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General Information

General Information

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday thru Friday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THESE REVISIONS TO HOUSE RULES AS OF MARCH 14, 2020

NOT FEELING WELL? STAY HOME.
No one who is feeling ill in any way should be at the Warehouse at this time. We will be sending anyone who appears to have any upper-respiratory symptoms home. No exceptions. Coming back after an illness requires the recommended quarantine from the CDC and a discussion with the Director only.

OK TO CANCEL, POSTPONE, PUT CLASSES ON HOLD AND EXTEND CLASS CARDS.
Anyone who is ill must cancel class even at the last minute. You will have a credit. Do not worry about missed classes or cards that will expire. We will make any changes at no charge for now. Even if you plan to come back in a few months, we can put a Hold on your card or extend the expiration date. We are not offering refunds or we could not hope to stay in business.

ARRIVAL AT THE WAREHOUSE.
Leave your bag, shoes and phones on the shelving near the desk. Do not place anything on the front desk. Go directly to the restroom and wash your hands for 20 seconds according to the directions that we’ve posted there.

YOUR STUFF

  • NO bags on the mats unless they are equipment bags.
  • NO street shoes of any kind past the front desk.
  • NO phones on the mats. Phones are known to be germ-ridden, please keep your phone in your bag that you leave at the shelving at front desk. If you are videoing or taking photos, you must clean your phone, then place it on a paper towel, not directly on a mat or any equipment.

A SOCIAL SHIFT.
We have all given up our usual warm and fuzzy greetings to be entirely gestural and distant. You are welcome to devise your own non-touch stylings. Any other spotting or group activities should be done with the cleanest of hands.

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY.
Every piece of equipment is sanitized continuously during the day but you are responsible for the area you occupy, i.e. if you are using a yoga mat, you should sanitize with the spray we are providing before usage, even though we’ll have already done it. Please ask the front desk if you are unsure about surfaces and methods.

CROWD CONTROL.
We are going to be dealing with a somewhat reduced class and workout schedule and some equipment is going to be unavailable as we employ stricter cleaning rules and observe new social distance standards. The rules might change without notice. Please continue to check back on updates on our website. We will not be booking events, showcases, rehearsals, auditions, or parties at this time. Most classes, private lessons, and some Independent Training will continue. You must have a class card or a workout card to do Independent training with us for the time being. The silks will not be available for Independent Training. Please check the online schedule for changes. The Intensive program will persevere!!

NO MORE COMMUNAL CHALK AND ROSIN.
We will be providing individual packages of chalk and rosin in little bags. You may also bring your own. Please either retain and put your name on it, or throw out after class, it’s not to be shared.

THE END OF THE LOUNGE.
We will be severely limiting our lounge area seating. If you are dropping off a friend or youngster, you will need to leave during class time and return at the end.

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THE REGULAR WAREHOUSE

Circus Warehouse is a professional facility, but we also have options available to athletically inclined individuals. Be prepared to work hard and really learn some circus skills.

ALL Circus classes are taught in professional style. ALL Circus classes are 2 hours with the following exceptions:

Performance conditioning, Acro-conditioning, Circus Strength & Conditioning, some of the Handstands, and all Ballet classes are all one hour. Dzul Dance is 1.5 hrs.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

You should sign up at least 24 hours in advance (via web or phone).

It is OK TO CANCEL, POSTPONE, PUT CLASSES ON HOLD, AND EXTEND CLASS CARDS. Anyone who is ill must cancel class, even at the last minute, and you will receive credit. Do not worry about missed classes or cards that look like they will expire. We will make any changes at no charge for now. You must let us know otherwise there will be a charge. There are no refunds.

BUYING A CARD:

Class cards are the best deal for experiencing the Warehouse classes. They expire at different rates depending on the card, for 5 classes it’s 3 months, for 10 and 15 it’s 4 months, for 20 it’s 6 months.  If you wish to share a card, please contact the office and they can arrange it. (info@circuswarehouse.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 as a drop-in.

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES:

Please go to the calendar under Schedule/Register 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.

MINIMUM AGE:

In general Circus Warehouse classes are for adults ages 16+

If you are unsure, please call the office or send a note to info@circuswarehouse.com
All students under 18 should have a parent or guardian present for the first class and must have a parent/guardian signature on a waiver. If you wish to have the waiver in advance, please request one.

SKILL LEVELS:

ALL LEVEL classes are for everyone.
OPEN LEVEL classes are for athletically inclined (If you go to the gym, run, dance, or anything physical you can take these classes). SOME EXPERIENCE means that it shouldn’t be your first time on that particular apparatus or ground skill.  INTERMEDIATE classes will have the specific requirements on the class description when you click on the class on the calendar. Please check on individual class descriptions for Some Experience or Intermediate classes to confirm that you have the prerequisite skill base necessary.

FLYING TRAPEZE:

Circus Warehouse trains very high level flying and has produced flyers for Ringling Brothers and Cirque du Soleil, but don’t let that intimidate you! Everyone has to start somewhere and it’s good to get authentic pro-style training, whether it’s your first class or you’ve been doing it for years.
Please look at the individual class you wish to take to see if there are any restrictions, but if you’ve got wings, we’ll get you in the air! (Safety belts for flying and an ascender for the ladder are used for all beginners) As you progress, you might want to invest in gymnastic grips. If it’s day one, then just bring socks and a good mood.

INDEPENDENT TRAINING AT THE WAREHOUSE:

The crowd that trains outside of classes at the Warehouse is comprised of professional aerialists who come to train their acts, retired pros, accomplished athletes in various disciplines, and pro-track adults 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 training, 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 12″ mats underneath (with a few exceptions) 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 independent training. 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 for Independent Training.

AS OF MARCH 13, 2020, NOT ALL equipment is going to be available for Independent Training and the hours to do so will be reduced. Stay tuned.

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 or any apparatus. If you like to train 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’ve got places to plunk your stuff, a changing tent, a restroom, and some seating. There is always someone in charge at any moment to help you.

And again the new rules:

  • NO bags on the mats unless they are equipment bags.
  • NO street shoes of any kind past the front desk.
  • NO phones on the mats. Phones are known to be germ-ridden, please keep your phone in your bag that you leave at the shelving at front desk. If you are videoing or taking photos, you must clean your phone, then place it on a paper towel, not directly on a mat or any equipment.

WELCOME TO THE WAREHOUSE!!

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