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(AC) Aerial Rope - Continuing (Intermediate/Advanced) $36 per class From $33 per visit with (AC) Aerial: 6-Class Package pass Purchase required to enroll

Aerial rope, also known as corde lisse, is a challenging but exciting aerial apparatus. Students will learn to climb, hold themselves in various positions, wrap for and perform drops and explore movement quality. Intermediate/Advanced: For students with previous experience on rope or fabric who are comfortable with beats and can invert multiple times in the air.


(AC) Partnering in the Air $36 per class From $33 per visit with (AC) Aerial: 6-Class Package pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

How do we work with a partner in the air?

This class will explore how to interact in the magical space above the ground with someone else, on trapeze, hoop or fabric.

We will look at ways to share weight, move together and create choreography together.

This is a beginning partner class, but is meant for people who already are comfortable on an aerial apparatus.

This class is open to participants 10 and up.


(AC) Striptease as Reclamation - Queerlesque $31 per class From $29 per visit with (AC) Ground: 6-Class Package pass No purchase required to enroll

Burlesque is a performance art of sensual, theatrically exaggerated storytelling.

This is a safe space for a queer-centric deconstruction of burlesque. It's a movement class, and also a gender studies, burlesque theory, queer theory class mixed with self-confidence bootcamp. To reclaim the striptease, you'll learn the fundamentals of the stripping, teasing, performance art, gender performativity, and storytelling in the most theoretical way possible. Then we'll apply that theory to reconstruct those elements into Queerlesque: an artform that tells your story for a community that gets it.

This class is drop-in accessible, but each class synergizes with the next and the prior. Each week teaches a different tool, then applies all the tools collected thus far; the more tools you have, the easier. For stripping, bring a loose fitting tank top, crop top, or short sleeved shirt. Also bring something that opens from the front, like a button down or a jacket. If you've taken Queer Burlesque before, consider this the 201 version of that 101 class.

(AC) Queer Burlesque with Audrey $31 per class From $29 per visit with (AC) Ground: 6-Class Package pass Purchase required to enroll

(AC) Youth Aerials $29 per class From $26 per visit with (AC) Youth: 6-Class Package pass Purchase required to enroll

A great chance for kids with a passion for aerials to try or develop further skills in trapeze and aerial fabric. Suitable for kids ages 7 - 12 of all experience levels. Drop-ins allowed! Please email studio@wisefoolnm.org if you are planning to drop in.

(AC) SERIES: Aerial Choreography $198 Purchase required to enroll

Join us for a weekly aerial fabric choreography class. We will explore sequencing, expression and movement on and off the aerial fabric. Each week we will do a warmup, movement exploration and then learn some choreography. This class will provide opportunities to perform for classmates and develop personal style.

(AC) SERIES: Intro to Chinese Pole $198 Purchase required to enroll

In this series class, you will learn about different techniques for climbing, sliding and some different ways of holding yourself on Chinese Pole. A great way to build strength while having fun!

(AC) SERIES: Intro to Hand Balancing $174 Purchase required to enroll

We’ll work together on tricks and drills to keep the body solid and operating as a single unit within that elusive perfect handstand line. We’ll also spend time on other balancing skills and learn how to strengthen and stretch the body for hand balancing success.


(AC) SERIES: Physical Theatre and the Clown PERFORMANCE $31 per class From $29 per visit with (AC) Ground: 6-Class Package pass Purchase required to enroll

SERIES BASED CLASS~ please commit to the full session, as you will be taking part in a performance!

Via the red nose clown, we will explore comedic timing, stage presence, breath, the absurd, problem solving in the clown world, stillness, character development, and improvisation in duos and trios. This class will be putting all the pieces together to bring a unique performance to the Wise Fool stage. It is all about authentic expression and tapping into our own inner clown.

This class will culminate in a performance at the end of the session!

Some clowning experience required- if you have not taken a class with SJ before, please reach out and we can determine if this is the right fit for you!





