Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need prior experience to do circus?

None of our 101-level classes require any previous experience, and we welcome students of any age and fitness level! You’ll be amazed at the strength and confidence you can develop over a single session.


I’ve done circus before, so what level should I choose?

Please contact us at info@commonwealthcircus.com to set up an evaluation with one of our instructors, and we will find the best level for you!


May I try circus before signing up for a full 8-week session?

Of course! If you want to try some circus but aren't sure if you can commit to our 8-week session you can sign up for a Taster Class. During a Taster Class prospective students will have the opportunity to try a wide variety of circus disciplines in one action-packed workshop! Alternately, some prospective students chose to try circus by taking a private lesson in the discipline of their choice. If you'd like to request a solo private lesson or group private lesson please submit a lesson request on our Private Lessons page.


How do I prepare for my first class?

Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled start to fill out our waiver. Wear comfortable athletic clothes that cover your legs and armpits. You can bring a water bottle, a snack, and a notebook.


What is the class make-up policy? I have to miss a class this session.

You are welcome to make up missed classes by attending an open studio session for free. Although it isn't a full class, one or more instructors will be there monitoring the session and will be happy to give you advice or a spot on skills you are practicing. Youth students of all ages are welcome to make up missed classes by attending Youth Open Studio on Sundays from 12pm-1:15pm. Youth students younger than high school age must be supervised by a caregiver in-studio at all times.

Open Studio times can be found HERE.


What is your refund policy?

Refunds for session classes are granted only in the case of extraordinary circumstances and at the discretion of C3 management. In the case of a refund there is 5% fee. Please check your schedule before signing up for classes! Find our full refund policies listed in our Studio Policies page for more information.