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Wise Fool welcomes adults of all ages, genders, fitness and experience levels to join us for ongoing classes in circus arts and theatre!

Please note that our class schedule changes from session to session. Disciplines taught throughout the year may include trapeze, lyra, aerial fabric, acrobalance, physical theatre, juggling, unicycling, handstands, conditioning, and more. Join our mailing list in the yellow box to the right to receive monthly email announcements about new classes.  

All classes listed below take place at Wise Fool Studio in Santa Fe. For classes in Penasco, please click here.

CLASS PRICES (unless otherwise noted in class listing)

  • 1.5 hour clases: $128 if register for 8-week session ($16/class). $22/class if dropping in. Check each class description for drop-in policy.
  • 1 hour classes: $96 for 8-week session ($12/class)

Summer Session

A description of summer classes will be posted shortly.

Acro Tumbling

with Moussa Kourouma
Acrobatics All-Ages: Mondays 7:15-8:45pm

We hope you got to see Moussa and the other West African acrobats from FEFAFE featured in Circus Luminous. Now is your chance to study with this astounding artist!

For information or to register:  992-2588 or mail@wisefoolnm.org

Intro to Aerials and Conditioning
with Amy Bertucci-Nietto 
Intro to Aerials and Trapeze:  Tuesdays 7:15-8:45pm
Teacher contact and Registration: birdyucci@hotmail.com

Juggling Jam Session
Sundays 10am-noon 
For those that already juggle...focusing on partner juggling (passing pins and/or balls) as well as individual practice.  
Contact: Dawn 505 660-6199 to join or for info.

Open Studio
with Ilana Blankman

An opportunity to practice what you're learning in classes. Supervised but not a led class.
Fridays, 6:30-8:30pm  $10 drop in For currently enrolled students

Acrobalance Class 
with Amy Christian

Acrobalance involves the physical act of sharing weight and balancing between two or more people. We'll explore acrobal­ance from both cir­cus and yoga per­spec­gives, blending trust and con­nec­tion with dynamic play, flex­i­bil­ity for mind and body, and phys­i­cal con­di­tion­ing. Acrobalance will lit­er­ally turn you upside down and give you a whole new per­spec­tive on your poten­tial to be both strong and sup­ported from the ground up into the air.  No experience and no partner necessary! Amy Christian is the Artistic Director of Wise Fool and has been the lead instruc­tor of part­ner acro­bat­ics at the Wise Fool Stu­dio for the past 8 years, as well as per­form­ing and chore­o­graph­ing acrobal­ance acts for stages across the US.  

All Levels Acrobalance: Thursdays, 5:30-7:15   $16 per night drop-ins welcome.

Teacher Contact and Registration: Amy Christian,  amy@wisefoolnm.org

with Ilana Blankman and Amy Bertucci-Nieto

Class includes a dynamic warm-up, floor exercises and aerial vocabulary, technique, and conditioning on static trapeze in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Trapeze is hung low at 3' to 7' high. No previous experience necessary!

Mixed Level Trapeze: Mondays 5:30-7pm 

Teacher contact registrationIlana Blankman,  ilanablankman@gmail.com or Amy Bertucci-Nieto, birdyucci@hotmail.com

Aerial Fabric
with Amy Christian 

Learn or further develop the fundamentals of aerial fabric, sometimes called "silks". This course will include climbing, wraps, foot locks, drops, and poses. From conditioning and basic skills to explorations in choreography, fabrics are a fun way to build core strength and flexibility while defying gravity! Pre-registration is encouraged as classes fill up fast! Sign up for one or more classes per week.

Beginner Fabric: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm 
Continuing Fabric: Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:45pm
Mixed Level Fabric: Mondays 10 - 11:30am
Mixed Level Fabric: Thursdays 10 - 11:30am
Teacher contact/registration: Amy at amy@wisefoolnm.org, with Ilana Blankman


Private lessons are $60/hour for one person; $15/hour each additional person. Special rate available for large groups. Contact teachers below for more information.

  • Amy Bertucci-Nieto--Trapeze, Duo Trapeze, Acrobatic Stiltwalking.  birdyucci@hotmail.com
  • Ilana Blankman--Vertical rope, Handstands, Aerial fabric & Hoop. ilanablankman@gmail.com 
  • Amy Christian--Partner Acrobalance, Aerial Fabric, Stiltwalking. amy@wisefoolnm.org
  • Devon Lang—Pole.  likeduh@bust.com 505 629-3970
  • Colleen McKeown--Partner Acrobalance, Trapeze, Duo Trapeze, Lyra/Aerial Hoop. cebmckeown@gmail.com
  • Sarah-Jane Moody--Clown, Physical Theatre.  sarahjanemoody@yahoo.com
  • Joshua Sage—Unicycle. sageland@me.com 505 570-9484 
  • Laura Stokes--Aerials.  laura@laurastokes.com 503 442-6693