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Class F.A.Q

We are so excited to have you in class! Here are a few notes on what to expect and how to prepare:

Class Essentials

  • Bring a water bottle if possible. 
  • All classes end 5 minutes before their scheduled time to account for the collection of personal items, putting away and cleaning equipment, etc. They are 40, 55, or 85 minutes.

Covid-19 Specific Guidelines

  • All students and parents need to wear a mask in our facility at this time. Mask breaks can be taken right outside the building.
  • Please DO NOT come to class if you are feeling ill in any way, exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19, or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive. 
  • Our most current COVID-19 protocols can be found here

Dress Code

  • Wear clean, comfortable, soft clothing without zippers, buttons, or metal belts that could snag the equipment.
  • Avoid wearing skirts, dresses, and baggy T-shirts. Expect to be upside down frequently in most classes and dress accordingly. 
  • Hair longer than shoulder length should be tied back to keep it out of the face. Use a hair tie instead of a clip.  

Arrivals and Departures

The ideal time for a student to arrive is 5 minutes before their scheduled class. 

Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your scheduled class. Depending on the time of the day we may not be there to let you in or we may have an already full facility. If you need to drop a student off early to class, please communicate with us directly and we will try to accommodate you.

Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes late to class. If a student is this late they miss the warm-up and it is disruptive for the rest of the class. If no students show up for a class or open gym/jam after 15 minutes, that activity is considered canceled and coaches/monitors are free to leave.

Pick-Ups

If you are picking up a student please arrive 5 minutes before their class ends so that they can depart promptly after class.

Absences

If you know you are going to miss a class, please mark the date in our system. You can do this by logging into your account and clicking the button that says “Attendance” After that click the button that says “Report Absence”.

Make-Up Classes

We do not offer specific make-up classes or credits for missed classes. Instead, we’ve built in a regular “make-up class” into our tuition schedule. Monthly tuition is a flat fee for the month and is calculated based on 4 weeks in a month. Every two or three months there will be one more class than you paid for because almost every month some days of the week will occur 5 times. We consider this additional class a “make-up” class for any absences during that time. 

We like this strategy because it doesn’t involve any additional scheduling and it makes our income more reliable while still providing a buffer for students to miss a class once in a while without having lost money. 

Class Commitments and Dropping Classes

When you register for classes, you’re committing until the next billing cycle, anywhere from 1-5 classes depending on the time of the month. After that, we will bill your account the appropriate amount on the 1st of the month. If you decide to drop a class, we would prefer that you stick with the class until the end of the month because it is less administrative work for us to add new students at the beginning of the billing cycle. 

However, if you know in advance that you need to drop the class, we are happy to schedule your drop date anytime.

Lastly, if you have a family emergency, are leaving town, or have other extenuating circumstances we are happy to refund or credit your account as soon as you drop the class.

Who are classes for?

Pop-Up Movement is committed to sharing movement, fun, and circus skills with everyone who is excited to learn! We will work with you at your level no matter what your movement background is (or isn’t). Having fun and building body awareness is healthy for everyone. 
We welcome everyone regardless of race, body type, physical ability, age, nation of origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, education, socioeconomic status, religion, etc. 
We welcome feedback on how to make more welcoming, safe spaces and offerings and will continue to change and grow with that feedback. 

For all other questions, email us at popupmovement@gmail.com

See you soon!

Covid 19 Update

This is where our business stands right now. We are aware that ALL this information could change at any moment so keep checking back here for updates.

We’re in phase 3!

The new guidelines say that we can have 50% capacity, so up to 33 people at a time for us in our 3,300 sq ft facility as long as distancing can be maintained. For now, we will not be going above 16 people. Realistically, it doesn’t seem possible to maintain distancing guidelines with more than that. 
All of the normal COVID Guidelines still apply and we ask for your cooperation in following them so we can remain open, active and having fun! 

See you at the gym! 

  • No more than 16 students/customers in the facility at any one time
  • Social distancing will be practiced.
  • Everyone will be screened for symptoms before they enter the gym
  • Hands must be washed/sanitized upon entry
  • If you think you have been exposed to Covid-19 in any way please stay home and follow Covid guidelines
  • Masks will be worn at all times in the space
  • There will be adequate ventilation and airflow
  • All used surfaces will be sanitized appropriately after use with approved products

COVID-19 Update

This is where our business stands right now. We are aware that ALL this information could change at any moment so keep checking back here for updates.

