Professional Preparatory Program (P3)

Taking Circus Arts to the Next Level

An engaging circus performer has mastery of their apparatus and the ability to captivate an audience with their act.  The skills classes in our program are designed to create a solid foundation of proprioception, balance, body awareness, control strength, active flexibility, and power.  These skills are crucial components of the artistic performance presence and freedom of movement needed to produce professional quality acts.  By incorporating theater and dance into our curriculum we allow our students to start to develop the skills and experience to connect to their audience, develop expressive and evocative movement, gain control over timing and subtlety, and synchronize their movement with other performers while keeping their unique character.

More about the program  here

Application Requirements, click here. Deadline has been extended to March 2.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is tuition for the P3 program?  Are payment plans available?
Tuition is $9750.  We do offer payment plans, please e-mail for further information.

I am outside of your age range.  Can I still apply for the P3 program?
We evaluate our students on a case by case basis.  If you are not within our recommendated age range please send a message to for further evaluation.

Do you require students to attend a live audition?
Since we have comprehensive requirements for the video portion of the application, we do not hold live auditions.  However, we welcome prospective students who wish to visit SANCA to see our facility and meet our coaches.

Do you accept students who are not U.S. citizens?
We do accept qualified non-American students, however we are unfortunately not able to facilitate obtaining a student Visa.

When do classes start?
We start classes the first full week of August, and run through mid-May.

Can you help me find housing?
We are not able to provide housing or assist students with searching for housing.  Most of our past students have successfully found housing by putting the word out through their own circus networks as well as utilizing Seattle’s Craigslist.

Is financial aid available?
We do not have financial aid for the P3 program.  Past students have set up successful crowdfunding campaigns.  It should be noted that SANCA’s workstudy program is not applicable for P3 classes.

I have other questions, who can I contact for answers?
Please do not hesitate to send your questions to