for individualization. Research into the different functionality of the apparatus (together, separate, spread) will be examined, as well as starting points for
    creating new sequences and drops. Students with acts and sequences will be encouraged to demonstrate their work for collective artistic brainstorming.

     

    • DATE: SAT. Jan. 23
    • TIME: SATURDAY 3:30 to 5:00
    • PRICE: $55.00
    • Prerequisites: intermediate and advanced silks students
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    Joe

     

    With over 10 years in the industry, Joseph Pinzon has developed a refined sense of movement and technique in the air. From graduating from the National Circus School in Montréal and having worked for Cirque Éloize, Chamäleon Productions, Compania Finzi Pasca, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, and Cirque du Soleil, he has gained valuable knowledge of different performance genres. He served as the Artistic Director for four shows created for the MS Europa 2, the #1 ranked luxury cruise liner in the world, for 2 years. He has recently founded a new company called Short Round Productions, which will be premiering its first show in June 2016.

     

    FOR PRIVATES PLEASE CONTACT JEAN-LUC: INFO@SANDIEGOCIRCUSCENTER.ORG

  • STATIC TRAPEZE WORKSHOP – with Joseph Pinzon

    1/23/16 - SATURDAY 1:30 to 3:00

    Static Trapeze Workshop (with Joseph Pinzon)

     

    This 1.5 hour workshop will review and cleanup established technique, as well as go over alternative methods for executing moves for more efficient performance. New and more advanced techniques, such as release moves, will be introduced. Time will also be spent combining moves for sequences and exploring innovative choreographic movements to help transition between tricks.

     

    • DATE: SAT. Jan. 23
    • TIME: SATURDAY 1:30 to 3:00
    • PRICE: $55.00
    • Prerequisites: intermediate to advanced
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    With over 10 years in the industry, Joseph Pinzon has developed a refined sense of movement and technique in the air. From graduating from the National Circus School in Montréal and having worked for Cirque Éloize, Chamäleon Productions, Compania Finzi Pasca, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, and Cirque du Soleil, he has gained valuable knowledge of different performance genres. He served as the Artistic Director for four shows created for the MS Europa 2, the #1 ranked luxury cruise liner in the world, for 2 years. He has recently founded a new company called Short Round Productions, which will be premiering its first show in June 2016.

     

    FOR PRIVATES PLEASE CONTACT JEAN-LUC: INFO@SANDIEGOCIRCUSCENTER.ORG

  • DANCE TRAPEZE WORKSHOP – with Joseph Pinzon

    1/23/16 - SATURDAY 11:00 to 12:30

    Dance Trapeze Workshop (with Joseph Pinzon)

    This 1.5 hour workshop introduces students to this single-point discipline. We will explore which static trapeze techniques are applicable to this similar apparatus, and uncover how to make the ones that function differently work in a practical way. Single-point movements, such as spinning, swinging, and orbiting will be reviewed. Some time will be reserved to create sequences that the students can continue to develop individually after the workshop.

    • DATE: SAT. Jan. 23
    • TIME: SATURDAY 11:00 to 12:30
    • PRICE: $55.00
    • Prerequisites: intermediate to advanced
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    With over 10 years in the industry, Joseph Pinzon has developed a refined sense of movement and technique in the air. From graduating from the National Circus School in Montréal and having worked for Cirque Éloize, Chamäleon Productions, Compania Finzi Pasca, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, and Cirque du Soleil, he has gained valuable knowledge of different performance genres. He served as the Artistic Director for four shows created for the MS Europa 2, the #1 ranked luxury cruise liner in the world, for 2 years. He has recently founded a new company called Short Round Productions, which will be premiering its first show in June 2016.

     

    FOR PRIVATES PLEASE CONTACT JEAN-LUC: INFO@SANDIEGOCIRCUSCENTER.ORG

  • HAND TO HAND WORKSHOP

    with Jean-Luc, Dane, Caitlin, Matt and Elizabeth 1/4/16

    The San Diego Circus Center presents a hand-to-hand and partner acrobatics workshop for pairs looking to learn new skills, perfect the skills they already have, and develop a strong training regimen for continued growth.

