New Adults

If you have no experience…

you’ll want to start with our recommended classes for new students. These classes are designed to be accessible to all body types and fitness levels, and so are the perfect way to get familiar with the circus arts.

Classes for New Students

If you have some experience…

in circus, gymnastics, rock climbing, cross fit or any other extreme sport, we still recommend starting with one of the classes above! It’s an inexpensive way for us to get to know you and help you find the right class.

If you have a lot of experience and would like to come to a higher level class, you can email Coach Rachel at rachel@phillycircus.com to get special permission.

New Youth

If you have no experience…

All our classes are broken down by age, so all you have to do is go to the Youth Class Calendar and scroll to the appropriate age grouping.  It is not always possible to join mid-semester, but it is worth checking with the office at 215-849-1991 or emailing us at info@phillycircus.com.

Youth Class Calendar

If you have some experience…

in circus, gymnastics, dance, parkour or any other athletics you may be able to pass through our introductory level classes. In order to do this, you must contact us to set up a private assessment. This is easiest through our Private Lessons form.

You can also be assessed ‘in-class’ by signing up for Level 1. Sign up for Level 1 and email Coach Rachel rachel@phillycircus.com and we’ll get you placed correctly.

FAQ's

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

What do I wear to my class?
Can I stop by to observe a class?

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Do you offer payment plans?

Can I take photos/video?

How do I schedule a private lesson?

Are there customized group sessions?

How do I find out about space rental?

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