Junior Sailor Circus

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

February 1 – March 11, 2021

Registration is Closed

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 and classes are limited to up to ten students 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.

*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.  

Junior Sailor Circus will begin on Monday, February 1, 2021 and end on March 11, 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:
Not provided in tuition. Suggested order links to purchase will be sent to enrolled students.

GIRLS – Red Biketard, Tights, Ballet or Jazz Shoes

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

Spring Junior Sailor Circus 2021 class offerings:   

ACROBATICS
Monday & Wednesday 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.

AERIAL SILKS
Monday & Wednesday 4:30-5:30
Aerial silks is a type of performance in which one or more artists perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a fabric. Students climb the suspended fabric and use the fabric to wrap, suspend, drop, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions.

BALANCE
Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:00
Students will be mainly concentrating on globe walking and wire walking but will also try out roller skating, rola bola and unicycling. And beginning juggling skills that students can work on when taking a break from a balance activity.

CLOWNING & MAGIC
Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-5:30
Students will have the opportunity to learn clowning & magic from professional clown, Karen Bell!

Karen has been performing around the world as a Professional Circus clown for 30 years. The only female clown to have a solo ring gag on the Ringling Bros. Circus, Karen created material to perform both for herself and for other clowns on the show. Since moving to Sarasota in 2005, she has served as the Outreach and Education Manager for The Circus Arts Conservatory, where she designs, develops, and implements the CAC’s education program.

LYRA
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.

SPANISH WEB
Monday & Wednesday 4:30-5:30
Learn to climb and hang by your hand while spinning in the air. You will work on strength and flexibility training for aerialists, as well as learn tricks and a routine on the Spanish Web.

TRAMPOLINE
Monday & Wednesday 6:00-7:00
Students will learn Aerial Awareness, Body coordination, strength, endurance, and proper technique while jumping on a trampoline in a positive environment to help build self esteem.   

Tuition 

  • 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.

ENROLLMENT DIRECTIONS

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

  • Please click the MindBody link HERE to create an account or Log In.
  • Click Register 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.

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.  

Conditions of Registration

Enrollment

  • Student’s are enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis as per the date of receipt of the registration form and fees
  • Confirmation of enrollment and receipt will be sent via email through MindBody

Waiting List

  • When a class is full, you will have the option to enroll on a waiting list.
  • Family is notified via email / phone when space becomes available

Refunds

  • Please see our Policies and Procedures Tab

Medical Refund Policy

  • Please see our Policies and Procedures Tab

Release

  • Parents/Guardians are required to sign a “General Release” and a “Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement” prior to a Junior Sailor Circus Student being admitted
  • Proof of insurance is required for all participants
Policies and Procedures

TUITION COST
$450 for 6 week session

ENROLLMENT
Is secure once payment in full is collected and all forms are completed and returned to the Circus Arts Conservatory.  Students are enrolled on a first come, first served basis as per the date of receipt of the registration application in Mindbody and the Google Registration Form. Confirmation of enrollment and receipt will be sent via email through MindBody.

REGISTRATION FEE
No Registration Fees

WAITING LIST
When a class fills, you may enroll onto the waitlist through MindBody.  Applicants will be notified if space becomes available by email/phone. Tuition fees are not processed until applicants are placed in a session.

REFUNDS

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 be applied to the Sailor Circus Academy. The CAC reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule without setting precedent.

MEDICAL REFUNDS

If a student leaves due to an injury incurred at Junior Sailor Circus, a prorated portion of the tuition may be refunded. If a student is injured prior to attending a scheduled session and it prohibits them from participating, we will consider a refund upon review of the doctor’s note.  A doctor’s note must be received prior to the start of the Junior Sailor Circus session in order to be considered for a refund.  Any tuition refunded will incur a $50 admin fee. The CAC reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule without setting precedent.

RELEASE

Parents/Guardians are required to sign a general release and waiver of liability and indemnity agreement prior to the student being placed in a session. In addition to a release proof of insurance is required for all campers.

JUNIOR SAILOR CIRCUS POLICIES

PARKING/ DROP OFF /PICK UP
All students will be dropped off and picked up in a carline fashion similar to school drop-off or pick up.  No parents or guardians will be allowed inside the arena facility, no exceptions. Children will be dropped off and picked up near the Sailor Circus ticket will-call booth. There will be  staff there to direct you.

VISITORS
Junior Sailor Circus is a closed space and we do not allow parents or guests to spectate during the training times.  Parents/Guardians/Visitors are not permitted to stay during session time.  

CODE OF CONDUCT

  • All students will adhere to the full values contract below. Full Values Contract is a verbal agreement within a group to try, support, and encourage everyone to achieve their personal best.
  • The F.V.C. is used to secure the bonds of teamwork, perseverance, and dedication in a learning environment.
  • We will ask the participants to abide by the following philosophy: “I will try everything and be respectful to my instructors; I will try everything and support and encourage myself and my friends; I will model this behavior all the time because I am a leader by example”.
  • The consequence for not adhering to this policy is removal from the program.
  • Bullying will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
COVID-19 Policies

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 our “Circus 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)

The Circus Arts Conservatory Registrar: 

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

Questions?