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BMX Freestylers Dream Team

Your students will witness BMX Pro athletes who travel the world competing at the highest level in an exciting school assembly.

We will show up at your school with ramps and all the equipment to perform our entire show for a fraction of the cost many venues pay.

Every student enjoys high-action stunts & super-fun crowd participation exercises.

For 30+ years this show continues to be a favorite at over 5,000 schools nationwide.

It has consistently "CHECKED THE BOX" to fulfill the qualifications of Grants & Prevention Methods that PTA's, PTO's are looking for regarding Bullying & Drug-related issues.

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Go Green, Live Clean BMX Show

Go Green, Live Clean BMX Show | Wheels of Freestyle
Are you ready to Go BIG with your next school assembly? If so you will not want to miss this exciting high-energy yet highly educational school assembly. Pro BMX Athletes will thrill your students with amazing bicycle stunts while using this impacting opportunity to deliver our trademark "5 Secrets to Success" message, a powerful message that includes Anti-Bullying, Anti-Drug, Motivation, Respect & the Importance of Education messages. Perfect for Red Ribbon Week or any time of the school year.

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Laser Programs

Are you looking for a great school assembly idea? Prismatic Magic provides educational and entertaining laser light school assemblies for all grades K 8th. We have presentations for everything, from science, to reading, to anti-bullying. And all of our programs are so much fun, your kids will be singing and cheering throughout.

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Cary Trivanovich School Assembly Programs

Cary Trivanovich presents an extremely funny, world-class pantomime performance and a message to foster character values. Cary has been America's leading assembly program on bullying for 30 years. Cary's website, coolassemblies.com, has videos, detailed information and an abundance of references.

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Bully Bytes from SchoolToolsTv

Social skills need to be taught into being instead of punished into extinction. I provide quality assemblies, followed up with daily videos throughout the year, to help teachers and students connect through conversation.

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Alaska Husky Spirit

Meet Lorraine Temple, 34 yr. Alaskan who was once described as "CA cheerleader turns dog musher"! A UCSB grad, her journey veered to a life of building a cabin, commercial fishing, mushing dog teams on glaciers and captaining boats that are testimony and inspiration for 1000's of students for over 23 years to Dream big; follow your own unique path! She brings 2 huskies, sled, gear, power point slide show, large wall maps and a CNN film clip that fuel this powerful, unique assembly. Character qualities of patience, integrity, compassion, diligence & teamwork are woven into the presentation; most important, just 'doing the best you can' per the Growth Mindset philosophy (Carol Dweck) is a core message in this assembly. Every student receives a bookmark with a painting of Lorraines lead dog and motivational quips relating 'Tales from the Trail' to everyday life. Many educators have proclaimed this assembly "The best our school has ever had! "To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path and don't be afraid of the darkness for that is when stars shine the brightest." ~anonymous, best sums up the intent of this exciting assembly.

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Animal Magic

It’s Animals, It’s Magic, It’s Two Shows in One!! If you want a HILARIOUS show that your students will be talking about for the rest of the school year, LOOK NO FURTHER! Animal Magic is perfect for Awards Assemblies, Graduations, End of School Year Parties, Fundraisers, Day Camps, Family Fun Nights or just because your students deserve it! (and your teachers need a break)

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Drawing Secrets Revealed

Your students and staff will complete three, refrigerator-ready drawings during this amazing how-to-draw assembly.

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Saving Wildlife International

Entertaining, Educational and Empowering! Let us help you inspire your students to explore, discover, and learn about the natural world through our live animal presentations. Saving Wildlife International (SWI) provides a safe and unique educational experience utilizing displaced wildlife in programs throughout California. Our environmental education programs captivate students in preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and college campuses.

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Rockets and Robots

Captain Bob brings the world of space travel to your school or special event. The presentations combine STEM concepts with the fun of exploration. The program also highlights women in aerospace. A WORD ABOUT STEM & STEAM STEM & STEAM Logos These are nationwide programs designed to promote science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach, integrating them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.