    • DATE: Monday, January 4, 2016 
    • TIME: 10:00am – 4:30pm (1 hour break for lunch)
    • PRICE: $150.00
    • Prerequisites: must have partner
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    The workshop will begin with 1 hour dedicated to drills to help flyers and bases prepare for their roles. The flyer and bases will split into separate groups to discuss proper techniques and work through exercises specifically designed for their respective parts. Then the groups will come together and each pair will be evaluated and assigned to one of the following groupings: beginner, intermediate, advanced. Instructors will guide the pairs in each group and provide technical advice to help each pair perfect their tricks. Instructors will also teach new skills within each ability level. Students will walk away with a stronger understanding of the training system for hand-to-hand style acrobatics in order to further advance their abilities.

    Hand to Hand

     

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    Instructor Bios

    Jean-Luc Martin
    Jean-Luc is the founder and owner of San Diego Circus Center. He attended the National Circus School in Montreal, Canada with a focus on Handstands, Hand to Hand, and Aerial Cradle. He performed with Circus Knie in Switzerland for one tour and the Pickle Family Circus for two tours. He also performed in Cirque du Soleil’s Le Cirque Reinvente and, as an original performer, in Alegria. While in Alegria Jean-Luc had several roles: Russian Bar, Fast Track, and the lead Character “Ugly Old Bird”. Jean-Luc’s primary teachers were Master Lu Yi (Handstands, Hand to Hand), Sasha Moiseev (Russian Bar and Acrobatics) and Boris Verkhovsky (Russian Bar and Acrobatics). Jean-Luc has also trained and performed handstands on Chairs, Teeterboard and Banquine.

     

    Dane Heimann and Caitlin Cook
    Caitlin comes from a background of competitive gymnastics. Dane is a strong base from his interest in physical fitness. Together, Dane and Caitlin have been training for 2 years at a high level of instruction and dedication. They have developed the foundation to excel with more advanced movements and are excited to share this with the community.

     

    Matt Fields-Johnson and Elizabeth Overton
    Matt and Liz graduated the Acro Revolution Teacher Training in 2014. They are also on the assistant teaching team for Aaron Lind’s LIFT School of Acrobatics. They studied the Dutch style of partner acrobatics at Pitch Catch Circus and are currently travelling the country teaching. Matt and Liz have been training under the guidance of Jean-Luc and have a strong sense of how to foster a healthy acrobatic partnership.

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  • DANIEL CYR – Cyr Wheel (Beginner)

    Cyr Wheel (Beginner) - NOV 20, 21 & 22

    Cyr Wheel with Daniel Cyr (Beginner) “The creator of the Cyr Wheel”

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    Students will spend time learning basic wheel manipulation for safety with the focus of finding control and predictability of their apparatus. Students will also have the opportunity to spend time in and out of the wheel learning basic techniques for “spinning” inside the wheel. An emphasis will be placed on learning various techniques for initiating the “waltz.” Creative movement and individual styles of expression with the Cyr wheel will also be explored.

    • DATE: Fri. Nov. 20, Sat. Nov 21 and Sun. Nov 22 
    • TIME: FRIDAY 5:00 to 6:30
    • TIME: SATURDAY 10:45 to 12:15
    • TIME: SUNDAY 10:45 to 12:15
    • PRICE: $140.00
    • Prerequisites: come to explore
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    Daniel Cyr was born in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, and graduated from the National Circus School in Montreal, Canada. Daniel became a master at the Free Ladder, and performed his act in the Big Apple Circus’s show Luminocity. He also performed in Cirque du Soleil’s Le Cirque Reinvente from 1988 to 1991. Cyr is the owner and co-founder of Cirque Eloize, created in 1993, and was head of research and development for the company’s acrobatic devices and apparatus design. Cyr is attributed the invention of the Cyr Wheel after performing Cyr Wheel in Cirque Eloize’s Excentricus. However, it was not until 2003 at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris that the apparatus became popular after Cyr won the Silver Medal with his act. In 2015, Cyr was a judge for the Festival Mondial. He is currently an on-call instructor at the National Circus School in Montreal.

  • DANIEL CYR – Cyr Wheel (Intermediate/Advanced)

    Cyr Wheel (Intermediate/Advanced) - NOV 21 & 22

    Daniel Cyr and Cyr Wheel (Intermediate/Advanced) “The creator of the CYR WHEEL”

    Daniel-Cyr

    Students who have proficient control of the waltz will learn tools for mastering more advanced skills such as spirals, one legged coin spin, hangs, and jump to support. Advanced students will also be able to spend time working specific areas of their interest.

