Want to work on the skills you learnt in class? Practice Club is for students and professionals to train outside class time in a professional environment.
Practice Club is also known as 'open training' and 'open sessions' at other establishments.
Each Practice Club member, must be physically signed off by as being safe for unguided training, and agree to the Practice Club rules (currently displayed in the entrance hallway).
There is no set time each week Supervisors are available for an assessment. Similarly trainers can't stop their regular class mid-way to speak with you. So please pre-arrange this meeting/assessment in advance (a few days notice is ideal)
At the Circus Hub, to be enrolled as a Practice Club member, students must normally have completed at least the Level 2 training course in their chosen discipline(s).
Please talk to your trainer about joining Practice Club, and completing the necessary assessment and paperwork as applicable.
Being signed off is discretionary, and the areas you can train will be restricted (such as just silks and not trapeze, ground based only, etc.)
Visitor professionals performers/trainers should contact us with details about your experience, to enrol as a Practice Club member before just turning up. It's likely you will already know one of our trainers anyway,
Where you already have extensive experience, and can prove this easily (such as with online videos of your performances, and an internationally regarded professional history), it should be a simple form to complete within the Hub for our records on your arrival, at a suitable time outside of our regular classes. We'll also need to do a site specific induction for you, to familiarise you with the space.
Where your professional history may not be fully clear, we may need to arrange an assessment for you, typically for 30 minutes at a pre-arranged mutually agreeable time.
The cost of this assessment is $20, although this assessment fee is waived when you sign up immediately for 1 month or more ($60+)
Visitor students who may be passing through the area, or who've recently moved to Wellington, should also contact us with details about your experience, and pre-arrange a mutually agreeable time for an initial assessment, before turning up.
The cost of this initially assessment is $20, although this assessment fee is waived when you pay immediately for 1 month or more ($60+).
Alternatively you could sign up for a Private Lesson with one of our trainers, and as part of that private lesson (with prior notice) they may be able to run through a Practice Club assessment with you.
The practice club timetable is a live Google Calendar document, and is updated regularly by our Supervisors.
There is also a Facebook group, where updates are occassionally made which may not appear directly on this Calender. You will need to be an approved Practice Club member to join the Facebook group.
For Health and Safety reasons, Practice Club is only available when a suitably qualified trainer (a Practice Club Supervisor) is in the Circus Hub, no exceptions. This ensures up-to-date First Aid, suitable rigging, knowledge of the space, etc.
Payments for Practice Club can be made in a number of ways:
Account name: Wellington Circus Trust
Account Number: 38-9004-0580146-00.
Bank Reference: Practice Club, your name, the date
Cash into the Honesty Box:
We have a secure red box on the wall just inside the door to the office.
Please place the exact change, inside one of the recycled envelopes provided. Write your name, the date, what it's for, etc. on the outside. Then place this inside the red box on the wall in the office We check this every few days, so if the payment is urgent, please send us an email too, so we know to look.
Online via credit / debit card:
You can now also use the MindBody links above, login to your account, and then go to 'Store' tab. Select the 'Services' link towards the top of the page, choose 'Practice Club' from the drop down menu, and then choose your preferred fee period.
Please note that payments made via Mindbody normally take 2-3 days to be deducted from your account.
There is an additional fee of 2.75%, or of $1.15, whichever is the greater. This is the card processing charges by EziDebit, the debit/credit card company. This charge does not show when you go to the checkout page, but but it will be deducted from your card when you pay. Payments will appear on your transaction statement, as Ezidebt Milford NZ.
For easier viewing of the Practice Club Timetable below, and to add this calendar to your own google calendar, please use this link and then change to "week view" (top right corner).
Please check the calendar regularly as can often change without prior notice. Sometimes the Hub may not be open for matters beyond our control.