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Classes for Every Ability

How to Register

You can now register for cirque classes online from the comfort of your home! Click the top button below to be taken to the registration site. We have also included videos below to help you get started with registration in our new system.

 

If you were enrolled in Cirque anytime from Sept. 2022 - Aug. 2023, you are a returning student, and we have already created an account for you in the new system, which you can access with the help of the video below. If you were not enrolled during that period, you are a new student, and will need to create an account in the system — using the video below — in order to register. All students will need to sign a new registration form and a new smart waiver form for classes between Sept. 2023 - Aug. 2024.

 

If you need assistance with online registration, stop by the studio any time Monday - Friday 2:15-6:00 PM to speak with our front desk assistant. You can also call the front desk for assistance during those hours at (907) 623-0751, or email us anytime at  sitkacirque@gmail.com!

Please don't forget to sign a new smart waiver form. You can find the form through your online portal or fill it out at this link.

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Level Placement for Students

Sitka Cirque offers classes for all ages and levels.

If you would like to try a class before committing, or if you're wondering which class is right for you, you can arrange a FREE trial/placement class with Sitka Cirque's staff by emailing us at sitkacirque@gmail.com.

  • If you are a new student, please register for a level 1 class in your age group. 

  • If you were registered with us any time between Aug. 2022 and Aug. 2023, please check your email for your level placement. 

  • If you are a returning student but were not enrolled with us from Aug 2022-Aug 2023, please email us. 

Start Anytime

You can start your aerial acrobatic experience at any time in the year! Classes will be pro-rated from your start date.

Enrollment for Fall & Spring

At Sitka Cirque, class enrollment is organized around the school year.  When you register for Fall circus classes, you are registering for both the Fall and Spring semesters. However, if you would like to unenroll for the spring semester, you can do so by emailing us at sitkacirque@gmail.com anytime before December 8th, 2023. 

2023 Fall Semester: Sept. 4th - Dec. 16th (Sat)

Winter Break: Dec. 17th - Jan. 7th

2024 Spring Semester: Jan. 8th (Mon) - May 18th (Sat)

Enrollment for Summer

If you would like to enroll for summer 2024 classes, please email us at sitkacirque@gmail.com.

Price Breakdown

Prices are based on the number of hours of class per/week for each student. Payments will be charged to your account at the beginning of each month. 

Aerial Technique Classes 

Hours per student:

1 hr/week: $70/month

1.5 hr/week: $100/month

2 hr/week: $135/month

2.5 hr/week: $170/month 

3 hr/week: $190/month

Youth Troupe: $45/month

Teen/Adult Troupe: $60/month

Youth Partnering & Clowning: $45/month

Teen/Adult Partnering: $60/Month

Drop-In Classes

1-hr class: $22/student

1.5-hr: $30/student

If you are interested in "dropping in" to attend 1 or more sessions of a class without signing up for the full semester, email sitkacirque@gmail.com with your planned drop-in date(s).

Private Lessons

1 student: $60/hr

2 students: $90/hr

3 students: $100/hr

Private lessons are offered subject to coach availability. If you are interested in scheduling a private lesson with a Sitka Cirque coach, please email sitkacirque@gmail.com to provide a list of days and times when you are available, and to let us know what you hope to work on during your private lesson. 

Payment & Fees

You will need to register a credit card when you sign up for classes. Monthly payments will be withdrawn during the first week of the new month. 

Registration fees are due at the beginning of each school year. Please be sure to indicate on your registration forms if you are eligible for an individual or family registration fee. 

 

$50 Family registration fee Sept. 2023-Aug. 2024 

$30 Individual registration fee Sept. 2023- Aug. 2024

Family Discount

If you have two or more family members enrolled in class twice a week or more, you are eligible for a 10% discount on second, third, etc. family members.  To receive your family discount, just register as usual & we will apply your discount.

Please remember that all sales are final and that mid-semester cancellations are accepted only in case of medical emergency or a sudden move away from Sitka.

Financial Aid

Sitka Cirque Offers Work Study Opportunities!

In exchange for 1 hr of studio cleaning/week, you receive $40 off monthly tuition. If you would like to apply for a work study position, please email sitkacirque@gmail.com.

FOSCA Financial Aid

The Friends of Sitka Circus Arts offer financial aid for cirque classes Sept - May.  If you would like to know more about FOSCA's Scholarships, please visit our FOSCA and Scholarships page. 

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Why do Aerial classes cost what they do?

Aerial classes incur a lot of additional safety expenses. At Sitka Cirque we take safety very seriously.  It is our number one priority.

To ensure safety, classes are limited to a maximum number of students per/teacher.  In addition, we spend thousands every semester on replacing aerial equipment, aerial insurance, rigging and safety inspections.  There is no cheap way to ensure safety.

Summer Time Cirque

Summer Classes, Performances, Travel & Outdoor Fun

Sitka Cirque is always looking for sunny days to take aerial classes outside to fly in the sun. Join us over the summer to be inspired by the aerial arts, and to enjoy the relaxing pace of summer cirque.

Coach Nancy hanging upside down from a silk in front of St. Michael's cathedral.
A performer hanging over the ocean, suspended on an aerial silk.
A performer suspended from rigging, outside under a sunny blue sky.
Coach Franni hanging from an aerial silk with a mountain in the background.
Coach Charles on an aerial silk with blue sky in the background.
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A performer outdoors hanging from an aerial silk.
A performer outdoors, wrapped in a silk, looking towards the camera with open arms.
A performer on an aerial silk outdoors, with people sitting around them in a semicircle.
A performer on an aerial silk with Sitka mountains in the background.
A student on an aerial silk in front of St. Michael's cathedral.
A performer on an aerial silk in front of St. Michael's Cathedral.
A performer hanging from an aerial silk outdoors, with their feet curled over their shoulders.
Coach Charles on an aerial silk hanging over the harbor.
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