How do I get there?
Classes are held at the Judith Wright Arts Centre and Brisbane Circus Centre
- Judith Wright Arts Centre
Level 3, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley (corner of Berwick Street)
Please enter via the Berwick Street entrance, a trainer will buzz you in via the intercom. Once you enter the building, take the lift up to Level 3 and follow the signs to the Circa Studio.
- Brisbane Circus Centre
Brisbane Circus Centre – 221 MacArthur Ave (Corner of Bincote Street and MacArthur Ave), Hamilton QLD 4007
What if my circumstances change after I have enrolled?
Unfortunately, there is a no refund policy on any Circa Academy. To ensure we maintain our trainer to participant class ratios we are unable to offer make-up classes during the program period.
If you are unable to attend class due to injury or illness, including COVID-19, please contact us.
Can I pay for classes week by week?
Payment for Circa Academy is required at the time of booking. If this is not possible, please contact us to discuss further options.
Pro rata payment options are available for our Aerial Nights program.
Is it safe?
All Circa Academy trainers have First Aid and Blue Card certification and are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment.
We are authorised under an industry plan, approved by Queensland Health, to provide classes which include contact. COVID-safe measures are in place for all Circa Academy programs. Circa reserves the right to ask anyone exhibiting COVID-like symptoms to recuse themself. View our COVID-Safe guidelines.
Are there any prerequisites?
Circa Academy has programs for everyone and there are no prerequisites for Beginner Aerials or our Beginner Youth programs.
Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Can parents observe class?
We ask that parents do not come into the studio to observe class (excluding Storytime Parent/Guardian). At the end of the year all Circa Academy participants have the opportunity to be part of a performance for friends and family.
Can I get public transport?
Circa at The Judith Wright Arts Centre
The closest train station to the Judith Wright Centre is Fortitude Valley Station. We are a four-block walk heading towards the New Farm end of Brunswick Street from this Station. There are also many bus routes that travel Brunswick Street. See Translink for further details.
What if I’m late to class?
If you know you are going to be late for a class please phone the Circa office prior to 5pm so we can advise the trainers. If this is not possible, please enter the room quietly, put your bag to the side, take off your shoes and await trainer instructions.
What if I’m running late to pick up my children?
We recognise that collecting children from school or other activities and getting them to class on time can sometimes be difficult. The safety of our students is of upmost importance to us however we do ask that you are on time to drop off and collect your child(ren).
Are any casual classes offered?
Casual classes are offered for Adventure Time Circus, Circability and Open Training. Casual classes are not available for our other programs.
What is your make up classes policy for Aerial Nights programs?
Circa Academy acknowledges there are times when Aerial Nights participants are not able to attend a class within their term enrolment and would like to offer the courtesy of a make up class if there is class capacity.
Due to the nature of the Academy classes and term structure there are limitations to the offer and the eligibility as per the following conditions:
- Make-up classes are a courtesy, they are not guaranteed, and are only available to Aerial Nights participants.
- Make up classes must be used in the same term as the absence and cannot be transferred to another participant.
- Limits apply – two make up classes per class booking per term depending on availability
- Make up classes are restricted to an equivalent or lower level class, specialty workshops are not eligible.
- Students must notify absences to the Circa office no later than 12.00PM on their class day
- Make up classes must be booked prior to 3.00PM on the class day and are only available after the original absence.
- No shows for make up classes render the booking void.
I want to join Aerial Nights after the term has already commenced – am I able to do this?
Circa Academy have a pro rata classes policy for our Aerial Nights program. This is only available for participants in our Intermediate or Advanced Circa Academy programs. You are only able to purchase programs pro rata two weeks after term commencement and this must be for consecutive classes. If you are interested in purchasing Circa Academy programs pro rata you can do so by contacting us at email@example.com
What should I wear and bring to class?
Please wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing that you can move around in i.e. shorts, track pants, singlet. No overly loose clothing that we will go over your head when you go upside down. We ask that you remove all jewellery before class begins. Please bring a water bottle and gym towel if needed.
How can I give feedback?
Please fill out our Circa Academy survey here.
What is your child supervision policy?
At Circa we are committed to creating a wonderful experience for your young artists at Circa Academy.
Whilst our excellent trainers provide supervision throughout their class in the Circa Studio we ask that all children under the age of 12 are accompanied by a parent or guardian to the studio door at drop off and pick up times.
We also ask that if your child requires assistance or supervision in using the bathroom that you remain outside the class for its duration to be able to accompany them to the bathroom if required.
Adventure Time Circus Frequently Asked Questions
Does the parent/guardian participate in the class?
Yes, Adventure Time Circus is designed to encourage participation by the child and their adult. Supervision in the session is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
Where can I park my pram?
Pram parking is available outside the Circa meeting room opposite the poster wall.
Can I bring my baby?
Babies are welcome in carriers/prams however it is the responsibility of the adult to ensure they are safe.