Compete in Miss Lyra Australia!
Miss Lyra is Australia's first and only dedicated aerial hoop competition. Miss Lyra is open to Amateur Solo, Advanced Solo, Semi Pro Solo, Doubles and Show Time. To compete in one of our State Heats, you must have your audition video & a high res image of yourself (preferably on lyra) ready before purchasing an audition. If your application is successful, you will compete in your State Heat with the chance to move on to the National Finals!
Saturday, 14th May / Aerial Artistry
Auditions: January 19th - March 27th
Saturday, 11th June / TBC
Auditions: February 13th - April 24th
Sunday, 10th July / The Factory Theatre
Auditions: March 13th - May 15th
Saturday, 30th July / The Drum Theatre
Auditions: March 21st - May 29th
Sunday, 14th August / Online Virtual Event
Auditions: March 13th - May 15th
Saturday, 15th October | Drum Theatre, Melbourne
*If Covid restricts travel, 2022 National Finals will become an online event*
How to Audition
You must have your audition video and a high-res image of yourself (preferably on lyra) ready BEFORE purchasing an audition. Audition videos must be a minimum of 2 minutes and maximum of 3 minutes in length and do not have to be the same as your competing routine. You will be asked to submit the link to your video after you purchase your audition (YouTube or Vimeo only).
Purchase an audition for the State Heat you wish to participate in. The audition submission fee is $25. You will immediately be required to fill out a form with all competitor information, provide a link to your audition video, and upload a high-res photo.
Successful auditions will be notified within a fortnight of audition closing. If you are successful, you will go on to compete in your State Heat. Only the winner & 1st runner up progress through to the National Finals.
Important Information for Competitors
+ Audition videos must be a minimum of 2 minutes and maximum of 3 minutes in length.
+ Audition routine does not have to be the same as your competing routine.
+ Audition video must adhere to the same category restrictions and requirements for each audition category.
+ Audition video must be one continuous take (no editing).
+ Video submissions will only be accepted via link to YouTube or Vimeo.
+ You must be aged 16 years or older to enter Miss Lyra Australia (if you are between the ages of 8 and 15, you may enter our junior competition; Little Lyras).
+ Please only audition for Miss Lyra Australia if you are financially able, available and willing to attend the State Heat on the date listed above. Please note any successful applicants withdrawing from a State Heat or National Finals with less than 4 weeks notice will be restricted from entering the following year (exceptions will be made for injury or illness accompanied by a doctors certificate).
*Please note: If Covid restrictions prevent us from being able to hold a live state heat or National Final, we will automatically switch to an online virtual event using pre-recorded videos. Please only audition if you are willing to perform both live and online.
In each category the judges will be asked to score performances based on the following criteria:
TRICKS (OUT OF 5)
- Strength (for Advanced Solo & Semi Pro Solo only)
- Flexibility (for Semi Pro Solo only)
SHOW (OUT OF 5)
- Stage Presence
- Unison (for Doubles only)
*THE SHOW TIME CATEGORY will be given a single score out of 10 purely on entertainment value*
Rigging & Safety
Rigging for all Miss Lyra Australia events is done by our tried, tested and trusted qualified professionals. You will be provided with a pulley system (including rope, carabiner and swivel/spinner). The pulley system allows competitors to provide their own single point lyra and nominate their preferred floor to bottom of the hoop height. Please note you have between 4-5m overall height (from the stage floor to the rigging point) to work with (this may vary slightly between state heats and will be confirmed once auditions have closed). Whilst we are more than happy for you to provide your own strap/rope, in the past we have run into issues with achieving your preferred hoop height using straps/ropes 1m or more in length. Please factor the length of your strap/rope into your overall height clearance .If you are unable to provide your own lyra, we may be able to organise hiring one for you.
PLEASE NOTE: Pulley systems do have bounce and tend to swing. Please factor this into your training and performance.
For your safety, ALL LIVE MISS LYRA SHOWS REQUIRE THE USE OF CRASH MATS. The mat will be provided for you and details of it's size etc will be sent out with successful competitors information packs.
Props & Music
Props are permitted and encouraged but to be kept to a minimum and must be able to be set up and removed by our stage hands within 1min (unless we have to switch to an online format - in which case, go crazy with the props!). No two competitors will be allowed use of the same musical track and approval will be given on a first in best dressed basis.
We will be holding a tech run on the day at the venue in the same order as the show itself. Once we have received all accepted competitors performance information we will be able to confirm all categories tech run times. Each competitor will get one full run through with their music and props. This will be your opportunity to discuss anything you need to with the sound, riggers and production teams. Please ensure your props are 100% completed prior to your tech run.It will be your responsibility to ensure you are organised, on time and do not miss your tech run.
Covid Back Up Plan
If Covid restrictions prevent us from holding a live, in venue state heat (for QLD, NSW, VIC & SA only in 2022), we will automatically switch over to an online, virtual event using pre-recorded videos. Dependent on the Covid restrictions at the time and how much notice we get for the change over, the virtual event will either be held on the original state heat date, or at a later scheduled date (you will be given ample time to record your video). New competitor information packs will be sent out with details of the online format should we have to switch over. We will endeavour to give as much notice of any changes as possible, when possible.
We appreciate these are difficult times that we live in. Whilst our first preference will always be a live show, we are prepared to do what we can to continue to keep Miss Lyra alive throughout the obstacles of this pandemic. Please consider this Covid Back Up Plan before auditioning for Miss Lyra in 2022. We ask that participants only apply if they are willing to perform both live and online.