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EarthCapades

EarthCapades is touring the country to inspire and educate about environmental science, awareness and responsibility. Learn simple things everyone can do to conserve natural resources and live in balance with Planet Earth. Highly developed performing skills including juggling, comedy, storytelling, music and magic keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

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The Bully Game

THE BULLY GAME is a super fun, nonstop, action packed, high energy Elementary School assembly designed to prevent bullying, repel peer pressure and improve the overall school experience. And best of all, ITS TRULY A GAME SHOW. Your students are the contestants, the entire audience is involved and everyone learns valuable lessons about preventing bullying. The Bully Game is the #1 Bully Prevention Elementary School Assembly in all of Southern California! Through magic, music and a bit of insanity, your students will learn... The difference between friendly Teasing and not-so-friendly Taunting How gossip works and why it's such a monster When's a good time to "Tell" and when it's simply "Tattling" How to be a good "Witness" (not just a bystander)and... How we can all work together to prevent this problem! Comes with all the Teacher Follow-Up material and my own 100% iron clad money back guarantee. If you, your students, your staff or your principal are not thrilled with the assembly, then Ill refund your entire fee, no questions asked. Contact John Now!

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Jeff Yalden International

No Teen Speaker, Teen Author or Teen Life Coach speaks to more Youth Programs, School Assemblies or Youth Leadership Conferences! Guaranteed, Jeff Yalden will Touch Hearts...Change Lives! Internationally Renowned Youth Motivational Speaker, Jeff Yalden, leads your students on a journey of self-discovery that will lift the "fog" of youth - and alter the course of their lives! It's a 60-minute school assembly that will literally break down and build back up the toughest "at-risk" kids in your school. My name is Jeff Yalden and my mission is to lift that "fog"! A little more about me later but right now you are about to discover a NEW way to begin that process. A NEW school assembly entitled "About LIFE" journeys into the hearts and minds of youth today. It's a 60-minute school assembly that will literally break down and build back up the toughest "at-risk" kids in your school. How do I know this? Because I watch the tears well up in their eye's day after day. I witness "hardened" kids melt like ice cream on a hot summer day. And once broken down, they quickly re-build with a new perception, a new commitment and a new character! more >>

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Russ Peak - Teen Speaker & Entertainer

MOTIVATION HAS NEVER BEEN THIS FUN! Russ Peak is the speaker you’ve been looking for! He is recognized as the leader in motivational entertainment! His one-of-a-kind programs are a perfect mix of inspirational humor, award-winning magic, and plenty of audience participation. It has made him a favorite choice for meeting planners for business, educational, and campus events! And not only can you count on Russ to connect with your audience. In the laughter and mystery he delivers a powerful message that will unlock their potential, create a positive attitude, and challenge them to BE AMAZING!

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Adina's Deck

Adina's Deck leads assemblies for 5th-9th graders about Cyber Bullying, Online Predators, Internet Safety, and Cheating/Plagiarism. The program is based on the award-winning film series and travels Nationally.

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Respect Rx

The Respect Rally is a four-hour conference?followed by a 24-session curriculum (The Respect Keep It Going! Kit)?that empowers teens and young adults to boost self-respect and spread respect for all through The Steps to Respect. The Rally is based on our best-selling book for teen girls, "Respect: A Girl's Guide to Getting Respect & Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed", which has been featured by CNN, National Public Radio, USA Today, Glamour, Teen Vogue and others.

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California Clown School

We are working to enhance confidence, teach business skills in a fun way, and show the children that with small changes they can make the world a better place by teaching peaceful attitudes using laughter.

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Dan Chan Magic Man

Dan is one of the few magicians who can handle any audience. That is why he's sought after to perform across America at educational and motivational school programs, assemblies, grad nights, universites and colleges. One of the biggest problems students have is bullying. As a motivational speaker, coach, and consultant Dan will inspire and enable your students to overcome adversity and develop confidence and carry it into your community.

