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Review of Sailor Circus

Sailor Circus
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Sailor Circus in Sarasota, Florida is known worldwide as "The Greatest 'Little' Show on Earth." Sailor Circus Academy is one of the top circus schools in the USA. More than a hundred students from Sailor Circus Academy perform for the public in full-length circus shows. You'll see circus acts on the high wire, hand balancing, flying trapeze, juggling, clowning and much more. Great family entertainment! Circus classes and lessons are available year-round for children and adults who want to get into the act!
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Don't miss a scheduled performance.
Keeping the Sarasota circus tradition alive.
Students are trained by the best to perform specialties
in conjunction with Sarasota High School

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is a real circus put on by very talented kids. The first part focuses primarily on the younger kids, who are amazing for their ages. The second half is spectacular, with outstanding trapeze, silks, and high wire performances by the high school kids. The seats are quite comfortable and the view is pretty good. It's a three ring circus, so you're always some distance from parts of the performance but you can still see well. I loved that they had circus junk for sale, just like the circuses I remember going to when I was a kid. My 8 year old granddaughter thought it was awesome.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Sarasota takes its circus and circus history very seriously. Former circus stars created the Circus Arts Conservatory to insure this history is preserved. One of their programs is the Sailor Circus which just celebrated its 65th anniversary. What started as an after school program for Sarasota High is now open to other students in the area and the results are quite amazing. Under the tutelage of these professionals, the students learn a great deal and provide audiences with amazing performances. Performing during the holidays and again n the spring, this is a truly unique experience.

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

We have been attending the Greatest Little Show on Earth for the last 11 years and always enjoy watching the young folks. This year's production was GREAT. The final act, the Flying Trapeze was especially GREAT this year. BRAVO Kids!

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Being a recent transplant to Sarasota, I am aware of the Ringling and Sarasota connection but have been amazed at the richness of this legacy. The Sailor Circus is an amazing show put on by The Sailor Circus Academy, which has a long and rich history as America’s oldest youth circus, at 65 years old. It is an after-school training program for students aged 8 – 18 (4th to 12th grade).

How good are these young people? You might ask. I was amazed at the level of skill, strength of body and character, and the performance skills these young people exhibited during the 2 ½ hours of the show. There were clowns; top rate, high wire acts; daring young people on the flying trapeze, jugglers, tumbling acts, unicycles, aerial displays, and much more all for $16.00. If you are in the Sarasota, area when the Sailor Circus is performing it is a must see. Sailor Circus is known worldwide as, The Greatest “Little” Show on Earth, which it is! (See http://circusarts.org/ for more detail.)

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