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“PG Circus at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!
Holmes Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“PG Circus at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

My favorite circus ever because there are no captive animals performing or parading and the performers are all school students. If PE had been this much fun when I was in school, I would have enjoyed it! A great tribute to the industry Ringling developed nearby.

Visited January 2012
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USA
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

We were vacationing in the Sarasota area recently and happened along this circus. WHAT A TREAT!!

Frankly we were a bit skeptical as to what type of circus school kids would be able to preform but these "kids" blew us away. The acts were approaching professional quality in many areas.

Best of all way the camaraderie that was evident from these kids.

If you get the chance to see this show, do it!

Visited April 2012
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Sarasota Florida
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Kids circus”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

Love to see the talent and dedication of the children who are the circus stars and the dedication of all those who support this on-going Sarasota tradition

Visited April 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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453 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Historic "Children's" Circus”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

Only a few weeks of performances are held every spring for something like 60 or 70 years. Performers range in age from 6 to 18 years, and are trained by local volunteers, including many retired from professional circus careers. There are no wild animals, but many aerial acts, hire wire, unicycle and other strength and agility stunts. Amazing quality for an amateur group and well worth admission price. We took our grandchildren & great grandchildren this year. Even though the 5 and 6 year olds were tired, their eyes remained wide open with thrill and amazement.

Visited March 2012
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Florida
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244 reviews
59 attraction reviews
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“Outstanding Circus done by children yet professional”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

Loved this circus as did my 10 and 12 year old grandsons who deemed it "awesome" - Though its a circus school presentation done by kids as young as 7 and up to about 22, this is a very professionally accomplished act.
There is trapeze, rings, aerials, tight-wire performances. All the more amazing when you realize these are young kids doing the performance.
The price is only $12 for the circus. Can't beat it.
Air Conditioning under the big top is needed - it was very hot and muggy under the tent. And, some of the exhibits need updating - very dated. But overall, if you're going to the circus, this is a great little unknown act.

Visited April 2012
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