2016 Aerial Expo Presentational
Execution & Form
Rules & FAQ
- All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm CST on Saturday, July 4th.
- All performers, judges and volunteers will be required to sign a liability release form prior to being allowed to participate in an Aerial Expo event.
- Performers may be male or female.
- Performers under 18 years of age must have an adult guardian present to sign a release.
- Registration fees must be submitted prior to or at the time of the submission of the entry form.
- Feedback sheets will be sent to the performers after the event.
- Performers must be checked in and ready to perform at least one half-hour before their event is scheduled to begin.
- A mat will be used below the apparatus and may not be removed. Dimensions will be sent to performers.
- Performers must conduct themselves appropriately at all times.
- Aerial Expo reserves the right to prevent a performer from performing if it appears that the performer is not fit to do so safely.
- There shall be no heckling or jeering of other performers or the judges.
- All intimate body parts, within the Iowa Laws, must be covered.
- No visible logos larger than 1″ will be permitted.
- Props must be approved by Aerial Expo organizers.
- Performers agree to be filmed throughout the Aerial Expo.
- All photography and footage remains the property of Aerial Expo.
- Aerial Expo reserves the right to refuse any entry.
- Entry fees are not refundable and not transferable between events nor individuals.
Q: When can I test the stage?
A: All Performers will share one hour of stage time the morning of your performance. You will be able to test the stage and the apparatus.
Q: Q: When do I need to report backstage?
A: All Performers must be backstage 30 minutes before the start of their division.
Q: Q: When will the Performances be held?
A: All Performances will be held Saturday, July 23rd between 10am and 5pm. For more detailed information, check the “schedule” tab on our website.
Q: When do I need to submit my music?
A: All music (final cuts) must be submitted to email@example.com by the end of day on Saturday, August 1. It is each competitor’s responsibility to make sure music is cut within the stated guidelines.
Q: What deadlines do I need to adhere to?
A: Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information by Friday, July 1st:
1. Apparatus needed. Options: Single tab lyra (“taco” arch) or double tab lyra.
2. Bio to be used for social media, website, programs (100 word count)
3. Picture to be used for social media, website, programs
*Mixed Apparatus performers may provide their own apparatus, which is required to be inspected by the Aerial Expo rigger prior to the event. Please include all details of your apparatus and rigging needs.
Q: Q: What are the stage dimensions and rigging information for silks and mixed apparatus Performances?
A: The stage will be 8 feet deep, 16 feet wide, and 4 feet tall. Apparatuses will be rigged from a beam clamp. The total height of the rigging and apparatus is 26 feet from floor to ceiling. The apparatus will be hung at 24 feet, and the remaining 2 feet to the ceiling will be rigging. The apparatus will have 6.5 feet distance from back wall to rig point. All Performers will perform with a crash mat under their apparatus. Silks will be rigged on a figure 8 descender, carabineer, and swivel. You are NOT permitted to touch any rigging and will be docked points for violation if it occurs - whether intentional or not.
Q: What are the stage dimensions and rigging information for lyra Performances?
A: A: The stage will be 8 feet deep, 16 feet wide, and 4 feet tall. Apparatuses will be rigged from a beam clamp. The total height of the rigging is 26 feet from floor to ceiling. The lowest point of the lyra will be rigged 5 feet from the crash mat. All Performers will perform with a crash mat under their apparatus. Lyras will be rigged on span sets and carabiners. Shackles may be used in the rigging above the 3 feet of permitted span set use. You may use bottom three feet of span sets for your act. You may not in any way climb the span sets or rigging above three feet, nor may you invert from the span sets or rigging. You will be docked points for violation if it occurs - whether intentional or not.
Q: What kind of Silks will be provided?
A: Silks will be low/medium stretch, Tricot Denier-40. They are white in color, 108” wide, and on a swivel. Length is 20 feet from stage to rig point.
Q: What kind of Aerial Hoop/Lyra is provided?
A: Lyra provided is 36-inch diameter, taped, on a swivel. Performers may choose a single arched “taco” tab or a double tab.