COVID-19 has effected our business in so many ways. We are unable to open our new space in the way we had planned and hoped for. However, it has also given us plenty of time to get creative, set up the space and feel out where the interests of our community lie.
With this new wave of restrictions until Dec 14th, we made a call to the Olympia health dept. to see how we could alter our business so that we can continue to survive financially during this time.
We are allowed to make the offerings that we are at this time because we are not strictly a gym or fitness center. The access to our facility, private lessons, and sessions we are offering are under the umbrella of mental and physical health. We strongly believe that movement and is an essential activity. With that being said, these are the activities that the Washington State Department of Health approved us for at this time.

  • Private Lessons
  • Space rentals and individual/household use 
  • Movement Rehabilitation

To remain open in these ways, we need everyone’s cooperation adhering to Covid-19 guidelines in the strictest sense. 

Protocols we follow in our facility include:

  • No more than 5 people in the facility at any one time
  • Social distancing will be practiced
  • Everyone will be screened for symptoms before they enter
  • Hands must be washed/sanitized upon entry
  • If you think you have been exposed to Covid-19 in any way please stay home and quarantine for 14 days
  • Masks will be worn at all times in the space
  • There will be adequate ventilation and airflow
  • Only one household (plus monitor) in the space at any given time
  • All used surfaces will be sanitized after use with approved products
 
 
 

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Here is a taste of some of the fun happenings of Pop-Up Movement. 

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Pop-Up Movement Has a Home!

11526 UNIT B Rhody Drive, Port Hadlock, WA 98339

We’re so so so so excited to have landed in this awesome space on the Olympic Peninsula. It’s been a crazy few months for sure and we’ve been working hard on adapting Pop-Up Movement so that we can continue to serve our mission by instigating movement and play.

Up until September 2020, Pop-Up Movement has operated as a “pop-up” business that partnered with a variety of organizations as contracted work. We showed up in our van with all our equipment, did our thing, and left.

Because of COVID-19, like many businesses, we are having to make changes and dramatically adjust how we make offerings. We are tracking the protocols implemented by other facilities similar to ours and comparing them with guidelines given by our state’s governor. We will continue to pursue our mission with public safety as the highest priority. 

We now intend to fulfill our businesses’ mission in a multitude of ways. We will offer COVID-safe private and sibling lessons in aerial arts, trampoline, acrobatics, clowning, and object manipulation skills. We will offer COVID-safe and distanced 1-on-1 movement rehab and personal training sessions with clients. We will video online content to offer for free or as part of online class packages. We will share our space with other members of the community who have similar values, for instance, ZUMBA instructors, other performing artists, dance teachers, and parkour coaches. We will be open-minded to new ideas and possibilities that are in alignment with our mission. 

This has been a challenging transition that has led to so much great growth. We’re looking forward to seeing what this space has to offer and where this chapter leads Pop-Up Movement. 

Meet our new company member: Raffe!

After months of searching, we finally found a suitable van for Pop-Up Movement! This cute Ford Transit came to us from a man who owns an indoor and mobile petting zoo in Tacoma. Apparently, when I called about it it was in the process of transporting a baby giraffe and the previous owner referred to it as the “Critter Getter”. While we have no intention of ever carting animals around in it, it will be a great resource for us to transport our equipment to gigs and teaching events.

After we made the deal, I went to the petting zoo to pick up the second set of keys. When I arrived I was immediately set up with the company’s booking manager. They were interested in having us perform in the zoo! 

Zoos are controversial for both of us and we feel a bit hesitant. Neither of us supports animals being kept in captivity for no reason or used in circuses. That being said,  it sure makes for a fun story and we look forward to hearing from them and seeing what the offer is.

We’re super pleased with our new van, granted it needs a serious detailing before we put our equipment in there. We got it just in time for some upcoming teaching and performing gigs. We look forward to getting our logo on it and rolling it into our next event!

 

Our Story

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Why did you start your company?

Through our teenage and young adult years, we both gained self-confidence, body awareness and joy through circus arts and movement. It’s our goal to share these skills and the feeling of self-connection with others. The peninsula is our home and we want to make our services and knowledge accessible to enhance our community.

Why this service?

Due to our current lifestyles, many children and adults are suffering from physical inactivity which creates physical and mental health issues in our population. Through intrinsic motivation and teamwork, Movement Arts are a non-competitive, engaging way to build body-awareness and improve physicality, self-connection, communication skills, and joy. 

Why you?

We’ve been studying circus, dance, theater, structural integration, clowning, weight lifting, and other movement and body related modalities for over 10 years each. 

For 6 of those years, we’ve also been honing our performing and teaching skills. 

We are experienced with working with kids, teens and adults and are passionate about sharing our knowledge of physical self-care and play. 

What does “To provide quality movement education and inspiration” mean?

Our business is about offering skills and physical challenges that build body awareness and creative expression. We want to make this connection to movement and physical health accessible to enhance our community. We use performance as a way to inspire physical creativity and collaboration with others.