Commonwealth Circus Center Policies

1. Refunds and Cancelations

  • General Refund Philosophy

Refunds for session classes are granted with a 5% fee only in the case of extraordinary circumstances and at the discretion of C3 management. Please check your schedule before signing up for classes!

  • Missed Classes

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 available to give you advice or a spot on skills you are practicing. Open Studio times can be found HERE!

Youth students of all ages are all 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.

  • Injuries

In the event that a student is unable to complete a session of classes due to an injury (whether sustained in or outside of class), C3 will issue an account credit for the value of the remaining classes to be used toward any future class registration. Students must contact C3 promptly via email at to request an account credit in case of injury.

Students with existing injuries or physical limitations are encouraged to schedule a private lesson or attend a Taster Class before registering for a session of classes to make sure they can participate in class activities. Refunds will not be granted in cases where an existing injury prevents a student from fully participating.

  • Weather-related cancellations

If C3 cancels a class due to inclement weather, affected students will be permitted to attend an open studio for free in accordance with the missed class policy.

  • Other considerations

Refunds are not given for failure to attend, absence, sick days, or participant dismissal due to unsafe behavior. In the case that a student's behavior creates a safety concern, C3 staff will make every reasonable effort to resolve the issue in a way that allows the student to continue participating in circus class. C3 instructors have the final say in all questions of safety.

2. Readiness to Train

  • No one may train in the space if they are under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, or prescription drugs that impair the student’s judgement.
  • No one may join a class without properly warming-up, as decided by the instructor.