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(AS) Youth Aerials All Levels -- Saturdays (D) $18 per classFrom $15 per visit with (AS) Youth Aerials Pass 6-Weeks passNo purchase required to enroll

Saturdays 10 - 11:15am. No experience necessary! Ages 6 - 12. Drop-ins allowed.

(SB) Spring Break Camp $285Purchase required to enroll

One week circus day camp for youth ages 7-12. No experience necessary! Before care options available. Campamento de dia de una semana para ninos 7 a 12 anos de edad. Ningun experiencia necesaria. Tuition Assistance and payment plans available.

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.

(AS) Circus Exploration -- Mondays $265Purchase required to enroll

Spring 2020 Session runs January 13 through April 26, with a pause for a break the week of March 16-20. No experience necessary! For students in 2nd - 6th grade.
PLEASE NOTE: **Due to a one-week Covid shutdown earlier in the year, we have extended this class by one session week, now ending on May 3, 2021**

(AS) Circus Exploration -- Wednesdays $265Purchase required to enroll

Spring 2020 Session runs January 13 through April 24, with a pause for a break the week of March 16-20. Wednesdays 3:30 - 5pm. No experience necessary! For students 7-12 years old.

(AS) Take it to the Stage $480Purchase required to enroll

Spring 2021 runs January 11- April 30th. Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 - 5pm. For students in 8-12 years old.

(AS) Wee Kids K-1st Tuesdays $200Purchase required to enroll

Fall 2019. Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm. Fall 2019 Session Runs September 3rd through December 13, with a pause for a break the week of November 25-29. No experience necessary! For kiddos in Kindergarten or 1st grade.

(AS) Wee Kids Pre-K Wednesdays $200Purchase required to enroll

Fall 2019. Wednesdays s 3:30 - 4:30pm. Fall 2019 Session Runs September 3rd through December 13, with a pause for a break the week of November 25-29. No experience necessary! For kiddos in 4-6 years old.

(AC) Circus Conditioning (D) $12 per classFrom $15 per visit with (AC) Green Class Session Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Get your strong on! Worried that you're not ready for circus classes, or want to up your game in your aerial class? This class is great for folks of all levels to build full-body strength, using circus equipment in a safe, non-competitive environment.

(AC) Fabric Mixed Level $25 per classFrom $23 per visit with (AC) Drop-In Purple 10-Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Learn or further develop the fundamentals of aerial fabric, sometimes called "silks". This course will include climbing, wraps, foot locks, drops, and poses. From conditioning and basic skills to explorations in choreography, fabrics are a fun way to build core strength and flexibility while defying gravity! Pre-registration is encouraged as classes fill up fast! Sign up for one or more classes per week. Mixed Level Fabric: suitable for complete beginners all the way through advanced students.


(AC) Flexibility (D) $15 per classFrom $15 per visit with (AC) Green Class Session Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

This class is suitable for folks at all levels who want to better understand how their body works, set stretching goals, develop active flexibility and increase range of motion. This is a perfect complement to aerial and acrobalance classes. No experience necessary.

(AC) Handstand Jam $12 per classFrom $23 per visit with (AC) Drop-In Purple 5-Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Handstand jam is an opportunity for students with handstand experience to come together, share exercises and spot each other. This slot will sometimes be taken by handstand workshops, so keep your ears out for that!

(AC) Handstands-- ALL LEVELS (D) $15 per classFrom $15 per visit with (AC) Green Class Session Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Whether you're completely new to going upside down or you're looking for a fun way to gain strength and stamina in your handstands, this class is sure to be a fun and tough workout! Handstands can be a very slow but rewarding process and this class will give you the tools you need to work towards better lines, balance and fun shapes. No experience necessary, but this class will be most suitable for folks who are already comfortable taking all of their weight in their hands.

(AC) Intro to Aerials $130Purchase required to enroll

Intro to aerials is the perfect way to start on your aerial journey. A perfect class for beginners, you will try aerial fabric, trapeze, and hoop. 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. This class runs for the full 7 - week session.

