For a swinging good time in Lockport, follow the music to Onstage.
Move, groove, and shake it at one of Onstage's top-notch dance classes.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Clowns juggle balls, trained poodles assemble into a line, and aerial gymnasts soar on the trapeze—and that’s all before the bride cuts the cake. Wonderful World of Circus’s artists unfurl high-flying spectacles at weddings, as well as at birthday parties and corporate events. From acrobats to tightrope walkers, their local and international performers showcase feats of derring-do at both private events and shows for the public, which combine acrobatics and dance to tell stories.
Extending a hand through the fourth wall, Wonderful World of Circus brings kids and adults into the circus to learn these skills for themselves. Trapeze bars, silks, and rings hang down from the training centre's walls. Here, colourful mats and padded floors cushion students as professional circus performers guide them through moves like flipping through the air. Back on the ground, instructors teach other skills such as break dancing and juggling. Aside from its standard classes, Wonderful World of Circus also hosts birthday parties, children's camps, and school field trips.
Signature service: Short Films Made by Kids
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: Black's Prints, Sony, Nikon
Pro Tip: Wear socks [and] comfortable clothes
Q&A with Ekaterina Ionova, Program Director
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Children work on film projects on both sides of camera, [and] our instructors guide them through from paper to screen.
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
Wear socks. All visitors [are] required to remove their shoes before entering the studio
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
We help children to create their stories through film, teaching them to use all available tools and resources. During Filmmaking Birthday parties, kids can create [a] meaningful and unique movie they can keep forever.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
In our movies children "speak from their hearts." Their movies are violence-free, kind and pure. Every year we submit some of our students' films to TIFF KIDS: Jump Cuts, [a] film festival for kids. Four years in a row their movies have been selected as finalists for Jump Cuts' Young Film Makers Showcase. This year one of our finalist's film was selected at
the TVO Kids' Choice Award Competition.
Recognized as a private career college by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, the Toronto Academy of Acting trains students of all ages in the art of film acting and production. In addition to part-time programs for adults, teens, and children, the academy features an intensive 360-hour on-camera training diploma program designed to immerse students in the world of acting. The school itself boasts connections to major film and television projects all across Canada, giving its alumni valuable real-world connections.
The Toronto Academy of Acting prioritizes behind-the-camera careers as well. Its 500-hour film- and television-production program leaves students with a DVD portfolio of edited music videos, documentary and narrative short films, and TV commercials that find creative ways to ask customers for 25 easy payments of $9.99.
The instructors at Freedom School of the Arts don’t teach theatrical dogma. Instead of constraining their pupils with “must do” techniques, they encourage students to explore their own process and discover on-stage confidence through a constantly changing curriculum. The school’s acting and improv classes cover basic performance skills that ease self-doubts as well as read-through, blocking, and agreement techniques that help them feel comfortable in any situation, from shows to auditions to parent-teacher conferences. Not just for adults, the school hosts youth acting classes that help kids explore their imagination and creativity.
You'll be soaking up new moves left and right when you stop by Hamilton's Freedom Studios Cac.
Freedom Studios Cac offers so many different dance classes, it will be hard to choose just one.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.