Our Recreational Term Classes

NICA Rec term classes for kids 5+ years, teens and adults range from general circus to specific skills and are designed for all ages, body types, skill level and fitness levels. There’s something for everyone (that includes parents!). 

Our term dates follow the Victorian school calendar and classes run Monday to Thursday evenings and Saturdays. Enrolments are by full term only and class sizes are small with one trainer for every eight participants. Head to our NICA Customer Portal for bookings before the start of each term, so you don’t miss out on the fun!

Our class prices vary depending on the term length, check out our timetable below for the most up to date prices. Discounts for term classes will apply automatically in the NICA Customer Portal when booking multiple classes and/or multiple students. 

Wanting to join in but the term has already started? Don’t worry! You can still enrol, and the NICA Customer Portal will adjust your fee to account for the remaining weeks in the term. 

Please be mindful that classes will only run if there are sufficient enrolments. Trial classes may be possible provided there is space available. 

Looking for more information? Head to our FAQ’s below or contact our NICA Rec team on (+613) 9214 6585 or recreation@nica.com.au.

Rolling Enrolments

Across the calendar year (from term 1 through to term 4), roughly two weeks before the end of each term we automatically re-enrol current students into the same class for the new term. This allows those who would like to stay in their class to secure their enrolment before places are opened to the public. At the end of term 4 we drop all existing enrolments to allow for a fresh start in the new year. You can refer to our Re-enrolment Process Explained article for more information. 

Level Guide

Level 1 No experience is necessary to join.

Level 2 Demonstrates a knowledge of foundation skills and developing terminology.

Level 3 Experienced in a range of foundational skills and shows good form.

Level 4 Experienced in a wide range of skills and can demonstrate strong form.

All levels Any level is welcome to join.


The following classes require specific experience and skills. Please check with the NICA Rec team prior to enrolling yourself/your child in these classes for the first time. 

Children’s Classes - Click here.
Teen Classes - Click here.
Adult Classes - Click here.

For any further queries, please contact our NICA Rec team (+613) 9214 6585 or recreation@nica.com.au.

Youth Circus Finale

One of our highlights of the year is the NICA Rec Youth Circus Finale for kids & teens.

The finale is a light-hearted concert showcasing the emerging circus and performance skills of NICA’s children and teen recreational circus class participants and is typically held on the final Saturday of term 4. The theme and other relevant information will be communicated closer to the event and an additional performance fee will be charged in term 4 for all participating classes.

More information will be provided closer to the time via our NICA Customer Portal announcements.

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Elevate your fitness:

New Aerial Conditioning Class Available

Looking for an entry-level program to begin improving your health and fitness? Our beginners Aerial Conditioning class is the perfect low-pressure, no expectations starting point for you to begin focusing on you.

Circus may seem unattainable for the everyday person, but really, it isn’t. All it takes is a little bit of stretching and low impact exercises for you to be well on your way to achieving your fitness goals. And what could be more fun than circus!


What to expect from an Aerial Conditioning class

Dynamic warmup to get your blood circulating
We start every class with a thorough warmup to ensure your body is prepped and primed for activity.

Next, we ease you in with tailored exercises to slowly develop your core and upper body strength. The training program incorporates a variety of circus apparatus, so you can look forward to improving your fitness while using fun equipment that doesn’t make you feel like you’re doing a boring workout.

What you’ll gain
Increased mobility, flexibility, and strength, confidence, coordination, and cardiovascular health. The pillars to feeling physically good!

There is no pre-requisite level of fitness required to start the program, we will guide you through the whole process.

Join us as we combine fitness and fun for an exhilarating journey toward feeling stronger and more confident.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our FAQs here. 

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Our term classes follow school terms and are held after school/business hours on Monday to Thursdays and Saturdays. Our school holiday programs for kids and teens aged 5 to 17 years old are available Monday to Friday for two weeks over the school holidays. Come & Try Circus Days for adults are held four times a year on a Saturday during each of the school holidays.

Learn the basics or specialise in any number of aerial and ground-based skills, it’s up to you! All classes will start with a warm-up and stretch, followed by circus skills and a cool down.

Definitely! You can book a single class provided there is room and time left in the term. Trial classes must be booked in by the NICA Rec team so reach out and we’ll get you started.

We offer courses for beginners through to advanced participants of all ages, body types and fitness levels! Choose from one-off through to ongoing classes for anyone aged 5+.

Unfortunately, make-up classes are not always possible. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they’re available for all enrolled classes. We understand that things come up that prevent you from attending so we will try out best to accommodate in another suitable classes within the same term! 

If you know you will be absent from a class in advance, please record this in the NICA Customer Portal and we’ll generate make up tokens for you.

Can’t get enough circus? Wanting to advance your skills or work on a stand-out routine? We have the perfect thing for you. Private tuition! Click here for more information.

Please wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in! We suggest tracksuit pants, short or leggings with a close-fitting T-Shirt or singlet and a jumper or jacket for between activities. Long hair must be tied back, and we ask for all jewellery to be removed. Bring a water bottle – no glass please! 

For specific class requirements reach out to the NICA Rec team.

For safety reasons, friends and family are not permitted in the training space once a class has commenced.

Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult prior to classes starting and not left alone in the building at any time.

Don’t worry, we’re experts at this now! All classes cancelled due to lockdowns will be refunded or credited for the value of the affected sessions.

NICA is located at 39-59 Green Street (Corner Green & Thomas Street Prahran VIC 3181)­. Please note that both streets are one-way. 

You can enter NICA via the main glass foyer off the forecourt on Green Street, about half-way down the building.

The roads around NICA have limited 1, 2 and 3 hour street parking. The nearest metered car park is on Union Street (131 - 133 Union Street, Windsor) and opposite the Windsor station on Chapel Street. The Prahran Square carpark is open 24 hours 30-40 Izett Street, Prahran.

Yes! From Flinders Street Station take the Sandringham Line train to Windsor or Prahran Station. Tram Routes 78, 6 or 72 all have stops close to NICA. Tram Routes 5 and 64 run along Dandenong Road – A short walk from NICA. Visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au for timetable information.

All class bookings can be made through our NICA Customer Portal, a secure and online portal that you can access conveniently from any web device. Through our portal you can view all classes, your account information, enrol in classes, and view and make payment. Lost the link? Head back to the NICA website to access it.

All NICA Rec courses must be paid upfront and in full prior to attending.

No worries! Check with our NICA Rec team first and if we have the space and capabilities your fee will be adjusted to account for the remaining weeks.

Our re-enrolment process through the calendar year, is to provide a convenient and seamless booking experience for you. Around 2 weeks before the end of each term we will automatically re-enrol you into the same class for the new term unless you have submitted a class drop request to discontinue your enrolment or are currently enrolled in an excluded class, such as our mini-term classes. All enrolments will be dropped at the end of term 4 allowing for a fresh start for the coming year.

We offer discounts for families enrolling more than one student per term or students enrolling into multiple term classes. A discount of up to 10% will be automatically applied to the second and subsequent booking/s at your checkout in the NICA Customer Portal. 

We also provide a 5% discount for Come & Try Circus Day participants to apply to their new term enrolments. Cool, right?

Don't know where to start?

If you've never tried a circus class before and would like a 'taste tester' before committing to classes, we have Come & Try Circus Days between each term.