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Frequently Asked Questions

We appreciate your feedback. Please email: classes@nullcirca.org.au with any feedback you may have or alternatively please telephone (07) 3852 3110 during normal business hours.

Is it Safe?

Circa is committed to providing participants with a safe environment. We are authorised under an industry plan, approved by Queensland Health, to provide classes. These will include contact. Basic COVID-safe rules will apply including temperature checks at the start of class, frequent handwashing, no sharing of equipment and regular cleaning. Circa reserves the right to ask anyone exhibiting COVID-like symptoms to recuse themselves.

How do I get there?

Circa at The Judy
Circa at the Judy is located at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Level 3, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley (cnr. of Berwick Street). Currently, the building is undergoing major renovations, and entrance to the building is only via Level 1 on Berwick Street.

You will find an intercom at the entrance, and can use it to gain entrance from a trainer who will buzz you in. Once you enter the building, take the lift up to Level 3 and follow the signs around to the back of the building to the Circa Studio.

Circa at The Powerhouse
For Term 3, all youth and ground based classes will be held at the Brisbane Powerhouse Stores Studio (119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005). Studio access is located next to the carpark, look for the Circa banners.

What do I wear and bring?

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. If you are participating in an aerials class we recommend pants that cover the knees and to bring along a long-sleeved shirt.  No shoes are required.* Please leave your shoes and bags to the side of the studio.

*Please note that all Trapeze class participants may be asked to wear socks or ankle supports by your trainer

Please bring a drink bottle with you – we have a kitchenette where you can refill it. A towel is recommended during the warm seasons.  All intermediate and advance aerials, Zoolings and Zoo class participants are asked to bring a notebook and pen. Advanced Aerials and Open Training Participants are asked to bring their own apparatus to train with. Food is not permitted in the studio. Chewing of gum is not permitted during class.

Where do I get the most current information?

All Circa participants (and parents of children in Circa classes) are encouraged to join the online Facebook group as a means of communication between participants, trainers and Circa staff. Within the group you can share photos, videos, feedback and stories from classes to develop a community within Circa Classes.

This group will also act as a communication tool to share important upcoming dates, shows in Brisbane, special offers and information on some exciting guest trainers. You can find the page by logging onto Facebook and searching for ‘Circa Classes’ and then clicking on join group or click on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1398372920398592/

Circa’s E-newsletter also gets sent out each month to all participants. This will have any information about new courses, holiday workshops and Circa Classes news.

Where can I park?

Circa at The Judy
Visitors to the Judith Wright Centre can find Secure-A-Spot Parking located at 388 Brunswick Street Car Park (entry via Berwick Street). Secure-A-Spot Parking is also available at Chinatown, McWhirters, and Valley Metro Car Parks.

There is also metered parking on McLachlan Street or unmetered street parking on Berwick, Robertson or Arthur Streets. The Centre itself does not have a car park. Please allow extra time before class to find a car park. Bike parking is available outside the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in the Institute of Modern Art Courtyard on the Berwick Street side of the Centre. No bikes are permitted within the Centre.

There is also a customer parking lot across from the Judith Wright Centre (Brunswick Central – surrounded by Grumpy G’s, Rogue Printing, bakery etc.) that offers free 1.5hr parking. However, this carpark is monitored and has been noted to give fines and tow cars that stay over this time limit without paying for longer.

Circa at The Powerhouse
If you’re planning on driving, our car park has over 100 free parks. During busy periods parking can also be found on the ring road around New Farm Park
providing more than 200 additional car spaces.

Can I get public transport?

Circa at The Judy
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.

Circa at the Powerhouse
The 195 and 196 bus services stop at the end of Brunswick Street at Oxlade Drive, on the East side of New Farm Park. The 199 bus stops at Merthyr Road and Hawthorne Street. Both stops are a short walk away from Brisbane Powerhouse. The New Farm Ferry Terminal is located approximately 200 metres from Brisbane Powerhouse, with services every 30 minutes until midnight. 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 and take off your shoes. A trainer will join you shortly to instruct you of where they are in the class.

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 there any prerequisites for the class?

If you are new to Circus and unsure about which course would be best for you, please contact us at classes@nullcirca.org.au. Please note that Aerials Beginners requires a reasonable degree of upper body strength eg. participant is able to hold their own weight with their arms. There are no pre-requisites for our children’s and young people’s courses.

How many participants are in a course?

All classes are subject to a minimum and maximum number of participants. You will be notified if there are any changes to your booking. Circa reserves the right to alter details of programs at any stage. If the class you wish to enrol in is sold out, please email classes@nullcirca.org.au to be put on the waitlist.

Do you offer private classes?

Circa can offer private tuition. Please email classes@nullcirca.org.au with your details and we will be in contact with further details. For more details on costing please visit our ‘Private Lesson’ page.

Can parents observe the course?

For all enrolled students (excluding Tiny Tumblers), parents are welcome in the Studio for the first class of term only. If this causes you concern please speak with our Training Centre Director.

Do you have any casual courses?

The only casual classes we offer are our Circa Stretch and Conditioning classes, priced at $22 per class. You can read more about this in our Adult course page.

Can I pay for my courses week by week?

No, all courses must be paid for in total prior to week one of Term.

What if my circumstances change after I’ve paid for my course/s?

There is a no refund policy on any Circa classes. To ensure we maintain our strict trainer to participant class ratios we are unable to offer make-up classes for any missed during the term. Adult class participants, if you let us know before the term commences, it is possible to transfer the missed classes to attendance at Open Training.  To ensure trainer to participant ratios are maintained and the class specific transition of training is maintained we are unable to offer make-up classes for any classes missed during the Term.

Why are there no refunds?

Our Circa Classes are structured on a term-by-term basis. This allows our Training Centre Director to know how many students are in each class, build lesson plans accordingly and engage the most appropriate and correct number of trainers. If participants cannot attend a class, or a number of classes throughout the term, we are unable to re-fill that position as someone attending a term half way through would miss the groundwork and safety lessons required to be at the same level as the rest of the class. Because of this, we ask all participants to commit to the entire term and we are unable to offer any refunds or make-up classes for classes missed.

Our policy is centered on the safety and progression of each student, so we do hope you understand this position.

How can I pay?

We accept MasterCard and Visa, Direct Deposit, Cheque, Money Order and Cash. You are able to book for your classes online at circa.org.au.

Alternatively you are welcome to pay by Direct Deposit, for this option please follow the instructions included on your invoice. You can also give us a call on (07) 3852 3110 during normal business hours.

Do you accept late bookings?

Depending on the number of participants in a class, it is possible to book into a class to start in the second week of term however full payment for the term is necessary.