Audition Process

We cover a lot of skills in our courses! To prevent injury and inspire physical longevity we encourage you to develop foundational strength, body awareness and technique before attending our course. Therefore, we require all participants to pass an audition process to be eligible to attend. 

If you are unable to complete the audition pre-requisite skills with proper form and alignment, you will be given specific feedback and allowed one refilm submission. If you are still unable to pass the audition process you will be welcome to re-apply for a future training.


Prerequisites

Level 1 Silks, Trapeze, Lyra & Rope

– At least one year of aerial experience on the apparatus of the training you are applying for
– Audition Video

Level 2 in Silks, Trapeze, Lyra & Rope

– Must have completed preceding levels (apparatus specific) with Paper Doll Militia or another approved provider
-Audition video


Audition Video Requirements

*All audition videos should be filmed with safe rigging and a crash pad of at least 4 in / 10 cm for level 1 trainings & 6 in / 15 cm for level 2 and above
**Please note that each skill doesn’t not have to be done in succession, they can be filmed separately from one another.

Level 1 Silks Skills

Video of Audition Silks for Silks
1 climb – Standard or Russian (both sides)
Foot lock (from a climb – both sides)
3 Foot Lock skills of your choice (can be all on one side)
Straddle invert from a climb (both sides)

Level 1 Rope Skills (Full Course or Rope Fast Track)

Video of Audition Skills for Rope
Straight Arm Hang for 20 Seconds
Straddle invert from a climb (both sides)
Windmill Hip Key from the Ground both sides
3 Foot Lock skills of your choice (can be all on one side)
Bell Beats
Front Back Pike Beats

Level 1 Trapeze Skills

Video of Audition Skills
Tuck or Straddle Invert under the bar
Knee Hang
3 second Tuck hold in the ropes (upright – not inverted)
5 beginner skills of your choice

Level 1 Lyra Skills

Video of Audition Skills
Tuck or Straddle invert under the bar
Tuck under the top bar to knee hang
Knee hang top bar and back to sitting
Full dead hang from top bar and pull up to sitting (no tempo)
5 beginner skills of your choice

Level 2 Silks Skills

Video of Audition Skills
Windmill Hip Key from bent arms from a climb (Both sides)
Same side wrap on both sides (catchers) from bent arms from a climb
Cross back straddle (from any type of foot lock)
3 egg rolls (split silks tuck inversion)
3 beginner / intermediate skills of your choice

Level 2 Rope Skills

Windmill hipkey from bent arms from a climb (both sides)
Same side wrap / “Catchers” from bent arms from a climb (both sides)
30 second straight arm hang (2 sets – switch the hand that’s on top)
Bell Beats
Turn Pike beats

Level 2 Lyra Skills

Video of Audition Skills
Pullover to Front Balance
Front Balance hold 15 sec
Pike Beat to Tuck Under Top Bar
Ankle Hang
Single Knee hang on bottom bar
5 intermediate skills of your choice

Level 2 Trapeze Skills

Video of Audition Skills
Pullover to Front Balance
Front Balance hold 15 sec
Pike Beat to Tuck Under the Bar
Double Ankle Hang
Single Knee hang
5 intermediate skills of your choice


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