Sailor Circus Academy Gold Troupe

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

Monday, September 13 – Friday, November 12, 2021

It is a PREPARATORY Circus Arts Training program for students ages 8 – 15. Our preparatory program is an eight (8) week program that will be offered in the Fall and Spring seasons. The Academy Gold Troupe is designed to construct a solid base and provide an avenue from which circus students can advance and prepare for our Sailor Circus Academy Red Troupe Performance Program. 

Our Academy Gold Troupe will build the student’s natural abilities, improve their strength & confidence and emphasize training safety, performance technique and performance etiquette. These skills are very important to develop well-rounded circus skills and to become a refined athletic circus arts performer.

The eight (8) week Academy Gold Troupe program consists of core classes four (4) days per week for seventy-five (75) minutes.  Students will get the rare opportunity to experience quality instruction by Elite Professional Circus Arts Coaches and will train up to four (4) days per week in one or two time blocks depending on act(s). 

As part of the Academy Gold Troupe, students will participate in a costumed, ticketed showcase, at the completion of each Fall and Spring season. Performances will be held at CAC’s beautiful air conditioned arena. Families and friends of students will have the wonderful opportunity to attend these live performances. Prior to the showcase, students will have a two weeks of rehearsals that will enable the student to be comfortable performing in front of a live audience. During the showcase students will experience the excitement of performing under bright lights, with colorful costumes, while learning about staging, performer etiquette and camaraderie. 

At the Circus Arts Conservatory, we believe there is “something for everyone” in the Circus Arts. Students of all levels are welcomed to register. After registration is completed, students and parents will be required to attend a one hour orientation. Therefore, due to the intensity of the Academy Gold Troupe, it will require both student and parental commitment to ensure a successful experience. Our Academy Gold Troupe’s focus is to give our students the opportunity to experience and learn the many facets of the Circus Arts to include; Aerial Skills, Rebound & Balance Skills, Acrobatic Arts, Clowning, Specialty Acts and Performance Techniques. These are ALL essential to being a well rounded performer. 

If you are interested in quality, progressive Circus Arts training, The Sailor Circus Academy Gold Troupe is the golden opportunity for you!

Fall 2021 Sailor Circus Academy Gold Troupe Season

Monday, September 13 – Friday, November 12, 2021

Gold Troupe Showcase

Saturday, November 13th at 2:00PM & 6:00PM.

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.  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.  

Session Tuition
$700 (per student)
(Includes a $600 training fee & a $100 performance and costume fee. Does not include required training apparel or performance needs.)

Required Training Apparel and Performance Needs:
Not provided in tuition. Suggested order links to purchase will be sent to enrolled students.

GIRLS – Biketard, Tights, Ballet or Jazz Shoes

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

Sailor Circus Academy Gold Troup students will learn:

Foundation & Fundamentals
Sailor Circus Academy Gold Troup students embark on their circus journey by beginning their training focusing on obtaining a solid circus arts foundation. By learning the circus fundamentals, exploring and having fun in the four main circus categories – Balance, Acrobatics, Aerials and Specialties – they will  safely learn proper warm-up, flexibility & strength training, which will help them in their progression.

The fun in the journey of finding your act
With the opportunity for students to explore and try a variety of acts within the four categories, students can enjoy the fun process of finding their act(s) and help their coaches guide them through that journey.                          

How to showcase what they’ve learned
At the end of their session, Sailor Circus Academy Gold Troup students will showcase what they’ve learned in two ticketed performances with state of the art lights and sound in front of an audience, giving them the amazing experience of being a young artist and the feeling of being a star that only circus can bring.

Class offerings to come.

Training opportunities may include:
Clowning, Juggling & Ringmaster
Balance: Rola Bola, Low Wire, Rolling Globe, Bike and Unicycle
Rebounding: Tumble Track, Mini Tramp, Trampoline
Acrobatic Arts: Floor Tumbling, Hand Balancing, Contortion & Adagio
Aerial Bars: Single Trapeze, Lyra, Ladders
Aerial Fabrics: Hammock, Silks, Web

Training Schedule
The Gold Troupe trains Monday – Thursday, from 4:30-5:45 and/or 5:30-6:45 depending on act(s) chosen. Students will be selected to train in certain acts or act after evaluations once training begins on September 13. After determining what act(s) your child will be training in, a schedule will be emailed to you.

Tuition 

  • $700 (per student)
    (Includes a $600 training fee & a $100 performance and costume fee. Does not include required training apparel or performance needs.)
  • Two payment options 
    • Pay in full 
    • Pay in two payments
      •  Initial payment deducted at the time of purchase. Second payment will be automatically withdrawn on October 22, 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

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

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

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 the Sailor Circus Academy Gold Troupe 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 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 Sailor Circus Academy, 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 Sailor Circus Academy Gold Troupe 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.

PARKING/ 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. Parents/Guardian may NOT escort students inside the building. Wait outside the main doors or the student may enter on their own. 

VISITORS
Sailor Circus Academy Gold Troupe training 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 

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

Questions?