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Black Hills Aerial Cup 2024


March 1st-3rd, 2024

We are inviting you to participate in the Black Hills Aerial Cup 2024 - the competition that brings together aerial schools and communities of the Midwest.

ABOUT Black Hills Aerial Cup

Black Hills Aerial Cup is an annual aerial arts competition bringing together circus artists and schools of the Midwest. From amateurs to professionals, from youth to adults.

Black Hills Aerial Cup is produced by Live It Up Studio in Rapid City, SD. The first Black Hills Aerial Cup was held in 2020. Competitors came from all over South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Minnesota and Colorado. The competition is judged by leading circus and entertainment industry professionals. 


Our goal is to help expand and connect the ever-growing circus community of the Midwest. Showcase your talent and grow as a performer while competing for prizes.

Get a full Informational Package by clicking the button below. New Updates are coming SOON.

Please, email with any questions.

Registration Opens September 1st

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All competitors must ensure that they submit the right music version. Competitors are required to submit their music as MP3 File. Please, click the button below to upload your music.

All competitors must ensure that they submit the Performance Compulsory Form. Competitors are required to submit their forms as PDF File. Please, click the button below to upload your Compulsory Form.

Black Hills Aerial Cup  - The Box - Box Elder Events Center - Live It Up Studio, Rapid City

New Location

Box Elder Events Center

We are excited to announce a new location for the competition. Black Hills Aerial Cup 2024 will be held at

THE BOX -  The Box Elder Events Center - is the Midwest’s newest state-of-the-art facility with professional DMX audio-visual technology, a full-service catering kitchen, and over 60,000 square feet of event space.

It's located in Box Elder, South Dakota, just steps from five hotelsWaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort, several restaurants, and Interstate-90.

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We are always looking for instructors and judges, workshop teachers, artists and vendors, event staff and volunteers.

Please, fill out the form and we will get back to you shortly with information.

We invite you to review the attached sponsorship packet and consider the level of sponsorship that aligns with your organization's goals. Your generosity and partnership will play a pivotal role in the  Black Hills Aerial Cup success and will be highly appreciated by both our organization and the broader community.

This is a ticketed event. All visitors, support team, family members must have a ticket pass. Click the button below to purchase your tickets. Click the link below to purchase your

Event Pass.

Photo Black Hills Aerial Cup

This event is being covered by professional photographer and videographer. Click the button below to view the photo gallery of Black Hills Aerial Cup 2023.

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