Join us for classes in partner acro, trapeze, aerial fabric, handstands, conditioning, flexibility, and more! Click here for more information and registration, or just drop-in, see the class schedule below.
Saturday, May 12th 7pm & Sunday May 13th 4pm $5 - $15
Feminist acrobatic on tour to Wise Fool! Plus a special opportunity for you to be a part of the show.
LAVA presents A Goddessey, our feminist survival story that journeys through landscapes emotional and geologic carrying a transmuting traveler from a bleak and blurry patriarchal present into a rainbow colored feminist future with the help of ancestors geologic and otherwise. A Goddessey is the synthesis, culmination, and explosion of 15 years of earth-moving feminist acrobatic dance by LAVA.
Don't just wanna watch the show? Come be a part of it as well with
FREE Acrobatic Dance & Performance Workshops with LAVA Brooklyn
Sunday May 6th 2 - 5pm or Wednesday May 9th, 5:30 - 9pm
Visiting performance group LAVA is hosting two FREE workshop in feminist acrobatic dance for adults and youth over 12 years on Sunday May 6th, 2 - 5pm and Wednesday May 9th, 5:30 - 8pm. LAVA performers will share their skills and help participants create a short performance that workshop participants will perform with LAVA at Wise Fool. Participants are welcome to come to either or both workshops.
Participants in the Sunday workshop will perform on Sunday May 13th at 4pm and participants in the Wednesday workshop will perform on Saturday, May 12th at 7pm. All genders and all levels of experience.
Email Sarah@lavabrooklyn.org to sign up
Join us for this life-changing experience. A seven-week intensive for women, trans* and gender non-conforming folks.
May 19 -July 8th, 2018. An annual program since 2002.
BUST! is a 7-week intensive that uses:
- circus disciplines, (aerials, partner acrobatics, stilt walking, object manipulation)
- physical theater and clowning
- storytelling, puppetry and art making
- embodied discussion
as a way to:
- explore notions of strength and dignity
- build community
- examine femininity
- deconstruct the gender binary, and
- uncover the richness of our full voices
The intensive is open to all those who self-identify as women, trans* or gender- non conforming. All shapes, sizes, ages (16+), and backgrounds are welcome! Absolutely no circus, athletic or performance experience necessary. Classes take place in the evenings and on Saturdays, May 19th – July 8th.
As a culmination of this journey, students create a show to be performed on July 6th and 7th at the Wise Fool studio. No previous circus experience of any kind is required!!
In order to make the program accessible to as many people as possible, this year the course will be offered on a sliding scale $200 – $900. When you register, you will be asked to pay a $200 deposit and then fill out a questionnaire to determine where you best fit on the sliding scale. In some instances we may be able to provide work trade or full tuition assistance. Please email email@example.com if the $200 is a barrier to your enrollment.
Registration now open, and filling up fast for all of our fabulous summer camps. See below for details, or click here to register. Tuition assistance is available, click here to apply.
Wise Fool’s newest camp! Teens ages 12 – 18 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. Camp runs 1:30 – 4:30pm each day.
Wee Kids Camp
One week only, June 19-23, 9am to 1:30pm, Ages 5-6, Cost $250
Wee Kids camp is a half-day camp for youth ages 5 & 6 who want to learn to fly on the trapeze, walk tall on stilts, find their inner clown, make wearable art, and tumble their way into fun! Camp runs from 9am to 1:30pm. Este campamento de medio dia es para ninos de 5 y 6 anos quienes quieren aprender volar en el trapecio, caminar en zancos, encontror su propio payaso, hacer projectos de arte, y aprender acrobacia. El campamento dure de 9am a 1:30pm por una semana.
Summer Camp Session One (All levels)
July 9-20, 9am to 3:30pm, For students entering 3rd – 7th grade, Cost $550
Ningun experiencia necesario. El campamento va de 9am a 3:30pm, y hay la opcion de quedar hasta 5pm. Se proviene meriendas, pero ninos necesitan llevar su propio almuerzo.
Summer Camp Session Two (Continuing Level)
July 23- August 3, 9am to 3:30pm, for students entered 4th – 8th grade, Cost $550
The second session of Summer Camp is suitable for students entering 4th – 8th who have taken at least one session of summer camp or a session of Afterschool Fools in the last year, or have other previous circus experience.
