SANCA Policies

Important information you should know about being in our circus

Enrollment Policies

  • Priority Enrollment periods for the next session are accessible for students that are enrolled in the current quarterly session of classes or applicable events. Camps, Mini, Part, or Regular Session enrollment would allow for priority enrollment for the following session. (ie. Winter to Spring, Spring to Summer, Summer to Fall, Fall to Winter)
  • If there is a gap in participation of classes for 1 session, the returning student would only be permitted to enroll in Open Enrollment.
  • Open Enrollment is accessible to everyone, typically for new students or students returning from a break in their circus education. Open enrollment follows the Priority Enrollment time period.

Tuition and Payment Policies

Tuition

  • Click on any class on the session schedule to find its tuition amount.

Payments

  • Tuition is due at the time of enrollment.
  • Payment for session classes can be accepted in person or over the phone.
  • We accept all major credit cards, checks, cash and offer payment plans.
  • Single Serving classes and other Experiential Circus activities may be paid for online at the time of booking.
  • There is an annual registration fee of $50. The registration fee is capped at $125 per year for families. It is non-refundable.

SANCA Session Class Refund Policy
We realize that plans change and schedules need to shift to accommodate life outside the circus.

If for any reason you need to drop your session class please notify the office as soon as possible. Refund policy is dependent on the session schedule:

  • Before or during week 1: Full refund may be given.
  • During weeks 2-5: Tuition may be converted into in-house credit.
  • Past week 5: No refund or in-house credit can be given past week 5 of any session.

Please note that our Registration Fee is never refundable or eligible for in-house credit.


Youth Scholarship Program

SANCA is proud to offer scholarships to families in need of financial assistance for students aged 2-18 or until the scholarship applicant has completed high school. We rely on the honesty of our families to determine the amount of financial aid each student receives and expect families to pay a portion of the tuition if they are able. Payment plans are an option to anyone regardless of financial need; ask in the office if you would like to set up a payment plan.

Students seeking full scholarship funding are asked to enroll in no more than 2 classes per week per session or to enroll in no more than 1 full week of full-day camp per session.


Work Study

  • The Work Study Program is for adult students who otherwise are unable to attend classes due to financial costs. To participate in the Work Study program a $50.00 registration fee must be paid; everyone who joins SANCA pays this fee to help cover administrative, supply, and insurance costs. This fee is an annual fee.
  • If you are interested in participating in this program, ask the office for a Work Study Program application. There are a limited amount of spaces available within the Work Study Program and to participate you must have been at student at SANCA for at least one whole session. When spots do become available, they are released on a first come, first served basis.

Discounts

  • Only one discount will apply per class.Multiple discounts cannot be applied to the same session of class. The highest discount will be applied upon enrollment.
  • Family Discount: 10% off each additional family member’s class with the payment of one class at full price.
  • Multiple Class: 20% off each additional class per student with the payment of one class at full price.
  • Concurrent Class: Adult Circus and our fitness classes may be purchased at a discounted rate of $100 if taken at the same time as the child’s class.
  • Supplemental Class: One fitness class may be purchased at a discounted rate if taken as a second class.

Participating at SANCA

Arriving for Class

  • Students should arrive ten minutes prior to their class to ensure that they are hydrated, appropriately dressed, and in the right mindset to begin their circus experience.
  • Coaches at SANCA work to help all their students achieve the goals of a class. To do this, we ask that students follow basic guidelines and rules set for class.

Communicating with SANCA Staff while they are coaching

  • In order to maintain physical and emotional safety for the students, students and parents must respect the coaches while they are doing their job. To do this, please be aware when asking for a coach’s attention if they are currently spotting or keeping a child/adult physically safe. In general, please do not give coaches feedback about their teaching during their class unless you see something that urgently needs attention around safety. It can undermine a student’s sense of emotional safety if their coach is being questioned during the class.
  • If you have any issues with a coach that you do not feel comfortable talking to them directly about after class, please follow the Student Communication Path on page 7 of this handbook. Thank you for keeping yourself, the coaches and our other students safe!

Tardiness

  • Due to the progressions planned for class and for the safety of the student, a student cannot join the class after the first 10 minutes of class have passed.  It is important for every student to participate in the warm up section of class to ensure that they are prepared for circus movement.

Absences

  • Please inform the office of any absences, whether planned or unplanned. The office may communicate what we have to offer you given your missed time.

Conduct

Word hard, play safe, and have fun! Our SANCA agreements are fundamental ideas and at the heart of our community. To help facilitate those three ideas we have conduct expectations for students:

  • Students are expected to follow the instruction of the coaches at all times.
  • Students MUST follow the safety rules. A student who cannot will be asked to take a break from attending circus class until they are able to follow the rules.
  • Students must stay with their class, using the equipment and participating in the activity chosen by the coach.
  • Students may not use equipment without direct supervision or coach approval.
  • SANCA has a firm no bullying policy. If you, a fellow student, or your child is being bullied refer to the escalation path to see how to resolve this issue. If the bullying cannot be resolved, SANCA reserves the right to ask the offending student to leave class, and further may be expelled from SANCA.
  • No gum or food in the gym.
  • No cell phones or other personal digital devices allowed in class.
  • No glass beverage containers in the gym.

