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

Spring 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 Spring 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. The session runs March 18 - May 12

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

Join us for our Spring Workshops

Join us for our Spring Workshops

Amazing teachers from all over the country and the world will stop by Wise Fool to share their expertise. We are offering special workshops most weekends this Spring! These workshops are offered to share the wonders of circus arts with our community. Many of them are intro-level and offered for all ages! We will announce special workshops here and on Facebook as they happen. Or, get a notification right to your email inbox by signing up for our monthly email newsletter!

 

You’re Invited: Community Celebration & Visioning Session

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

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!

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

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

Give the Gift of CIRCUS!

Give the Gift of CIRCUS!

CIRCUS Gift Certificates are here! Fill your loved ones holidays with lasting memories and an expanded sense of possibilities by gifting them a circus experience! Wise Fool offers gift certificates in any amount allowing youth and adults to try out the circus at a drop in class or sign up for a full course, youth camp, or adult circus intensive!
Plus its a great way to support a local non-profit business!

Example prices:
Aerial Drop In Class for teens and adults = $25
Youth Aerial Class 6 week session = $85
Adult Circus Class 8 week session = $148
Winter Circus Camp for youth - 5 days = $260
Elevate Adult Winter Circus Workshop = $300

Click thru here to buy your personalized gift certificate today Circus Gift Certificates

Circus Luminous: Clown Alchemy

Circus Luminous: Clown Alchemy

 

The Thanksgiving Tradition Continues!

Be prepared for the magical as Wise Fool New Mexico presents the 15th annual Circus Luminous: Clown Alchemy, a celebration of the power of laughterand love to heal, transform, and bring us together this holiday season. As always, Circus Luminous is packed with homegrown aerialists, acrobats, dancers and a hilarious crew of red-nosed clowns. With an array of amazing acts and original music, this all-new production will astound you and remind us all that laughter truly is the best medicine.

 

When: November 23-25, 2018

Friday, November 23, at 7 pm

Saturday, November 24, at 2 pm & 7 pm

Sunday, November 25, at 4 pm.

 

Where:  The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe.

 

Tickets:  $20-$45 adults / $12-27 kids 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased online at Lensic.org, by calling 505-988-1234, or by visiting the Lensic box office at 211 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Bread and Puppet Theater comes to Wise Fool

Bread and Puppet Theater comes to Wise Fool

Bread and Puppet Theater comes to Wise Fool in Santa Fe, Friday, November 16th with The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus, a large-scale puppet spectacle that explains and teaches riot and rebellion against intolerable situations with the help of state of the art paper-maché weaponry and the appropriate riotous Bread and Puppet Brass Band.

Bread and Puppet comes to Santa Fe as part of a 14 week tour across the country and back with The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus and The Basic Byebye Show.

After the performance Bread and Puppet will serve its famous free sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press – will be for sale.

Friday, November 16, 7PM Bread and Puppet Presents The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus at Wise Fool, 1131 Siler Rd B, Santa Fe, NM.

Saturday morning, November 17th, 9AM – 12 PM, the Bread and Puppet company will lead a workshop in the ancient street theater form, “Cantastoria,” focusing on its applications for powerful, portable activist street performance. Participants are encourage to bring something that makes noise: car keys, trumpet, egg beater, paper bag, etc.

Admission for both events is by donation -- $10-$25 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds.