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Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School

Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School

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Circus Audition information


GENERAL CRITERIA that candidates will be assessed on for CIRCUS ARE:

  • Technical ability and skill on Aerial or Ground apparatus

  • Performance ability on Aerial or Ground Apparatus

  • Strength, Flexibility & Co-ordination as displayed in video

  • Commitment to the Performing Arts both academically and in performance 

Advice for CIRCUS AUDITION VIDEO submissions: 

  1. Students will present a 2 minute video performance showcasing an acro/gymnastic floor solo or aerial solo to music.

  2. Music volume should be balanced with the performance.

  3. Students should be dressed in appropriate circus attire or a costume representative of the performance  (please see below). 

  4. Students' full body must be fully visible in the video at all times. 

  5. Please review the video before sending and ensure that it is appropriate for the audition. 

  6. Name your file before attaching to your application submission  e.g John Smith Circus Audition 2021

  7. Attach the Audition Video self-tape along with other supporting documentation when submitting your application form.

CIRCUS Performance Attire

  • Unitard, leotard, tights (preferably covering knees)

  • Costume suitable to the performance (this is not mandatory and student can wear training attire)

  • No jewellery

  • Hair tied back


  1. Introduce yourself. Tell us about your experiences as an artist, soloist, or member of an ensemble.

  2. What are your interests in the creative and performing arts for your chosen area? 

  3. What would you consider to be the most challenging aspect of your chosen CAPA area?

  4. What are you most looking forward to, if selected as a student to attend Northmead CAPA High School?