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Excellence USA Competition

POSTPONED: April 2-3, 2022

Lone Star Circus Arts Center has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Excellence USA Competition that was scheduled for September 18 - 19. With the continued increase in COVID cases, specifically the Delta Variant, and the mask mandate that’s currently in place in Dallas County, the board, executive team, and staff have considered the health and safety of our competitors, attendees, and volunteers our top priority. Providing a safe environment for everyone that competes and visits the event is crucial, especially for our youngest attendees. Safety has been at the forefront of our organization from the very beginning and that will not change.

Welcome to the Excellence USA Competition - an exciting, brand-new cirque competition and workshop!


The weekend extravaganza will be jam-packed with awesome talks, Q&A, workshops with some of the industry's most well-known names, as well as the main event. The competition showcases students from beginner to professional level in a variety of circus disciplines, which will be judged by an eclectic panel of circus superstars.


Presented by Lone Star Circus, the Excellence USA Competition will take place the weekend of September 18-19, 2021 in Dallas, Texas.


Lone Star Circus was founded in 2006 by Fanny Kerwich, an 8th generation circus performer of French descent. Fanny currently serves as Creative & Executive Artistic Director of Lone Star Circus® and Lone Star Circus School.


Since its inception, the school has flourished and has become one of the premier circus school in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Fanny is proud to bring Excellence USA Competition to circus artists by combining all areas of circus under one event. This event gives students and professionals the perfect opportunity to showcase their talents among some of the leaders in the circus community.


A thrilling chance for the competing professional circus artist -- 1st Place in the professional division is a contract to perform in one of Lone Star Circus’ professional productions! You will work alongside the industry’s finest!

Please click 'Guidelines' for a detailed look at event details,

requirements, categories, judging, and more!