Update as of 8/5/22: We anticipate offering beginner classes for ages 9 through adult in both Middlebury and Charlotte this fall, starting in late September. Scheduling is not yet finalized with our host schools (they are still on summer vacation), but we expect classes to be on Tuesday evenings in Charlotte and Wednesday evenings in Middlebury. Please contact Viveka to get on our email list for full details and registration once schedule is confirmed.

We will start with masks optional, but require them of all fencers should a fall or winter covid surge take place. Please do not sign up for classes if you are unwilling to wear a face mask if asked to do so. All fencers are expected to be vaccinated for covid.

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Welcome to the web pages of the Vermont Fencing Alliance, a.k.a "The Northern Horde!" Fencing is an exciting Olympic sport which develops strength, agility, fitness and mental focus. The Vermont Fencing Alliance is a US Fencing Association sanctioned club, with branches in Middlebury (founded in 1992) and Charlotte (founded in 1997).

We offer an active program of recreational fencing and competitive training for people age 9 through adult. Our activities include foil and epee classes at all levels, private lessons for intermediate and advanced students, open fencing, a regional league for friendly competition, and travel to meets throughout New England and beyond. Whether you want to go for the gold, or just a little swashbuckling for fun and exercise, the VFA warmly welcomes beginners.