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Pedagogical programmes: BIC (Teacher in the Circus Arts)

During the the BIC training course you learn you how to teach the basic skills of circus arts (acro, balance, aerial acrobatics, juggling, theatre) to children, young people and adults. By using the circus method, you will learn how to set fine and gross motor skill goals, creative goals and social goals in a safe environment.

And after that?
After the training course you will be able to master a number of basic techniques and you’ll be able to teach them to children, young people and adults. Being a circus teacher is not  the same as being an artist. The pedagogical aspect is central is this training. You can give circus sessions to all kinds of target groups. You will also receive the certificate ‘Teacher in the Circus Arts’.

° You are at least 18 years old
°  You work actively with children and/or young people: in youth work, as a sports teacher, educator, movement therapist, …
° Experience in circus is not required, but you are motivated to learn circus techniques.

° The total duration of the BIC course is 20 days. You are supposed to follow the whole cycle. The entire course consists of a ten-day course in Leuven (at Cirkus in Beweging) during the summer holidays and five follow-up weekends throughout the school year.
° The participation fee is 560 euro
° For more info, mail karen@circusplaneet.be

Pedagogical programmes: Animator training course

Circuscentrum organises an annual circus-youth animator course in collaboration with Mooss vzw. This course is intended for 16 and 17-year-olds who are active in a circus atelier and who want to give circus lessons to children and young people.

It is an official training course ‘animator in youth work’, adapted to the supervision of activities in a circus workshop. This means that, if you do an internship for at least 60 hours, you can also obtain the recognised certificate of ‘animator in youth work’. This allows you to work in different places: sports courses, playground activities, holiday camps, …

The training course content
Assisting in a safe and pedagogically responsible way in learning the different circus techniques.
How to deal easily with children and young people; standing in front of a group and giving a clear explanation; organising and supervising activities; inspiring and stimulating.
Mooss vzw guarantees active art education and has a lot of experience with animator courses.

° This annual course is held during the Spring holiday (krokusvakantie)
° Location: Dommelhof, Neerpelt
° The course costs 190 euros (accommodation and food included)
° With the certificate you receive, you can get half or more of the money back from the youth service in your municipality (just ask your municipality in advance).

>> For more info/registrations, mail to karen@circusplaneet.be