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!

 

July/August 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 July/August schedule — tweens ages 11 – 12 are welcome to join the 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. The session runs July 8 - August 18th.

 

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

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

 

 

 

Join us for our May Workshops

Friday, May 17th – Acro Stilts with Gina 

Prerequisite is walking on stilts without assistance. Students must pre-register by emailing studio@wisefoolnm.org. $10-20 by donation. 

Gina is excited and honored to share the joys of dance and acro on STILTS! Please wear appropriate athletic clothing – no jeans!!! Stilts are available for use – if you need stilts please wear good sneakers or light boots

Participants will learn:

  • targeted warm-ups for stilts,
  • dance choreographies for locomotion,
  • foundations of stilt dance like spinning,
  • acro stilt basics…and
  • acro stilt partnering with bases on and off stilts.  … that means Acro Bases- please come and learn how to partner us long legged flyers even getting high on stilts is not in your immediate future. 

 

Sunday May 19th 1 – 3 – Juggling workshop

All ages – By donation $10 – $20.

Our previous Juggling and Manipulation workshops have been so fun we had to add another one! This is an all-ages workshop that features teaching by some one of Wise Fool’s best teachers and performers. The workshop will have a group warm up and introduction to Notation Siteswap (Juggling Notation) and then will be lead into specific props. There will be material for beginners to 5 balls, 4 clubs tricks, diabolo sequences, tricks and intro to 2 diabolos as well.

 

Introduction to Dynamic Trio Acro (Throw Your Friends) w/Aaron Koz

Monday, May 20th 6 – 8:15pm, $40 pre-register or $45 the day of

Come learn a introductory progression of trio acrobatic swings, banquine, and maybe even a pass the flyer sequence. Bases will learn proper swinging technique and spotting all the way up to swinging a flyer to standing on forearms shoulder-stand. Fliers will learn form for swings and will progress from swings to the floor all the way to swinging to shoulder stand and potentially further. Trios will work banquine basics.

Pre-requisites: Be able to fly or base L-basing shoulder-stand/candlestick, ability to hold your own bodyweight hanging.      

To register, email kozcirc@gmail.com. For more information about Aaron, see his bio here.

You’re Invited: Community Celebration & Visioning Session

Description:

Join us at Wise Fool on Sunday, Feb. 10th, 11am-2pm, for a community celebration and visioning session.

 

What inspires you in your communities? What does Wise Fool mean to you? How do you envision the future of Wise Fool? These are some questions we will be thinking about and discussing, all while eating yummy snacks, playing circus games, making art, and enjoying each other’s company.

Schedule for the gathering:

11-11:10am: Opening ceremony, lead by Oriana Lee

11:10-11:20am: Why are we all here? Introduction lead by D. Anaya, aka Queenie of Clownville, and an announcement from Amy Christian

11:20-11:40am: Ice-breaker games and people introductions, lead by Alanna Herrera

11:40-12:30pm: Small group discussions on the following questions:

  • What inspires you in your communities?

  • What does Wise Fool mean to you?

  • Imagine what you would like to see happen with Wise Fool - with our educational programs, our performances, and in our communities. What does this look like? Are we already doing some of this? What more could we do?

  • When you think of circus, what do you imagine?

  • What do you see as Wise Fool’s greatest strengths? And greatest weaknesses?

During small group discussions, we encourage you to write down, draw, and collage your ideas. Materials will be available for you to express yourself during this time.

12:30-1pm - Body Break - grab a snack, take a walk, play a game - juggling, plate spinning, hoola hoops, and art supplies will be available for play!

1-2pm: Share out, lead by Alanna Herrera

We will ask for volunteers to speak about what their groups talked about and add “leaves” to our giant puppet idea tree. The “leaves” can be words, drawings, or collage that were created during the group discussion, body break time, or during the share out.

There will be a follow up email sent to all participants after this visioning session to share actions Wise Fool is taking based on ideas from the gathering.

Spring Break Camp 2019

Registration for Spring Break Camp 2019 is open!

Spring Break Camp allows 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 Spring Break Camp, email youth@wisefoolnm.org.

 

Details:

Spring Break Camp 2019 runs March 18 - 22, Monday through Friday, 9am - 3:30pm. The camp will culminate with a Show & Try for the friends and family of the youth on Friday, March 22, 3:30-4:30pm. This camp is for students in grades 2nd - 7th.

 

Camp cost is $285 for the full week. Before and after care options are available at an additional cost.

 

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:

  1. 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've already signed a waiver and set up an account, skip to number 3.
  2. 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.
  3. Click HERE to log in to our registration system.
  4. 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 register for Spring Break Camp.
  5. 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.
  6. Be sure that your child's name is in the "name" field. Click on the "workshop" drop down menu and select "3/18 Spring Break Camp".
  7. 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

 

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!


Join Wise Fool at the NNM Women’s March Sat Jan 19th

The organizers of the Northern New Mexico Women's March 2019 have asked us to have big visual a presence with puppets, banners and stilters to lead off the march this year! PLEASE join us as a part of the "Women's Wave"!

Details:

*March gathers at Roundhouse at 11am on Saturday Jan 19 and marches to Plaza where there are speeches and performances until 2pm

* Advance Crew of Wise Fool folks will meet at our studio at 10am Jan 19 to gather puppets, stilts, costumes, banners

* Folks who want to stiltwalk please check in about gathering costumes and stilts PRIOR to the day of the march - we can bring them there for you BUT we need you to pull out what you need us to bring.

* Wise Fool folks who prefer to meet us at the roundhouse we will gather in the parking lot off Paseo de Peralta across from Webber St at 10:45am to assemble puppets and help stilt walkers get ready

* IF you would like to get together to prep your stilts and costume, make banners, and repair puppets for the march I will be in the art room at wise fool studio on Thursday Jan 16 from 5 to 7pm