To celebrate St. Patrick’s day EC Toronto invited a professional Irish dance group to put on a show for us!! The dancing was amazing and all of our students were very impressed. After the show the dance group even taught us a few dance steps. Some of us were very talented and some of us just had fun trying! 🙂
We would like to introduce you to one of our very well known students (and well liked!) Chisato Yoshikawa who is in Low Intermediate. Chisato came to EC Toronto on November 19, 2012 and has been studying for 16 weeks. Chisato is known for her energy, bubbly personality and big smile. We recently learned that Chisato is a professional clown and today we had the opportunity to ask her about her career as a clown. How did you become a clown? My major in university was fashion design and when I finished school I got a job in fashion design. The job was very stressful and I wasn’t very happy. While I was working I became sick and had to have treatment for 6 months. During the treatment I met a clown and it was very inspiring. Instead of returning to my job I decided to join a circus team!!! That was about 3 years ago now. Does a clown have to go to college or receive special training? It’s not necessary to go to school to learn Most clowns learn on the job from professional clowns with many years of experience. My clown team had more than 30 clowns! Each had different skills – balloon making, plate spinning, pantomiming. One of my clown colleagues was even 73 years old! It was a very diverse group and I learned a lot. I was really lucky with my circus team. My teacher was friends with Patch Adams and I had the opportunity to meet him. It was a really great experience. What is your most memorable experience? I met a four-year-old girl while I was volunteering at a hospital. She was very sick and very sad. She was scared of the hospital. I was able to make her smile and bring …
This awesome photo of Toronto at night was taken by one of our many talented students, Alex. Alex and 20 other students participated in our free photography workshop where professional photographer Averill Lehan gave many tips on producing great results with a simple camera or cell phone. If any of our students are interested in starting a photography club, EC Toronto will provide the space and any help you may need to get organized. Just let us know at the office on the 4th floor!
New York city is one of the liveliest cities in the world! New Yorkers don’t go to sleep! There’s always something to do in New York, no matter what time it is because they have a 24-hour subway system. You can go with our school from March 9-12, March 16-19 or March 23-26! Details about the trip: -Modern highway motor coach transportation (first night spent on the bus) -2 nights hotel accomodation -Breakfast included -Guided tours of Mid-Manhattan, Time Square, Central Park, Financial District, SOHO, Little Italy, Chinatown, Broadway & more! -Outlet shopping and much more! For more information on how to register come to the Activities office on the fourth floor. They will give you more information and register you as well! And check out our facebook page here, it has information on all the other activities.