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I've never done this before - do I need previous experience or training? Are there prerequisites to attend certain classes?

We love beginners at the circus school. There is something for everyone here! Are you looking for fitness, coordination, or just fun? You have three options:

  1. Check out our New Student Guide for either Adults or Youth! It will give you a schedule of classes open to our new students, which include basic acrobatics, Fundamentals of Trapeze or Sling and Stretch and Strength classes.
  2. Love individual attention? Sign up for a private lesson to get things started one-on-one.
What do I wear to my class?

Appropriate attire (for all ages & classes): exercise-wear (leotards, long leggings, sweatpants, t-shirts)
NO shorts, belt buckles, dresses, footed tights, jeans, shoes, or jewelry of any kind.

Can I stop by to observe a class?

Yes! Take a look at the online schedule and class descriptions, then give us a call to coordinate the best day/time to observe a class of interest. Please avoid stopping by without scheduling as we want to be sure to be available and responsive to your questions. We will also gladly make recommendations based on your experience, fitness level, and overall goals.

Where can I park once I get there?

From Greene Street, turn onto Cliveden Street and make the first right.

Can I start at any time or do I have to wait for the beginning of a session?

Adults can start at any time, as long as there is available space in a class.

Youth classes are enrolled by session, but if you would like to observe a class please contact info@phillycircus.com and we can set up a visit.

Do I have to start at the beginning level? I have taken circus classes before, or I am an experienced dancer, yoga practitioner, physical actor, etc.

We offer evaluative private lessons for new students with experience to help place them into our level system.

You can book a private lesson HERE; please describe your experience level.

Alternatively, you can email our Associate Head Coach Rachel Lancaster and describe your experience (videos help!).

Can I take a single lesson, or do I have to sign up for an entire class session?

Adult classes at PSCA happen on a class card system; you can learn more about it HERE.

Youth classes at PSCA happen in sessions, and you do have to sign up for the whole session.

What if there is inclement weather / How will I be notified of class cancellations?

Class cancellations due to significant inclement weather will be posted to our website and on our Facebook page, and when possible, an email notice will also be sent. If PSCA closes due to inclement weather, your account will be credited the amount of that day’s class and applied directly to your account. Unless notice is provided as described, all classes will be running according to the session’s schedule. Be sure to “like” our Facebook page and stay “opted-in” on our mailing list to receive these updates.

Please check your “promotions” tab if you use Gmail! Important PSCA news may end up there.

I have to miss a class. Can I make it up?

Please see our full Absences and Makeups Policy here.

I need to drop a class. Can I get a refund?

Adults can cancel and remake reservations on their own! Class cards can be put on hold in the event of injury, and refunds can be issued for class cards in certain circumstances. Check out this tutorial on canceling reservations.

Youth may cancel their registration before the second class of the session, and are eligible for a refund or credit for the remaining classes.

Do you offer payment plans?

We do not regularly offer payments plans. Please contact the office info@phillycircus.com.

Can I take photos/video?

You are always welcome to photo / video yourself in our space, as long as it’s not distracting to other classmates. Please ask permission before filming anyone else, and please do not post photos or video of anyone else on the Internet without their written permission.

How do I schedule a private lesson?

To schedule a private (solo and group) lesson please fill out this form. Once we have your information we can place you with an appropriate instructor based on their availability. One of the administrators will contact you with possible dates and times for the lesson.

Are there customized group sessions?

Yes! We work with all kinds of groups – families, friends, co-workers, bachelorette parties, fitness clubs, etc.Give us a call or complete the online group inquiry form to get started planning your group outing.

How do I find out about space rental?

To inquire about special events and parties at PSCA please fill out this form.  Our Events Coordinator will contact you regarding the dates you’ve requested, supply pricing information and other details regarding your event. Please note that rentals are only allowed on Saturday afternoons / evenings, and sometimes holidays.

Can you do a performance / workshop at my party, school, or other location?

Yes! We offer School Residencies and performances through our in-house agency, Airplay Entertainment. Please contact us for more details.