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AYCO Festival 2011

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in News | Comments Off

The PAL Sailor Circus in Sarasota, FL, will be hosting the 6th American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO) Festival from August 17th through the 21st, 2011. They are expecting between 200-300 youth performers from all over the country. 

The festival will offer a wide selection of workshops to suit all ages and abilities from Thursday through Sunday morning. Workshops include:

  • Acrobatic Bike
  • Aerial Silks
  • Beginning Unicycle
  • Big Top Fitness
  • Circus Acrobatics
  • Circus Arts & Crafts
  • Clowning
  • Club and Ball Passing
  • Conditioning for Aerials
  • Contortion
  • Costuming on/off a dime
  • Flying Trapeze
  • German Wheel
  • Giant Puppets
  • Hand Balancing
  • High and Low Wire Walking
  • Hooping and Poi
  • Juggling for All Levels
  • Juggling Instruction for Special Needs
  • Life after Youth Circus
  • Partner Yoga Stretching
  • Pyramids
  • Rings
  • Spanish Web
  • Street Unicycle
  • Stilt Walking
  • Theater of Circus
  • Theme Based Performance

Festival admission (2 meals per day included) for AYCO members is $225. Non-members is $300. Reduced rates for non-participating chaperones. Sponsoring hotels range from $69 per night to $125 per night. Based on 4 people per room, total festival ticket, room, and food should cost around $325 per person. State park camping is also available. Trips to the historical Ringling Circus Museum and other local attractions will be included in the festival ticket. Registration can be done on their website. ■