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Amazing Grace Circus from Nyack, NY performed a group act for the showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Amazing Grace Circus from Nyack, NY performed a group act for the showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Gabrielle Ment, of Acrobrats from New York, NY, showed off her trapeze skills during American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Gabrielle Ment, of Acrobrats from New York, NY, showed off her trapeze skills during American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Tony Nelson, Natalie Roenker and Samiya Shamma of My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus from Cincinnati, OH performed Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Tony Nelson, Natalie Roenker and Samiya Shamma of My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus from Cincinnati, OH performed Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Greylin Nielsen of Circus Smirkus of Greensborough, VT performed an aerial hoop act in the American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Greylin Nielsen of Circus Smirkus of Greensborough, VT performed an aerial hoop act in the American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Greylin Nielsen, of Circus Smirkus of Greensborough, VT, smiles and tries to bow after her costume got caught in her hoop at the end of her act Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Greylin Nielsen, of Circus Smirkus of Greensborough, VT, smiles and tries to bow after her costume got caught in her hoop at the end of her act Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Nora Schultz of Stone Soup Circus of Princeton, NJ performed in the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” act Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Nora Schultz of Stone Soup Circus of Princeton, NJ performed in the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” act Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Three members of Circesteem and the Chicago Youth Circus of Chicago, IL, show off their juggling skills Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Three members of Circesteem and the Chicago Youth Circus of Chicago, IL, show off their juggling skills Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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PAL Sailor Circus members Nick Slimick and Joan Trujillo closed the show with their Two-Lane Cradle act Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | PAL Sailor Circus members Nick Slimick and Joan Trujillo closed the show with their Two-Lane Cradle act Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Shena Tschofen of Circus Juventas of St. Paul, MN played Little Red Riding Hood in the silks act she performed in for the American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Shena Tschofen of Circus Juventas of St. Paul, MN played Little Red Riding Hood in the silks act she performed in for the American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Gabrielle Ment, of Acrobrats from New York, NY, performed a comedic trapeze act Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Gabrielle Ment, of Acrobrats from New York, NY, performed a comedic trapeze act Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Marybeth Spence and Isabella Benitez, 9, attended the American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Marybeth Spence and Isabella Benitez, 9, attended the American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Iona Binnie, 13, was the spider in the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” act performed by five of the students of Stone Soup Circus from Princeton, NJ during the showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Iona Binnie, 13, was the spider in the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” act performed by five of the students of Stone Soup Circus from Princeton, NJ during the showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Kellin Quinn Hentoff-Killian of Circus Harmony from St. Louis, MO. opened the show with a juggling act Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Kellin Quinn Hentoff-Killian of Circus Harmony from St. Louis, MO. opened the show with a juggling act Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Circus Waldissima from Santa Rosa, CA performed Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
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Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Circus Waldissima from Santa Rosa, CA performed Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Friends, family members and locals watched the American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Friends, family members and locals watched the American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Sonny and Victoria Thamer pose with Benjamin, 6, and Tiffany Apostolou Thursday, Aug. 18 while attending the American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Sonny and Victoria Thamer pose with Benjamin, 6, and Tiffany Apostolou Thursday, Aug. 18 while attending the American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Aerial Emery of Xelias Aerial Arts in Minneapolis, MN shows off her hula hooping skills during American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Aerial Emery of Xelias Aerial Arts in Minneapolis, MN shows off her hula hooping skills during American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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Edith Keme, a member of Circesteem and the Chicago Youth Circus of Chicago, IL, shows off her juggling skills.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Edith Keme, a member of Circesteem and the Chicago Youth Circus of Chicago, IL, shows off her juggling skills.

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Koval did a hand balancing act Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena. Koval is a member of the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA) in Seattle, WA.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Koval did a hand balancing act Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena. Koval is a member of the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA) in Seattle, WA.

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Shena Tschofen of Circus Juventas of St. Paul, MN comes twirling down her silk rope during the American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 AYCO Showcase Performance

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 | Shena Tschofen of Circus Juventas of St. Paul, MN comes twirling down her silk rope during the American Youth Circus Organization’s showcase performance Thursday, Aug. 18 inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena.

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