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Magic Circus

Award winning K-6 programs: -AMAZING SCIENCE WIZ SHOW explore physics/earth science -TRICKSTERS THE WORLD OVER great for red ribbon week -TRICKSTERS,TRUTH & CONSEQUENCES multicultural/character ed.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

You guys should be on Broadway!" - Teacher Dickens' literary classic comes to life in a pageant of colorful characters and sing-along carols. See Scrooge, Marley, Cratchet, and a gaggle of ghosts in this haunting perennial parable of generosity and kindness. Students and staff and/or parents play supporting parts too including the touching Tiny-Tim. Includes a morning rehearsal. Grades K-12. 707-643-7819. liveoakes@liveoakes.com, www.liveoakes.com

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StudentReach

StudentReach exists because we believe in students. Through partnerships with teachers, staff, administration, and other community leaders working with students, we believe we can help develop the potential for positive impact that students innately possess. Our DayOne3D School Assembly creates awareness and inspires students for positive impact and introduces them to specific resources available to them.

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Youth in Arts

Youth in Arts works with a diverse roster of music, dance and theatre artists providing performances for Bay Area schools. Our assembly artists are experienced teaching artists who can tailor performances for Pre-K through 12 age groups, providing ample time for explanation, Q&A and other student interaction.

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InnerActions

InnerActions is an outreach show based out of Northern Nevada. The goal of the show is to give young adults a chance to further their artistic goals by performing for their peers in an inspirational show. By using modern art forms such as hip hop, break dancing, and state of the art multimedia performance this show speaks to students in a language they can both understand and relate to.

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POWERHOUSE!!! PERCUSSIVE DANCE

Audiences get to see various styles of folk dance and learn where that style originated before finally seeing them all combined in a uniquely American style called ?percussive dance.? Additionally, they are left with a solid understanding of the musicality of this style of dance, specifically of percussion, rhythm, and tempo.

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Cunamacu

Our school performances comprise of a group of 4-5performers offering traditional Afro-Peruvian music and dance. Our performances range from 30 minutes to one hour and include audience participation, instrument demonstration, and historical and cultural context descriptions.

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Magician Loch David Crane

1) Western comedy magician Bafflin' Bill Cody 2) Medieval mind reader Merlin-ye-Mage 3) Mistoffelees the Magical Cat from "Cats" 4) The Magic Santa Claus 5) patriotic Uncle Sam interactive Magic 6) costumed just for your event Performing closeup magic at your table or on the stage spotlight, Loch David Crane offers you decades of experience as an entertainer, magician, and a credentialed secondary teacher. His act will charm children, amaze adults, and entertain everyone. Act comes in 20, 30, and 45 minute segments. See his school show excerpts on You Tube: Crane can Saw the Librarian in half (the easy part) and then restore him or her to duty again (the magical part). Also performed with a Principal, a teacher, and a police officer, his school assembly program includes the magical mantra "If you read, you can succeed" . . .and then the magic happens! Crane travels to your location at $1 per mile from San Diego, with a single hotel room if over 100 miles. The half hour historical show is $150, the 45 minute Sawing in Half school assembly is $250. Partner with another school, library, or group and split the transportation fee, plus $50 off each show price (two for $400) within an hour's drive.

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The Road Show

Share an afternoon tea with Jane Austen; walk through Civil War battlefields with Clara Barton; risk imprisonment and vote with Susan B. Anthony; become part of a fairytale told by Louisa May Alcott - these and more one and two person shows are available for your school through THE ROAD SHOW

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Razzle Bam Boom

Take a musical trip across America and through history with zany duo, Razzle Bam Boom. From Folk, Hawaiian and Zydeco, to Jazz, Blues and Rock, the audience can't help feeling inspired by the dazzling display of Americana. "American music history was never this fun!" - LA Times.

