FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

is the clown school on social media?

Yes! You can find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Yelp. Our universal handle is @theclownschool. You can also find linked icons at the bottom of this webpage!

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A CLASS?

On our homepage you’ll find a photo with the word Classes underneath it. Click the photo and you’ll be redirected to a page where you can choose which classes you would like to view. From there all you have to do is find a class you like, click the Book Your Place tab, and register for the class by putting down down a $100 deposit. If you’ve done that, you’re on the roster!

EVERYTHING IS SOLD OUT, CAN I STILL TAKE THE CLASS?

If a class is sold out, you can put your name on the waitlist. To do this, you must “purchase” the waitlist spot on the booking page just like you would regularly do. Fill out the form and purchase the spot for zero dollars. If a spot opens up, our administrator will contact you and bill you for your deposit then.

I PUT A DEPOSIT DOWN FOR A CLASS, BUT CAN NO LONGER MAKE IT. CAN I GET A REFUND?

We absolutely understand that plans change! Our deposit are non refundable, but transferable to any future class. If you’ve put down a deposit but can no longer make the class, contact our administrator, Chae, at administrator@theclownschool.com. She’ll place your deposit on file and when you are ready to use it all you have to do is email her!

I PUT DOWN A DEPOSIT FOR A CLASS. WHEN WILL I RECEIVE A BALANCE INVOICE?

Balance invoices for classes go out roughly two weeks before the start of class. If you haven’t seen yours, please feel free to contact Chae at administrator@theclownschool.com.

I PUT DOWN A DEPOSIT FOR A CLASS. WHEN WILL I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE CLASS?

Class information such as parking, what to wear/bring, and more go out roughly two weeks before the start of class. If you haven’t seen your welcome email, please feel free to contact Chae at administrator@theclownschool.com.

DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN JUGGLING, CIRCUS TRICKS, BALLOON ANIMALS OR OTHER BIRTHDAY PARTY TECHNIQUES?

Unfortunately, none of our current instructors are versed in birthday party techniques. If this changes we’ll be sure to announce the update on our site!

WHAT ARE THE DISCOUNTS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS?

Our discounts for returning student begin at $25 and increase depending on how many classes you’ve taken. To what your exact discount is, email Chae at administrator@theclownschool.com.

DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE LESSONS?

Sometimes! It all depends on instructor availability. Email us!

DO YOU OFFER KID’S CLASSES?

Unfortunately, not at this time. We’re hoping to bring them back when interest increases again!

DO YOU PROVIDE FINANCIAL AID OR HAVE PAYMENT PLANS?

No, we do not provide financial aid nor do we accept payment plans. Your balance must be paid in full by the start of the first class in order for you to participate.

DO YOU ACCEPT THE SEGAL AWARD?

Unfortunately, we do not.

I’M TRAVELING FROM OUT OF TOWN. WHERE SHOULD I STAY?

Our studios are located in a variety of places, so AirBnB is your best bet nowadays. We do not offer student housing.

I’M NOT LOCATED IN ONE OF YOUR CITIES. DO YOU HAVE OTHER SCHOOL YOU CAN RECOMMEND ACROSS THE COUNTRY?

Yes! Visit our Partners page for a full list of schools we recommend!

I’M A USC SCHOOL OF DRAMATIC ARTS STUDENT. WHY CAN’T I TAKE CLASSES HERE?

Long story short, USC SDA has a rule in place that protects its students. Our owner and many of our teachers work for the School of Dramatic Arts and to take classes with them outside the university would be a conflict of interest. It’s all okay though! Join our mailing list and you can take classes with us after your graduate!

HOW DO I GET IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE?

Easy! The best way to contact us is via email at administrator@theclownschool.com. Being a small business, we appreciate your support and patience.

I’M NOT RECEIVING YOUR EMAILS. WHY?

Hmm…you may need to add our email to your address book. Give that a try!

HOW CAN I KEEP UP WITH MY CLOWNING WHEN I’M NOT IN CLASS?