If you’re looking to enroll your little one(s) in something totally different, look no further!
South Mississauga has it’s very own Cirque Centre run by three amazing sisters that have a passion for performing, and want to share it with the world. Featured below from left to right: Julie Danaylov, Elisa Kovacic & Samantha McDonald.
This incredible school goes outside the boundaries of the typical ballet and gymnastics. Welcome to A2D2 Cirque Centre where they are committed to quality teaching that is safe, fun and inspiring! They offer training for kids, teens, and adults at every level. Whether you want to do circus as an extra-curricular activity, or train to be part of their professional team, Cirque Centre is for you.
They have a variety of programs including aerial hoop, silks & trapeze, acrobatics, ground creations, and strength & stretch. They also provide professional-level workshops in a variety of circus disciplines. For your little ones, check out their Kinder Cirque program (ages 4-6), Kidz Areal (ages 7-12), or one of their Acro or Dance programs. It’s also an incredible place to book your child’s next birthday party for ages 4 and up!
On top of classes, they also provide entertainment for special events, weddings and corporate functions. With a commitment to raising industry standards, A2D2’s high-end service leaves clients in awe time and time again. A2D2 services include high flying aerial acts, breathtaking floor shows, Juno-Award winning musical entertainment, laugh-out-loud dinner theatre shows as well as full-length productions.
Here’s a little bit about the founders, in their own words!
Q: How did you get started in Circus?
“When we were in our early teens our next-door neighbor invited our entire family to his 50th birthday party, downtown at Harbourfront Centre. At this party they had a large flying trapeze rig set up where each of us were allowed to go up twice to try this thrilling circus apparatus. Since most of the guests were too scared to try we took advantage of this opportunity and spent the entire afternoon flying back and forth and learning the art of circus. This was the beginning of our circus addiction – the DeAngelis sisters were officially hooked! With a strong background in dance, circus soon became a new and renewed passion for us and something we decided to pursue seriously throughout our teenage years”.
Q: What do you love most about what you do, and why?
“We love the circus arts because it challenges both your physical and mental strength. It teaches you how to have perseverance in everything that you do. It takes time, patience and strength which helps us break barriers when it comes to our self-made limiting beliefs. Our mission at our school is to provide a fun, safe and inspiring school environment for all of our students to learn the circus arts. Our mission for our professional troupe is to provide working opportunities to help these world-class athletes build a sustainable career in the arts. Both mission statements have inspired us daily for the past decade!”
Here are a few pictures of their performers in action, and you can check out their website here for more info on this local gem.
Follow them on Instagram: @a2d2_cirquecentre or Facebook: @A2D2CirqueCentre
1095 Strathy Ave., Unit 20, Mississauga.u