Sarah-Jane Moody has been working with Wise Fool since 1996 primarily as a clown but also loves to write, direct, make music, and disrupt the military industrial complex whenever possible. She is a graduate from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, CA and has studied red nose clown with Avner Eisenberg, Giovanni Fusetti, and Ronlin Foreman to name a flattering few. The world of the clown and the journey that it proposes is quite profound and beautiful, and is a deep passion and constant source of inspiration and fascination.

(AC) SERIES: Trapeze & Lyra $198 Purchase required to enroll

Trapeze is the quintessential circus discipline, and a great way to build strength and coordination for other aerial apparatuses. Aerial hoop, also known as lyra, is another metal apparatus that offers many translatable techniques.

(AS) Circus Exploration -- Mondays $320 Purchase required to enroll

Spring 2024 runs January 16 - April 26, with a break for Spring Break from March 25-29. The class will end with a show and try for students and families on Saturday, April 27. No experience necessary! For students in 2nd - 6th grade; ages 7-12.

(AS) Circus Exploration -- Wednesdays $320 Purchase required to enroll

Spring 2024. Wednesdays 3:45 - 5:15pm. Spring 2024 runs January 15 - April 26, with a break for Spring Break from March 25-29. The class will end with a show and try for students and families on Saturday, April 27. No experience necessary! For students 7-12 years old.

(AC) Circus Play for Families $20 per class From $5 per visit with (AS) Circus Play Extra Child pass No purchase required to enroll

Join us for a Circus Jam where parents and children (ages 4-10) play in the circus together!

(AS) Monday Afterschool Free No purchase required to enroll

(AS) Take it to the Stage $640 Purchase required to enroll

Spring 2024 runs January 15 - April 26, with a break for Spring Break from March 25-29. The class will end with a show and try for students and families on Saturday, April 27.

Tuesday and Thursday 3:45-5:15pm.

For students in 8-12 years old. Experience of at least one session of Circus Exploration and/or a Summer Camp session.

(AS) Wee Kids -- Mondays $230 Purchase required to enroll

Spring 2024 Session runs January 23 - April 28, with a break for Spring Break from March 20-24.The class will end with a show and try for students and families on April 28.

Mondays 3:45-4:45.

No experience necessary! For kiddos in Pre-K-1st grade or ages 4-6.

(AS) Wee Kids -- Wednesdays $230 Purchase required to enroll

Spring 2024. Wednesdays 3:34 - 4:45pm. Spring 2024 Session runs January 16 - April 26, with a break for Spring Break from March 25-29. The class will end with a show and try for students and families on Saturday, April 27. No experience necessary! For kiddos in Pre-K-1st and/or ages 4-6 years old.

(AS) Wee Kids (Drop-in) $18 per class No purchase required to enroll

(SB) Spring Break Camp $400 Purchase required to enroll

One week circus day camp for youth ages 7-12. No experience necessary! Before care options available. Tuition assistance is available! Please apply at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqZmTMF22VjVHHL1k19iw_4E6kdOfW12WfdoMskVfYHbs2OQ/viewform
Campamento de dia de una semana para ninos 7 a 12 anos de edad. Ningun experiencia necesaria. Tuition Assistance and payment plans available.

(WC) Winter Camp $400 Purchase required to enroll

Runs Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 3:30 pm, with before and aftercare options (before care is 8:30 - 9:00, after care is 3:30 to 5:15).
Camp week 1 is December 18-22. Week 2 is December 26-29 (only four days). Each camp is its own camp, but families are welcome to register for both.
Students age 7 - 13 learn stilt-walking, unicycling, aerial fabric, trapeze, juggling, puppet-making, clowning and more! All in a safe, non-competitive environment. No experience necessary.

