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NICA's Pre-Audition Workshop



Get tertiary qualified with the National Institute of Circus Arts and set yourself up for a career touring the world!

Considering tertiary circus study? NICA's Pre-Audition Workshop is your first step towards a successful audition for Australia's only Certificate IV or Bachelor Degree in Circus Arts. This Workshop is great for prospective 2020/21 students to get feedback on their progress at an early stage. NICA's Audition Panel also reports that applicants who attend the Workshop display higher confidence in their audition.

This event is not just for those with circus experience: NICA is also seeking people with backgrounds in gymnastics, dance, calisthenics, theatre, physical theatre, fire twirling, martial arts, tricking, parkour and more.

The itinerary for the day:

  • Run through the skills that will be required in audition and how to present them in the right way
  • Hear tips and tricks for creating a performance act
  • Receive feedback on your progress and suggestions for training
  • Gain familiarity with the space and the facilitators
  • Meet your potential cohort of peers and enjoy a fun, challenging day of preparation
Above images taken by The Age Newspaper

Ask your questions of the experts, such as:

  • What is the Audition Panel looking for?
  • What areas do I need to work on with my fitness and skills?
  • How do I make my performance act unique to me?
  • How do the specialties work and how do we choose which apparatus I'll be training at NICA?
  • What are the course hours?
  • How does NICA assist with post graduation industry contacts?
  • How should I be training to make it sustainable and safe?

Important Notes

This event is for ages 15+.

NICA understands that students will have different skills levels in different areas, but it is recommended that participants are already proficient in at least some of the following: tumbling, handstands, handsprings, cartwheels. Please give us a call if you are unsure about attending.
Please note NICA will also be running a Workshop as part of the National Training Program (NTP) at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, for participants of the NTP, as well as a Workshop at CircusWA for WA applicants.
Don't forget to also sign up for NICA's Inside Track mailing list for prospective NICA students.
Course codes: BA-CIRCA1 / 10111NAT      CRICOS provider code: 00111D       CRICOS course code: 078080F

Sat 29 June & Mon 1 July
9am - 5pm with an hour break (NICA can provide microwave access)


39-59 Green Street, Prahran, Victoria 3181

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Please note there is a lack of on street car parking availability around NICA. Roads surrounding NICA have limited street parking.
Stonnington Council operates a number of outdoor car parks that are a short walk from NICA. These include:
- Windsor Station Carpark, 28 Chapel Street - ticketing paid parking, Monday - Sunday all day
- James Street Carpark, 8 Lincoln Place - free 2 hour parking, Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm
Check Melways Maps and Google Maps for locations. See to VicLink Journey Planner for public transport directions.