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Prices & FAQs

Whether you’re just beginning your journey with us, or have been here since 1991 – we want you to get the most out of your Women’s Circus experience.

On this page you’ll find Covid-19 Safety & Class Policy, Class Prices, FAQs, and Terms & Conditions. Please feel free to contact us if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for on this page.

Covid-19 Safety & Class Policy

 

Please take note of the following before signing up for classes:

  • If you feel unwell (even with the mildest symptoms) and have registered for an in-person class stay home, get tested immediately and isolate until you have results. Class credit is available to those who are unable to attend due to Covid-19 symptoms. Email the training manager to enquire. Credits will not be given to no-shows without reason. 
  • If you are considered a Covid-19 high risk/vulnerable person you may prefer to engage with us through our On Demand Videos. Your safety is our priority. If you have questions feel free to contact us. 
  • People considered high risk: People 65 years and older with one or more chronic medical conditions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 50 years and older with one or more chronic medical conditions, people 70 years and older, and people with compromised immune systems. 
  • For lockdowns of 7 days or less, classes will be cancelled in alignment with government regulations and health advice. No refunds or credits will be issued. This policy allows us to continue to pay our dedicated trainers for 1 week of lockdown.
  • For lockdowns of 8 days or more, class credit will be offered for any cancelled classes from the 8th day forward (i.e. the first 7 days will not be credited). Credit is valid for 6 months. 

 

Covid-19 class safety: 

  • Please sign in using the QR code at the entrance to the space 
  • Sanitise your hands on arrival and maintain good hand hygiene during class. Hand sanitiser is available around the training space. 
  • There is no access to the kitchen so please bring a full water bottle from home. A water station is located in the space for top ups. 
  • You may be asked to help disinfect the space and any equipment you have used during and after class. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 
  • You will be emailed or phoned by the Training Manager if there are any major changes to class Covid-19 safety guidelines. 
  • For up-to-date information on Covid-19 in Victoria visit the Department of Health. 

Class Prices

ABOUT OUR PRICES

We appreciate people join us that for a range of reasons find paying for classes a challenge. We trust you will nominate the class price that suits your financial situation. If you have trouble accessing our program due to financial barriers feel free to contact us – we may be able to help.

  • Solidarity price: you love what we do and want to support our Community Workshops, Artist Programs, and those facing financial barriers to attend classes.  
  • Full price: you work part-time or full-time. 
  • Concession price: you hold a healthcare card, pension card or student card. 
  • Unwaged: you are currently unemployed and/or receiving government support. 

Once you have a current Women’s Circus Membership you can enrol in a class. Please note, kids classes do not require membership.

ADULT CLASSES

  • New Crew (6-month program): $700 Solidarity | $600 Full | $400 Concession | $300 Unwaged
  • Ground Based (10 week term): $335 Solidarity | $305 Full | $265 Concession
  • Aerials (10 week term): $360 Solidarity | $330 Full | $265 Concession
  • Performing Older Women (10 week term): $225 Full | $180 Concession | $162 Unwaged
  • Circus Mixtape (Trans & Gender Diverse only class – heavily subsidised 10 week term): $150 Solidarity | $100 Full | $70 Concession | $50 Unwaged

KIDS CLASSES

  • WeFo Teen Flyers (10 week term): $285 Solidarity | $260 Full | $210 Concession
  • WeFo Teen Flyers (9 week term): $260 Solidarity | $235 Full | $190 Concession
  • Trainee Tumblers (10 week term): $280 Solidarity | $255 Full | $210 Concession |
  • Trainee Tumblers (9 week term): $250 Solidarity | $230 Full | $190 Concession
  • Trainee Tumblers (8 week term): $230 Solidarity | $210 Full | $170 Concession

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are women, trans, and non-binary can access our training programs and membership for free. To enrol contact us.

