Update August 28, 2023: Registration is now open for fall beginner (Level 1) classes. For more information and to register, please contact Viveka. Advance registration is required to reserve rental equipment and place in the class (no drop-ins for beginner classes please). Experienced and returning fencers with their own equipment may join Level 2/3 classes in progress at any time. Preseason sessions for returning fencers begin Sept 12, and Level 1 classes start Sept. 26

Masks are currently optional, but we may require them of all fencers should a 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.

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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 USA Fencing 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, a Competitive Squad program for teens and adults, 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.