(WS) Giant Puppet Making with Jo $200 Purchase required to enroll

Learn a variety of materials and techniques while you build your own Wise Fool style giant puppet! We'll start with clay sculpting and move through wheatpasting, cardboard construction, painting, internal frame construction, costume making, and how to bring your puppet to life! Limited spaces available - can work solo or share a slot between 2 people. Basic materials will be provided. Six session workshop - two classes a week for 3 weeks. Participants must commit to attending all 6 classes

Aerial Teacher Training -- INTRO $400 Purchase required to enroll

Introduction to Teaching Aerials

This is a 5 day overview to the art of teaching trapeze and aerial fabric, with a focus on spotting techniques, injury prevention, psychology of teaching, basic rigging concepts and class management. This in depth and holistic approach to teaching is appropriate for new teachers and those with experience, and for those who work with youth or adults in a variety of educational environments including circus schools, gymnastics programs, summer camps, fitness studios and more. This workshop is required for application to the Nimble Arts™ Certification Course, a multi level program guiding participants to become safe and capable circus arts teachers for both the hearts and bodies of their students. (please link to our web site http://nimblearts.org/aerialteachertrain/ )


Aerial Teacher Training --- FOUNDATION FABRIC $200 Purchase required to enroll

Partner Acro Jam $13 per class No purchase required to enroll

(AC) Workshop - Intro to Partner Acrobatics $45 Purchase required to enroll

In this workshop, students will learn some of the basic principles of partner work, including counterbalance, weight stacking and spotting.

(AC) Workshop - Dance Trapeze $45 Purchase required to enroll

Join us for a 2 hour Dance Trapeze workshop taught by Clara. Masking required.

Studio Classes (Clases del Estudio)

(AC) Intro to Aerial Arts $36 per class From $33 per visit with (AC) Aerial: 6-Class Package pass Purchase required to enroll

Interested in starting your aerial journey? You will get to try out aerial fabric, static trapeze, and lyra - no experience necessary.

(AC) Aerial Fabric - Beginner $36 per class From $33 per visit with (AC) Aerial: 6-Class Package pass Purchase required to enroll

The perfect way to start on your aerial journey. A perfect class for those curious but not yet airborne, the class will focus on basic technique, conditioning, and building body awareness in the air. No experience necessary. Suitable for folks of all body sizes, genders, and fitness levels.

(AC) Aerial Fabric - Intermediate $36 per class From $33 per visit with (AC) Aerial: 6-Class Package pass Purchase required to enroll

This class will continue to broaden your understanding of basic techniques, conditioning, and building body awareness in the air. Suitable for folks of all body sizes, genders, and fitness levels.

(AC) Aerial Fabric - Mixed Level $36 per class From $33 per visit with (AC) Aerial: 6-Class Package pass Purchase required to enroll

Suitable for complete beginners all the way through advanced students. Teachers will meet students wherever they are in their aerial journey to help improve their form and work on new skills.

(AC) Aerial Rope - Beginner $36 per class From $33 per visit with (AC) Aerial: 6-Class Package pass Purchase required to enroll

Aerial rope, also known as corde lisse, is a challenging but exciting aerial apparatus. Students will learn to climb, hold themselves in various positions, wrap for and perform drops, and explore movement quality.

(AC) Juggling & Unicycling $31 per class From $29 per visit with (AC) Ground: 6-Class Package pass Purchase required to enroll

Learn the basics of unicycling and juggling or add on more advanced skills to your juggling and equilibristics practice. Suitable for all ages (7 and up) and all experience levels.

(AC) Tween/Teen Aerials $29 per class From $26 per visit with (AC) Youth: 6-Class Package pass Purchase required to enroll

For students ages 11 – 15 of all experience levels. This class will offer instruction on trapeze, lyra, fabric and rope.

(OT) Open Studio $10 per class From $10 per visit with (OT) Open Studio: 10-Punch Pass pass No purchase required to enroll

Time set aside to give students an opportunity to practice what they’ve been learning in class.

(OT) Open Jam - Lyra $10 per class From $10 per visit with (OT) Open Studio: 10-Punch Pass pass No purchase required to enroll

This is an open jam dedicated to playing on lyra!