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Glenda Bonin, Storyteller

I am an audience-pleasing performer and resident artist bringing years of experience, fresh ideas and polished storytelling skills into situations where expectations are high. I provide confidence, creativity and achievement in an atmosphere of learning for enjoyment. My programs include some puppetry and a bit of magic.

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Earth Adventure

Enter the earth at your school to learn about our amazing planet. Earth Adventure travels to schools across the country providing interactive science and geography-based programs. We have been improving and expanding geographic awareness and literacy with our programs since 1992. Earth Adventure programs complement K?12 curriculum and reinforce education standards. All programs are grade-level appropriate. Because we bring the program to your site, there is no busing and no hassle. We work with individual classes and can accommodate up to 12 classes per day. Our instructor teaches all programs and provides a content-rich, and unforgettable school assembly. Earth Adventure programs feature the Earth Balloon, a 20' diameter model of the earth. Students enter into the Earth Balloon to learn about rain forests, eco-systems, plate tectonics, geography and more. The program includes a grade level appropriate study guide with pre-program prep materials as well as post-program reinforcement activities. Visit our website (www.earthadventure.org) for program details and costs as well as our year end performance ?report card?. 100% of participating teachers felt that Earth Adventure?s unique method of providing instruction created an opportunity for increased excitement and engagement by students in science and geography concepts. 763-785-7876

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The Dr. Wilderness Show

The Dr. Wilderness Show, based in southern California, is an Emmy-award-winning science magic show that features multi-media educational programs combining science, amazing robotics, special effects, and magical illusions. Sponsored by the San Diego County Water Authority in an unprecedented 10 year school tour, the presentation has been enjoyed by more than one million elementary school students in Southern California.

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Dinoman Science Series

Dinoman takes his audience on a fun, fact filled adventure through the world of dinosaurs. Fast paced, full of magic, incredible props including three life size dinosaurs.

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WildE Image

Enrich language arts and science exploring wetlands, forests and wild coastal ecosystems to discover North America's wildlife eye-to-eye. Age-appropropriate adventures begin with Read Alongs from the authors' FREE e-book and climax with fun writing activities. Elementary schools choose from Wetland Wonders, Grizzly Wisdom, Dinosaur Connections and Child in the Woods assemblies with wild sounds, big-screen images and the couple's amazing but true stories.

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Saving Endangered Species

Award-winning STEM program. Environmental Education has never been so much fun! LIVE PLAYFUL PARROTS represent endangered species. ROBOTS, DRONES, and more demonstrate Conservation Tech. Both Included! Terrific FREE extras. 5 optional Followup Programs. Highly rated. We prove that kids can make a difference. Call 209-225-9660.

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H.E.L.P. for Youth, Inc.

Through a series of fun, interactive and informative skits, we will take students on a journey into understanding science of the body. We will demonstrate the importance of being aware of the functions of the bodily structure and how their actions can positively or negatively affect them now and as they grow! The Body Talk! show covers the Circulatory, Digestive, Nervous and Skeletal systems of the body.

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Gator Ball Academy, Inc.

We assist individuals with self esteem. We have an anti-bullying tour going on.

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Science of Juggling

Science of Juggling is a fun and educational program that demonstrates the science behind forces and motion in a way your students will never forget! Award winning juggler, Jeffrey Daymont, uses lots of audience participation to keep your students engaged as they learn how Newton's first law of motion applies to throwing, balancing, and spinning objects. The show has achieved high praise from teachers and principals for connecting science vocabulary to what kids experience every day on the playground. Youll get a show especially written to fit Science Content Standards and adjusted to your grade levels. An inspiring demonstration about how the brain learns will even help your students improve study skills for any subject plus a teachers study guide helps keep students learning about science after the show!

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Best Events & Entertainment

We are a two person team providing family variety entertainment. Our show is about letting loose, and using your imagination to have fun. It is a high energy laugh a minute show, great for all ages! The show is 45 minutes long, can be shortened to fit your needs. We also can provide strolling acts, like Balloon twisters, Stilt Walkers Face Painters, Henna Art, Caricatures, Acrobats and even Carnival Games and prizes.

