Registrations for Aerial Students

Aerial Students are invited to be part of our Annual Show

Our student show is performed in a theatre (Darebin Arts Centre), under lights and in front of an audience of 300 people. As well as Aerial acts, our Circus Extra and Circus Up classes also take part. If your child is in Circus Extra or Circus Up, please head to this link for information relating to them.

Free Coulston is directing, and will work closely with Aerial Performers to create their acts. In previous years, the format has been a cabaret style performance, however this year will be a more cohesive performance and will follow the story of  “Alice in Wonderland”, spread out over two shows, i.e. part A and B.

When is the show?

Saturday August 28th and Sunday August 29th – both shows start at 1:30pm and run for approximately 90 minutes.

Students perform in one show only, but will be notified which one by July. As we can’t guarantee  your choice of day, you must be available for both.

When are rehearsals?

Weekly rehearsals run on Sundays from 2pm – 5pm


To perform you need to be:

  • Training at Level 5 or higher
  • Have previously taken part in at least 4 “End of Term Show Offs”


Taking part requires you to:

  • attend Sunday rehearsals
  • be available for all scheduled rehearsals – if you miss rehearsals you may not be permitted to perform
  • be available for all safety / technical rehearsals – for safety reasons, missing a safety or tech run will mean you cannot perform
  • attend two classes per week in term 3
  • maintain consistent attendance in your regular classes
  • make time for homework outside of your rehearsal / training time (e.g. listening to your music and memorising choreography)

Our annual student show is a rich and rewarding experience, and we would love you to take part. However, we cannot understate the commitment needed to prepare to perform Aerials in a theatre production.

Before registering, consider that you will be training and rehearsing at least 3 times every week, totalling at least 5 hours each week.


Attend the Q&A before registering

We will also be holding a Q&A this coming Saturday May 29th at 3pm via Zoom.

You can register to attend the Q&A via by clicking on this link


All costumes will be provided by The Circus Spot – our designer April Dawson, will create all the costumes. All costuming costs are included your registration fee.

Important dates

Sunday rehearsals
June 6 : 2pm – 4pm (creativity session held via zoom)
June 20 : 2pm – 4pm
June 27 : 2pm – 4pm
July 11 : Time TBC
July 18 : Time TBC
July 25 : Time TBC
August 1 : Time TBC
August 8 : Time TBC
August 15 : Time TBC
August 22 : Time TBC

Please note: There are no rehearsals on June 13th or July 4th

Safety / technical rehearsals – in the theatre
August 26th & 27th – this will take approximately 2 hours. Individual times to be confirmed, but will during the evening.

Performances dates
August 28th and 29th at 1:30pm. Each show will go for approximately 90 minutes.

Cost & What’s Included

  • Sunday rehearsals (10 x sessions)
  • Second class enrolment fee for term 3
  • Costuming for the performance
  • Unlimited access to Supervised Training
  • Unlimited access to Stretch and Conditioning

Registration fee’s can be paid via a payment plan or upfront

  • Payment plan : 5 x fortnightly payments of $190 (total cost $950)
  • Single upfront fee : $890


All audience members need to purchase tickets, these will go on sale closer to the date of the performance. The cost of tickets are $18 for children and $38 for adults – ticket sales help cover the production costs of things such as theatre hire and rigging.

Performers do not need to buy tickets to the show they are performing in. If they wish to watch the alternate show, they will need to purchase tickets for that. Unfortunately we are not able to offer complimentary tickets.

How to Register

To register to perform as an aerialist, click on the button below and complete your details.

When do registrations close?

Aerialists must register by Friday June 4th