Junior Sailor Circus

The Circus Arts Conservatory is offering an ALL NEW Youth Program for children ages 8–15!

February 1 – March 12, 2021 – Registration Now Open!

Registration Closes on January 30th

Junior Sailor Circus is an intense 6 week introductory course focusing on a specialized area of circus arts.  All participants will demonstrate their new skills in the student showcase at the end of the session. Students may choose one (1) or more disciplines (Limited enrollment up to 10 per discipline). If your desired selection is full, students have the option to go on a waitlist. Smaller student enrollment provides a safe environment while also allowing a concentrated focus on skill development. Disciplines are not interchangeable; once a student signs up, they will practice that discipline throughout the entire session.

Due to Covid 19, only students currently in training are allowed in the Sailor Circus Arena and and on CAC Campus.  These areas are CLOSED to parents, guardians and visitors.  Students are to be dropped off/picked up in a car line fashion at the Circus Entrance gate (Sarasota High School parking lot).  Parents are not permitted to escort their children into the Arena. A CAC staff member will be available to walk students in.  To continue meeting CDC guidelines, students will be required to wear a mask until proper social distancing in the arena has been achieved.

Junior Sailor Circus will begin on Monday, February 1, 2021 and end on March 12, 2021 with the student showcase. Students will have the opportunity to perform in a costumed Production for a live limited audience.  COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place. 

Session Tuition is $450 per discipline (does not include training attire).

Required Training Attire:

GIRLS – Red Biketard, Tights, Ballet or Jazz Shoes

BOYS – Red Biketard, Black pants, Dance Belt, Jazz Shoes

Spring 2021 class offerings:   

Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:30
Acrobatics and balance are required skills for students wishing to advance to the performance level of Sailor Circus. Students are required to actively participate, demonstrate listening skills & class etiquette. Students will be instructed by a professional coach on the important fundamentals of acrobatic awareness. Students will learn proper technique in tumbling, flexibility, back bending, body awareness and control in various positions. Students will learn precise form, body mechanics and spatial awareness into order to progress to higher skilled tumbling and acrobatic maneuvers.

Monday & Wednesday 4:30-5:30

Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:00

Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-5:30

Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-5:30

Lyra is a circular steel ring similar to a hula hoop that’s suspended in the air by a cable or any lengthy cord attached to the ceiling. Students will be instructed in artistic and acrobatic mounts and fundamental aerial skills and positions.  Lyra teaches you grace, strength and power as you pose, flip, hang and dance suspended in the air.

Monday & Wednesday 4:30-5:30

Monday & Wednesday 6:00-7:00

Once you have purchased your class you will receive an emailed receipt and an additional enrollment confirmation email for each child enrolled. In the enrollment confirmation there will many links, including a Google Registration Form. Fill out the forms to complete registration.  


  • Tuition for this session is $450 per child per discipline (all payments are done through MindBody) 
  • Two payment options 
    • Pay in full 
    • Pay in two payments ($ 225 each)
      •  Initial payment deducted at the time of purchase. Second payment will be automatically withdrawn on February 20, 2021.


(please read through carefully in order to prevent any issues while enrolling) 

  • Please click the MindBody link HERE create an account or Log In.
  • Click ENROLL NOW
  • Scroll to the desired act
  • Click Sign Up Now
  • Click on the child you are enrolling
  • Select payment option 
  • More than one child?  YOU MUST click continue shopping and repeat the same steps to enroll all additional children before checking out  
  • Once you have selected your child(ren) make sure your cart has a tuition payment for each child you are enrolling 
  • Proceed to check Out, add your billing information and click place order
  • You will receive an emailed receipt and an additional enrollment confirmation email for each child enrolled.
  • If the class is full you will have an option to enroll on the Wait-list

If your child is enrolled in a class you will receive an emailed receipt and an additional enrollment confirmation email for each child enrolled. 

Registration is complete when you have 

  • Paid tuition
  • Received your receipt  
  • Received your Enrollment confirmation (one per child enrolled)  
  • Filled out all of your required forms from your email receipt

An email will be sent out with further instructions prior to the first day of training. If you are waitlisted you will receive a waitlist receipt.   *Remember you must pay your tuition in order for your child to be enrolled and to begin training.

Refund Policy

Tuition already paid can not be refunded after the training period begins.  There are no refunds for cancellation, or schedule changes, or early elective withdrawal.  There are no refunds for students dismissed from Junior Sailor Circus due to disciplinary reasons or found with evidence of lice. If a student leaves due to an injury incurred while training which prevents completion of the season, a pro-rated refund will be considered. Credits for recreational classes are non transferable and can NOT applied to the Sailor Circus Academy. The CAC reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule without setting precedent.


Before students come to practice: Take your child’s temperature and screen for symptoms before practice each day. 

Drop Off/Pick Up:  All drop off and pick up for students is located at the midway gate adjacent to Sarasota High School parking lot. Look for ourCircus Entrance” banner on the fence to direct you. Students should never be dropped off/ picked up in the staff parking lot/ticket sales lot by our main office. Students will be dropped off and picked up in a carline fashion. A CAC staff member will be at the gate 10 minutes prior to the class time to escort students inside the arena. After class a CAC staff member will escort students outside to the main gate for pick up. 

  • Masks are required
  • BEFORE entering the Arena, students will wash their hands at the outdoor hand washing station, located in front of the outdoor concessions stand.
  • Enter through the MAIN DOORS in the midway.
  • Have temperature taken (touchless thermometer – forehead or wrist)

*Please note our Arena / Campus policy is firm: No parents, guardians, or visitors allowed on campus or in the arena for any reason, no exceptions. You can reach our staff using the remind app.  

The Circus Arts Conservatory Registrar: 

Tonia Bichler at 941-355-9335 ext 326 or Tonia@CircusArts.org