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(AC) Youth Aerials (ages 7-12) $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: Poi Fundamentals - Freedom of Movement $174 Purchase required to enroll

This 6-week poi series is open to beginners or experienced spinners alike. We will cover the basics of moving, turning, and overall mobility with poi - giving you the tools to move WITH your props, rather than around them.

(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 $174 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.

(SC) 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.

(SC) 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.

(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.

(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.

(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!

(AC) WORKSHOP: Dance Trapeze $45 Purchase required to enroll

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

(AC) WORKSHOP: Dynamic Movement on Lyra with Kylin Trussell $45 Purchase required to enroll

This class is designed for students looking to deepen their understanding of the full body beat on lyra, and what dynamic pathways are available to them with that understanding (like top to bottom drops). Front and back hip circles and prep for elbow circles will also be covered.

(AC) WORKSHOP: Giant Puppet-Making $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

(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: Unique Sling Sequencing $45 Purchase required to enroll

In this class, you will learn a sequence that follows momentum through both dynamic and smooth movement pathways. It ends in a dramatic split with shape-portunities involving angular tension of the sling.

Studio Classes (Clases del Estudio)

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

Interested in starting your aerial journey on metal apparatuses? You will get to try out static Trapeze & Lyra - no experience necessary.

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

This class is designed to help students build body awareness and engagement. With help from the instructor, students will find new ways of moving, warming up, and unwinding their bodies. Class will alternate focus on upper vs. lower body from week to week.

(AC) Teen/Tween Aerials (ages 11-15) $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.

Series Classes & Workshops (Clases de Serie y Talleres)

(AC) SERIES: Fundamentals of Butoh $232 Purchase required to enroll

This class is a beginner-level Butoh course that will focus on the presence and stillness of the body-mind system.

(AC) LIMITED SERIES: Static Trapeze $132 Purchase required to enroll


Trapeze is the quintessential circus discipline, and a great way to build strength and coordination for other aerial apparatuses. Using bars at various heights, learn to use momentum, balance and skills on the bar and in the ropes.

4 Class Limited Series on Select Dates:

August 10th, August 17th, September 7th, and September 14th


(AC) LIMITED SERIES: Single-Point Trapeze $132 Purchase required to enroll

Learn skills and use prompts for creative choreography on the floor, in the ropes, and on the bar.

4 Class Limited Series on Select Dates:

August 10th, August 17th, September 7th, and September 14th


(AC) SERIES: Aerial Fabrics- Mixed Levels $198 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!

As a Series Class, you will be building skills from week-to-week with your fellow students. Each class will build off the last as you climb to greater heights!

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

This class is intended for those who are looking to increase their strength, body awareness, and stamina.

Perfect for students who want to take their aerial skills to the next level and have confidence in performing longer acts and keep their fitness baseline up.


(AC) LIMITED SERIES: Beginner Rope $132 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.

This beginner-level series is suitable for students with no experience, through students who are working on beats, inversions, and multiple climbs. We will work on level-appropriate skills, sequences, and creative choreography in a progressive format.


(TT) Afterschool Fools: Teen Troupe $750 Purchase required to enroll

Join Wise Fool's Teen Troupe for ages 13-18 and take your circus skills to the next level. Designed for students with at least 1 year experience in a Wise Fool program.

14 week program from August 26 - December 6 (Fall 2024), culminating in a performance and show & try for families in the final week

(AC) WORKSHOP: Stiltwalking $35 per class From $29 per visit with (AC) Ground: 6-Class Package pass No purchase required to enroll

Youth Programs (Programas para Jovenes)

(AS) Afterschool Fools: Circus Exploration $366 Purchase required to enroll

Dive into the exciting world of circus arts with Wise Fool's Circus Exploration class for ages 7-12.

14 week program from August 26 - December 6 (Fall 2024), culminating in a performance and show & try for families in the final week.

(AS) Afterschool Fools: Take it to the Stage $732 Purchase required to enroll

Dive into the exciting world of circus arts with Wise Fool's Take It To The Stage program for ages 7-12. Students must have completed two sessions of Circus Exploration.

14 week program from August 26 - December 6 (Fall 2024), culminating in a performance and show & try for families in the final week.

(AS) Afterschool Fools: Wee Kids $258 Purchase required to enroll

Dive into the exciting world of circus arts with Wise Fool's Wee Kids program for ages 4-6.

14 week program from August 26 - December 6 (Fall 2024), culminating in a performance and show & try for families in the final week.

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) Studio Rental - Full Studio No purchase required to enroll

Studio rental covering the use of full training facilities for 60 minutes ($35/hour)
Renter is responsible for ensuring that legal occupancy is maintained at no more than 40 persons occupying studio space at any one time.

For more info: https://wisefoolnewmexico.org/home/studio-rentals/

(SR) Studio Rental - Half Studio No purchase required to enroll

Half studio rental covering the use of 1/2 of our training facilities for 60 minutes ($20/hour)
Optional curtain for more privacy when sharing the space with others.

Renter is responsible for ensuring that legal occupancy is maintained at no more than 20 persons occupying studio space at any one time.

For more info: https://wisefoolnewmexico.org/home/studio-rentals/