Vancouver Circus School Policies

 

Withdrawal & Refund Policy

  • Students or their legal guardians must submit a formal withdrawal request to Vancouver Circus School via this form.
  • A non-refundable administrative fee of $25 (plus GST) will be charged for each withdrawal request.
  • If a withdrawal request is received up to 14 days (2 weeks) from the program start date in each term, Vancouver Circus School will provide a refund for any prepaid fees for the remaining term minus a withdrawal fee of $25.00 (plus GST).
  • Withdrawal requests received after 14 days (2 weeks) from the start of the program, will not be eligible for a refund of prepaid fees. The withdrawal will also be subject to the $25 (plus GST) withdrawal fee.
  • VCS Insurance fees are non-refundable.
  • Refunds will be processed back to the original method of payment, within 30 days of receiving the withdrawal request.
  • A refund will be provided if the program is canceled by the facility and prorated as applicable.
  • A credit will be provided if the program is deemed not suitable for the student by the facility (i.e. for ability, safety, or maturity concerns) and pro-rated as applicable.

 

Program Transfer Requests

  • A non-refundable administrative fee of $25 (plus GST) will be charged for each approved program transfer.
  • Students who wish to transfer from their registered program to another program must submit a formal transfer request to Vancouver Circus School. The class transfer form can be found here.
  • If your instructor recommends that you transfer to another class, please fill out the transfer form above, and the $25 (plus GST) transfer fee will be waived.
  • Transfers are subject to availability and feasibility. Not all transfer requests may be accommodated due to capacity or other factors.
  • Transfer requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration availability, skill level compatibility, and any additional requirements for the desired program.
  • Transfer requests should be submitted within 14 days (2 weeks) of the program start date to allow for proper processing and organization.
  • Transfer requests may not be accommodated if they cannot be effectively integrated into the desired program or if they disrupt the dynamics of the program.
  • If a student withdraws from the newly assigned program after the transfer, our standard withdrawal policy will apply.

 

Late Registrations & Make-up classes

  • Late registrations are automatically prorated based on the start date of the program.
  • Registrations after two weeks (14 days) from the start of the first class are considered ‘late’ and will not be eligible for a credit, should you decide to withdraw.
  • 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 receive a credit or refund for the class.

 

Cancellations

  • A program may be canceled or combined due to low registration, students and/or parents will be notified if a program is to be canceled or combined.
  • If a student’s program is combined and you are no longer able to attend, you will receive a full refund for the remaining classes in that program.
  • A refund will be provided if the program is canceled by the facility and prorated as applicable.
  • If VCS cancels a class due to coach illness or other circumstances, you will receive credit for the missed class.

 

Payment Policy

  • A deposit of $50 (plus GST) per term is required at the time of registration. This deposit will be deducted from the overall program cost.
  • There is a 3% credit card and processing fee applied at checkout.
  • All programs have a monthly payment plan which will be charged on the 25th of every month.
  • There will be a charge of $25 for any NSF (non-sufficient funds) incurred.
  • GST is not included in our pricing and will be added at the time of checkout.

 

VCS Insurance Fee

  • All students will be charged a $45 (plus GST) insurance fee, which is valid for 1 year.
  • Students are only allowed to participate in our programs with valid insurance.
  • The insurance fee is non-refundable, should you decide to withdraw from your program, but it is transferable if the same student would like to transfer into another VCS program.

 

Inclement Weather Policy

  • Since road conditions can impact our families and coaches arriving safely to VCS, we will make the decision to cancel, due to circumstances related to adverse weather conditions, by 2:00 p.m., that day.
  • Even if classes are not canceled, please evaluate your local road conditions to determine whether or not it is safe to travel. We cannot make the decision if it is safe for you to leave your home due to weather conditions.
  • ​Cancellation information will be sent via email and SMS shortly after 2:00 pm.
  • You will receive credit for any classes that VCS cancels.

 

What to Wear and Bring

  • When attending programs at the Vancouver Circus School, comfort and flexibility are essential.
  • Activewear is recommended. Opt for comfortable stretchy leggings, sweatpants, or yoga pants that allow for easy movement and flexibility. Jeans and skirts are not recommended. Avoid Shorts and sleeveless shirts.
  • T-shirts that cover the stomach and armpits, stretchy pants, sweatpants, or leggings that cover the back of the knees will be perfect!
  • Hardware such as earrings, necklaces, zippers, belts, buttons, and embellishments will not be permitted on the equipment.
  • Keep your hair tied back to avoid distractions and maintain safety.
  • Shoes are not permitted on our mats.

