Oddity U.  

“The Harvard of Sideshow Schools!”

                                                                              Jim Zajicek,  owner

                                                                              The Big Circus Sideshow                 

“I was blown away, totally empowered with a new understanding of my capabilities!”


“Believe me, spending a few days with Harley is unlike anything else in the world.”

Oddity U:

Oddity U has been called “The Harvard of Sideshow Schools” (without the cost), and “the world’s best sideshow training” program. Accept no substitutes!

Oddity U provides intensive course in the basics of contemporary sideshow and variety performance.

Currently Scheduled Classes:

Stunts 101:

You’ll learn to:

            -hammer nails into your nose;

            -manipulate and spit fire;

            -lie on a bed of nails, with people standing on top,

             and having concrete blocks smashed on you;

           -walk barefoot in broken glass;

            -walk barefoot on sharp swords;

            -stick hands into animal traps;   

            -swallow swords;



Escapes 101:

You’ll learn to:

            -escape from ropes, chains, straitjackets, and other sundry devices     


Scripting for Variety Performance:

            -You’ll learn how to structure your routines and shows.

            -You’ll be introduced to physical acting...ways to use your body to                            

             establish the reality of your performance.

            -You’ll be introduced to the basics of stage direction...how to create

             memorable pictures that will enhance the experience of your audience.

All classes:

            -Discussion includes stunt technique, history, philosophy, and psychology    

             related to the art form. 

“Anyone who is on the fence about taking a class with Harley should jump the hell off and do it. He's a one-of-a-kind teacher. It will take your performance to the next level!”

Private tutorials are available by arrangement.

“Harley is extremely knowledgeable and has a massive amount of performing experience. This would mean little if he were not an excellent teacher. It was an amazing experience! People who know me said that I was different even when I wasn't performing. In performance, there was a huge leap. I took Harley's course and cannot find enough superlatives to describe my experience.”

Upcoming Class Dates: 

COVID has confused many plans. Classes will resume when the pandemic is under better control. Vaccination certificates will be required.

TBA                           Scripting for Variety Performance

TBA                            Stunts 101 & Escapes 101

Hear what Ripley’s (Believe It Or Not!) Radio says about Oddity U:


“a great experience!”

Want more information?           email Harley

Please include your performance experience, what interests you in this art form, and where you’d like to go with it.