**Circa’s Training Centre has been temporarily closed due to the coronavirus**
We are 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 Training Centre.
We appreciate your feedback. Please email: email@example.com with any feedback you may have or alternatively please telephone (07) 3852 3110 during normal business hours.
What do I wear and bring?
Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in i.e. shorts, track pants, singlet. We ask that you remove all jewellery before class begins. If you are participating in an aerials or adult beginners course we recommend pants that cover the knees and any shirt that covers the midriff or can be tucked in. No shoes are required. Please leave your shoes and bags to the side of the Training Centre.
Please bring a drink bottle with you – we have a kitchenette where you can refill it. A towel is not necessary to use in class, but you may like to bring one. For some of the children’s courses on Saturday, you may like to bring a snack for your child to eat before or after. Food is not permitted in the Training Centre. 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 courses) 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 courses to develop a community within the Training Centre. 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 Training Centre’ 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 Training Centre news.
Where can I park?
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.
Can I get public transport?
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. Bus numbers 199 and 196 will drop your right at the front of our building. Visit TransLink for detailed information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 courses are subject to a minimum and maximum number of participants, with no course going over 24 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.
Do you offer private classes?
Circa can offer private tuition. Please email email@example.com 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?
Circa holds four terms per year. Each term is a block made up of teb weeks of classes once a week. The only casual courses we offer are our Open Training and Conditioning course. 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 courses. 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. If you let us know before the term commences, it is possible to transfer the money you deposited to the following term at the discretion of the Training Centre Director. 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 courses missed during the Term.
Why are there no refunds?
Our Training Centre courses are structured on a term-by-term basis. This allows our Training Centre director to know how many students are in each course, 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 participants. 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. Arrangements can be made to attend an Open Training class on Friday nights, if our office is contacted and arrangements are made with your trainer prior. Our policy is centered on the safety and progression of each student, so I 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.