Kansas City Aerial Arts Studio Policies
Before attending a class at our studio, we require every participant to read and sign a liability release waiver. We have plenty of copies available at the studio, however, if you would like to read and sign the release before coming to the studio, a printable version can be downloaded here:
Open Gym Policies
- Open Gym is for current students who are registered in any KCAA Level 1 class (determined as of 8/20/18) or higher AND have instructor approval. Open gym is a time to work on perfecting moves, techniques, and poses learned during classes. This time can also be used to work on conditioning, endurance, flexibility or working on routines and choreography.
- Open Gym is NOT the time to learn new material. Students should definitely NOT attempt to teach themselves or other students. We know it’s fun to try to new things, but please save it for class. This is a safety precaution!
- Please be courteous to everyone working during Open Gym. Share the space and equipment as needed.
- Be respectful and try not to distract students while they are working in the air.
- You must have a mat underneath you at all times BUT please do not move mats underneath an airborne studnet.
- Open Gym times often overlap with regular classes or private lessons. Please understand that these students get priority use of the space and equipment.
- If you are NOT A REGULAR STUDENT with us, we ask that you contact us to meet with an instructor prior to Open Gym for a skill check and approval.
General Studio Policies
This is intended to be a safe and fun environment. This is our responsibility to you, but we need your help too. The following policies, or “rules,” are in place to make sure we know how to best support each other.
- We are all here to try our best, therefore we do NOT tolerate nastiness, bullying, or negativity toward one another at ALL! We ask that families and parents help us to set a positive example of kindness.
- No gum, food, or drinks other than water are allowed on the dance floor.
- NO STREET SHOES on the dance floor.
- Keep your language clean. We all have slips, but PLEASE do your best!
- Know your limits. It’s fun to try crazy stuff, but be smart and wait until you learn the crazy stuff from an instructor.
- Never hesitate to ask us for advice or spotting to keep yourself safe.
- Recognize signs of physical and mental fatigue such as headaches, shortness of breath, and extreme tiredness. Back off or stop completely and cool down for the day.
- If you say, “I can’t,” then you probably wont! Instead say, “I’ll try!”
- Tell us if you DON’T want to do something. We will never force you to do anything that makes you uncomfortable. We may try to convince you, but at the end of the day it’s YOUR CLASS!
- Please don’t teach other students new moves or skills. This is 100% about safety and liability. If the person you are teaching a new skill to gets hurt or needs help its best if it’s on us, not you!
- Leave the space as close to the same as you found it as you can. This usually means helping stack up mats, take down extra equipment, put away yoga mats or other things you may have been using.
- It’s best to sign up for classes online. Students enrolled online get first priority in classes if we should fill up. We will do our best to get as many people in class that we safely and reasonably can, but online enrollees get priority.
- No street shoes on the dance floor. This is especially important in the winter since de-icing salts can damage the floors.
- Remove all jewelry (including wedding/engagement rings!) and accessories (including fitness trackers) before participating in class. Anything that can get caught on yourself, another person, or an apparatus is a danger to you, others, and the equipment.
- We like all kinds of music and artistic expression around here. But we do have kiddos and little ones in the space, so please find music with clean lyrics for class or choreography.
- If you arrive 10 minutes late to a 1hr class or 15 minutes late to a 1.5hr class, we cannot permit you to join in (even if it is part of your session). Proper warm-up is essential for safe training and jumping in late becomes a distraction for class.