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Donny Crandell

Donny Crandell is truly a magician for all ages and occasions. Donny has performed on cruise ships, Christian events, corporate events, libraries, birthday parties and many other venues. He's known best for 5 things: professional, humorous,engaging,versatile and amazing.

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Robinn Lange's MINDPOWER Memory

Robinn Lange is America?s #1 Student Memory Expert specializing in teaching students how to discover and utilize their untapped Memory potential. MINDPOWER Memory allows your students to improve their learning abilities, improve study habits. retain more of their studies in less time, enjoy greater comprehension, experience easier recall and improve their overall grades.

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Eric Herman

Eric Herman's motivational music assemblies for K-6 students are incredibly fun, creative and involving. Eric is a popular and award-winning kids' music performer from the Pacific Northwest, and he offers two powerful elementary assemblies; "Say Yes!!! to Life" and "Thinking Outside the Box".

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Green and Wild Assemblies

Our dynamic and exciting presentations impart your students with a true passion for life sciences; reminding them that science is fun, exciting and full of adventure and exploration!! We believe that children are natural scientists, full of wonder and genuine interest in their surroundings. Our programs impart a love for the investigation and experimentation of life sciences, as your students are lead from understanding to action!!!

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Sunny James Enterprise

Sunny James is a leading motivational youth speaker & author for teens & youth at schools & colleges through out the USA speaking on alcohol awareness, leadership, orientation, character values, self esteem, reading is fun, and anti bullying.

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Bubblemania and Company

Bubble Mania and Company offers educational, entertaining parties and programs on the science and fun of soap bubbles for children of all ages. We provide our interactive programs for schools, preschools, daycares, private parties, companies, libraries and more... We make big bubbles, small bubbles, square and triangle bubbles, bubbles inside of bubbles, bubbles that bounce on other bubbles and more...

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Betsy Stern Kids Music

I grew up performing with my dad, a pianist and composer whose songs were published by Disney and used on "Captain Kangaroo." My dad passed onto me a huge repertoire of music from around the world. My programs introduce children to the world's many cultures through music.

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H2O, Where Did You Go?

Yes, a musical about the journey of water. Duo Barrett and Heatherton will have the audience humming ?The water cycle?. Students will gain a new respect for H2O, this under-appreciated molecule. ?The water cycle? and ?the states of matter? are two of the several California Science Standards covered.

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Showtyme Jazz Duo

Smooth Jazz recording artist from Atlanta, GA. Husband/wife duo that will perform along with product demonstrations.

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Healthy Families International

"Be Smart, Eat Right" is a fun interactive 50 min program for elementary schools teaching kids how to make wise choices in what they eat. Puppets, drama, games: Officer McHealthy, Junkfood Gangster, Nutrition Spy kids,Guess the Sugar game, Traffic Light Eating, Nutrition Jeopardy Game. Educated 10,000 children already.

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Achieve Now Science

Achieve Now? -Making Science Fun to Learn! We offer exciting, entertaining and motivating science programs that align with the CA Science Standards for elementary students. These interactive child-centered science programs, are presented at the students? level of understanding by a credentialed teacher. Call (562) 713-5000 to learn more. 100% Guarantee.

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Colonial Educators

Colonial Educators programs are designed to bring "history alive" and to enhance your student's knowledge of the appropriate time and era of American history. As an educators, it remains an awesome experiance for me to bring my 3rd & 5th grade standard-based social studies presentations into your classroom.

