Auditions: KC Aerial Arts’ Training Company ‘19-‘20 Season
August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We’d like to invite performers aged 9-120 to audition for the ‘19-‘20 season with our performance Training Company.
Program Dates: September 1, 2019 – May 31 2020
Email Kelsey Aicher, Training Company Director at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, August 23rd in order to participate.
Sunday, August 25th 3-5p at KC Aerial Arts
Part One. Each participant presents a 60-90 second solo in their discipline of choice (aerial, dance, acrobatics, clowinging, contortion, juggling, etc.)
Part Two. Strength and Flexibility evaluations.
*Applicants do NOT need to be a KC Aerial Arts student, but they should be intermediate or advanced in their discipline.
- September 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020
Option to extend for the summer season (which includes performing in KC Fringe Fest)
- Annual Spring Production in April at City Stage in Union Station
Peek inside last year’s show, “Masked! A Superhero Love Story”
- Average of 2 smaller gigs per month
‘18-‘19 season included: Amy Thompson Run, The Bacchus Ball, Briar Fest, KC Chinese Association Spring Gala, Jazzoo, JDRF One Walk, National Dance Week, Sunset Music Fest
All company members are eligible for all KCAA Training Company gigs, but are not guaranteed to be cast in EVERYTHING
- What you get:
Quality instruction from KC Aerial Arts coaches
Development of multiple circus disciplines
Guidance in creating at least 1 solo act
Opportunity to work with guest instructors
Guidance for meeting short-term and long-term goals (incl. prep for circus schools and auditions)
Safe space to artistically experiment
Strong, close community of all ages.
- Tuition is $150/month (we have work trade options available to reduce the cost) which covers:
Full company rehearsals (every Sunday 3-5p)
Small group rehearsals (depends on casting)
Unlimited open gym time
Weekly Act Development class
- Company members are required to:
Attend 2 aerial conditioning classes per month (not included in tuition)
Attend 1 technique class or private lesson per week (not included in tuition)
Submit an additional one-time costume fee of $200 to cover the costs of solo costume (keep) and other production costumes (rent)
- Time commitment varies depending Spring production casting. The bare minimum commitments (technique class, Sunday rehearsal, and Act Development) come out to five hours per week, whereas someone cast in multiple scenes might put in about ten hours per week once rehearsals are in full-swing.
For questions of more information about what it’s like to be in our Training Company, contact Kelsey Aicher, Training Company Director.