HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday thru Thursday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am to 9:00
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Circus Warehouse is a professional school, but we also have many classes available to the athletically inclined public. The recreational classes are taught by many of the same high level instructors who teach in the Intensive Professional Program. Be prepared to work hard and really learn a circus skill. All Recreational Classes are ongoing, no terms or sessions. You may sign up for as many or few classes per week or month as you wish.
You should sign up at least 24 hours in advance (via web or phone). Circus Warehouse requires 24 hours advance notice if you wish to reschedule or cancel a class reservation. If you do not cancel with 24 hours notice, and do not show, you will be charged for the class, or a class will be deducted from your class card. There are no refunds.
ALL Circus classes are 2 hours long with the following exceptions:
Ballet Barre, Performance conditioning, Acro-conditioning, Circus Strength & Conditioning are one hour.
Class cards are the best deal for experiencing the Warehouse recreational classes. They expire at different rates depending on the card, for 5 classes it’s 3 months, for 10 it’s 4 months, for 20 it’s 6 months and with a 30 class card there is a 7 month expiration date. If you wish to share a card, please contact the office and they can arrange it. (email@example.com) The cards are NON-REFUNDABLE and can be used in any class for which a student is qualified. Please double check with the office if you have questions about class levels. You may also sign up for just one class.
There are NO REFUNDS FOR CLASSES PURCHASED. Class credit ONLY will be provided to students who cancel class reservations 24hrs (or more) in advance.
TO REGISTER FOR RECREATIONAL CLASSES:
Please go to the calendar under Schedule/Sign Up and click on the class you wish to attend. If you have a class card, you may sign in and use that to register, or if you wish to purchase either a class card or a single class, the system will walk you through the procedure of creating an online account and using your credit card to pay for class. If you would like to reserve more than one spot in a class, you must create an account for each person, and pay for each class individually (one under each person’s name). Please call the office if you have any questions or difficulty with registration. Please use class cards for 2 hr classes only. The 1 hr classes need to be paid for one at a time.
The MINIMUM AGE IS 16 for attending adult Circus Warehouse classes.
The exceptions are as follows:
TEEN CLASS (ages 11-15);
KIDS CLASS (ages 7-11);
and ALL WEEKEND FLYING CLASSES (ages 10 and up).
All students under 18 should have a parent or guardian present for the first class and must have a parental signature on a waiver. If you wish to have the waiver in advance, please request one at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any other exceptions to age guidelines need to be discussed with the office.
Please call the office BEFORE registering for an Intermediate or Advanced level class to confirm that you have the prerequisite skill base necessary.
Please look carefully at the FLYING TRAPEZE class descriptions to see which flying class is right for you at the Warehouse. There are Beginner, Open Level, Intermediate and Advanced classes. We have added a category for summer which is All Level which is for everyone. Open Level and Beginner Flying classes have a maximum of 10 people. Intermediate and Advanced have a maximum of 9.
WORKING OUT AT THE WAREHOUSE:
The crowd that works out at the Warehouse is comprised of working aerialists who come to train their acts, retired pros, accomplished athletes in various disciplines, and students who take classes at the Warehouse. We welcome anyone who knows enough to train independently and who can follow the Warehouse guidelines. We don’t rent “points” by the hour. You are welcome to stay up to 4 hours working out, but you will most often have to share space. If you bring your own equipment, it must be approved by the office. If available, you may train on our silks, straps, rope, lyra and static trapezes. You must use mats when possible and be courteous and helpful to your fellow practitioners. If you need to work on an act in a private lesson, a rehearsal, or a coaching session, that’s different than a workout. Please also inquire in the office about anything that falls into the category of instruction, fees for storage of personal equipment and if you need to use the ballet floor. The Trampoline, Flying Trapeze Rig and Tightwires are off limits outside of their specific class times. You must be enrolled in a class to use those pieces of equipment.
Work out hours are Monday thru Thursday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (subject to change without notice for shows, events and private parties). If you have a 10 class card, you may workout during school hours subject to space availability. You may also purchase a single workout, or a 5 or 10 workout card. You can generally just come to the Warehouse, and check in with the office or front desk for payment and availability of space. Best times are mornings and late afternoons. Worst times to work out are 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm when there are rarely points available or even floor space as we run many classes at once. If you are not sure or you are making your first voyage to Long Island City, please call the office before you come.
ATTIRE / YOUR STUFF:
Please wear clothes that are clean and comfortable, and appropriate to what you are doing (i.e. nothing with buckles, zippers or anything else that could get caught on fabric if you are working on silks). If you like to work out with something on your feet, please bring shoes that are exclusively worn indoors. There are particular shoes suitable for Chinese Pole (lightweight rubber soled shoes; two good choices are water shoes (Teva) or martial arts shoes (Feiyue). Some people also like the Vibram 5-toe shoes). You can bring socks or gymnastic slippers to protect your feet on the flying trapeze. Ballet class requires proper ballet shoes, or at least socks for the first classes. If you have long hair, please tie it out of your way. Please leave expensive jewelry at home. We have daily-use lockers available for shoes and purses. You can bring your own lock but you must take it home with you after class.