(AC) Juggling & Unicycling All Ages (D) $15 per classFrom $15 per visit with (AC) Green Class Session Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

For folks ages 7-77+. You'll have the opportunity to learn and practice juggling and unicycling. No experience necessary!

(AC) Lyra All Levels $25 per classFrom $23 per visit with (AC) Drop-In Purple 5-Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

A class dedicated to lyra, also known as aerial hoop. Suitable for beginners all the way through advanced students. Class will include spinning and swinging and may use the trapeze for conditioning and skill-building.

(AC) Mixed Aerials with Lisa $25 per classFrom $23 per visit with (AC) Drop-In Purple 5-Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Can't decide which aerial apparatus you like best, this is the perfect class for you! Suitable for all levels, this class will develop skills and choreography on the aerial fabric, trapeze, rope and hoop. You're welcome to try all the apparatus or focus on just one. The class will also include conditioning, creative development, and building body awareness in the air. No experience necessary.


(AC) Mixed Aerials for Adults & Youth 10+ $25 per classFrom $23 per visit with (AC) Drop-In Purple 10-Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Can't decide which aerial apparatus you like best, this is the perfect class for you. Suitable for all levels, this class will develop skills and choreography on the aerial fabric, trapeze, and/or hoop. Play with all three, or specialize in the one you want. The class will also include conditioning, creative development, and building body awareness in the air. No experience necessary. This class is for adults and youth ages 10+

(AC) Partner Acrobalance -- All Levels $15 per classFrom $15 per visit with (AC) Green Class Session Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Also known as "acroyoga", Partner Acro involves sharing weight and balancing between two or more people. We'll explore acrobal­ance from the circus per­spec­tives, blending trust and con­nec­tion with dynamic play, flex­i­bil­ity for mind and body, and phys­i­cal con­di­tion­ing. Acrobalance will lit­er­ally turn you upside down and give you a whole new per­spec­tive on your poten­tial to be both strong and sup­ported from the ground up into the air. No partner and no experience necessary!

(AC) Rope Beg/Intermed $25 per classFrom $23 per visit with (AC) Drop-In Purple 5-Class Pass passNo 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. Beginner/Intermediate: Suitable for students with no experience through to students who are working on beats, inversions and multiple climbs.


(AC) Rope Intermed/Advanced $25 per classFrom $23 per visit with (AC) Drop-In Purple 5-Class Pass passNo 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) Trapeze Intermed/Adv $25 per classFrom $23 per visit with (AC) Drop-In Purple 5-Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Deepen your skills in trapeze. This class is suited for students working on sequences 6 and up on trapeze and lyra. Email studio@wisefoolnm.org if you have questions about the right level for you.

(TT) Tween/Teen Aerials $20 per classFrom $23 per visit with (AC) Drop-In Purple 5-Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

For students ages 11 - 15, this class will offer instruction on trapeze, lyra, fabric and rope--students may choose which they'd like to focus on, or try them all! Suitable for brand new beginners all the way through advanced students.

CircAspire Rehearsal $16 per classNo purchase required to enroll

(OT) Open Training/ Shared Space Private Rental $10 per classFrom $10 per visit with (OT) Open Training 10-punch Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

For those that have been signed off for open training or for teachers to pay for shared space private rentals.

Aerial Teacher Training -- INTRO $400Purchase 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 $200Purchase required to enroll

(AS) Circus Play for Families -- Tuesday $18 per classFrom $18 per visit with (AC) Circus Play for Families passNo purchase required to enroll

Tuesdays 10-11:30am. Circus jam where parents and children (ages 2-6) play in the circus together! Families get to try stilt-walking, juggling, tumbling, partner acrobatics, hoola hoops, aerial fabric, and trapeze in a safe and supportive environment. This class is an open studio format where Wise Fool coaches will be on hand to support family play and experimentation.