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1 and only The Outrageous Sages

Description: A troupe of 4-6 senior citizens will light up your monthly attendance-good-performanceassemblies as they sing, mime, do improves, and dance their way into the hearts and minds of your audience. These sage role models have performed in over 50 San Diego City schools, and this year they will tailor the performance length and budget to your students needs. The messages will continue to focus on character development, moral issues/values, and such simple yet important concepts as making new friends! Requirements: Piano, auditorium or multipurpose room for audiences of 40 or more

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Amazing Science & Amazing Oceans

Description: Science is all around us, so we aim to amaze you with our high energy show full of chemical reactions, bubbling potions, and optical illusions- as you learn the science behind these amazing demonstrations! Hands-on participation is required, as volunteers will be called up from the students and the teachers alike in the audience. So let us amaze you today with our wonderful Science or Oceans show! Requirements: A plug outlet and a microphone (optional) and a long rectangular table.

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Gold Hill/Julian Gold Rush Interactive readers theater recounting the history Julians 1870 gold rush

Description: Celia Lawleys new musical, Gold Hill is based on historic fact about Julians 1870s gold rush. Both students and teachers read lines in the play and participate in the miners talent show. Celia packs 9 original songs into this 45 minute, fast paced show, where she sings, acts, dances and plays fiddle, guitar, mandolin, accordion and tin flute. The play is set in 1890, in San Diego county. Gold Hill is the perfect interactive assembly for 4th grade history students. Requirements: Stage and sound system if available, portable blackboard, 11 chairs with desks attached, table with chair

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Imagination Express ALL ABOARD

Description: The Power of non-verbal communication is amazing. Our interactive theatre program uses mime, music and story telling to educate and stimulate the imagination. Our age appropriate themes cover a myriad of issues facing students: bulling, perseverance, sharing, friendship, respect and self-esteem. We are dedicated to bring positive messages that encourage good lifestyle choices. Also: Residencies, Workshops. Synopses on the web.

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Indian Dance and Culture and Balinese Dance and Culture

Description: A short performance of Balinese or Indian dance or a lecture/demonstration type and presentation talking about the dance and culture. Can also do a workshop to encourage student participation.

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Jazz, An American Art Form

Description: A fun and interactive presentation of jazz music that includes demonstrations of each instrument, jazz history, brief overview of famous jazz musicians, demonstrations of different styles and more. The quartet, Rob Thorsen-bassist, Gilbert Castellanos-trumpet, Bob Boss-guitar, Richard Sellers- drums will perform 4-5 songs, in chronological order, each representing a different time period and rhythmic groove to show how jazz music has evolved. The music presented will include New Orleans style Dixieland, swing, bebop, Latin, and funk-jazz. Instruments include upright bass, guitar, drums, and trumpet or saxophone. Bassist/ bandleader Rob Thorsen has been a professional musician for over 20 years and also participates in Young Audiences music programs as well as Classics for Kids. This is a high energy performance that demonstrates the interactive elements that make jazz music one of Americas great art forms. Requirements: Auditorium or room, power outlet, we can provide a PA if none is available.

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Kids on the Block of San Diego

Description: The Kids on the Block of San Diego (KOBSD) are a group of life-sized puppets representing children with a variety of physical and learning disabilities, medical conditions and social problems. The Kids are an exciting, visually stimulating group of characters that teach children about the beautiful diversity of people in our world. The goal of KOBSD is to help children develop a healthy respect for all people and to learn to value themselves. Kids on the Block puppet programs teach acceptance and appreciation of medical and physical disabilities, educational differences, social issues and cultural diversity by using honest, entertaining dialog to address these issues. Topics include: Autism, Bullying and School Safety, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Healthy Eating/ Healthy Lifestyles, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Prevention, Learning D

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La Jolla Playhouse POP Tour

Description: Each year La Jolla Playhouses Performance Outreach Program (POP) commissions a brand new play written especially for children, then takes it on tour to San Diego area schools and community centers. Requirements: Auditorium, cafeteria, or gym

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Learn On! The Power of Art

Description: Learn On! Assemblies brings visual learning and the exciting world of art to your school in a whole new way. Your students will watch and learn as our artists create fantastic paintings of famous educational and historical figures or endangered animals right before their eyes. This mind blowing, high-energy performance is fast paced and gets your students excited about art, facts about historical figures, and the character traits of these influential leaders. Kids will leave with a deeper appreciation for art, patriotism, leadership, and the conservation of wild life. Learn On! offers 3 amazing programs: United We Stand (Abraham Lincoln and The Statue of Liberty), Wild Lives (two endangered animals), and Changing the World (Albert Einstein and Martin Luther King, Jr). Requirements: 16 x 20 area, sound system including microphone, artist will plug in iPod.