    • DATE: Saturday Nov 21 and Sunday Nov 22 
    • TIME: SATURDAY 1:00 to 2:30
    • TIME: SUNDAY 1:00 to 2:30
    • PRICE: $105.00
    • Prerequisites: Read above description
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    Daniel Cyr was born in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, and graduated from the National Circus School in Montreal, Canada. Daniel became a master at the Free Ladder, and performed his act in the Big Apple Circus’s show Luminocity. He also performed in Cirque du Soleil’s Le Cirque Reinvente from 1988 to 1991. Cyr is the owner and co-founder of Cirque Eloize, created in 1993, and was head of research and development for the company’s acrobatic devices and apparatus design. Cyr is attributed the invention of the Cyr Wheel after performing Cyr Wheel in Cirque Eloize’s Excentricus. However, it was not until 2003 at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris that the apparatus became popular after Cyr won the Silver Medal with his act. In 2015, Cyr was a judge for the Festival Mondial. He is currently an on-call instructor at the National Circus School in Montreal.

  • DANIEL CYR – Free Standing Ladder

    Free Standing Ladder - Nov. 20 and Nov. 21

    Free Standing Ladder with Daniel Cyr

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    The free standing ladder is an apparatus where the performer climbs up and down the ladder and does various tricks on top and between the rungs all while balancing the ladder on its only 2 legs. Learn how to balance on the ladder from the man considered the world’s master at the apparatus, Daniel Cyr! This course will be tailored to the ability levels of the students.

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    • DATE: Friday Nov. 20 and Saturday Nov. 21 
    • TIME: FRIDAY 6:15 p.m. to 7:15
    • TIME: SATURDAY 9:30 a.m. to 10:30
    • PRICE: 90.00
    • Prerequisites: Ready to explore
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    Daniel Cyr was born in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, and graduated from the National Circus School in Montreal, Canada. Daniel became a master at the Free Ladder, and performed his act in the Big Apple Circus’s show Luminocity. He also performed in Cirque du Soleil’s Le Cirque Reinvente from 1988 to 1991. Cyr is the owner and co-founder of Cirque Eloize, created in 1993, and was head of research and development for the company’s acrobatic devices and apparatus design. Cyr is attributed the invention of the Cyr Wheel after performing Cyr Wheel in Cirque Eloize’s Excentricus. However, it was not until 2003 at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris that the apparatus became popular after Cyr won the Silver Medal with his act. In 2015, Cyr was a judge for the Festival Mondial. He is currently an on-call instructor at the National Circus School in Montreal.

     

  • DANIEL CYR – Economics of Circus

    Economics of Circus - Nov. 21 - 5:30 to 7pm

    Economics of Circus with Daniel Cyr

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    So you want to be professional? This class is an opportunity to hear about the experiences of someone who started as a student in circus school and went on to become the creator of a successful touring circus group, inventor of a popular circus apparatus, and judge in the most prestigious circus festival. Hear about Daniel Cyr’s experiences, the ups and downs, from the man himself!

    • DATE: Saturday Nov. 21, 2015 
    • TIME: 5:30 to 7:00
    • PRICE: 25.00
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    Some topics that might be covered:
    What do circus companies look for when hiring performers and acts?
    What are typical contract salary rates?
    What was it like to be the owner and creator of Cirque Eloize?
    What was is like to direct, hire, and train performers?
    This is an amazing opportunity that the San Diego Circus Center is offering to help students to develop their goals.

    Class will include a Q & A session with Daniel Cyr.

     

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    Daniel Cyr was born in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, and graduated from the National Circus School in Montreal, Canada. Daniel became a master at the Free Ladder, and performed his act in the Big Apple Circus’s show Luminocity. He also performed in Cirque du Soleil’s Le Cirque Reinvente from 1988 to 1991. Cyr is the owner and co-founder of Cirque Eloize, created in 1993, and was head of research and development for the company’s acrobatic devices and apparatus design. Cyr is attributed the invention of the Cyr Wheel after performing Cyr Wheel in Cirque Eloize’s Excentricus. However, it was not until 2003 at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris that the apparatus became popular after Cyr won the Silver Medal with his act. In 2015, Cyr was a judge for the Festival Mondial. He is currently an on-call instructor at the National Circus School in Montreal.

