What Do I Need to Know?

  • Please register for class at least 24 hours before arriving to the studio to avoid the drop-in fee of $5.

  • All Aviary classes begin with a vigorous warm up, for safety and to prevent injuries.  Students who arrive more than 10 minutes late or do not participate in this warm up may not be allowed to participate in class, but may stay to observe and take notes.

  • Bring a notebook, and take notes! You will be glad you did when you are cleared for Play Flight (open gym).

  •  The Aviary does not allow students or observers to record video or take pictures during class unless permission has been expressly granted by the instructor. The taking of videos/pictures during class is entirely up to the instructor’s discretion.

  • Aviary staff may record video and take photos during class. We will not email these recordings or photos to individual students; they will be posted to our social media for you to copy/download. It is our policy to never tag students in these photos, in case you want to keep your circus secret, but we strongly encourage you to tag yourself and show your friends and family all the amazing stuff you’re doing!

  • The Aviary’s courses are structured so that students must master certain skills before moving up to the next level. It may require many classes in the same level before you are physically and mentally ready to level up.  Students must master the prerequisites (listed in the class descriptions) AND receive their instructor’s permission before they can register for the next level.

  • Guests may observe up to 10 minutes of any class, but must pay the class registration fee to observe for a longer period of time.

  • Please do not bring children to adult classes. They cannot participate in adult classes until they are 18 and The Aviary does not have childcare on site. Children may observe up to ten minutes of any class, as long as they are accompanied by an adult who is not participating in class.

  • Parents are welcome to observe the entirety of their children’s classes, but if the parent becomes a distraction or cannot follow the teacher and/or staff’s instructions, both the parent and the child may be dismissed from class.

  • All Aviary students must be able to listen to and follow the directions of the instructor and/or staff. Aviary instructors have full discretion to dismiss from class any student whose behavior is disruptive or whom they deem unsafe to participate for any reason. If the problem persists, a meeting with the student, the instructor, and Anne will be scheduled to discuss this policy. Students who are dismissed from class for behavior problems will not be refunded or credited, nor can their payment cannot be transferred to another person.