Students must treat the facility, staff, peers and equipment with respect. For students not following our conduct and safety guidelines, SANCA reserves the right to enforce disciplinary measures up to suspension or expulsion.


Attire

  • Students who come to class without their circus attire will be asked to change their clothes.  SANCA may lend clean circus-appropriate clothing to the students when necessary. Please return this clothing to the front office at the end of your class.
  • Students are very active in class and frequently upside-down. Please make sure that students are wearing appropriate athletic attire, including underclothes, clothes that are not too baggy, a shirt that can tuck in; attire that will not expose them as they move.
  • Skirts and dresses also interfere with many circus skills and are strongly discouraged.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO zippers or buckles on clothing. They catch on aerial, trampoline and other equipment. These can be dangerous to the student and damaging to equipment.
  • No degrading or profane messages on clothing.
  • Students may go barefoot or wear socks. Please have clean feet and/or clean socks.
  • Shoulder-length hair must be tied back.
  • No necklaces, rings, or other dangling body jewelry.
  • Attire should be clean and odor free.

Some classes have special footwear or other attire requirements. Please ask your coach if you need help picking out apparel from the front office that is appropriate for your class.

  • Chinese pole: Students taking a pole class are asked to wear jeans and flat, rubber-soled non-street shoes.
  • German wheel: Students needs clothes that aren’t baggy, closed-toed lace-up shoes that are not bulky. (converse or bushidos are great)
  • Aerial: Students need clothes that aren’t baggy and cover the back of the knees.
  • Unicycle: Students should wear closed-toed, lace-up shoes.
  • Tightwire: Students should wear socks or full soled ballet slippers.

Flying Trapeze: Flying Trapeze students should follow the general attire guidelines. Additionally, flyers should bring socks to class and wear pants that cover the backs of their knees.


Injury and Wellness

  • No students should attend class with untreated pink eye, fever, vomiting or diarrhea, any wet or open rashes or sores, or if you think s/he might have croup.
  • Please cover warts with tape or a band-aid.
  • Children exposed to chickenpox should not attend class for 21 days after the child’s exposure, to avoid potentially exposing others.
  • Children exposed to head lice may rejoin class after it is determined that they do not have lice.
  • If an injury occurs during class, it may be advised that the student sit out for the remaining time of class. Depending on the severity of injury, a student may need a doctor’s note to return to class.

If you sustain an injury either in or out of class that requires a visit to the doctor we would like you to have a doctor’s note upon returning to class. Please present the doctor’s note to the office prior to the start of class.


Waiting Room

  • The Waiting Room is located up the yellow stairs in the main gym.
  • Parents, guardians, etc. do not need to wait in the building while their students are in class, but please make sure that you return by the end of your student’s class for pick-up.
  • Patrons who choose to stay while their student is in class must use the space upstairs to wait as to not distract from the class. This location also has wifi and charging outlets accessible to visitors that need them.
  • Exceptions of this rule include: anyone that cannot go upstairs, family of students and adults that assist their student using the restroom.

Families of SANCA students, while they are in class

Waiting Room

  • The Waiting Room is located up the yellow stairs in the main gym.
  • Parents, guardians, etc. do not need to wait in the building while their students are in class, but please make sure that you return by the end of your student’s class for pick-up.
  • Patrons who choose to stay while their student is in class must use the space upstairs to wait as to not distract from the class. This location also has wifi and charging outlets accessible to visitors that need them.
  • Exceptions of this rule include: anyone that cannot go upstairs, family of students and adults that assist their student using the restroom.

Pet Policy & Etiquette

SANCA is a pet friendly facility. If you feel like you or your pet cannot follow the rules below, we ask that you do not bring it into our facilities.

All pet owners must adhere to the guidelines listed below:

  • Owners are100% responsible, 100% of the time, for their pet’s: Wellbeing, behavior and biological needs: bagging, cleaning, fur patrol, sanitizing and disposing of feces.
  • All pets MUST be: Owned and housed by pet owner for at least 30 days; Current on flea prevention treatment, as well as all vaccinations and a negative fecal test, including being parasite free; Spayed or neutered; Potty trained and of good hygiene (e.g., no foul, unpleasant or strong odors); Positively controlled within the pet owner’s immediate area, tethered (6ft or less), or kenneled at all times

To see our complete Pet Policy, please connect with the Front Office.

Communication Path

As SANCA’s community to continues to grow, regulating and mediating actions are necessary to keep things fair for all parties involved. If you have a concern and are confused about who to talk to, please refer to the chart below.