  • INTRO TO ICARIAN GAMES

    Sept. 12th to October 3rd (Four 2 hour classes)

    Intro to Icarian Games with Matt Fields-Johnson and Liz Overton

    • DATES: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3
    • CLASS LENGTH: 2 hours each class (normally 1.5 hours – introductory course offering)
    • CLASS TIME: Saturdays @ 10an to 12/noon
    • CLASS SIZE: limited space
    • REQUIREMENT:partner recommended but not required
    • COST: $140.00
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    Join Matt Fields-Johnson and Liz Overton for a FOUR WEEK series of Dutch-style Icarian Games at the San Diego Circus Center. In the Dutch style, props are not used and the base uses their hands and feet to toss the flyer. Specific spotting techniques, calibrations, and progressions will be used in every class so that each partnership safely progresses toward more challenging skills. Small class sizes will ensure focused attention from Matt and Liz so groups can moves efficiently through the progressions.

     

    We will train transitions including front plank to chair, reverse star to chair, 180 pop from chair to reverse chair, and more once we get to know the class.

    Partnerships with a higher skill level will be presented with more challenging material.

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    Icarian games are a really fun way to add a dynamic element to your partner acrobatic practice.  Matt and Liz look forward to sharing their skills!

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  • CYR WHEEL WITH SAM TRIBBLE

    Saturday, September 19th (Youth & Adult Classes)

    CYR WHEEL WITH SAM TRIBBLE

     

    CYR WHEEL WORKSHOPS – Beginner & Advanced WORKSHOPS & PRIVATES

     

    Sam Tribble

     

    We are very excited to have SAM TRIBBLE return to San Diego Circus Center. This workshop will be the beginning of many because Sam will continue to assist SDCC in build our Cyr Wheel program and his Progressive Axis Training (PAT) technique. With the purchase of a few wheels we will have enough sizes for everyone!

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    Sam is a former collegiate, All American gymnast. He has been inducted into Sacramento’s Hall Of Fame for outstanding athletes. Sam currently trains Junior Olympic athletes and participates in the Professional Development Program for USA Gymnastics. Sam is the US Worlds team coach for the sport of Cyr Wheel and has created the Progressive Axis Training (PAT)tm technique for teaching skill progression for the art of Roue Cyr. He is certified through the IRV as a technical judge and is on the board of USA Wheel Gymnastics as a technical advisor.

     

    Sam coaches athletes of all ages for bodyweight training, alternative fitness and several art forms. Athletes have come as far as Russia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, France and all across the US to seek his hands on training and personal advice. Sam is a firm believer in Sports Mental Training and is a certified hypnotherapist.

     

    Sam continues to travel internationally to perform the art of Roue Cyr, in addition to hosting workshops and intensive around the country.

     

    Each session will begin with a 10 minute basic warm up incorporating stretches and body movement that will facilitate learning. Progressive Axis Training (PAT) technique will be explained and students will learn how to manipulate the Wheel in all three plans of movement in addition to understanding how to perpetuate momentum in the apparatus. Students will also be taught progression and safety considerations for the art of Roue Cyr.

     

    BEGINNER to INTERMEDIATE CYR WHEEL

     

    After the initial warm-up, students will spend 20 minutes learning basic wheel manipulation for safety with the focus of finding control and predictability of their apparatus. The remainder of the class will be spent in and out of the wheel learning two basic techniques for “spinning” inside the wheel. An emphasis will be placed on learning various techniques for initiating the “waltz.” Creative movement and individual styles of expression with the Cyr wheel will also be explored.

    • DATE: Saturday September 19th 
    • TIME: 10am to 12/noon
    • PRICE: 90.00
    • Prerequisites: Ready to explore
    • Click on register-onlineand go to date/time

    INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED CYR WHEEL

     

    Students who have proficient control of the waltz will learn tools for mastering more advanced skills such as spirals, one legged coin spin, hangs, and jump to support. Advance students will also be able to spend time working specific areas of their interest.

