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List of Ottawa Jams (last updated  June 7th, 2017)

Jams are community events to promote practice and sharing in the movement arts. Bring your hoop, your poi, or your juggling gear and your fire props (for outdoors jams) and come play or just hang out with us for these community meets in great practice space or out in beautiful parks. Open to all and free (or small fee to cover the space rental). These are not classes though, you are still encouraged to sign for some classes, beginners to learn technique and flow to get you started, intermedaiate-advance practictionner to learn more skills and refinment.

All are welcome. Come out and play. Here are some of the jams happening in Ottawa:

Spring and summer 2017 jams and open practice

Circus Jams at the Ottawa Circus School

In the month of June we will offer Jams/ Open Practice sessions at the Ottawa Circus School. More details on the scehdule at www.ottawacircusschool.com

Circus Jams at Ottawa City Hall

Every Tuesday in July and August 2016 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm at City Hall on Laurier Avenue, Ottawa
Bring your own equipment and come to this community practice
Fire arts are allowed
Free, but must sign waiver on arrival
Facilitator: Sophie 

Jugglers Jams and Hoop Jams in Hull, Québec

Finished for the season but will resume in September. Every Wednesday at Ecole Secondaire de l'Ile in Hull 7-9:30 pm . Begins Septembre 16th $4 Open to all circus and flow arts especially jugglgin and unicycling. Facilitator: Jean-Guy

Hoop Jams in Westboro, Ottawa, Ontario (starts again in the fall)

September to June. By-weekly on every other Friday at Dovercourt Community Center. Free and open to all flow arts. Check in with Dovercourt to find out which alternate friday they are up to. Facilitator: Trish


So many ways to participate in the circus community of Ottawa!

Do you like what we’re doing here at Mini Cirque? Would you like us to take it to the next level? Below is a list of the ways you (yes, YOU) can be part of these exciting projects and future plans. (And most of them are FREE!)

Link to us

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Subscribe to our mailing list

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we can tell you about the exciting projects that are going on, which will make it much easier for us to do all these exciting projects. If you are already subscribed to the newsletter, make sure minicirque.ca isn't getting sucked into your spam filters. See the join box below the menu.

Spread the Word about Mini Cirque and the Ottawa Circus School

Tell everyone you know about the exciting programs or shows you’ve heard about. Forward our news letter to your friend, family and associates. Mini Cirque will hopefully fund our artistic endeavors for a while, and you can help.

Join our team

The Mini Cirque collective and Fire Weavers are always looking for new talent, for creative collaboration, for performance and for teaching.  

Enjoy our YouTube videos

At the botom of each page or on YouTube on the FireWeaverSophie's Youtube channel
FireWeaversSophie's Youtube channel

Also these are from people in the community filming us. Tell us if you find more, and we'll add them to the list.

Fire Weavers at Lumiere Festival
Fire Weavers at Lumiere Festival
2008 Glow Show Demo
Sophie at the 2007 Ottawa International Busker Festival
Mini Cirque Stilt Walkers at the Santa Toy Parade

Just by enjoying videos hosted on youtube or Google Video, you are helping us raise our profile within those communities. For the best results, comment on and tag your favorite photos and videos. Remember to share your favorite content with your friends!

Attend or host a workshop or a performance

We love to travel the world at any opportunity, so book a show, a workshop or a performance by contacting us.

Come to a free community Event

There are many flow jams going on in Ottawa and Gatineau both indoors and outdoors to promote sharing and practice of hooping, poi, jugglging and all that good stuff. Check back soon for an updated schedule or join our 'community events' mailing list or facebook page to receive reminders. See above for latest jam schedule.

Dig into the website

You'll be able to enjoy Mini Cirque in many more ways once you've started digging into the website, especially learn about us, our performances and our classes as well as our future plans.

Mini Cirque is designed to act as an interface between a group of artists (that's us) and the people who like what they're doing (hopefully you). By learning a bit about how Mini Cirque works, you'll enjoy your relationship with us all the more.

Send us money

Donating some actual cash is a very direct and effective way to support us. You can consider it a way to encourage us in our present achievements and future plans and to thank us for all the hard work we’ve contributed to the artistic community and to audiences around the world, or you can do it to be a patron of the arts.

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Do it! Do it! Hit the Paypal button and send us something! Anything! The world will be a more beautiful place and you'll be happy you did it when our future plans take shape!


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