Class Policies

The Vancouver Circus School offers a wide range of physical literacy based circus classes, our programs follow the Rainbow Learning System which is a VCS develop progressive teaching system for recreational circus programs. It has a framework that will allow almost anyone to achieve his or her dream of performing in a circus.

The skills that students acquire at the school form a solid foundation for learning advanced circus work leading, perhaps, to a professional circus career. The system is a 100% recreational, it is fun and it is designed to meet many long term physical objectives.

Class Policies


What to Wear
Active wear is strongly recommended. NO JEANS or SKIRTS. Avoid shorts and sleeveless shirts. Hardware such as zippers, belts, buttons and embellishments will not be permitted on the equipment. T-Shirts that cover stomach and arm pits, stretchy pants, sweat pants or leggings that cover the back of knees will be perfect! Shoes will not be permitted on our mats.

VCS Membership Fee:
All Students will be charged a membership fee. This fee will insure you under Gymnastics BC and allow students to participant in classes with us. This fee is valid for a year and will need to be renewed when the year has passed.

Registration/Refund Policies:

Class not for you? Students may cancel their registration once the first class of the session has been completed for a credit or refund of the remaining session. Students can request a schedule change to a different class for the remainder of the program provided the request is made within the first two weeks of the session.

All schedule changes and cancellations will be subject to a $20 penalty fee.

After the second week of classes of the session has concluded, no changes may occur. Refunds or credits will not be granted after the second class.

Registrations after the two weeks are considered ‘late’ and are not eligible for a refund. Students are not permitted to change classes for a single week, any changes made to your schedule are permanent. Make-up classes are not permitted.

Students who miss a minimum of 3 consecutive weeks due to a medical reason are entitled to a refund for missed classes upon presentation of a doctor’s note for missed class time.

A credit or refund will be provided if the program is cancelled or deemed not suitable for the student by the facility (i.e. for ability, safety, maturity concerns) and pro-rated as applicable.

Camp cancellations up to 7 days prior to camp start date are eligible for a full refund, less a $20 cancellation fee.

Professional development programs, birthdays, and group visits are subject to their own unique refund policy outlined in their contract. 

Private Lesson Refund/Changes Policies:

Private lessons may be cancelled up until 48 hours prior to the lesson. Refunds will be in form of a credit onto the student’s account or the student may may reschedule. After the 48 hour mark, refunds and credits are not permitted.

RLS Drop – In Policy: Drop Ins are permitted after the first 2 weeks of a session to prevent overbooking and schedule errors. They are available provided space in the class is available. Students who register for a full session receive priority and drop – in students may be removed if a student registers for the remaining available spot in the class. Drop – in registration will close by 4:00pm Monday – Friday. Weekend class drop ins must be requested by 3:00pm on the Friday prior.

Disclaimer – Classes may be cancelled or combined due to low registration, students/parents will be notified if a class is to be cancelled.

Waiver – All students participating in any activity using the facilities and equipment of the Vancouver Circus School must be aware that by registering/participating in any activity they are acknowledging they have read and agree to the terms of the Vancouver Circus School Waiver. Terms of the liability waiver can be found by clicking “Legal Conditions”. All Birthdays, Group Visits, and Private Lessons are required to sign a copy of this agreement prior to commencing their booking

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