    • DATE: Saturday September 19th
    • TIME:  (3:30PM TO 5:30PM)
    • PRICE: 90.00
    • Prerequisites: proficient control of the waltz
    • Click on register-online and go to date/time

    Youth Cyr Wheel Class

    CYR WHEEL (YOUTH ONLY)

    Sam has trained many young students and is looking forward to working with our youth from ages 8 to 17). After the initial warm-up, students will spend 20 minutes learning basic wheel manipulation for safety with the focus of finding control and predictability of their apparatus. The remainder of the class will be spent in and out of the wheel learning two basic techniques for “spinning” inside the wheel. An emphasis will be placed on learning various techniques for initiating the “waltz.” Creative movement and individual styles of expression with the Cyr wheel will also be explored.

    • DATE: Saturday September 19th
    • TIME:  (12:00PM TO 1:30PM)
    • PRICE: 40.00
    • Prerequisites:Ready to discover
    • Click on register-online and go to date/time

    PRIVATE LESSONS

     

    For private lessons with Sam please contact:
    – Jean-Luc Martin (JL@SanDiegoCircusCenter.org)

    Available days for privates:

    • Saturday September 19th 5:45 to 6:45
    • Friday September 18th 7:30 to 8:30
    • to be announced booked

    Cyr Wheel

    Cyr Wheel Circus Center

  • STRAPS with Kylee Moats – Skills/Technique

    Sept 24th to Nov. 19th (Thursdays 6 to 7:30)

    Aerial Straps Workshop:
    Skills/Technique

     

    Class amount: 8 Classes

    Class time: 1 1/2 hour per class
    Cost: $280 (DISCOUNT: members Level 3 and above get 20% off – ONLY ONE DISCOUNT CAN BE USED)
    Time/Day: Every Thursday from 6 to 7:30pm
    Dates: Starts Sept 24th to Nov. 19th (No class on 10/15)

     

    If you are interested in participating in this course but will not be available for all the days listed please contact Jean-Luc Martin

    Kylee Moats graduated from École nationale de cirque and performs with Cirque du Soleil (AMALUNA)

     

    In this workshop course Kylee teaches and breaks down straps skills into a progression that enables the beginner to embrace their skills & aid in making their goals more obtainable and achievable. The program allows the advanced student to find stability, efficiency & longevity to further advance in perfecting their craft in straps skills development. An emphasis will be put on fluidity of movement, strengthening of the shoulders and most importantly injury prevention.

    Additional skills such as roll ups, flag variations and artistic movements will be explored.

     

    BOOK YOUR COURSE!
    register-online

     

    Kylee Moats, Aerial Straps Artist, currently on maternity/parental leave from Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna touring show. Millions of spectators have seen her in Wintuk, Madison Square Gardens. Les Nouveaux Cavaliers; Saka, Tokyo Disney Sea, Walt Disney World. Special Events include: Cirque du Soleil, One Drop, Cirque Eloize, Prodigium. Special interest group: Cirque du Monde.

  • STRAPS with Kylee Moats – Counseling/Creative Movement

    Sept 24th to Nov. 19th (Thursdays 7:30 to 8:30)

    Aerial Straps Workshop:
    Artistic Counseling/Creative Movement

     

    Class amount: 8 Classes

    Class time: 1 hour per class
    Cost: $240 (DISCOUNT members Level 3 and above get 20% off – ONLY ONE DISCOUNT CAN APPLY)
    TTime/Day: Every Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30pm
    Dates: Starts Sept 24th to Nov. 19th (No class on 10/15)

     

    If you are interested in participating in this course but will not be available for all the days listed please contact Jean-Luc Martin

    Kylee Moats graduated from École nationale de cirque and performs with Cirque du Soleil (AMALUNA)

     

    Students will explore how to move creatively in the straps. How to stay inspired, link skills together, transfer weight for fluidity of movement. We will answer questions such as: What are the building blocks to creating an act? How can we maintain a balance between strength and flexibility? What is it like to have a career in circus?

     

    BOOK YOUR COURSE!
    register-online

     

    Kylee Moats, Aerial Straps Artist, currently on maternity/parental leave from Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna touring show. Millions of spectators have seen her in Wintuk, Madison Square Gardens. Les Nouveaux Cavaliers; Saka, Tokyo Disney Sea, Walt Disney World. Special Events include: Cirque du Soleil, One Drop, Cirque Eloize, Prodigium. Special interest group: Cirque du Monde.