Post-covid changes in the studio

We’re all having to adapt in response to the challenges that covid-19 has presented, so we’ve set out here what’s changed in the studio and why.

Browse this page for information on bookings you can currently make, and to find out how bookings and class structures have been modified to bring us into line with government guidance.

You can also take a look at our Covid Policy. Remember to refresh your memory of this policy before coming along to a class.

If you still have questions after reading the information on this page and our Covid Policy then you can contact us on office@CirqueScape.com with any queries.

What bookings we’re currently taking

We’re now taking bookings for the summer holidays! Availability is set out below:-

Drop-In Aerial Classes for Adults

  • Open to those aged 16+
  • Subject to availability
  • Head to our drop-in classes page for more details

One-to-One Private Tuition

  • Available for all ages (subject to availability)
  • Head to our private tuition page for more details

Small Group Private Tuition (up to three people)

  • Available for all ages (subject to availability)
  • Head to our private tuition page for more details

Large Group Private Tuition (up to six people)

  • Available for all ages (subject to availability)
  • Head to our private tuition page for more details

Family Fun Sessions (up to six people, including at least one adult)

To make a booking, contact us on office@CirqueScape.com

Workshops, etc

We’re currently looking into what else we might be able to offer over the summer, but ever-changing restrictions and the potential for the need for staff to isolate really limit our ability to forward-plan group activities like this.

There’s no guarantee that we will be able to offer any summer holiday activities beyond the bookings mentioned above, but in the event that we can then full details will be published here on our website. They will also be announced via our newsletter and our social media channels, so follow or sign up to stay in the loop.

Post-covid changes to the way we operate

We’re offering solo and small group private tuition for all ages, but we haven’t been able to reintroduce any scheduled group classes for our youth students just yet.
Even with restrictions being lifted, there are still many challenges which are making it difficult for us to return to a full schedule. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to get things going again.

If your children are eager to get in the air with us as soon as possible then please feel free to contact us about booking a private tuition session.

Keep an eye on the website, follow us on social media, or join our mailing list to stay updated.

We’re slowly reintroducing aerial classes, and we’re currently running a restricted class schedule that is focused primarily on allowing our regular students to continue their training. During August we will be trialling having beginners back in our adult group classes, you can sign up via our drop-in classes page.

Keep an eye on the website, follow us on social media, or join our mailing list to stay updated on what’s happening.

During August we will be trialling having beginners back in our adult group classes, you can sign up via our drop-in classes page.

Although these classes are suitable for beginners, we would highly recommend that you come in for a private tuition session so we can cover all the most important things with you in one dedicated starter session. Once we’ve got you familiar with the basics, you’ll be able to make the most of our group classes – we just don’t have the capacity to run beginner-level courses at the moment.

Please do feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. We’d really love to meet you, and we’re sorry it’s not quite as straightforward for you to join us as it would have been at the beginning of the year.

Yes! Be aware that the way we teach may be different to the way you’ve been taught before. Please make sure you’re following our studio-specific procedures so that everyone (including your instructor) can have as much fun as possible in class!

We have rearranged our aerial rigging points in the studio so that classes can be conducted with 3m of space between each aerial rigging point.

Our main studio flooring is in 1m x 1m tiles, so it is easy to judge whether you are maintaining the recommended distance from others while you’re in the studio.

Our classes have always been taught using apparatus hanging from three aerial rigging points (so, for example, during an aerial silks class there are three sets of silks hanging in the studio – see photo above). 

Previously, a student might have used all three pieces of rigged apparatus by the end of the class as they moved around the room taking their turn on the next available piece of apparatus.

Now, we will restrict the movement of students around the class to minimise sharing of equipment.

Head to our drop-in classes page and register for the classes you’d like to join. We’ll then contact you to confirm either (a) your space in class along with payment details, or (b) your place on the waiting list for the class and what other availability there currently is for the week.

If you book on with a friend you can request to share your apparatus with them.

Classes will be 45 minutes. Please try to arrive as warmed-up as possible, so that we can limit the amount of aerobic activity in the studio. Your instructor will run you through some low-intensity warm-up moves and stretches at the start of the class, before moving you onto the aerial apparatus.

The cost for each class is currently £10 per person.

We’re no longer accepting requests for own equipment in classes so if you prefer your own equipment then you’ll need to book a private tuition session.

Reducing the amount of time that you’re in class with other people helps us to limit the potential for airborne transmission of the virus that causes covid-19, should anyone in class happen to be unknowingly carrying it. This is based on what is understood about viral load.

Although surface transmission is not thought to be the main way that the virus that causes covid-19 is transmitted, we can try to limit the chances of transmission by limiting the number of people touching the same surfaces.

That being said, it simply isn’t possible for us to entirely eliminate the possibility of surface transmission, so the most important way that you can help us with this is by washing (or sanitising if washing isn’t possible) your hands thoroughly and often, and not touching your face.

To allow extra time for increased cleaning measures

To allow time for re-rigging apparatus for the next class

To prevent cross-over or bottleneck of students leaving one class and arriving for the next

Yes, you can! Please bear with us as scheduling will depend on our equipment quarantine rotation, but we’re so excited to have you back!

Please note that everyone joining in your booked session will be sharing equipment. It is the booker’s responsibility to ensure that all participants understand this.

You can find details about pricing and how to book on our Private Tuition page.

We’ve paused bookings on our party packages at the moment, but we have introduced a new large group private tuition session that is a great option for up to six people to celebrate a birthday together!

We also have small group private tuition sessions available for up to three people, and solo private tuition sessions which would make a great birthday present. Visit the private tuition page of our website for more details, or take a look at the gift vouchers page for more details on how to give a session as a gift.

Yes, you can! Please bear with us as scheduling will depend on our equipment quarantine rotation, but we’re so excited to have you back!

Please note that everyone joining in your booked session will be sharing equipment. It is the booker’s responsibility to ensure that all participants understand this.

You can find details about pricing and how to book on our Family Fun Sessions page.

There’s a good explanation of our approach to Covid-related cancellations on our FAQs page. If you still have any queries after reading that then please feel free to ask.

What we can do in each tier (not currently applicable)

We can run limited group classes, and private tuition sessions. Government guidelines must be adhered to.

Read further down this page to see more on how group classes are working.

Head to our private tuition page for more details or to book.

We can run limited group classes, and private tuition sessions. Government guidelines must be adhered to.

Read further down this page to see more on how group classes are working.

Head to our private tuition page for more details or to book.

We’re not able to run group classes.

We can offer private tuition on a one-to-one basis, or in household or bubble groups. Government guidelines must be adhered to.

Head to our private tuition page for more details or to book.

We must, by government mandate, close the studio. We’d love to be open, but we’re just not allowed to. Check out our online classes, or you can make a booking for online private tuition.

Once a date for transition to a lower tier has been announced by the government, please feel free to get in touch to make a studio booking.