There are many acts that are included in the FSU Circus program. Our Circus Act Auditions cover all our on stage acrobatic acts, aerial acts and clowning. If you are interested in circus act performance, you have to first audition for a circus act.
Below is a step-by-step instruction of the process:
Sign Up for Auditions
Sign up for circus act auditions are in the Circus building located next to the Circus Tent. To sign up for auditions, all you need to do is sign a waiver and sign up for a particular audition session.
Sign up begins on the first day of fall classes on August 27th and are open from 10am to 5pm. The deadline to sign up for circus act auditions is Friday, September 7th at 4pm.
First Round of Auditions for Circus Acts - Begins Tuesday, September 4th
The audition process is comprised of two rounds. The first round is one session that consists of basic strength and flexibility evaluations and concludes with a short interview. There are no particular strength and flexibility requirements to participate in the circus, but we do have strength requirements to participate in aerial acts such as trapeze, Spanish web and lyra.
- The minimum requirements to be assigned an aerial act are five pull ups, five leg lifts and five inverted pikes or L's. Aerial acts that are primarily swinging have more stringent strength requirements.
Once the first round of auditions are completed, the staff posts the list of callbacks for the Second Round of Auditions on Tuesday, September 11th . Students who are called back for the second round must sign up for their second round audition session.
Second Round of Auditions for Circus Acts - Begins September 11th.
The second round is one session and consists of basic skill evaluation. There are segments on partner ground skills, trampoline and static trapeze for those who met the strength requirements. If students do have some applicable circus experience, this is our opportunity to observe those skills.
Our final cast list will be posted at the Circus Lot on Thursday, September 27th. For those who have made it into the cast we have our first mandatory cast meeting the next day on Friday, September 28th.