FAQs

Where are classes?
Located next to Whitten Oval and near West Footscray station, The Drill Hall has been the home of Women’s Circus since 2006. The training center is equipped with specialised circus gear including trapezes, climbing ropes and aerial equipment. It can accommodate groups of up to 50 participants and is fully accessible. Features include on-site parking, a large community kitchen, Wi-Fi and a community room.

How old do I need to be to train?
Our adult classes are designed for anyone over 18 years old. We encourage you to attend our classes no matter what your age or fitness level. Many WC members are in their 20’s and 30’s but we have some students in their 50’s and beyond! If you have concerns about your fitness or have specific needs please talk to us so we can help you work out what class is best for you.

What do I need to wear?
Wear comfortable clothing you can move in and go upside down in. You may also want to bring deodorant and a hand towel, especially in summer. For Aerial workshops, it is a good idea to wear tights that cover the back of your knees, and to bring a t-shirt.

What do I bring?
We encourage you to bring a water bottle, something light to snack on and to wear layers (the temperature in our space is pretty variable!). There is a kitchen in the building with a fridge. You can use it to store water, food and drinks.

What if I’m injured or unwell?
​We encourage you to look after yourself. If you are working with an injury please let your teacher know but note that you are solely responsible for looking after yourself whilst moving by modifying movements, resting if you need to or opting out of certain moves or classes altogether.

If you feel unwell with any Covid-19 symptoms (even the mildest symptoms) and have registered for an in-person class stay home, get tested immediately and isolate until you have results.  Class credit is available to those who are unable to attend due to Covid-19 symptoms. Email the training manager to enquire. Credits will not be given to no-shows without reason. 

What if  I’m pregnant?
​Please let us know at the start of the course, or as soon as you know and make sure you have your medical practitioner’s clearance to exercise. We cannot offer medical advice. You are solely responsible for getting professional advice and information about what you can and can’t do at each stage of pregnancy and for looking after yourself whilst moving by modifying movements, resting if you need to or opting out of certain moves or classes altogether.

What if I’m having trouble paying?
Please talk to us if you are having trouble paying. We may be able to arrange a payment plan or qualify for a subsidised spot.

Can I enrol in just a few classes rather than the whole series?
Partial term enrolment is typically not possible. On occasion we may make exceptions to this at the discretion of the training manager.

Do I need to become a member of Women’s Circus?
To participate in our adult term program, you must be a member of Women’s Circus. Membership is due yearly (every 365 days).
Kids classes, teen classes, short courses, intensives, and masterclasses do not require membership.
For more information on the benefits of membership, check out our membership page.

I don’t identify as a cis woman. Is Women’s Circus for me?
Women’s Circus warmly welcomes anyone to our membership and training program who identifies as a woman, or identifies as trans or non-binary. If you are still unsure if Women’s Circus is the right fit for you we encourage you to contact us and talk with our friendly staff before enrolling. We also run a heavily subsidised term class (Circus Mixtape) exclusively for trans and non-binary people. This class is a great way to meet people, check out our space and see what classes are like. Feel free to contact us for a copy of our detailed Trans & Gender Diverse Inclusion Policy.

I’m not sure I meet the prerequisites for a class. What do I do?
If you are new to Women’s Circus or unsure you meet the pre-requisites for a particular class, please contact us.

Terms & Conditions

Women’s Circus programs are carefully designed so that you get the most out of your journey. Once you’re booked in that place is taken. If you cannot attend a class, we cannot fill your place. Although we have healthy-sized waiting lists, due to the nature of the training we cannot transfer places mid-way through a course.

If you’re injured or unwell
​We encourage you to look after yourself. You acknowledge and understand the nature of the activities you will be engaged in and the possibility that an injury or accident may occur. Women’s Circus is not in any way responsible for exacerbation of injuries, accidents, or injuries resulting from participation in a Women’s Circus class. If you are working with an injury please let your teacher know but note that you are solely responsible for looking after yourself whilst moving by modifying movements, resting if you need to or opting out of certain moves or classes altogether.

