General Rules

Competitors must be over the age of 16 to enter (anyone between the ages of 8 and 15 years can enter our junior competition; Little Lyras). No g-strings, partial nudity or pasties. Instructors and professional aerialists are not permitted to enter the Amateur Solo category. All successful competitors must be able to attend a tech run at the venue on the day of the competition. All successful competitors must sign an indemnity form & media release prior to the date of competition. No two competitors will be allowed to use the same music. All music and props must be cleared with production. Any successful applicants withdrawing from a state heat or National Final with less than 4 weeks notice will be restricted from applying again the following year (exceptions will be made for injury or illness accompanied by a doctors certificate).


The Audition fee is $25 for Miss Lyra and Mr Lyra and $20 for Little Lyras. 

Optional – A professionally filmed and edited video of your performance and professional, high res photos will be available for purchase for $50. This must be ordered and paid for in advance. A download link for your video will be emailed to you within 30 days of the competition.

Show Information

A Performers Pack will be sent to all successful competitors shortly after announcement detailing staging & rigging specifications etc. Competitors are permitted to supply their own lyra and nominate their chosen performance height (from floor to bottom of the hoop). Any competitor without access to their own hoop will be provided with the following options: a single point 900mm, 950mm or 1000mm solid stainless steel lyra wrapped in black cotton tape (please note: use of any of these hoops at the QLD, NSW or SA state heats will incur a $20 hire fee).

Judging Criteria

In each category the judges will be asked to score performances based on the following criteria.

TRICKS (out of 5) *Technique/Execution *Difficulty *Originality *Transitions *Strength (for Advanced Solo & Semi Pro Solo only) *Flexibility (for Semi Pro Solo only)
SHOW (out of 5) * Choreography *Musicality *Stage Presence *Costume/Presentation *Unison (for Doubles only)
SHOW TIME will be given a score out of 10 purely on entertainment value.

We suggest when creating your routine you pay extra attention to the following: Creativity & Originality Costume, Hair & Make Up Overall Performance (eg; character, faces, engaging the audience) Clean & easy execution of tricks Clean, smooth & original transitions between tricks Timing (eg; knowing how long to hold each trick for) Flow (not just moving from trick to trick) Musicality (eg; hitting accents, moving with the music) Form (eg; pointed toes, lines, posture) Endurance (eg; not running out of breath or energy) Sticking to the rules of each category (as outlined on our Auditions page)

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