Winter Break Camp Registration is Open!

Registration for Wise Fool Kids Winter Break Camp is open! This is a week long camp for your kiddos to immerse themselves in the circus. Students will learn stilt-walking, unicycling, aerial fabric, trapeze, juggling, puppet-making, clowning and more! All in a safe, non-competitive environment.

Here are the details:

 

Dates: December 16-20
Time: 9am to 3:30pm
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $285

 

We are also offering before & aftercare options, as well as tuition assistance. Please let us know if you are interested in learning more about either!

 

 

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

Wise Fool is Calling: Third Annual Phone-A-Thon

In our third  phone-a-thon the clowns are calling….again! Please join us at our studio or on Facebook Live on November 5th from 5-7pm as we celebrate and support Wise Fool New Mexico during a fun-filled evening at our studio complete with clowns, live aerialists, yummy food, and door prizes! We are thrilled to announce that a generous donor has offered a $5,000 match! 

Don't want to wait until November 5th? 

Tickets on Sale for 2019 Circus Luminous: Chaos!

Circus Luminous 2019 is a miraculous, family-friendly extravaganza that explores the ups and downs of chaos, with acrobats, dancers, aerialists, jugglers, contortionists, a live band and more!

Tickets: $20-$45 (Kids 12 and under: $12-$27). Available at Lensic.org, 505.988.1234, or at The Lensic box office, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

You’ll experience four competing approaches to dealing with chaos—each inspiring you to ask where chaos comes from, and how it moves, sings, laughs, and flies. One approach urges you to improve your Self. Another tries to turn you against the Other. Yet another invites you to join the Resistance. And the fourth, well, we barely understand that one ourselves. Come early and join the immersive experience! The fun begins the minute you enter the Lensic lobby, when you’ll encounter a chaos “trade show”—sponsored by Wise Fool’s (fictional) Corporate Social Responsibility Program.
Circus Luminous, Wise Fool’s annual Thanksgiving show at The Lensic, features professional artists, a youth ensemble with students from Wise Fool’s circus education programs, and musicians from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces. It is co-directed by Nandita Dinesh (dramaturgy and installation), Pamela Donohoo (dance and circus choreography), and Tara Khozein (theatrical and musical direction).
Buy into the chaos!

 

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.

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

Next session runs August 26th - October 13th.

We're back to our full fall schedule. Check out clown class or do an invigorating double header on Saturday mornings with conditioning and flexibility. 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 studio@wisefoolnm.org for questions. Or, just show on up!

 

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!

 

Summer Camp Registration is Open

Registration for Summer Camp 2019 is open!

Summer Camps allow your kiddos to run away with the circus, without leaving Santa Fe! Students learn stilt-walking, unicycling, aerial fabric, trapeze, juggling, puppet-making, clowning and more! All in a safe, non-competitive environment. For more information about Summer Camps, email youth@wisefoolnm.org.

 

Details:
Wee Kids Summer Camp
June 17-21, for students ages 5-7. No experience necessary. Camp runs 9am-12:30pm. Cost is $260 for the week.

 

Teen Summer Camp
June 17 - 28th, for students ages 12-18. Cost is $350 for the two week camp. Camp runs from 1:30-5pm, Monday through Friday.
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.

 

Summer Camp Session One (All levels)
July 8-19th, for students ages 7-12. Camp runs 9am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Cost for the two week camp is $570

 

Summer Camp Session Two (Continuing Level)
July 22-Aug 2nd, for students ages 8-13. Classes run 9am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Cost for the two week camp is $570.
The second session of Summer Camp is suitable for students aged 8-13 who have taken at least one session of summer camp or a session of Afterschool Fools, or have other previous circus experience.

 

Tuition assistance is available upon request. Please fill out a tuition assistance application HERE. Scholarship decisions will be made and families will be notified at least two weeks before the start of the program.

 

Follow these instructions for registration:

 

If your child is brand new to Wise Fool, or hasn't taken a class in 2019, please start by filling out a waiver HERE. If you are registering more than one child, please fill out a separate waiver for each child. At the bottom of the waiver, only use the “1 Minor” option. If you use the other options, the additional waivers will not show up in our registration system. If you've already signed a waiver and set up an account, skip to number 3.

 

Once you've filled out a waiver for your child, it will automatically create an account in our online registration system. If you have a google account associated with your email, you can use that to sign in. Otherwise, click HERE to set up a password using the email address you entered in the waiver.

 

Click HERE to log in to our registration system.

 

Once you've logged into your child's account, click on the menu icon to go to your child's user dashboard, here you can choose which summer camp you would like to register for.

 

Once you are in your child's user dashboard, click on "Register for Workshop" on the upper right side of the dashboard. This will take you to the workshop registration page.

 

Be sure that your child's name is in the "name" field. Click on the "workshop" drop down menu and select the camp you would like to register for. Please note that the registration will only show the date of the first day of class.

 

Then select payment and complete required payment information fields, then hit "Submit Payment". And you're finished! You will receive an email to confirm your registration.

 

Another email containing more details about the camp a week before the camp starts.

 

For questions and more information about youth camps and programs, contact Alanna Herrera, Youth Programs Director, at youth@wisefoolnm.org or 505.992.2588