Develop your creativity, find personal growth and learn to trust yourself in a safe and trusting environment.
Everyone who enters the studio aside from those dropping-off and picking-up must sign our waiver. Please ensure you do so before coming to the studio to allow yourself ample time to read and fully understand its content. Click here
CLOSED STUDIO LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
From our experience, most students perform and learn better in classes when family members or friends are not watching. Please respect our students’ learning environment by leaving the studio during their class time.
STREET PARKING ONLY. Aside from two visitor spots, all other parking stalls within the lot are reserved for owners of the surrounding units. Please respect our neighbors and do not park in their spots. Parking in reserved spaces may result in a ticket or your vehicle being towed.
PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF
Parents/Guardians are required to stay with their child (12 yrs and under) in the entrance area until class time. This area is quite small at our studio so we ask that you come no more than 10 minutes prior to the start of class and supervise your child to ensure there are no disruptions to the classes that are running. Participants or observers are not permitted on the mats prior to the start of their class time.
Children 16 and under are not allowed to leave the building unless a parent or guardian has entered the building for pick-up. We ask that parents do not enter the building until the class is completed.
FOOD / DRINKS / SHOES
No food, drinks or shoes are permitted on the mats past the entrance area. Properly sealed water bottles are to be placed in the provided area and kept off of the main floor.
Biking is strongly encouraged, but please be sure to use a theft-proof bike lock and secure it to the bike rack provided next to the garbage dumpster at the side of the building. No bikes are permitted within the studio at any time.
We are located in Rock Bay. At night the area may attract individuals with bad intentions, therefore please do not leave any valuables in your car and be sure to lock your bike with a theft-proof lock.
Please wear comfortable, close-fitting clothes with sufficient coverage that allows you to move freely and invert without your face becoming obstructed. Clothing with zippers or any other metal are not allowed on the equipment
Hair must be tied up and out of your face
Please remove all jewelry including rings, necklaces, bracelets, large earrings, etc. Minimal facial piercings, well covered naval piercings and small studded earrings are allowed
For most activities we recommend that no socks be worn due to safety concerns. There are certain skills your instructor may give the option to use socks for
ATTITUDE and ETIQUETTE
When in class we encourage an “I feel this” type of language as this has a less accusatory type of dialog that encourages success
Please be on time and ready to go to your class. Do not arrive any more than 10 minutes before your class
Students are not permitted to instruct or spot each other unless given instructions to do so by your instructor. Words of encouragement are encouraged ;)
Please be respectful of the equipment and leave the space as you found it
Students under the influence of drugs or alcohol are not permitted on any equipment and will be asked to leave the studio. No refunds will be provided
Always be aware of your surroundings: look before you run, check before you spin. Let's keep everyone safe!
MEDIA, PHOTOS, AND USE OF CAMERAS IN THE SPACE
Please be aware that we have a strong online presence and frequently post photos and videos from our classes. Our Waiver serves as a media release, but please speak to us in person or send us an email if you wish to remain out of all media
Cell phones and cameras are not permitted during class time unless otherwise specified by your instructor; please respect the intellectual property of your instructors. When given the ok to take photos and videos, social media posts are encouraged and we love when you tag us
TIME - Please make sure you arrive within the first 15 minutes of Open Training. If no one has arrived within 15 minutes of the start time the studio will be locked. Only one person must be present in order to run the opening training
SPACE - First come first serve, but please respect and share with those around you. Certain space consuming apparatuses such as Cyr wheel may not be permitted once attendance reaches a certain capacity
AERIALS - In order to train aerials you must be currently registered in aerials classes or you must be approved by designated Island Circus Space staff before access to an aerial point is granted. This time is to be used to integrate skills learned in class with safe exploration in the discipline. Students are not to put up or take down any aerial equipment, you must ask a supervisor for assistance. Please contact us if you wish to train aerials during open training. **Space is limited and sharing of an apparatus should be expected**
If School District 61 is closed, then so are we. You will be notified by us via email in the event of any cancellations due to weather, and classes will be refunded or deferred at the discretion of Island Circus Space. We understand that conditions may vary throughout the lower island, and the safety of our participants is our priority. If we are still open but it is unsafe for you to come to class, please contact us.
CANCELLATIONS and MISSED CLASSES
Up until 5 days before the start of the session: a full refund will be granted
Five days until 24 hours before the start of the session: a 50% refund will be granted (exception: a full refund will be provided in the presence of a note from a medical doctor, clearly stating the signing Doctor’s name)
Within 24 hours of the start of the session and throughout the session: no refunds will be granted (exception: a 50% refund of the classes missed will be provided in the presence of a note from a medical doctor, clearly stating the signing Doctor’s name)
Make-up classes for missed classes during a session are not provided
Up until 24 before the start of class: class deferrals are provided (no cash refunds)
Within 24 hours of the start of class: a 50% refund or deferral is provided only in the presence of a note from a medical doctor
Up until 10 days prior to the event date: the deposit is 100% refundable and the date and time can be switched at no charge
Up until 48 hours prior to the event date: the deposit is 50% refundable and the date and time can be switched at no charge
Within 48 hours of the start of the class: the deposit is non-refundable and the date or time can be switched for a $25 fee
CANCELLED CLASSES/SESSION (ON OUR BEHALF)
We try our best not to reschedule and/or cancel classes, however, we reserve the right to cancel and/or reschedule classes as required. Class deferrals and refunds will be provided at the discretion of Island Circus Space