So, you like the idea of running away to the circus!?
Well, here’s how you can…audition applications are now open!
To become a full-time student at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus (FFFC), you need to be in year 3 or above at school, have your parents or guardians permission (of course!) and participate in our audition process. Applications will close on 14th September 2019.
Auditions for entry into the FFFC for 2020 will be held on Monday 30th September, 9am – 12noon, at the FFFC in Albury. An information session for parents will be held 9:30 – 10:30am.
At the completion of the audition day, families will be advised of the outcome by 5pm. A shortlist of applicants will be invited to return to the circus to participate in the Transition Training Program (TTP) for the following Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd October, between 9:30am-12noon.
While students are participating in the TTP, appointments will be scheduled for parents/guardians to meet with staff. This will be an opportunity for staff and families to talk through student expectations and answer any further questions you may have.
Offers of position at the FFFC will be communicated in writing the week of the 14th October.
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
Health and Safety
All of our trainers hold current Working with Children Checks and our Safety Officers have current First Aid Certificates.
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.
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.
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
- 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)
- 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.