Spring 2020 Afterschool Registration is Open!

Registration for Wise Fool Spring 2020 Afterschool is open! Afterschool classes include instruction in aerial fabric, trapeze, stilt-walking, clowning, unicycling, juggling, acrobatics & more! See below for programming for youth ages 2 - 12.

 

Spring 2020 Session runs January 13 through April 24, with apause for a break the week of March 16-20.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing kristen@wisefoolnm.org or calling Kristen at 505-992-2588.

Fall Session 2 Drop-in Classes for Adults, Teens & Tweens!

Next session runs Oct 21th - November 16th, Break for Thanksgiving and Luminous, December 2 - December 22

Check out clown class on Thursday evening or get your weekend moving with Conditioning on Saturday morning. Work nights? Come to Mixed Aerials on Wednesday mornings!  

See below for the schedule — tweens ages 11 – 12 are welcome to join the youth fabric or tween/teen aerials, juggling/unicycling, and Sunday 5:30 fabric. Teens 13 – 16 are welcome to any of the green classes and the tween/teen aerials, and folks ages 16+ are invited to all our non-youth classes.

Contact clara@wisefoolnm.org for questions. Or, just show on up!

 

 

Fall Circus Cabaret 9/21

Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 4PM & 8PM**evening show will contain some adult themes

Wise Fool's third annual Fall Cabaret at the Wise Fool Studio & Performance Space.

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!

Registration Open for Fall Youth Classes

Got a kid with too much energy! Or a youth whose creativity soars? Wise Fool offers both drop-in and session classes for youth ages 4 - 18.

Fall 2019 Session Runs September 3rd through December 13, with a pause for a break the week of November 25-29.

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

 

Wee Kids

$200 for 14 week session.

For kiddos in pre-k or Kinder/1st, 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!

Wee Kids Kinder (ages 5-6): Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm

Wee Kids pre-K (ages 4-5): 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 day of class.

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 one session of Afterschool Fools or a session of summer camp and want to dedicate themselves more seriously to circus, by coming twice a week. Youth pick a few disciplines to focus in and  deepen their skills in performance, conditioning, and flexibility, all within a safe and supportive environment. The session will end with a performance on the evening of the last day of class.

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.

Mondays 10-11:30am, For parents and kids ages 2-6

Fridays 2-3:30pm, For parents and kids ages 4-10

If you'd like to apply for a scholarship, please click here to apply. Scholarship decisions are made at least one week before the start of the program.

Click here for registration.

Free Circus, Giant Puppets and Movie

Friday, July 26th, 2019

*Venue change! This event will be held at Midtown Campus (previously SFUAD) 1600 St. Micheal’s Drive, Santa Fe.*

Brought to you by Wise Fool New Mexico and City of Santa Fe Southside Summer Events

Circus, Giant Puppets and Movie!

  • 6:30-8pm Free, live circus acts and try-it-yourself circus activities for kids and families. 
  • 8pm Outdoor, free movie The Greatest Showman

Come join us!

 

Drop-in Classes for Adults, Teens & Tweens!

Join us anytime for our ongoing classes in handstands, aerials silks, partner acro, trapeze, lyra, juggling/unicycling, clown, flexibility & more! No experience necessary! All levels of fitness, genders, body types and ages are welcome!!

See below for our schedule — tweens ages 11 – 12 are welcome to join the tween/teen aerials, juggling/unicycling, and Sunday 3:30 fabric. Teens 13 – 16 are welcome to any of the green classes and the tween/teen aerials, and folks ages 16+ are invited to all our non-youth classes.

Contact studio@wisefoolnm.org for questions. Or, just show on up!


Temporary Job Opening: Studio/Programs Manager & Teacher

Wise Fool is looking for a temporary circus teacher/administrator to fill a 1/2 – 3/4 time position while the current Adult/Teen Program Director/Studio Manager is on sabbatical. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to build circus administrative experience, and/or to learn more about the world of social circus. Deadline for Applications, November 28th.

When: Timing is somewhat flexible–looking for 2 – 2.5 months between January 20th and May 15th.
Where: Wise Fool New Mexico in Santa Fe, NM. Wise Fool is a social circus organization that works with both youth and adults.
What: 10 hours of administrative work per week overseeing adult and teen programs and managing studio bookings and overseeing rigging. Teaching 5 – 10 adult/teen classes per week, depending on interest/skill. Opportunities also exist for performing with Wise Fool event entertainment.
Who: The ideal candidate has the following skills, but please don’t hesitate to apply if you’re missing a couple of them, but have an enthusiasm to learn them:
  • a passion for social circus
  • strong awareness of and sensitivity around social justice issues, inclusivity and power dynamics, or at least a passion to learn about these issues
  • ability to teach higher level recreational circus skills to adults in at least two of the following disciplines: trapeze, lyra, silks, partner acro, handstands. (Anyone planning to teach aerial skills must have an intro level aerial teacher training certification i.e. from Nimble Arts or equivalent.)
  • basic rigging skills
  • strong administrative skills, including handling registrations, some social media, studio bookings
  • basic computer skills, including google sheets/docs/forms, simple website editing, comfortability with online registration systems or willingness to learn.
  • ability to communicate verbally and in written form in Spanish.
There is also a strong possibility that whoever takes this job temporarily would be invited to be a part of the Wise Fool team on a longer term basis in some other teaching/administrative capacity.
How Much: pay is $15 – $18/hr for administrative work, depending on experience. Teaching is $29.1/hr.
If you’re interested in the position, please send a letter of interest and resume to Ilana at studio@wisefoolnm.org. Questions? You can call Ilana at 505-310-9723.

LAVA Brooklyn presents A Goddessy

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.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

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

Registration now open for BUST!

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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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 studio@wisefoolnm.org if the $200 is a barrier to your enrollment.