Update May 2024: We are wrapping up our season (last regular classes May 28-30). We do not offer classes over the summer - our programs run with the school year. We will be back in the fall with our full schedule, including 10-week beginner (Level 1) courses starting in September, January and April. We are always looking for new club members! To get on our email list for fall classes, please contact Viveka.

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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.