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“Charming venue for young and old”
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!
Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Charming venue for young and old”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

We went last year and again in the Spring. Can't wait to go this week! It is such fun to see young ones performing so well.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank ElizabethgoestoWA
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Wonderful for Children and Adults”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

This show may get your kids away from the computer, off the couch and inspire them to exercise. No fatsos here! Since there are no highwire acts without a net, I could relax and thoroughly enjoy myself. This is a gem of Sarasota and I hope it's here forever!

Visited November 2012
1 Thank 1joanne-12
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Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Show - Don't Be Fooled Because It's A "Kids" Circus”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Around since 1949, this circus creates two new themed shows each year, performed entirely by kids ranging from 4th - 12th grade. Some acts featuring younger kids (elementary school) are more cute than death defying, but this is a full scale circus with everything but animals... from high wire to flying trapeze to juggling and all in between. Full disclosure... our kids are in this circus, but we've gone to this all volunteer, not-for-profit show for many years even before we had them. Kids practice every day after school and present often sold-out Christmas and Spring shows, so buy tickets before the show if possible. All coaches are volunteers, most of them former professionals or Sailor Circus performers themselves. Recently came under the wing of Circus Sarasota, which has added better training and higher production values. You can't miss the building - built to look like a circus tent on the corner of Rt. 41 and Bahia Vista Street.

Visited March 2012
3 Thank SRQAW
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Very Inspiring”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went to the Sailor Circus when we were in Sarasota last year (actually March 2011) and my 8 year old daughter had never seen a flying trapeze or tight rope act before. That it is kids performing amazed and inspired her and started her love affair with the circus that lives on today. She has since gone on to try the flying trapeze and even went to circus camp last summer.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank JRF-WS
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“so happy you've merged with Circus Sarasota”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Growing up in Sarasota, I have always supported our local arts, including Sailor Circus.

Recently, Sailor Circus and Circus Sarasota merged.

I couldn't be happier for the community and the two organizations.

This year's season promises to be something for everyone with talents like Nik Wallenda. The man who recently walked across Niagara Falls.

Can't wait!

Visited October 2012
2 Thank assuntaswier
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