Fall 2019 Circus Auditions (5y6m - 8y11m)

Due to unforeseen circumstances Circus Auditions are cancelled on Sunday, May 26. Auditions will be rescheduled at a later date.

Do you dream of running away with the circus? Of performance and applause? Flip Factory is looking for talented and driven performers to join our circus programs for Fall 2019! We will be holding open auditions for all of our circus performance & skill development programs. Programs included in the audition process will be:

Performance Programs:
Cirque du Flip - Flip Factory’s in-house Circus Troupe! Cirque du Flip will spend the session creating a one-of-a-kind, original circus performance. Coaches & kids will work together to develop this performance working with the performer’s existing skills. Open to kids 9 - 17 years old.

Cabaret - Open to performers 18 years and up, Flip Cabaret performers will work under the direction of Flip Factory’s Artistic Director to create shows to be held in our Flip Arts theatre space. Shows will be open to the public and held on a regular basis through the year. This program is a great way for professional performers to showcase new material, workshop ideas in front of a live audience, and collaborate with professionals.

Performance Development - This program is open to circus performers 9 - 17 years old who want to develop routines on their apparatus of choice. Performers and coaches will collaborate to create professionally choreographed performance routines. These routines will form the base for Flip’s Performance Troupe which will perform at various events locally, provincially, nationally, or even internationally!

Skill Development Programs:
Intermediate or Advanced ATA (Aerials, Tumbling & Trampoline, Acrobatics) - This program is for kids 9 years & up who have shown a proficiency in Aerials (silks, trapeze, aerial hoop), trampoline & tumbling, and acrobatics. Participants will focus on developing skills, strength, and flexibility and will also include an in-class performance at the end of the session.

Intermediate & Advanced TRAC (Trampoline, Trampowall, Teeterboard, Russian Bar, Acrobatics, Chinese Pole) - This program is for kids 9 years & up who have shown a proficiency in circus arts. Participants will focus on developing skills, strength, and flexibility and will also include an in-class performance at the end of the session.

The audition process will include:
- Floor acrobatics
- General strength & flexibility
- Theatrical presentation
- Dance improvisations
- Apparatus specific skills

Performers will be evaluated in groups by a Flip Factory coach at each step. A recommendation will be made to each performer by email within the week.

Class Schedule