 

Washroom Policy

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied to the washroom by their parent or guardian, or a buddy of similar age and gender. Instructors are not available to take a student to the washroom

 

Private Lesson Cancelation Policies

  • Private lessons may be cancelled up until 48 hours before the lesson. You will receive a credit for any private lesson cancelled before 48 hours.
  • If you cancel less than 48 hours from the private lesson date, a refund or credit will not be provided.
  • If VCS cancels the private lesson, you will receive a credit for the full cost of the lesson.

 

Birthday Party Booking Policies

  • Birthday Party bookings require a $100 (plus GST) deposit at the time of the booking. This deposit is not refundable or transferable to a different date.
  • The deposit will be deducted from the overall cost of the Birthday Party booking.
  • The final payment will be collected automatically two weeks (14 days) before the party, and be charged to the credit card on file.
  • No changes can be made to the party within two weeks before the scheduled booking. This includes changes to the date, time, or number of participants.
  • If the customer cancels for any reason, the deposit and any other monies paid will be forfeited, and no refunds or credits will be provided.
  • In the unlikely event that Vancouver Circus School cancels the birthday party for any reason, the customer will receive a credit equal to all monies paid. This credit can be applied toward a future booking within one year from the original booking date, subject to availability.
  • The Birthday Party may enter the space 15 minutes before their scheduled start time. The party must end by the end of the booking period.
  • Birthday guests are expected to arrive on time. Late arrivals may result in a shortened visit duration, and no refunds or discounts will be provided for time lost due to late arrival.
  • The number of participants included in the birthday party must be confirmed at the time of booking. Additional participants may be accommodated subject to availability and may incur additional charges.
  • All participants and guests are expected to follow the Vancouver Circus School’s safety guidelines and show respectful behavior towards instructors and other participants.
  • All participants (or their legal guardians) are required to sign a liability waiver before participating in any activities at Vancouver Circus School.
  • Photography and videography during the Birthday Party is allowed, but please respect the privacy of other participants and seek permission before capturing images or videos of anyone other than your own participants.
  • For our school-age parties (ages 5-14), we require parental supervision if you have younger children attending.
  • 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

 

Group Visit Policies

  • Group Visit bookings require a $100 (plus GST) deposit at the time of the booking. This deposit is not refundable or transferable to a different date or group.
  • The deposit is paid in addition to the individual price per participant.
  • The final payment will be collected automatically two weeks (14 days) before the booking, and be charged to the credit card on file.
  • No changes can be made to the booking within two weeks before the scheduled booking. This includes changes to the date, time, or number of participants.
  • Group Visit Cancellation:
    • If the customer cancels for any reason before the two-week mark prior to the scheduled date, their deposit can be transferred to a future booking within one year from the original booking date, subject to availability.
    • If the customer cancels for any reason within two weeks of the scheduled group visit, the deposit and any other monies paid will be forfeited, and no refunds or credits will be provided.
  • In the unlikely event that Vancouver Circus School cancels a group visit for any reason, the customer will receive a credit equal to all monies paid. This credit can be applied toward a future booking within one year from the original booking date, subject to availability.
  • Group Visits are expected to arrive on time. Late arrivals may result in a shortened visit duration, and no refunds or discounts will be provided for time lost due to late arrival.
  • The number of participants included in the group visit must be confirmed at the time of booking. Additional participants may be accommodated subject to availability and may incur additional charges.
  • All participants and guests are expected to follow the Vancouver Circus School’s safety guidelines and show respectful behavior towards instructors and other participants.
  • All participants (or their legal guardians) are required to sign a liability waiver before participating in any activities at Vancouver Circus School.
  • Photography and videography during the group visit are allowed, but please respect the privacy of other participants and seek permission before capturing images or videos of anyone other than your own participants.

 

Circus Camp (Spring, Summer, Winter) Policies

  • Circus Camp (Spring, Summer, Winter) requires a $95 (plus GST) deposit at the time of the booking. This deposit is not refundable or transferable to a different date.
  • The deposit will be deducted from the overall cost of the Circus Camp.
  • The final payment will be collected automatically two weeks (14 days) before the cam, and be charged to the credit card on file.
  • If a withdrawal request is received up to 14 days (2 weeks) before the camp start date, no other fees will be charged. The deposit is not refundable.
  • If a withdrawal request is received less than 14 days from the camp start date, the deposit and any other monies paid will be forfeited, and no refunds or credits will be provided.