A springplank, or springboard, is not what you would call a stable surface.
It serves a very specific purpose: launching.

Yes, do launch me!
Ell Circo D'ell Fuego is een open huis voor jonge artiesten.

Springplank students are 18+ and choose to further their orientation from circus. With this program, we challenge our students to take the next step in their circus development.

In doing so, we encourage them to continue studying or working half-time. During their free hours they can work out their personal orientation path within ECDF.

Together with the student, we discuss and evaluate which pathway best suits their personality. The trainers support them as they prepare for auditions or studies at a College For Circus Arts, both physically and mentally. During this trajectory, the Springplanker creates an act in a specific discipline, which will serve as an audition act.

Ell Circo D'ell Fuego, Springplank, Richard De Nul, Circus Doen

I’m getting on the Springplank

When you register, you select the “Springplank” program. You do not need to register for individual classes, but do discuss with your trainer which lessons you will join.

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Wandering around by yourself for a while

Autonomy is an important pillar within this program. We invite our Springplankers to throw off the school system, to learn to think for themselves and to feel what it is like to stand on their own two feet. These are important tools for those getting ready to pursue artistic studies. Students are given time and space to wander around by themselves for a while.

In addition, they go through a joint day training program that focuses heavily on cardiovascular training, strength & agility and further development of their circus discipline. In addition to their day commitment, they continue to participate in classes in the Circusstroom-program.

Do you still have questions? Or would you like to discuss with a trainer whether this program is right for you? Please contact Mieke, Kiki & Ben via pedagogie@ecdf.be.

Class Schedule

We expect our Springplankstudents to join us for


Springplank students are free to join the classes in our Acro-bad program.

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Specialization classes

Springplank students are free to join one specialization class of their choice.

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Lesson fee

Basic rate: 630 euros.

Ell Circo D’ell Fuego does not want to be a school only people who can pay for it can attend. Therefore, we do our best to offer different social measures. Most of these measures can be combined with each other. This way we want to be a circus school open for everyone who wants to join.

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Ell Circo D'ell Fuego, Springplank, Florence Noirhomme, Circus Doen