Community Day This Friday!

Wise Fool's Visioning and Community Day!

Date: February 18th 5:30-7:30

We are having a community gathering this Friday!

Let's gather together as a community for our annual visioning to collectively plan the future of our organization! We'll also share in a delicious potluck dinner!

We will be gathering in community to spend time together and collect input from our community. Come spend time at the studio, talk with our staff and community and share your thoughts on what Wise Fool should focus on in the future.

Afterschool Registration is Open!

Our Afterschool class registration is Open! We are offering all of our fun Afterschool classes for kids 4-13! Wise Fool has offered afterschool classes for local youth since 2004! Afterschool classes include instruction in aerial fabric, trapeze, stilt-walking, clowning, unicycling, juggling, acrobatics and more!

Spring session runs January 18 - April 28th.



Please email if you need ASL interpretation or another type of accommodation.


Costs for classes listed below. Scholarships and payment plans are available!


Please contact Oriana Lee, Afterschool Coordinator, at with any question or help with registration. 


Wee Kids

$200 for 14 week session (Monday OR Wednesday).

For kids ages 3-6, no experience necessary. Students will work on creative movement, aerial fabric, trapeze, obstacle courses, physical literacy, and have lots of fun jumping in, through, and on hoops!

Mondays 3:30-4:30pm
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm

Circus Exploration

$265 for 14 week session, one day per week (Mondays OR Wednesdays).

Suitable for youth ages 7-12! We will teach to youth of all levels in this class who want to learn and play in circus. Youth get to try stilt-walking, aerial fabric, trapeze, acrobalance and clowning in a safe and supportive environment. They will show their skills to parents and friends on the last week of class, on Friday December 13.

Mondays 3:30-5pm
Wednesdays 3:30-5pm


Take it to the Stage

$480 for 14 week session.

For kids ages 8 to 12 who have taken at least two sessions of Circus Exploration, having completed their last class in the past year. The class focus is on act creation, culminating in a final show! Students should want to dedicate themselves more seriously to circus. Coaches support youth in creating something all their own, in a fun and supportive environment! The focus on show/act creation includes choosing a circus specialty, working independently and with a group to create multiple acts and participating in a theme brainstorming session. This class supports self-motivation and requires a desire to create! Class meets twice a week- attendance is crucial for participation in the show and irregular attendance may result in less show participation. The session will end with a performance on the Friday evening of the last week of class. Availability to be present the day of the show must be confirmed upon registration.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5pm


Circus Play for Families

Circus jam where parents and children play in the circus together! Families get to try stilt-walking, juggling, tumbling, partner acrobatics, hula 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. No experience necessary! $18 drop in for one adult and one child. Additional children are $6 each class.

Fridays 2-3:30pm

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Winter Workshops!! Dec 11-24th

For the next two weeks, Wise Fool will be offering a variety of circus workshops to help keep you moving and get you into the air. Come try something new during our winter intensive workshops! Most classes are drop-in and beginner friendly.


Winter Camp Registration is Open!

Come join us for our Winter Camp! We are offering two week-long camps during SFPS break.

Wise Fool's camps are for youth who want to learn to fly on the trapeze, walk tall on stilts, find their inner clown, and tumble their way into fun! Youth learn amazing circus skills including stiltwalking, trapeze, juggling, aerial fabric, clowning, acrobatics, and puppetry. Winter Break camp is suitable for students 7-12, of all levels, no experience necessary. Camp runs from 9am to 3:30pm, and before and after care options are available. Snacks are provided, but students are expected to bring a bag lunch. Each camp is one-week long, but families are welcome to register for both. Camp s four days long and costs $240.

Camp One - December 20th - December 23rd
Camp Two - December 27th - December 30th

9:00am - 3:30pm

Wise Fool Studios
1131 Siler Rd, Suite B. Santa Fe, N.M. 87507

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Alas De Agua Art Market this Weekend!

This Sunday come buy, trade and barter for some Holiday Art! We will be hosting the Alas de Agua Earth Economy Mercado from 11am to 2pm!

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Come join us for our Winter Cabaret, Dec 18th & 19th


We invite you into the warmth of our studio to come celebrate the holiday season! Wise Fool performers will be offering a variety of circus arts that you won't want to miss. Be prepared for flying snowballs, apple cider, and circus magic!

When: Saturday, December 18 at 2PM & 6PM and Sunday, December 19 at 2PM

Where: Wise Fool Studio (1131 Siler Rd. B) or Virtually (Link sent day of show)

Tickets: $15-$10 (Pre-sale for Adults), $5 for youth; $20 at the door on day of show. (No one turned away for lack of funds)

Art Swap Art Jam!

We are partnering with Vital Spaces and Southwestern College to offer an art swap and jam! Come join us in sharing and creating art in community!


Join us for our 2021 Phone-a-thon!

Mark your calendars for our Phone-a-Thon November 16th, from 5 to 7pm!

We will be calling on our community to support Wise Fool's work. Our memorable puppets stand tall and proud supporting community issues. Much like the puppets we create, Wise Fool can’t function independently, we need strong support from our community.

You can support us by signing up to help make phone calls, volunteering to be called to make a donation or by helping make the event a success!

We will be showcasing our amazing community and talents from 6-7 - a virtual showcase of our community!

Come to our studio, watch the show and donate in support of our PHONE-A-THON!

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When: Tuesday, November 16th 5-7pm
Where: In-studio at Wise Fool New Mexico or Virtually (Link sent 1 day before or 1 hour before)

*The virtual showcase will go from 6-7pm. Suggested donation of $20-$5.

All donations support Wise Fool's programming for youth and adults in our studio, in the public schools, and beyond!

Please note that we have changed the date of this event.

Wise Fool Seeking Circus Comes to School Coordinator

Wise Fool is looking to hire a Circus Comes to School Coordinator!


The Circus Comes to School Coordinator is responsible for coordinating youth programming that occurs in schools through our Circus Comes to Schools program, where Wise Fool coaches bring the benefits of Social Circus to kids to schools in the Santa Fe area. This position also coordinates Teen BUST!  and in other settings off-site. This position is an administrative position, managing existing programs which strive to further integrate Wise Fool’s social justice and self-empowerment values into youth programming, and expand programs to reach targeted and underserved youth. They act as a representative of Wise Fool, making sure that all inquiries about Wise Fool youth outreach programming are answered promptly. Applicants should have a passion for circus and social justice, and have or be willing to develop experience teaching youth.

Please send letter of interest and resume to and


Wise Fool Job Opening: Fundraising Coordinator

Please send letter of interest and resume to 

Wise Fool New Mexico is seeking a motivated and experienced fundraiser to implement semi-annual fundraising campaigns for the organization as well as develop and implement new plans designed to reach out to existing donors and identify potential new donors. The ideal fit would  have experience with practicing social justice and will value inclusivity. The successful applicant will be supervised by the Fundraising Director and will also work closely with Wise Fool’s Board of Directors. Wise Fool’s work culture is highly collaborative.
Visit this web link to see a job description.