Series Classes & Workshops (Clases de Serie y Talleres)

(AC) 1/2 SERIES: Aerial Choreography $99 Purchase required to enroll

Join us for a 3 week aerial silks choreography class. We will explore sequencing, expression and movement on and off the aerial fabric. Each week we will do a warmup, movement exploration and then learn some choreography. This class will provide opportunities to perform for classmates and develop personal style.

(AC) LIMITED SERIES: Intro to Chinese Pole $165 Purchase required to enroll

In this 5 week limited series class, you will learn about different techniques for climbing, sliding and some different ways of holding yourself on Chinese Pole. A great way to build strength while having fun!

(AC) LIMITED SERIES: Intro to Hand Balancing $145 Purchase required to enroll

In this 5 week limited series, we'll work together on tricks and drills to keep the body solid and operating as a single unit within that elusive perfect handstand line. We’ll also spend time on other balancing skills and learn how to strengthen and stretch the body for hand balancing success.


Youth Programs (Programas para Jovenes)

(AS) Camp Before-Care $10 per class A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

If you need to drop your child off before 9:00am you must enroll them in Camp Before-Care. Must register 24 hours in advance.

(AS) Camp Aftercare $10 per class A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

We offer Camp Aftercare between 3:30pm - 5:00pm for circus camp kiddos with working parents. Please register 24 hours in advance.

(SC) Wee Kids Summer Camp $340 Purchase required to enroll

Wise Fool's week-long circus summer camp for kiddos who are 5-7 years old. No experience necessary, suitable for all levels!
June 17 - June 21, from 9:00am - 12:30pm daily.

(SC) Teen Circus Summer Camp $520 Purchase required to enroll

Wise Fool's two week circus summer camp for teens 13-18 years old. No experience necessary, suitable for all levels!
June 17 - June 28, from 1:30 - 5:00pm on weekdays.

(SC) Summer Camp - All Levels $700 Purchase required to enroll

Wise Fool's two week circus summer camp for kids 7-12 years old. No experience necessary, suitable for all levels!
July 1 - July 12, from 9:00am - 3:30pm on weekdays.

(SC) Summer Camp - Continuing $700 Purchase required to enroll

Wise Fool's two week circus summer camp for kids 8-13 years old. Previous circus experience required.
July 15 - July 26, from 9:00am - 3:30pm on weekdays.

Adult Intensives (Programas Intensivos para Adultos)

(CA) CircAspire Free Purchase required to enroll

Elevate! Circus Intensive $525 Purchase required to enroll

January 3rd - 15th.

ELEVATE is a “circus boot-camp” for adults of all ages (16-70+), genders, and skill levels. This two-week camp takes place at Wise Fool Studio in Santa Fe. We will be wearing masks and social distancing in all classes.

Perfect for those with a 9-5 job, the focus of ELEVATE is personal fitness through circus skills in a supportive, challenging, and gender equal environment. By the end of the two weeks you'll become familiar with: Aerial Fabric, Trapeze, Mindfulness, Stilts, Object manipulation, Clowning and Conditioning. Raise your perceptions of what’s possible and get your workout off the ground at ELEVATE! Students receive 30 hours of conditioning and circus skills instruction. No previous experience required! All levels welcome! Cost is $300 for registration. Work Trade and Partial Scholarships are available. Click here to apply.


BUST! 6-Week Circus Intensive

2018 BUST runs May 19th - July 8th - Fees are on an Equity Scale of $200 to $1000
BUST! seeks to be a socially engaged circus intensive for people who self identify as women or gender- non conforming. All shapes, sizes, ages, backgrounds and ability levels are welcome. In order to make the course as accessible as possible, we have from a fee and scholarship basis to an equity based system - meaning each participant will pay according to their ability/income. To register, please pay the $200 deposit. If the $200 deposit is a barrier to participation, please email studio@wisefoolnm.org. Once you are registered we will send you a questionaire about you, your goals, and your financial situation to determine where you fall on the scale.

Private Lessons & Rentals

(SR) One Hour Studio Rental $35 per class No purchase required to enroll