SANCA Closure Update – March 31, 2020

Dear Circus Friends and Family:

All of us at SANCA are thinking of you and your health. We appreciate you and thank you for being part of the circus family here at SANCA. Most of all, we are all looking forward to the day when we can all enter the gym again to train, play, and learn.

As you know, SANCA is currently closed through at least April 6 in response to Governor Inslee’s stay-at-home order. SANCA has been completely dark since the order. There have been no classes, no private lessons, no training, and no staff in the building at all.

Our Spring session classes were set to begin March 29. Naturally, this means that the first week of Spring session is cancelled. Our staff has determined that even if the Governor tells us we can go back to work on April 7, SANCA will not open Spring session classes until April 19 at the earliest. We are currently anticipating that the Governor or local public health officials may either order or recommend closures through April and possibly into May.

SANCA has not yet set a date for our reopening, nor have we made a decision about the status of Spring Break camp April 14-18. We will make these decisions once more credible information is available or firm announcements are made by public health officials or the Governor.

  • If you registered and paid for Spring session classes and/or Spring Break camp (in part or in full), we ask that you are patient with us until a decision is announced about SANCA’s status for the remainder of April and May.
  • If you wish to receive a refund or donate your tuition now without waiting, you have the option to do so now. Please click on this link to complete a form to request a refund or to donate your tuition fees to SANCA to support us during the COVID-19 closure. SANCA is a non-profit organization, and we are committed to paying our staff in full during COVID-19 related closures.

Read more about the impact of COVID-19 on SANCA’s finances here.

Please note: the COVID-19 closure has greatly strained SANCA’s resources and people, so our response time may be longer than usual. Refund requests will be processed as soon as we can get to them. It may take a couple of weeks for you to receive your refund. Currently, we can only process refunds from our offices, and due to the Governor’s order, no staff has been at SANCA’s offices. We will not begin processing refunds until after April 7, so you should see payment before the end of April.

Thank you for your patience with us as we implement new procedures for doing business during this unprecedented situation.