Policies

Payment

  • We accept all major credit and debit cards. You can register and pay online for your classes through this site. To pay by cash or check, please complete your registration on our website and click "pay by cash or check" and then bring your cash or check into the studio and give it to the instructor on duty.
  • Payment for the entire session must be received prior to the first day of class.
  • You are NOT registered and your spot is NOT secure until payment has been received. If you choose to pay by cash or check, you run the risk that the class will fill up before your payment can be received and processed.
  • There is a processing fee of $15 per class. This fee is waived for all classes paid for before the registration deadline.
Liability Waiver

  • Prior to participation, all students must read, agree to, and sign our Liability Wavier which is available online through our website.
  • Prior to any participation, any student under eighteen years of age must have a parent/guardian read, agree to, and sign our Liability Wavier on behalf of and for the student.
Age Restrictions

  • For adult classes, all students must be 13 years of age or older, or have instructors permission.
  • Kids' classes are age specific; please follow age guidelines for the corresponding class.
  • Prior to any participation, any student under eighteen years of age must have a parent/guardian read, agree to, and sign our Liability Wavier on behalf of and for the student.
Youth

  • At Bumbershoot, all children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Parents/adults may NOT bring children with them to play quietly by themselves while the adult is in class. If an adult would like to bring a child with them to be at Bumbershoot while the adult is in class, another adult supervisor, must be present.
  • The policy above may apply to youth over the age of 13 depending on the youth.
  • Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for all private lessons. This is not necessary for classes.
Refunds and Cancellations

  • Bumbershoot has a No Refunds policy on all classes, workshops, and intensives unless canceled by the instructor, regardless of students ability to attend. This also means no transferring to a different class or session unless the class you signed up for is canceled by Bumbershoot.
  • Bumbershoot reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop that does not have 6 or more students registered. Students who are registered in a class that gets canceled will be allowed to transfer into a different class or receive a refund.
  • Private lesson students must give 24 hours notice for cancellation in order to avoid being charged for the full price of the lesson.
Skill Requirements

  • Beginner/Introductory classes have no prerequisites. All other classes have specific prerequisites that are designed to help ensure that the class is a good fit for you. Please see class description and prerequisites for details and/or ask an instructor if unsure if a certain class is a good fit for you.
What To Wear

  • Students practicing for Showcase or First Fridays may be permitted to use approved ear buds for practice but anything metal or hard plastic other than the ear bud itself must be covered by clothing at all times while on the equipment including clips or fasteners. Bluetooth behind the head earbuds that allow the ipod to be left on the ground is preferred.
  • Fitted, workout type clothing that you can move in. Yoga pants, leggings, running, and biking pants, are great. For most Aerial activities, you will want fabric covering the backs of your knees down to about mid calf or full length. No shorts. For some more advanced moves you may want to bring long sleeves. Leotards or shirts that will stay tucked in are recommended.
  • Kids should wear comfortable, athletic clothing. Pants, tights, or leggings and a top that is long enough to tuck in or a leotard.
  • No metal or hard plastic of any kind. No fitbits, apple watches, buttons, zippers, snaps, grommets, velcro, or other accessories or embellishments that could snag the equipment. If your clothes have any of these items on them, you may be asked to purchase and wear studio shorts, pants, or tops over or instead of your own clothing so that you can participate in class.
  • All jewelry except very small, non dangly earrings must be removed before class. If jewelry is permanent, and at risk for snagging on equipment, it needs to be taped or covered.
Timeliness

  • Parents must be on time to pick up children from class since we do not offer before or aftercare and children must be supervised by an adult at all times when the child is not in class. A parent who is in class at the time is not able to supervise a child who is not in class.
  • Help us get the most out of our time together by arriving on time. However, please note that students will not be permitted in the studio more than 15 minutes before their class begins.
Discounts & Perks

  • By signing up for more than one class during a term, you will receive a 10% discount off the total price of each class after your first one. Less expensive classes will be discounted first.
  • Families will receive a 10% discount off the total price of classes taken by additional family members including spouses, and children. Less expensive classes will be discounted first.
Make Up Policy

  • Bumbershoot allows 1 makeup class per 6 week class per session. Makeups can be done in either an Aerial Fitness class, a Stretching class, Straddle Up Power Hour, or by attending an Open Aerial practice free of charge.
Drop in Policy

  • Bumbershoot allows drop ins for Aerial Fitness, Straddle up Power Hour (if approved by your instructor), Conditioning for Aerialists (for students level 2 and higher), and in our stretching classes.
  • Rate: $35 for 90 minute classes and $30 for 60 minute classes. Students must create an account on the website, sign an electronic waiver, and purchase a Drop In Pass through the website prior to the class. Students do not need to pick a particular class when purchasing their Drop In Pass. Just make sure to select the correct time option, 60 minutes or 90 minutes.
  • Potential students may observe an approved class once only, and only with special permission of the instructor.
Open Aerial Practice

  • Students must create an account, sign a waiver, and purchase an Open Aerial drop in through our website prior to participate in Open Aerial.
  • Open Aerial Practice is a supervised but open practice time and no instruction will be given by the instructor.
  • Cost is $15 for Bumbershoot students and $20 for non-students.
  • Prepaid punch cards are available to Bumbershoot students at a discounted rate ($120 for 10 practices). Families may not share punchcards. All students much purchase their own prepaid punch card.
  • You are considered a current Bumbershoot student if you are enrolled in a class or have taken a class or private lesson within the last 2 weeks.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older in order to participate. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis for Bumbershoot students.
Open Aerial Rules for Students

  • You are only allowed to use equipment on which you have obtained instruction from a Bumbershoot Coach.
  • Open studio time is a time to practice skills that you have learned in a class AT BUMBERSHOOT and which have been approved by your coach to practice. It is NOT a time to teach yourself new skills or practice skills that your coach has not yet approved you to practice in OA.
  • You may NOT teach or spot another Open Aerial student on any new skills. Spotting for conditioning exercises, however, is encouraged!
  • If the instructor on duty feels that something you are doing is not safe for you to practice during Open Aerial you must stop until approval is agreed upon by your coach and the instructor on duty.
  • Share the equipment, warm yourself up before getting on it, and always have an appropriate mat underneath you. If this is unclear to you, check with the instructor on duty.
Open Aerial Rules for Non-Bumbershoot Students

  • In addition to the rules above, you must call or email ahead and set up a complimentary orientation with a Bumbershoot coach prior to participating in Open Aerial for the first time.
  • Non-students may not do any drops or rolls during Open Aerial that have not been approved by a Bumbershoot coach.