Types of audiences: Artists / Students and future students / Teachers and educational teams / Others
Location: United States
Aerial Arts Competition, Workshops and Aerial Culminating Concert
The 9th West Coast Aerial Arts Festival will take place from Nov. 11 – 14, 2021.
The West Coast Aerial Arts Festival is the very first aerial competition of its kind in the United States, opening doors to young and seasoned aerialists irrespective of age or level.
The West Coast Aerial Arts Festival is a competition based event that comprises of as many as twenty-one (21) categories based on age group and experience level. Ages range from 7 to 60+ years old, and levels include novice, amateur, semi-professional, and professional.
This year, awards will be partly in non-numerical titles according to their category. Plaque and medals will be presented to each title holder. There will only be a 1st 2nd and 3rd place overall winners that will receive trophies. The overall winner will also be featured as a special guest performer at the subsequent festival, showcasing his/her winning routine.
November 11 – 13, 2021
Workshops shall be taught by established educators and judges highly regarded in their respective fields.
These workshops will include some and all of the following: Aerial Silks, Aerial Hoop/ Lyra, Trapeze as well as specialty apparatuses including Straps, Cube, Contortion, Rope and alike. These will be available to our participants and the general public to take.
In past years, our vision to spearhead the choreography aspect of this artform has been challenging and shall be introduced as a separate engagement in the Spring. Thus, we shall not be accepting choreography entries at this festival
PARTICIPATION AND REGISTRATION
Participation in the competition are open to all. The fee starts with an an early bird special rate of $150 and additional fees depending on their participation in other categories. Fees gains you access to competition participation, one workshop, show attendance, T-shirt and a participation medal.
Deadline for submitting application packets and registration fee is October 15, 2021 PST. There is also an Early Bird Special submission with a discounted fee.
A session is also set-up for directors, coaches and school administrators to discuss topics relating to their organization, current developments or to share resources. It also creates a support group in the community.
Funds for scholarship grant are provided to deserving artists. An audition is scheduled and WCAAF participants may try out.
The festival will feature an exciting vendor gallery showcasing businesses related to and/or support the aerial arts community. Please email us for details, or visit our website for additional information at www.aerialartsamerica.com.
Aerial Arts America
Aerial Dance Theater, 3001 Red Hill Ave. Bldg. 1-107
CA 92626, Costa Mesa