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Piste d’Azur

Regional Center of Circus Arts - PACA

Full member

Founded in 2004 // FEDEC member since 2004

As a PACA Regional Center, Piste d'Azur develops multiple initiatives and activities in order to promote the circus arts in their diversity: amateur practices, artistic and cultural education, resource center, professional training, professional integration, events, festivals, and conventions.

Since 2015, Piste d'Azur and the training centers Arc En Cirque - Chambéry and the CADC Balthazar - Montpellier then the CRAC of Lomme, are grouped within the ProCirk network which delivers a certification of Level 5 "Circus and Movement Artist" registered in the National Directory of Professional Certifications.

With the hallmark of popular education, the educational project is based on the three cornerstones of Autonomy, Responsibility and Encounter. It aims to guide individuals in their personal and professional development whilst helping them become informed citizens engaged in their surroundings.

Piste d’Azur is a member of the French Federation of Circus Schools (FFEC) and the Regional Federation of Circus Schools (FREC Méditerranée).

It is accredited by the FFEC as a leisure practice organisation and a vocational training centre.

Piste d'Azur has been a Common Interest Co-operative Society (Société Coopérative d’Intérêt Collectif) since January 2016 and is proud of its affiliation with the Social and Solidarity Economy movement based on the supremacy of the individual over capital and its deep roots serving a region.

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Curriculum offered

Artistic vocational training:

  • Graduate school preparatory course: Accredited by the Ministry of Culture. Training over 2 years (a total of 2450 hours) whose objective is to prepare for the competitive exams of the circus arts schools.
  • “Circus and Movement Artist” certification: Vocational course in 2 years delivering a level 5 certification recognized by the state (in collaboration with Arc en Cirque, the CADC Balthazar and the CRAC of Lomme).

Both of these artistic training pathways are accessible by selection (application + auditions) for people aged 16 and over.


Entry requirements:

  • be at least 16 years old
  • be physically capable of intensive physical exercise
  • pass the course entry selection process

Candidates fill in an application form and those selected based on their applications will be called for auditions (2 days).

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Disciplines taught

  • Acro dance
  • Aerial acrobatics
  • Aerial cradle - Korean cradle
  • Aerial straps
  • Bascule/Teeterboard
  • Chinese pole
  • Clowning
  • Equilibristics
  • Floor acrobatics
  • German wheel/Cyr wheel
  • Juggling - Object manipulation
  • Rope
  • Silk
  • Slackrope
  • Static trapeze
  • Swinging trapeze - Cloud swing
  • Tightrope
  • Trampoline
  • Unicycle
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Learn more about this member 


  • Director: Florent Fodella
  • Director of Vocational Training and Integration: Patricia Hotzinger-Richard

School year

From September to June.

Teaching language



Piste d’Azur- Centre Régional des Arts du Cirque - PACA
1975 avenue de la République
06550 La Roquette sur Siagne


+33 493 47 42 42

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