ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Pro & semi-pro performers can qualify to train with us if they can evidence professional status via any or all of the following methods, upon request.
1. Current Equity Card
2. Valid Public Liability Insurance
3. Proof of employment, e.g. contracts / booking confirmations / references
A training pass lasts for 4 weeks, from time of booking & can only be obtained online, at a cost of £20 per 4 week period.
All performers utilising the Circus Works Devoran to train, must read & adhere to our in house Health & Safety policy and procedure. They must also read & adhere to our current Covid-19 in house protocols.
At present we prefer if you bring & utilise your own aerial / circus apparatus, however we do have a wide variety of apparatus & safety equipment. Should you be apart from your own for any reason.
Pro Training is available Tuesdays & Fridays 11am - 5.30pm
Wednesdays 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Sundays 1pm - 5pm
ADULT EVENING GROUP SESSIONS & PRIVATES Have happily returned & expanded :-). Please feel free to contact any of our in house freelance specialists directly, by clicking on their images here on site to place a group class, or private booking, or make further specific session enquiries.
ADDITIONAL KIDS CLASSES - AFTER SCHOOL GROUP SESSIONS & PRIVATES
We're delighted to announce the return of all of our in house kids sessions from 8 March 2021, including those coached by our team of specialist freelancers. So do be sure to contact them if you don't see a Cirque Du Ciel class here that's convenient for your child/children to attend. Click on their images provided here on site, to reach, or book with them directly. Such 'other' sessions would include
Monday After School Groups & early evening privates with Naomi
Thursday After School Groups with Naomi & Trevelyan
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday early evening privates with Naomi (Kids & Adults)
Most freelancer group sessions for kids are capped at a class size of 10. Private sessions can be for between 1 - 5 participants. If sessions are larger then we maintain a ratio of 1 instructor to 5 children.
All Cirque Du Ciel (CDC) Classes are available to book online only - Freelancer's booking & payment policies may differ from that of CDC, in relation to their classes, which they will make clear upon contact.
KIDS CLASSES - OUT OF SCHOOL - HOME ED - DAY SCHOOL PROVISIONS
We offer short weekly sessions Mondays & Thursdays between 45 mins to 1 hour for youngsters aged 2-16 yrs. Sessions are divided according to age range into 2-4 yrs, 5-8 yrs & 7-16 yrs, (our freelancer's offer after school sessions via their own booking routes, so please contact them directly via the links onsite).
Monday sessions are hosted by 2 tutors Ross Wheeler of Hotchpotch Performance & Rosi Jolly the 'Young People & Families' Project Manager for Cornwall Neighbourhood's for Change (CN4C). Additional tutors do come in periodically to train specific skills e.g. Trampolining / Tumbling /Contortion / Parkour. On top of this your kids will be able to learn & explore all things aerial (silks, hoop, trapeze, rope, straps, chandelier, cube, counterweighting), tightrope, diablo, hula hooping, poi, unicycling, tumbling, dapo stars, poi, hats, spinny plates, rola bola, stilts, walking globe, juggling, contact juggling, hand balancing, partner acro & clowning.
We also offer a short session on Thursdays 1.30-2.30pm for 7-16 yr olds, the session is capped at 10 children, and is hosted by Naomi & Trevelyan. Again your kids can explore all of the above.
We welcome everyone beginner's to advanced, and we foster a very supportive & friendly learning environment. We aim to challenge you, but not overwhelm you, and you will learn at a pace tailored to your abilities & suited to your specific ways of learning.
There are toilets & handwashing facilities on site, along with drinking water, tea, coffee, fruit juices & squashes.
We are currently having a shower fitted, and we also have a small seated area, with microwave, kettle & fridge.
Unlimited Broadband available & in house blue tooth mini rig sound system.
WHAT TO WEAR
If seeking to learn aerial with no prior experience then it is important that you attend dressed suitably to protect your body, your fellow students, other Circus Works users, the space, & the equipment within it.
You will need to wear tight leggings or thick footless tights. Shorts or tracksuit bottoms can be worn over these, but should not be overly baggy.
Long sleeved full back coverage leotard, or tight long sleeve top, that is also long in the body. T shirts and sweatshirts can be worn over, but avoid baggy items, and items with a hood, or dangling string ties.
For aerial hoop and trapeze it is advisable to bring & wear thick socks, and additional pair of leg warmers or neoprene knee supports, to protect the soft behind the knee area.
No rings dangling or large hoop earrings, necklaces or bracelets. Please tie long hair back.
Anyone wearing clothing with zips or buttons will not be allowed on the aerial equipment.
IN HOUSE SAFETY
Our in house specialist coaches, the Charity Manager, & our in house volunteers will happily make adhering to our current in house Health & Safety / Covid 19 policies & procedures easy & simple. We will of course make these available to you, for you to read, & our current booking form should be completed at point of booking, in order for us to ensure that we can contact you if needs be, & that all the required consents are in place.
We make hand sanitiser & medical grade anti-viral disinfectant spray available during sessions, for between use cleaning. We also use high temperature steam cleaning to ensure equipment & environmental safety.
We obtain all our user's contact details at point of booking, along with their consent to share, should a Covid infection occur. In order to ensure 100% accuracy in informing all who would need to know such has occurred. This is because we have found use of the tracing app on site less accurate & efficient in ensuring appropriate action can be taken on our part. Of course we have QR coding available should participants wish to use their tracing app services.
We will not require proof of Vaccination to attend the Circus Works, as obtaining a vaccination is a private medical matter, & an equally individual choice based on equally individual contexts. Should you wish to provide proof, that is wholly your decision, and we will be appreciative of such, but not insistent, as we do not support apartheid processes of any kind.
We do however insist that you follow our in house Covid policy & procedure. You must not attend if you are unwell with, or manifesting any of the symptoms associated with Covid 19, if you have come into known contact with anyone with Covid 19 or Covid 19 like symptoms, for the recommended isolation period.
We request that if you are anxious in any way, if you need to shield yourself, or shield other vulnerable loved ones then do not enter the building. We also request that parents, guardians, lift givers & other visitors who are not students or tutors, do not enter the premises beyond the porch area, should they be picking up or dropping off students. Until restrictions are further lifted.
We advise that should you suffer any of these symptoms, or if you come into contact with a positive Covid case, that you self isolate for 14 days. We will insist you stay away from the Circus Works until you are clear of illness / symptoms, and until you have completed the required already well known self isolation procedure.
We will of course notify all users & close the premises for the required period of quarantine, should we be unfortunate enough to have Covid in house. Thus far we have been vigilant, & permitted use has been careful & considerate, this has assisted us in remaining Covid free to date.