All participants are required to sign up for classes prior to arrival at the event. You must be registered for the event via our Amilia system (see the register button to the right if you haven’t registered yet) in order to sign up.

On Tuesday, September 29th at 3:00pm est the schedule will become “active” meaning that you can sign up for workshops via our online system,

Note that this is a different system than the one you used to register for the event. Before then it will be only possible to view the schedule- we recommend you do that so you know what to expect when the sign up opens!  You will need a separate log in for our sign up system,, in order to make your class schedule. Review our How to Guide so you are ready when workshop sign ups open (some workshops get filled up quickly so it’s good to be prepared!).

To view the schedule visit:

If you are having trouble signing up, you can view our tutorial here:

Finally, we request that everyone sign our waiver before arriving at NECCA. For those who have not done so, the waiver can be found here:

If you have any questions or comments about registration, scheduling or the waiver, please feel free to send an email to If you have questions about the space at NECCA, please send an email


AYCO Vermont Regional Youth Circus Festival

October 3rd, 2015 at the New England Center for Circus Arts


Festival Information


Member rate: $70 – EarlyBird = $55 until Sept. 16th

Non-Member rate: $80 –  EarlyBird = $65 until Sept. 16th

Chaperone rate: $25

Show ticket: $10

Private Lessons

NECCA encourages participants to sign up for private lessons on the 4th of October, the day after the event. If you would like to schedule a lesson, please send an email to


Workshop sign up will open at 3pm EST on sept 30th.  Before then, you can view the workshops here:

All details about how to sign up for workshops can be found on our workshop how to guide here.  Note – you will need a separate account to sign up for workshops so please read the how to guide if it is your first time attending an AYCO event!


Sign Waiver Here

All festival attendees must fill out a waiver in order to participate. Please fill this out before coming to the festival!


Youth under 8 years of old must arrive and remain with chaperone throughout the day. Youth 8+ who are not attending with a chaperone will be introduced to a volunteer chaperone at the beginning of the day who they can reach out to if they need anything during the course of the event.  They will eat in a designated area with AYCO volunteer chaperones, and will be required to check out with their volunteer chaperone when they leave the space for the day.

The $25 chaperon admission includes access to the space, coffee, lunch, dinner, and a showcase ticket. For safety’s sake, we ask chaperons to stay in the small lounge area during workshops.


9am – Check-in begins
9:30am – Welcome and Safety Talk
10am – 11:15am – Workshop Block 1
11:30am – 12:45pm – Workshop Block 2
12:45 – 1:45pm – Lunch!
1:45 – 3pm – Workshop Block 3
3:15 – 4:30pm – Workshop Block 4
4:30 – 5:15pm – Break, prep for Showcase
5:15pm – 6:15pm – Showcase
6:15pm – 7pm – Pizza!
7pm – End of day


The showcase will feature the diverse and talented young circus performers at the festival. Showcase admission is included in chaperone and participant registration. Standalone tickets are available for $10.

All youth festival attendees are encouraged to perform in the showcase. If you would like to perform, please complete this form by September 23rd: Showcase Application


Absolutely no experience is necessary to attend. Workshops will be divided by skill level, and beginner workshops will be offered every session. Prerequisites are set for more advance workshops and will be adhered to. Children under 8 are welcome to register, but they must be accompanied by a chaperone at all times, and some workshops may be beyond their ability.


The festival will be held at the New England Center for Circus Arts:

74 Cotton Mill Hill, #300 Brattleboro, VT 05301

For more information, visit NECCA’s contact page.


Questions about the festival? Contact festival director Erin Lovett-Sherman at If you have questions about Amilia or the program, please contact


If you are interested in volunteering at the festival,  please contact Erin Lovett-Sherman at


We look forward to seeing you October 3rd!