If you feel unwell with any Covid-19 symptoms (even the mildest symptoms) and have registered for an in-person class stay home, get tested immediately and isolate until you have results.  Class credit is available to those who are unable to attend due to Covid-19 symptoms. Email the training manager to enquire. Credits will not be given to no-shows without reason.

If you’re pregnant
​Please let us know at the start of the course, or as soon as you know and make sure you have your medical practitioner’s clearance to exercise. We cannot offer medical advice. You are solely responsible for getting professional advice and information about what you can and can’t do at each stage of pregnancy and for looking after yourself whilst moving by modifying movements, resting if you need to or opting out of certain moves or classes altogether.

Personal belongings
You are responsible for your personal belongings, and Women’s Circus is not in any way responsible for damage or loss of your personal items.

Damage to property
In the event of damage to Women’s Circus or others’ property caused by you, you will be responsible for all expenses and reimbursement.

Payment Plans
Women’s Circus occasionally offers members weekly, fortnightly, or monthly payment plans, as a way to assist those who face financial barriers in accessing our programs. Terms of payment plans are as follows:

1. Payment plans incur a $9.50 administrative fee at the time of setup.

2. Payment must be made in full by the end of term.

3. Payments that bounce will incur additional administrative fees.

4. A $50 payment must be made at the time of set up.

5. If you cease attending classes for any reason, PAYMENT IS STILL DUE IN FULL.

If you are interested in a payment plan please get in touch with the Training Centre Manager

Refund, cancellation, and transfer policy 
Upon confirmation and payment for your enrolment in a particular class, Women’s Circus classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. To withdraw from a program, Women’s Circus must be provided with a minimum of 14 days’ notice prior to the start date of the program in which you are enrolled. Refunds will not be provided after this date. In the event a class is cancelled or dates are altered by Women’s Circus, you will be offered the option of credit or refund. Credits issued by Women’s Circus must be used within one year of issue date.

Women’s Circus will not provide individual make-up or casual classes if you are unable to attend class due to illness, travel plans, work commitments or other personal absences. Classes will run whether you attend or not, it is your responsibility to make sure you can attend all the classes within the term. If an injury is incurred in class which prevents you continuing to train, a refund or credit may be granted on submission of a Medical Certificate (from your Physio or GP).

Women’s Circus reserves the right to substitute teachers advertised for classes at its discretion, subject to the replacement teacher being qualified and skilled at a level required to take the relevant class.

All changes must go through Women’s Circus and will incur an administration fee of $20.

For lockdowns of 7 days or less, classes will be cancelled in alignment with government regulations and health advice. No refunds or credits will be issued. This policy allows us to continue to pay our dedicated trainers for 1 week of lockdown.

For lockdowns of 8 days or more, class credit will be offered for any cancelled classes from the 8th day forward (i.e. the first 7 days will not be credited). Credit is valid for 6 months. 

Photos and videos
Our trainers and some students occasionally take photos and videos during class. We may use images and/or footage from classes and of students on our website or in other promotional materials, and we often post photos and/or videos to Facebook and Instagram and other social media platforms.

If you don’t feel comfortable with the possibility of your image making its way into the public forum and the internet, please let your teacher know at the start of the course and class and make sure you opt out of any photos or video filming. If you don’t tell us, we won’t know you’re not ok with us photographing you. Photos and videos used for our marketing purposes are our property and students have no rights to be compensated for them.

Privacy policy
Safeguarding your privacy is important to us and our policy adheres to the Australian Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Providing personal information is an act of trust and we take it seriously. Unless you give us consent to do otherwise, we will only collect and use personal information as set out below.

The only personal information we collect is what you provide voluntarily. We may also collect and store correspondence for sales, accounting and service purposes.

Personal information will be used to fulfil the obligations of your purchase and to provide you with quality customer service.

We may contact you using the information you have given us to provide information that may be of interest to you, new courses, special offers, and to send newsletters. You can let us know at any time if you do not wish to be provided with information from us, either by emailing or unsubscribing from our newsletters.

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