Building community through play!

Workshops

Dawn offers toss or contact juggling  workshops, weekly parent-baby classes and corporate team-building workshops in the Montreal area and beyond.

Performances

Dawn can do a performance for you! Check out www.dawndreams.com for more information on performance offerings

Events

Dawn will soon be holding retreats and get aways. Check back here for more information soon!

Creating Playful Leaders

Play nourishes roots of trust, empathy, and sharing. It increases communication,  fosters innovation and allows us share our common humanity with each other. Play brings light into an otherwise chaotic and judgemental world.

Read more to learn more about how play develops emotional intelligence, and how being smart emotionally helps us grow into strong leaders.

“Play enables children and adults to be passionately and totally immersed in an activity of their choice and to experience intense joy, much as athletes do when they are engaging in their optimal performance

Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Family and Health

Passionate, Playful and Insightful

Dawn Dreams is a RingMaster who is dedicated to empowering new leaders through creative play. Dawn uses workshops, classes, team building workshops, performances and keynote speeches to spread joy. If given the resources, humans can understand and strengthen our own emotional landscape and use this to connect more deeply and find a sense of belonging.  We create safer spaces to be seen and see others while uncovering our true selves through free play. Allowing opportunities for it in our lives opens the door to trust, empathy, and deep communication and this allows for a deep sense of community building. Dawn Dreams’ vision is to use it as a means to find connection, creativity and community in our lives. She is guided by the principles of bodily awareness, ways of knowing through movement and how to sync up rhythmically to others for community building. To connect to yourself and find your place in the wider community takes time, and we will use it well, finding each other to know each other.

 

Circus Workshops

 Custom built for your group

Expert Instruction

The Face of this project

Dawn Monette

Dawn Monette

CEO And Play Maker

Dawn Dreams is an motivational educator and performance artist. Since 2005 she has performed in 4 different continents, in 14 countries, and 35 cities around the world. She completed an arts residency in France which reset her artistic practice from the ground up. By reexamining how to walk, speak, drive and be on a stage in one of the richest cultural centres of the world, she came out with a new perspective.

Meeting others along her travels have helped shape her understanding of performance, and how art is viewed differently in each country. Some of Dawn’s experiences include: Living in a converted convent in provincial France working on a 40 minute solo show focused on juggling letters of the alphabet; hula hooping with a samba band during a thunderstorm at a clown convention in Rio de Janeiro; Performing a 40 minute one woman juggling show to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade with a full orchestra in Ontario, Canada; Stilt walking up mountains through to a group of hula hooping child monks in Thailand. She’s been pepper sprayed by a “wacko” because she was juggling for a crowd too close to the Santiago university riots; and she’s also crossed the border to Burma with 20 fully dressed clowns in a tuk-tuk to then perform her 1-5 ball act.

Dawn is now a mother and she incorporated the juggling, writing and clowning into her caregiving. She continues to study the psychology of play, and grounds this knowledge in scientific literature. Dawn is a busking advocate and has been working alongside Busk.co since 2011 to help art be free to all people. She is now in creation mode, bringing all of her skills together in one big show!

We’re proud of our past work with these clients!

Testimonials

What people say about us:

“Dawn is an incredible instructor and coach. Her class was packed and she still managed to offer an amazing workshop with lots of personal attention.”

Carisa Hendrix

Director of Prop Fest, Alberta

Dawn didn’t just teach me a new fancy trick she shared a useful skill that helped me feel more present in the moment in a hands on kind of way. She is a supportive, friendly and encouraging teacher that left me smiling and empowered.

Benjamin West

CEO, The Great Climate Race

“Dawn is a professional, expert in her field of expertise who made the 2 hour workshop feel like a walk in the park.  At the end, everyone felt that they accomplished what looked impossible at the beginning and felt the time just flew by.”

Joe Nifco

Social Committee Chair, Clevest

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Features

The Benifits of Circus

Re-Engergize

Get moving. Dance. Find our own rhythm. Unlike other sports, circus can be non-competitive and gives us tons of space to be ourselves!

Strength Building

Developing a practice means watching yourself get stronger every day!

Relax & Refresh

Moving the body and stretching means we can rest better and feel good about ourselves.

Beauty of Body

Learning to love our bodies we use every day means learning to accept everything we are AND all the limitations we face too. Then bringing ourselves to these limits and beyond is the meaning of flow!

Why Choose Dawn

Customized Instruction For Every Student

We believe that if you create an open space, you can invite people to step into themselves and what they bring to the table will inform the workshop and how it evolves as a group! Creating open, inclusive space for being yourself is the key to harnessing our creativity and making progress!

A Truly Great Ringmaster

A Truly Great Ringmaster

A truly great Ringmaster can make this whole wacky circus group connected. Being a Ringmaster is not about simple transitions between acts. It’s about holding space for each performers and each member of the audience. It about the shared experiences for everyone,...

I am going to disappoint you, but you knew that already.

I am going to disappoint you, but you knew that already.

I am going to disappoint you, but you knew that already. It’s not that I enjoy disappointing people, but it happens. Often. They come, attracted to my energy, wild and free, but when they see it’s because I’ve rejected the common attitudes around shame, guilt, power...

An Invitation to Play

An Invitation to Play

An invitation to play, that's what I do when I go out and do roving performance. I walk amongst the crowds and I search. I'm looking at people for sustained eye contact, a hint of curiosity. I am looking to share a moment with someone, anyone. Anyone who is really...