Student Showcase

At Aerial Cirque Over Denver

Student Showcase Info!

We offer multiple student showcase opportunities per year.

  • In-studio Showcases. The in-studio showcases are built into the ACOD youth spring and fall sessions (we do not do a showcase for summer session). They do not cost extra! At the end of your child’s session (during the final class) they will participate in an on-site showcase for family friends. This will be held at Aerial Cirque Over Denver (4605 Quebec St).
  • Off-site Theatre Showcase. Our off-site shows are held at Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre (119 Park Ave W, Denver). These showcases are not required for recreational students – participation is optional but is a fun opportunity! Because it is not included in the cost of the youth or adult sessions, to cover our rental and production costs there is a fee for registration and tickets (see below).

Upcoming Showcase Dates!

  • In-studio Showcase (youth spring 2024 session). Will be the final week your child has class – week of May 20th – May 26th. The showcase takes place at Aerial Cirque Over Denver during your child’s final class (same day and time of their class).
  • Off-site Showcase. Will be held at Cleo Parker Robinson May 18th (rehearsal day) and May 19th (show day). See specific schedule details below.

Information for Cleo Parker Robinson (Off-site Showcase)

Rehearsal (Recreational and Performance Company):

**Highly recommended to participate, but not required. Please try to be available for the entire rehearsal so you can see and be involved in the show run-through. If you can only make a specific time, please note it in the Recreational Student Showcase Info Form (linked below). Performance Co. students, you do not need to fill out the Recreational Student Showcase Info Form.

Rehearsal – Saturday, May 18th

  • Youth Recreational – 1 to 3pm
  • Youth Performance Co. – 315 to 545pm
  • Adult Recreational – 6 to 7pm
  • Adult Performance Co. – 715pm to 10pm

Show Day – Sunday, May 19th

**You can stay as long as you want with 1 ticket (you do not need to purchase separate tickets for the recreational and performance company shows even though they are separate events).

Youth Recreational Show: DOORS OPEN, 215pm. Show 230 to 4pm

Youth Performance Co: DOORS OPEN, 415pm. Show 430 to 530pm

Adult Recreational: DOORS OPEN, 545pm. Show 6 to 7pm

Adult Performance Co: Door open 715pm. Show 730 to 9pm

Participation Requirements:

  • All registered recreational students (note, not performance company students) must submit our Recreational Student Showcase Info Form HERE or (link)
  • Registration open for current ACOD students only due to space! Email us if you are not a current student and we can see if we can accommodate you.
  • Any student of any level can participate in the showcase. The number of showcase performers is capped due to time, so please register early if you would like a spot! Please see below for some additional stipulations based on your level.
    • Beginner youth and Level 1 adult students. You are able to participate in the showcase! However, you will need to create a performance routine. This is best done via private lessons with your coach. You will pick a song (no more than 2.5 to 3 min recommended) and in approx. 2-4 private lessons you can choreograph your performance. Email us to get your private lessons scheduled. Privates are $85/hr.
    • Int+ youth students. As part of the choreography component of your classes, you do not need any additional private lessons or coaching (unless you feel more comfortable). As you put a routine together in class, you can use this same routine for the Cleo showcase.
    • Level 2+ Adult students without a choreography class component. It is recommended that you do 1 private lesson with your coach to help with a routine, but you can put this together yourself if preferred. For our students 16+ we have open gym time you can book for this.

Music Requirements:

  • Of your choice, though, must be “clean” version.
  • Up to 4:30 mins in length (no longer than this).
  • Must be submitted in the info form by May 1st!! PLEASE note that in order for us to format everyone’s music and make it a seamless experience, you will not be able to participate in the show if you don’t have your music turned in by 5/1.

 Fee to Perform:

  • $65. Includes rehearsal, show day, and theatre production costs (rental and associated tech crew). It does not include tickets!! See below for ticket information.
  • Fee is due no later than 5/1 (or when spots run out). Please use the registration button below to sign up and pay. We can’t reserve a spot until you pay the reg fee.


  • Tickets are not included in the production fee and are $18 per ticket (plus a tax from EventBrite).
  • We highly recommend purchasing tickets prior to the show! They can be purchased through EventBrite HERE – or (link)
  • If tickets are still available for door-sales, VENMO ONLY AT DOOR!
  • Seating is first come, first serve general admission. It is tiered theatre seating that does have wheelchair accessibility in the front.
  • You can stay as long as you want with 1 ticket (you do not need to purchase separate tickets for the recreational and performance company shows even though they are separate events).

Costume Requirements: 

  • Costumes are not provided by ACOD! There is no requirement to purchase anything fancy or special for the showcase – your regular workout attire is fine. However, if you’d like to purchase something special here are some guidelines for safe aerial costumes! If you have a costume question, please email us. Also be sure you have your costume for dress rehearsal!
  • Should provide appropriate coverage to prevent burns (specifically, belly coverage)
  • Should NOT impede hand grip, foot pinch, or vision (for example, long skirts that could get tangled in the apparatus or fly up over your face).
  • No sequins, zippers, buttons, etc. in the Silks or Sling due to likely damaging of the silk material. Sequins are fine with bar apparatus such as Trapeze & Lyra.

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