THE CIRCUS HUB DURING COVID-19
We are committed to keeping you safe, active, and connected during the Covid-19 crisis. We offer online classes at all Alert levels, and will be running classes during Alert Level 2 & 1.

Alert Level 1 at the Hub

Our classes are now including all the usual activities, including adagio, spotting, and aerials. Group bookings, birthday parties, School Holiday programme, Practice Club and private lessons are running as normal. The mezzanine is now reopened to the public.
If you would like to maintain social distancing during Alert Level 1, please inform your trainer who will be happy to adapt their class. If you have your personal equipment, we encourage you to bring it to class. (equipment sell is coming up very soon!)
While we are relaxing slightly our procedures during Alert Level 1, our cleaning routine will remain higher, with a daily disinfecting of all our mats, and frequent disinfecting of high touch surfaces. We will also keep hand sanitizer available and have paper towels to dry hands instead of the fabric towels. 
Until the July School Holidays, we will offer our class programme with staggered classes. Our usual class times will be back from the 6th of July. All classes will run as casual bookings until the end of the year, for increased flexibility (no term bookings). We have 10-class packs available, which gives you the same discount per class as term bookings.

Alert Level 2

What to expect at Alert Level 2

We have created a weekly timetable adapted specifically to the government's recommendations during Alert Level 2. All classes will be available to book on a casual basis.
As the social distancing rule of 2 meters will apply at Level 2, we will have a "No Equipment Sharing" policy. Our aerial equipment and tumbling floor will be used on rotation (used by a single student only, once every 3 days) to minimize the risks of contamination. The class sizes will be dependent on the equipment we have available, and we will not offer aerial skills for kids and teens classes.
 
We will offer classes from age 8 and above.

What measures are in place to ensure social distancing?

As a community space, we take our responsibility seriously and will implement a number of measures to make social distancing possible.
 
Our class start and end times are staggered to avoid traffic in the entrance and bathrooms. We will have a front desk person present to give you directions when you arrive and take your information details for contact tracing.
During class, we will have "training islands" to delimit your training area. Our trainers will carefully plan their classes to avoid having to spot, as no physical contact will be allowed. 
As previously mentioned, our "No equipment sharing" policy will unfortunately limit the number of students who can train aerials each week. 
In Alert Level 2, there will be no Adagio and Duo Trapeze classes offered.

What should I bring to class?

To help our staff with the cleaning, we ask all students to bring a bag to place their personal belongings in, including shoes.
You will be asked to remove your shoes before entering the training floor. If possible, arrive and leave with your training clothes on.
Your personal belongings must be kept tidy on your "training island", including your water bottle.
 
Please bring a towel for your training. If you own any training equipment you wish to use in class, bring it! If you own aerial equipment, you are more than welcomed to use it (as long as you can prove that it is safe/has been inspected).
Bring a FULL water bottle. There will be no public access to the mezzanine to refill your bottle.

Can I wait at the Hub before a class or to pick someone up?

As much as possible, we request that you arrive within 15 minutes before your class start time, and leave within 10 minutes after your class ends. This is to ensure we avoid a lot of traffic between classes in the entrance. If you arrive earlier, consider waiting in your car if you can.
We would also appreciate if parents don't wait at the Hub during classes if they can. 
When picking someone up, we recommend you let the person know you have arrived, then wait for them outside.

Is Practice Club open?

Practice Club open during Alert level 2, with restrictions.
Please note that we have rules in place to respect social distancing while training, and cleaning procedures that all members must follow. During Alert Level 2, we will not take new members to Practice Club. 
For all the info, please head over to our Practice Club page

If I own my personal equipment, can I train aerials?

Yes! We encourage people to bring their own equipment to train. If you have your own aerial equipment, we might be able to add an extra spot for you in one of our classes, or even add an extra class on our schedule if enough students have their personal equipment.
 
If you are a Practice Club member, you will be able to train on your own apparatus (a supervisor will rig it for you).
We will soon be facilitating the purchase of some equipment. If you are interested in purchasing aerial equipment, please let us know by sending us an email, and we will let you know once it is available for purchase.

Can I book a private lesson?

Private lessons are available for booking. Head over to our Private Lesson page to book directly from our website.
Please note that you will be paying the space hire fee only at the time of booking. Your trainer fee payment must be arranged before your lesson directly with the trainer.
Please note that all of the Circus Hub equipment is currently reserved for our classes, so it will not be available for private lessons.

Will the online classes still be available?

All of our Zoom classes will still be available to book during Alert Level 1 and 2. So if you need to self-isolate, or simply prefer to stay home, you can join one of our Zoom classes by enrolling on our booking system.
We will offer one free pre-recorded class per week on our Youtube channel. Feel free to rewatch our old ones and share with your friends and family!

Why can't I find the classes on Mindbody?

We are migrating onto a new booking system! All bookings are currently done directly on our website, using the Glofox booking system. If it is your first booking since this change, you will have to create your login.
For more information, visit the How-to-Book page.

Can I book a birthday party?

Birthday parties are not available during Alert Level 2.

Do you have any questions left unanswered? Get in touch at info@circus.org.nz

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