Circus arts training program for students in Sarasota & Manatee counties

Known worldwide as “The Greatest ‘Little’ Show on Earth,” the Sailor Circus is America’s oldest youth circus, having been seen by more than 1 million spectators!  The Academy provides a rigorous after-school circus training program where students learn to develop life management skills, gain self-discipline, bolster confidence and a commitment to achievement, all in a safe and nurturing circus atmosphere.

Want to Join The Sailor Circus Academy?

Gold Troupe   (Beginner / Intermediate level).  Ages 6-18

During the enrollment period, students of appropriate age may join as long as space is available.

Two sessions are offered, Fall & Spring. 

Evaluations for the Fall session occur in the Summer and for the Spring session in January.

Red Troupe   (Intermediate / Advanced level )   Ages 12-18+

Invitation Only. 

Enrollment requires commitment for the entire school year, including the December holidays. 

Evaluations for Red Troupe take place in the Late Spring / Summer only. 

How to Register For An Evaluation

The evaluations for the Spring 2024 session of the Gold Troupe are now closed.

Pre-registration is required 

Required: All new and lapsed enrollment students are required to undergo evaluations. Spring 2024 returning students are not required to attend an evaluation unless they want to be evaluated for the Red Troupe.

There there will be no make-up days. Our process involves a panel of coaches and multiple stations to ensure a thorough evaluation. Therefore, we cannot accommodate individual evaluations or arrange make-up days for any reason.

Have questions or need help filling out your form? Email or call 941-355-9335 ex 326

*JANUARY EVALUATIONS: If you’re registering for an evaluation in January, you must FIRST register for the Gold Troupe. Spots are limited.  Placement in the desired act(s) is determined by enrollment date and completion of registration forms, provided students meet prerequisites and space is available. Please note that evaluations in January are solely to assess act placements in the Gold Troupe and not for troupe placement.

Visit the Gold Troupe page to register and pay. You will receive an automated purchase receipt containing a Gold Troupe registration form LINK where you can sign up for an evaluation in the registration form.

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