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. No classes will be scheduled in 2021.

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.