Circus isn’t something you come across everyday, so unless you’ve been to other studios or have friends already taking circus classes, chances are this is all going to be a bit unfamiliar. That’s why we’ve written this guide answering a few of the more common questions we hear.
Do I have to be fit/strong/flexible etc?
This, or a variation of it, is probably the most common question we hear. The answer is a resounding nope! Circus is accessible to everyone, your trainer will build on the skills you have and break skills down into achievable progressions so you can work at your own pace. As long as you’re signed up for the right level class, you’ll find everyone else in your class is in the same boat (we recommend you start with a beginner class unless you’ve had previous experience).
How many people will be in my class?
You’ll be in a small class, with one instructor for every 6-8 students. That gives you a chance to learn everyone’s names and feel supported by your classmates as you learn together.
What do I need to bring?
All gear is provided for the classes, so the main thing to bring is yourself! You’ll also want a bottle of water, and comfortable clothing suited to what you’ll be doing. Have a look at our blog post on what to bring for detailed information on each class.
How do classes work?
All our classes start with a warm up suited to the students, whether that be silly coordination games for the younger students, or an active warm up for older students before more demanding skills. Some classes will have additional apparatus specific conditioning for strength and flexibility.
After the initial warm up, you’ll learn a handful of new tricks each lesson, with your trainer demonstrating and deconstructing each new trick, then spotting as needed when you attempt it. You’ll often get to put together what you’ve learned into a sequence at the end of class, followed by a guided cool down at the end to stretch out tired muscles.
What if I miss a class?
Adult classes run on a casual basis to fit around your busy lifestyle, so you can book a casual class, or sign up for a bunch at once! If you can’t make a class one week, just don’t sign up for it, or if you realise you need to rearrange you can cancel your booking up to 24hrs before the class to have it credited back to your account, ready to use for next time.
Sounds great, how do I book?
You can book casual classes here and there, or get a 10 class pass valid for all adult classes. The easiest way to do so is through the Mindbody app or the online site, where you can pick up a $10 trial pass for your first visit.
Have questions we haven’t answered here? Contact us at email@example.com so we can help you find the perfect class