I'VE NEVER DONE ANY CIRCUS BEFORE. WHERE DO I START?
The best way is to come along to one of our aerial drop in sessions and speak to our session leader, or sign up to one of our one-off classes to give it a go!
If you are into ground based skills, come along to our Sunday afternoon open training session and there will be many helpful faces!
DO I NEED TO BE STRONG OR FLEXIBLE OR HAVE A HISTORY IN DANCE OR GYM TO TAKE A CLASS?
Not at all! We all have different starting points on our circus journey. It will be challenging but heaps of fun. Our instructors will tailor their lessons to your ability. You never know what you will achieve!
CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I HAVE A DISABILITY OR MEDICAL CONDITION?
In the past, we have catered for students with additional needs. E-mail us in advance so we can discuss your options. If relevant, you can then bring the information to discuss with your doctor prior to making a decision.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DROP IN SESSIONS, ONE-OFF CLASSES AND STRUCTURED COURSES?
Drop in sessions are available for those who want to try aerial without the commitment of making an appointment. Just turn up at the beginning of the session and see what is available to try.
One-off classes and structured courses on the other hand need to be pre-booked. For structured courses, you are in a small group with the same students and instructor for the duration of the course.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT IS OFFERED AT THE DROP IN SESSIONS?
Since the drop in sessions are for both instructors and students, it is not set as stone what disciplines will be available on the day. We may be able to find out in advance sometimes however in most cases, just turn up and see what is on!
DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN EQUIPMENT?
For ground based skills, you can bring your own equipment. We also have a variety of ground based kit available during open sessions such as balls, clubs, hula hoops etc.
For aerialists, we usually have silks, hoop, rope, trapeze, straps and cloud. If you would like to train on your own equipment, you must e-mail the committee first. You may be asked to supply a risk assessment.
CAN I COME TO OPEN TRAINING?
You must be signed off to participate in our open aerial training sessions and train without supervision. If you would like to be signed off, please get in touch with your instructor or session leader and they will discuss with you your options.
Anyone can participate in ground based training during open session.
HOW DO I KNOW IF A SESSION IS CANCELLED?
We will post on our Facebook if we need to cancel a session. We will try to make the announcement at least the morning of the session(s) however, in some cases this may not be possible. Please refer to our Facebook for our latest cancellation policy.
HOW DO I PAY FOR COURSES?
Courses must be booked and paid for through our online booking system. The system allows for payment using PayPal and Stripe.
Swipe is inbuilt into the system and will require you to book using your card details.
IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION?
Please note that CCC is currently NOT open to participants under 18 years old. This includes all classes, courses and signed-off sessions for all disciplines in aerial and prop based. We are working hard to bring these classes back for participants who are under 18 years old if/when possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding whilst we do this. Any queries, please e-mail the committee. Thank you.
WHAT SAFETY MEASURES DO YOU TAKE?
Our aerial rig and equipment are inspected on a 6-monthly basis: once by an external qualified company and once in-house by our qualified staff.
Before every session, the session leader will check the rig and equipment prior to use.
Further information of our risk assessments can be found here.
AFTER COMING TO A FEW SESSIONS, I WANT TO TRAIN AT HOME OR AT A LOCAL GYM ON MY OWN. WHERE DO I START?
As a rule of thumb, never train alone. Due to safety reasons, we do not recommend training without coach supervision especially for beginners.
While it is a positive thing to be motivated and want to progress, the best thing is to discuss this with your instructor(s). They should be able to give you advice on safe conditioning and exercises, which can be carried out unsupervised and at low risk of injuring yourself.