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Registration is closed. You may register/choose acts, but there will be $0 payment and you will be put on our waitlist. 
If selected payment will be required


This category gives individuals new to circus a platform to compete in the festival.

Please note the registration price is reduced as it DOES NOT INCLUDE A REHEARSAL BLOCK. For the novice category participants will not be permitted to include motor lift cues in their routine; their acts must remain static. On the aerial hoop participants will only be lifted to a height that allows their feet to clear the mat by no more than 6”. On the aerial silks participants will be required to remain under 18’ for the duration of their routine.

(see example Novice category routines in video below)

NEW** If you are able to be in town Tuesday, March 12th novice performers may register to get a FREE 2 min practice slot only on Tuesday.  Just check the box on your registration form. 

Paid registrations received before October 31, 2023 will receive 1 discounted  ticket to the World Circus Arts Championships.

​All Competitors receive:

VIVA Fest T-shirt

Personalized feedback from 2 judges

-Novice competitors are allowed a maximum performance time of 2 1/2 minutes

-Participants will not be penalized if they do not use their full allotted performance slots

-In Novice, only solos are permitted in the following disciplines: Aerial Hoop, Aerial Silks, Juggling, Contortion, Object Manipulation)

SOLO - $150 (2 acts receive 10% off both, 3 acts receive 15% off all 3 acts)

No Duo, Trio or group acts allowed.

Click here to register as a performer (if you have filled out a registration form, click here for the cart to pay for your acts)

Don't get your registration rejected: only 1 performer's payment per cart is allowed and registration MUST accompany payment to be valid

Spreadsheet of division information

Double check enrollment information here

Paid registrations received before October 31st, 2023 will receive 1 discounted ticket to the World Circus Arts Championships.

All competitors receive:

VIVA Fest T-shirt

Discount Ticket to Pro Fest (early registrants only)

Personalized feedback from 2 judges

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