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 for a full refund or credit minus a $25 cancellation fee up to 7 days (1 week) prior to the start of the session.

Cancellations after the first class, but before the second class will be credited or refunded minus a $25 cancellation fee and the amount for the second class.

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 classes, including as a result of sickness or injury, will not result in a credit or refund for the class.

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.

Non-refundable $50 deposit is due upon registration, the remaining amount will be charged on the Monday 1 week prior to the camp. Camp cancellations up to 7 days prior to camp start date are eligible for a refund, less the deposit.

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.

Birthday and Group Visit Policies:

Birthday Party bookings are non-refundable.

For our school-age parties (ages 6-14), if you have smaller children attending, we do require parental supervision.

Due to space limitations, we ask that the number of adults be limited to:

up to 21 participants = 15 adults

up to 28 participants = 20 adults

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. Drop – ins are confirmed only when the office receives payment for the drop – in.

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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