Este campamento es para ninos de 7 a 12 anos que han tomado o otro sesion de campamento de verano de Wise Fool o que tienen otro experiencia con circo.
Registration is now open for our spring session of weekend and afterschool classes for youth ages 4 – 18! All classes except youth aerials include instruction in aerial fabric, trapeze, stilt-walking, clowning, unicycling, juggling, acrobatics & more! Click here for more information about cost, registration and tuition assistance.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ilana at (505) 310-9723
Spring 2018 Session Runs January 16 – April 23rd
- NEW! Tween/Teen Circus Foundations: youth ages 11- 16, Sundays 4:30 – 6pm
- Wee Kids for Pre-K, Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm (runs on 2 6-week sessions)
- Wee Kids for Kinder/1st, Tuesdays or Fridays 3:30 – 4:30pm (runs on 2 6-week sessions)
- Circus Exploration for grades 2nd – 6th, Mondays or Wednesdays 3:30 – 5pm (runs on 2 6-week sessions)
- Take it to the Stage for grades 3rd – 7th, Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 3:30 – 5pm
- Youth Aerials for ages 7 – 13; runs on an ongoing basis, Saturdays 10 – 11:30. (come on in, drop-ins welcome! Check the studio calendar to see when classes are happening)
ELEVATE! 2-week circus intensive. January 6-20th, 2018.
Earlybird registration now open! ELEVATE is a co-ed “circus boot-camp” for adults of all ages (15-80+), genders, and skill levels. This two-week camp takes place at Wise Fool Studio in Santa Fe. 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, Partner Acrobatics, Stilts, Object manipulation, Clowning, Unicycling, Handstands and Flexibility. Raise your perceptions of what’s possible and get your workout off the ground at ELEVATE! Students receive 30 hours of circus skills instruction. No previous experience required! All levels welcome!
Work trade and tuition assistance available.
Saturday, September 30th
Shows at 4pm and 8pm
Join us for Wise Fool’s first annual Fall Cabaret. Wise Fool’s advanced students, professional performers, and youth will present acts that dazzle and delight. Aerial hoop, silks, unicycling, trapeze, clowning, spoken word and more! And all proceeds support Wise Fool’s programming for youth and adults in our studio, in the public schools, and beyond! Two shows! The 4pm show (doors at 3:30) will be a family friendly show, the 8pm show (doors at 7:30) will have some adult content, recommended for 14 + up. Tickets $15 Adult, $5 child (12 and under), $10-15 sliding scale for financial need discount. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Our next session of adult/teen classes starts Tuesday, September 5th! The session runs through November 20th. See the class schedule for more details.
The fall session is 10 weeks, but you can pay in chunks, buy the whole session or start with a 5-week session pass. Earlybird registration discount before August 31st. Use the coupon code EARLYBIRDFALL when you purchase your class pass to receive 15% off OR register for 3 or more classes and get the 3rd class 20% off. Contact Ilana at email@example.com to take advantage of this discount.
And, if it’s hard to cover the cost all at once, we’re happy to offer a payment plan. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make a payment arrangement that works for you. Limited tuition assistance and work trade is also available. Click here to apply.
Session runs September 11 – Nov 17. Click here to register.
Fall is just around the corner and we’d love to spend it with your kiddos in our Fall AfterschoolSession. We have classes for ages 4 – 18 on afternoons, evenings & weekends, plus a NEW DAYTIME classes for homeschool or alternative school kids. Click here for schedule and class descriptions. Tuition Assistance and Payment Plans available. Click here to apply. Questions? Email Ilana at email@example.com
Time is flying and it’s time to fly! Our next session of adult and teen classes runs May 1st through June 25th and includes a special aerial yoga 4-week workshop, a hula hoop, juggling, and unicycle jam, and all our ongoing aerial, acro and handstand classes. Many classes are suitable for brand new beginners! Click here for schedule and registration.
Also, we have our ongoing youth aerials class for kiddos ages 6 – 12. The class runs on Saturdays 10am – 11:30, starting May 6th. For more info or to register, click here.