(AC) Circus Foundations -- Ages 10 to Adult

Want to get a well-rounded circus experience? This drop-in, donation-based class is for you! This class will include stilt-walking, Rolla bolla, walking globe, juggling, basic tumbling and partner acro. Absolutely no experience necessary, suitable for folks ages 10 and up. Suggested donation $5 - $15 but no one turned away for lack of funds.

(AC) Clown Performance Class $105Purchase required to enroll

(AS) Wee Kids Drop-in $18 per classNo purchase required to enroll

(AS) Circus Play for Families -- Friday $18 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Fridays 2-3:30pm. Circus jam where parents and children (ages 4-10) play in the circus together! Families get to try stilt-walking, juggling, tumbling, partner acrobatics, hoola hoops, aerial fabric, and trapeze in a safe and supportive environment. This class is an open studio format where Wise Fool coaches will be on hand to support family play and experimentation.

Creative Aerial Jam $13 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Stilt Jam $13 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Partner Acro Jam $13 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Giant Puppet Making $155Purchase required to enroll

(AC) L-Based Partner Acro $15 per classFrom $15 per visit with (AC) Green Class Session Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

STILTER-CISE JAM (No Drop-Ins) $60Purchase required to enroll

STILTER-CISE $15 per classNo purchase required to enroll

(AS) Tuesday- Circus Jam $140Purchase required to enroll

Tumbling $18 per classFrom $15 per visit with (AC) Green Class Session Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

(SC) Summer Camp 2020 $175Purchase required to enroll

Camps are designed to safely comply with NMDOH COVID-19 regulations. Camps end with a social distance parking lot parade to show off skills to parents. We will enjoy the following fun circus activities:
Tumbling
Art
Unicycle
Clown
Object Manipulation

Classes are taught in three hour time slots three days in a row, for a total of 9 hours of class. Each class meets at the same time always on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, either from 8-11am or 12-3pm.

Classes are $175 per student with lots of sliding scale options so everyone can participate.

Online Camp $240Purchase required to enroll

Online class with Wise Fool will have juggling, art, acrobatics, flex and clown. We will be meting for 4 hours a day over Zoom M-Th.

Online Teen Camp $250Purchase required to enroll

Wise Fool Circus Jam $18 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Circus Play for Kids $120Purchase required to enroll

A weekly class running from September 16th -October 21st. Circus kids ages 7-12 engage in a variety of skills. COVID safe practices are a priority.

Studio/Adult Classes/Clases para Adultos

(TT) Youth Aerials $18 per classFrom $15 per visit with (AS) Youth Aerials Pass 6-Weeks passNo 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 or text 505-310-9723 if you are planning to drop in.

(AC) Clown $15 per classFrom $15 per visit with (AC) Clown 6-Week Class Pass passA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

An exploration into clown, comedy, and physical theatre.


In this class we will explore breath, stillness, presence, relationship, objects, and the human condition.



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) Fabric Beginner/Intermediate $25 per classFrom $23 per visit with (AC) Fabric 1/2 session passPurchase required to enroll

Learn or further develop the fundamentals of aerial fabric, sometimes called "silks". This course will include climbing, wraps, foot locks, drops, and poses. From conditioning and basic skills to explorations in choreography, fabrics are a fun way to build core strength and flexibility while defying gravity! Beginner/Intermediate: designed for total beginners or students who are working up through sequence 5.


(AC) Trapeze/Lyra Beg/Intermediate $25 per classFrom $23 per visit with (AC) Drop-In Purple 10-Class Pass passA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Learn or deepen your skills in either trapeze or lyra or both! Class includes a dynamic warm-up, floor exercises and aerial vocabulary, technique, and conditioning on static trapeze & lyra/aerial hoop in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Trapeze and Lyra are hung low at 3' to 7' high. This class is suitable for folks with no experience all the way through students working on level 6.

Flexibility with Lisa (online) $15 per classFrom $15 per visit with AC Green Class Drop-in passPurchase required to enroll

This is an online Zoom class where Lisa will walk you through flexibility exercises. This class can be taken anywhere with wifi where you can stretch comfortably. Please drink water and respect your own body.

