How To Join

fourballsSo, you like the idea of running away to the circus!?
Well, here’s how you can…

To become a full-time student at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, you need to be aged 8 or over, have your parents or guardians permission (of course!) and participate in our audition process.

Auditions will next be held in October 2020. Register here to be contacted when applications open.

Following the audition day, selected candidates will be invited to join a Transition Training Program over two more days, and appointments are made for parents and guardians to meet with our circus staff.

Offers of a place will be communicated to successful participants in writing. Video submissions are also accepted by the auditions panel.

All successful students attend our select-entry school, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus School, for years 3-9, thereafter the Wodonga Secondary Senior College.

Auditions

Participants are not required or expected to have any previous circus experience nor are you expected to have a prepared audition piece. Trainers will be conducting generalist workshops looking for suitable students who show the potential for a future at the circus. Attributes assessed include attitude, creativity, agility, balance, dynamics, fearlessness, flexibility, fitness and strength.

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable warm clothing
  • Orthotics, ankle guards, strapping tape or medication as required

Facilities

Storage facilities will be made available for your personal belongings. However, the facilities may not be lockable and you are responsible for the safekeeping of any valuables.

Health and Safety

All of our trainers hold current Working with Children Checks and our Safety Officers have current First Aid Certificates.

Insurance / Ambulance Cover

Please note that there is no cover for program participants under our insurance other than public liability. For all head and neck injuries our policy is to call an ambulance. Therefore we strongly advise all participants to take out ambulance cover if they do not already hold it.

Video Auditions

If you are unable to attend the audition in person we ask that you upload your video audition along with your application (time limit 5 minutes). Please read the guidelines and watch the video below.

  • Introduce yourself
  • Conditioning:
    • chin ups (max 10)
    • push ups (max 10)
    • leg lifts (max 10, on rack or bar)
    • 1 leg squat (film facing front of student, max 10)
  • Flexibility:
    • Middle split
    • Left and right split
    • Back arch
    • Sitting pike (legs straight)
  • Skills: circus, tumbling, skate boarding, juggling, singing, dancing, gymnastics, theatre, diving, trampolining etc. These can also be included in the video.
  • Act: showing transitional movement and sequence (optional), please limit to 2 min max.

Audition applications for 2021 intake will open soon. Register here to be contacted when applications open.

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