The Madison Circus Space operates as a rental facility. Anyone who meets requirements may rent space and teach at MCS. Here’s how to do it!
Rental Requirements for All
- Renters must agree to the MCS renter’s agreement and the MCS anti-discrimination policy.
- Before receiving a key fob to the space, renters must submit two letters of recommendation vouching for their responsibility, focus on safety, and respect for others. Please submit letters to email@example.com. Renters may use their key fobs to access the space during their rented times only and not for personal training. Renters who would like to train at MCS may apply for MCS membership.
- All renters must keep a card on file for automatic payments. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a credit card authorization form.
- Renters must agree to pay for each month’s rentals by the 13th of the following month.
- All renters will receive an invoice for their rentals on the 1st of each month, which may be corrected through the 7th of each month. We cannot accept changes to your invoice after the 7th.
- If payment has not been received 45 days from the due date, upcoming calendar reservations will be removed from the MCS calendar, and no new reservations will be accepted until any outstanding payments are made.
- Here is information about rental facilities and rates. Rentals may be adjusted retroactively if you ended up using more or less space than you reserved. Email email@example.com to adjust rentals.
- Renters must submit space rental requests at least 24 hours in advance through the MIDAS booking system.
- Renters must ensure that all of their participants have signed the MCS waiver.
- Renters must agree to abide by all MCS policies and guidelines.
- Renters must have current CPR/First Aid certification.
- Renters must understand that they are personally liable for all of their classes and activities. MCS is not liable for any incidents that may occur during facility rentals.
Rental Requirements for High-Risk Activities
High-risk activities include aerial arts, German wheel, and acrobatics. If you are unsure of whether your activity is high-risk or not, email firstname.lastname@example.org to start the conversation.
- Renters must carry their own commercial liability insurance covering them for teaching. Renters may find more information and submit their proof of insurance here.
- Renters must submit a sample multi-week class curriculum, illustrating clear progressions, to their representative on the MCS Board for approval. Unsure of who your rep is? Email email@example.com.
Rental Requirements for Low-Risk Activities
Low-risk activities include dance, juggling, and flow arts. If you are unsure of whether your activity is low-risk or not, email firstname.lastname@example.org to start the conversation.
- MCS strongly recommends but does not require that renters carry their own commercial liability insurance covering them for teaching. Renters may find more information and submit their proof of insurance here. All renters without insurance are personally liable for any incidents that may occur during their rentals.
MCS provides some communal equipment that all instructors are welcome to use. That equipment includes aerial rigging structure and hardware, mats, and general fitness props such as yoga blocks. Aerial instructors may rent certain apparatus (rope, aerial silks, or dance trapeze) from MCS for a fee of $5 per apparatus per use. Beyond that, all instructors are responsible for providing their own equipment for their classes and activities. There is free storage space available at MCS for most equipment for renters who are regularly using space.
Setting Up Your Classes
Once you are approved to rent, you may schedule your classes by submitting booking requests in MIDAS. Approved rentals will appear on the MCS calendar, and you will receive an email confirming approval.
To get your classes and activities listed on the MCS website, email Josh Casey (email@example.com). Josh will provide permissions for you to log in to the MCS website and add information about your class.
You must provide your own system of registration for your class or activity. Some instructors use Jotform, some use Google Forms, and some simply have students email them to register. You may use whatever works best for you.
MCS can help you advertise your class or activity. Email Becki Arellano (firstname.lastname@example.org) information about your class or activity that you would like added to the next MCS e-newsletter. Newsletters go out once per month. If you would like to post directly to the MCS Facebook or Instagram to promote your class or activity, email email@example.com and we can either take your information and post it or add your credentials to post yourself.
Still have questions? We can help!
Questions about rental, scheduling, or general questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about paying for rentals: email@example.com
Questions about adding information to the MCS website: firstname.lastname@example.org