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“amazing what these kids can do”
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!
Sarasota, Florida
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“amazing what these kids can do”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Sarasota is proud of its circus history and this is an important part of it. Started as an after school program it has grown nto a very successful youth circus. But don't be fooled: they are up there on the high wire and the flying trapeze. And now they have been placed under the aegis of Circus Sarasota they will benefit from the help and support of circus professionals. If you are lucky enough to be here when they are performing either or both circuses are worth your time. They are amazing!

Visited December 2011
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meath
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wow!”
Reviewed March 27, 2012 via mobile

Attended final practice last night to see my niece Kendra and friends... Truly amazing.. It's going to be a great show.. Have my tickets for opening night..thanks sis..

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Maurertown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great circus”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Hadn't been to a circus in years and we have enjoyed going. What great performers and acrobats, aerials and much more! It's nice to know the circus will always be around.

Visited March 2012
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Sarasota, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Will take your breath away!”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

Sailor Circus is the nation's longest running Youth Circus, with a 63 year history of teaching traditional circus arts to area young performers. This is a not-to-be-missed attraction for young and old alike - "children of all ages" will be amazed at the level of skill and sheer joy of performance presented by the students, ages 4th to 12th grade. Located in a permanant, indoor "big top" on Bahia Vista Street, Sailor Circus performs during the winter holiday season and again in the spring. Now under the direction of Circus Sarasota, Sailor Circus is a highlight of the Sarasota/Manatee region.

Visited March 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Youth Performing”
Reviewed March 15, 2012

young people earning the poise, art as they learn and work out in the Sailor Circus. The Sarasota Sheriff's office is in charge of the Circus, helps out in many ways and professional Circus folk highly train the youth.
What a wonderful community activity it is! So worth the effort! So enjoyable to watch!

Visited March 2012
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