Handstands with Elise (online) $15 per classFrom $15 per visit with AC Green Class Drop-in passPurchase required to enroll

Join Else for a one hour class in Handstands. Get some water ready before class and enjoy!

Private Lesson - COVID $75 per classFrom $75 per visit with Private Lesson passNo purchase required to enroll

Beginning Fabric $25 per classFrom $23 per visit with (AC) Fabric 1/2 session passA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Conditioning with Lisa (online) $15 per classFrom $10 per visit with Online Intensive passPurchase required to enroll

(Online) Flexibility with Elise $15 per classFrom $10 per visit with Online Intensive passPurchase required to enroll

Online Flexibility Intensive $120Purchase required to enroll

Adult Intensives/Programas Intensivos para Adultos

Elevate! Circus Intensive $300Purchase required to enroll

January 4th - 18th.

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 distanccing in all classes. Some classes are held in studio and some over Zoom.

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.


Youth Programs/Programas para Jovenes

(SC) Wee Kids Camp $260Purchase required to enroll

June 14th - 18th
Wee Kids camp is a half-day camp for youth 5-7 years old.

(SC) Summer Camp -- All Levels $285Purchase required to enroll

July 5th - 16th. 9am - 12pm OR 1- 4 pm
Day camp for kids 7-12 years old, suitable for all levels--no experience necessary! Campamento de dia para ninos de 7 a 12 anos, ningun experiencia necesaria.

(SC) Summer Camp -- Continuing $286Purchase required to enroll

July 19th - 30th from 9M -12 OR 1-4pm
Circus day camp for kids ages 8-13 who have previous circus experience. With before care (8:30 - 9am) option. Campamento de circo de dia para ninos de 7 a 12 anos quienes ya tienen experiencia con Wise Fool. Con la opcion de quedarse hasta 5pm.

(SC) Teen Circus Camp $300Purchase required to enroll

June 15th - 26th. 1:30 - 5pm daily
Wise Fool's newest camp for youth entering 7th - 12th grades. No experience necessary, but suitable for all levels! Students will get to explore all the circus arts and then pick a couple of disciplines to focus on to perform in a showcase for friends and family at the end of the two weeks. The camp will also include a focus on conditioning, flexibility and performance skills.

Homeschool group No purchase required to enroll

(AS) Tuesday-Circus Jam PLUS $80Purchase required to enroll

Special Workshops

(AC) Stilt Workshop with Naya El $30Purchase required to enroll

Workshop Description: Join Naya for a stilt workshop grounded in Afro Caribbean tradition and inspired by the Moko Jumbie figures of Trinidad. Participants will honor and learn about the history of the stilt-walking tradition in the Caribbean while playing and building upon Afro Caribbean movements that dance with the melodies of reggae, soca, and afro beats rhythms.

About me: Naya (ny-ah) first learned how to walk on stilts 6 years ago as a BUST participant at Wise Fool New Mexico. Shortly after she began diving into her own personal relationship to the stilt walking practice. Informed by her history as a Jamaican raised in multiple continents, she began to study the Afro Caribbean tradition of stilt walking under the guidance of Ali Sylvester (Trinidad) of Brooklyn Jumbies and Julio Thijs (Guyana) founder of Bosie Sage. She now leads a group called "moko.motion" that uplifts ancestral wisdom & preserves folk stories of the Caribbean & African diaspora through movement and the stilt walking tradition.


Social Media info:
Instagram: @moko.motion and @ororosmoon
Facebook: @Naya El

Tricking Workshop $40 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Clown Workshop with Moshe $160Purchase required to enroll

Wise Fool is honored to host Moshe Cohen, a clown performer and teacher extraordinaire, for a 10 hour weekend intensive diving deep into the intersection between clown and zen, humor and mindfulness, absurdity and lightness. This workshop is for experienced clowns and performers.

Loopty Loo Rope Workshop w/ Lena $65Purchase required to enroll