Cirque / Acrobatics

In the cirque acrobatics conservatory, students learn how to engage in acrobatic performance arts including ground arts, gymnastics, karate, and aerial acrobatics. Cirque acrobatics is the fastest growing professional performance art worldwide with very limited access to training. Students of Encore gain training from worldwide professionals and trainers in areas specific to the Cirque Acrobatic world.

PREMASTER CIRQUE ARTIST – A Premaster cirque artist is enrolled in, assessed, and has taken courses at Level 4 at Encore for a minimum of 1 year. A Premaster would be the equivalent of a level 5 cirque artist and must be at least grade 10. As a Pre-master cirque artist, students are required to TA in a Level 2 or lower class in cirque acrobatics and will be given a semester project to complete involving choreography and class lesson plans. Usually a Premaster will be re-sponsible for creating a class piece for the cirque class they TA in.

MASTER CIRQUE ARTIST – A Master cirque artist is enrolled in, assessed, has taken courses at Level 4 at Encore for a minimum of 2 years, and has completed the Premaster cirque artist program from Encore. A Master would be the equivalent of a level 6 cirque artist and must be at least grade 10. As a Master cirque artist, students are required to TA in a Level 3 or lower class in cirque acrobatics and will have juried assessments and a semester project involving conditioning, production, and direction. Master cirque artists are responsible for creating a professional portfolio and web site for the promotion of their personal cirque acrobatics career.

CIRQUE ACROBATICS CONSERVATORY REQUIREMENTS

  • All cirque artists are required to take a conditioning class every year.
  • All cirque artists are required to turn in a sports physical and release of liability form by August 1 of the current school year or will not be allowed to participate in the conservatory.
  • All cirque arcrobatic conservatory students will purchase their own juggling and balance equipment.
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Circus Arts 1 Circus Arts 2 Circus Arts 3 Circus Act
Development
Dance Technique Tumbling Tumbling Cirque
Choreography
Conditioning Ground Arts 1 Ground Arts 2 Advanced
Conditioning
Acting 1
Ballet 1
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Kevin Cannon – Hesperia
kcannon@encorehighschool.com

Tyler Santa-Cruz – Riverside
tsantacruz@encorehighschool.com

Windi Carrel – Hesperia and Riverside
wcarrel@encorehighschool.com

 

Coach Hamm –
7th-12th grade Physical Fitness instructor Charles Hamm enjoys fitness and implementing it into his everyday life.  He has worked as a personal trainer and has eight years instructor experience in Physical Education. Coach Hamm enjoys teaching students the basic skills needed for fitness while letting the students open their minds and come up with creative and different ways to reach their fitness goals. “Fitness and teaching is what I enjoy but, watching and helping students learn, and become self sufficient in reaching their goals gives me the most satisfaction.”-Coach Hamm