Fly Factory Performance Troupe (FFPT) offers opportunity for talented youth aged 10-21 to develop a range of Circus and Flying Trapeze skills, and to perform at various public events throughout the year. FFPT applicants are required to have some experience in one or more of the following disciplines: dance, gymnastics, calisthenics/tumbling, circus or similar.

Fly Factory Junior Troupe rehearses every Thursday from 4:30-7:30pm. Junior Troupe members are required to enrol in at least 1 other term class at Fly Factory. Our Junior Troupe members must commit to a minimum of a 4 hours training per week. In addition t0 regular training, troupe members should be able to commit to attend performances throughout the year, as required.

Fly Factory Senior Troupe rehearses every Thursday from 6pm-9pm. Senior Troupe members are required to enrol in at least 2 other term classes at Fly Factory. Senior Troupe members must  commit to a minimum of 5 hrs training per week. In addition t0 regular training, troupe members should be able to commit to attend performances throughout the year, as required.

Fly Factory Performance Troupe is a fantastic opportunity for youth to run away and join the circus without actually leaving home! Circus provides youth with a wide range of benefits, including the opportunity for creative expression, support towards emotional health, enhanced cognitive functioning, physical health, and social development. FFPT also have opportunities to perform at festivals and shows throughout the year and also enjoy the many benefits of working with a troupe of people that become your family

Why Join Fly Factory Performance Troupe?

Group circus training has many cognitive, social and physical benefits for preteen children and adolescents (Bolton, 2004; Sky Candy Circus, 2016). Through providing an opportunity for this age group to express themselves creatively circus builds self-esteem, confidence and creates a framework for continued creativity in other areas of life (Sky Candy Circus, 2016). Outside of developing creativity circus promotes avenues for controlled risk-taking and management, empowerment through the achievement of progressive skills (Sky Candy Circus, 2016) and self-esteem building (Bolton, 2004; Sky Candy Circus, 2016). Circus training incorporates team building helping children enhance their social interaction and communication skills, including patience, social timing, teamwork and positive peer interactions (Sky Candy Circus, 2016).”

Fees

Fly Factory Performance Troupe fees are $1200 P/A. Payment plans are available on a case-by-case basis, however participants should please note that part payments may incur additional administration fees.

2017 FFPT auditions will be held on Feb 2nd and 9th, 2017. All applicants must be available for both days. Auditions will be held at Fly Factory in Blackburn. For all enquiries and expressions of interest, please email info@flyfactory.com.au