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Literature Comes to Life

Description: Students experience the wonder and fun of Childrens Literature by participating as Storybook Characters in four award-winning stories. 90 children from the audience (every classroom receives 2- 6 costumes) wear exquisite costumes made by costume designers and portray the different storybook characters The entire audience participates using Creative Drama, Dance and Oral Language. The books unfold and the students see the characters step out of the book and help make the literature come to life. Literacy and whole language development are the main focus. Character Traits i.e. Honesty, Responsibility, Kindness, Friendship, Caring, etc. are an integral part of the program. Good Morals are reinforced. An exciting, interactive and hands-on experience the children will never forget. They fall in love with books and are motivated to read with understanding. Everyone participates and makes LITERATURE COME TO LIFE! Requirements: Microphone, two tables, stage, aisle down middle of assembly area, one chair, one large cafeteria table, one music stand, cafeteria.

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Magic for Life

Description: The Magic for Life school assembly is about eating right and staying fit. It is a series of magic tricks which children love. Amazing Dana shows how the right food makes you healthy and exercise makes you strong. It even makes you a better student. Requirements: Assembly Hall or Multipurpose Room

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Magical Moonshine Theatre

Description: A series (over a dozen titles) of puppet, mask and music presentations that celebrate our cultural differences on the American continents. Many shows bilingual, Spanish/English. A complete catalogue of school assemblies and programs available on website. Requirements: Auditorium stage or floor

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The Music Box Storytellers

Description: The Music Box Storytellers take the art of storytelling to a whole, new level. Each show is a musical, interactive experience. The shows provide whimsical enjoyment from beginning to end, fast-paced and lively. All audience members are included, from individuals performing a small part onstage, to the entire audience singing or responding. The various programs are imaginative, with interesting themes children can relate to. There are colorful costumes and props, along with hilarious vaudevillian-style antics. Shows include the classic storytelling of the Nutcracker, which invites children to participate in the dances. The puppet show Din Holiday is appropriate for younger children who enjoy laughter, music, and puppetry. Other values of the shows include building selfesteem and encouraging creativity and imagination. In addition, ask us about our exciting new education project, which is aimed at teaching children the benefits of good nutrition. Requirements: Minimum performance area 16 x 12 plus an electrical outlet within area (for sound system).

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Native American Indians/ Music History Culture

Description: Music played an integral role in the life of Native Americans. Music was used for ceremonial purposes, recreation and healing. Perhaps no other group of people has quite the rich and storied culture as those of the Native Americans. They have a history rich in struggle, strife, and triumph. This educational music performance/demonstration assembly, along with follow up classroom activities, provides students and teachers an introduction to the history of the Native American Indian, their music, history and culture. Students learn the origins and history of the culture by tracing the beginning from Siberia to their crossing the Bering Strait into North America and the true story of what really happened to the great nations of the Native Americans. This exceptional music performance presents many Native American flutes and miscellaneous instruments, along with a dynamic video presentation, and an original music score that sets the stage for an enjoyable, entertaining educational experience. The presentation crosses the curriculum and includes student participation in music, song and dance. This presentation meets all CORE standards in music, visual art and history. The Presenter, Gary Stokes, served as a Ca. Certificated Teacher for 15 years. A professional jazz musician for many years, he now dedicates his efforts to developing his distinct sound on the Native American Flutes while sharing the magnificent story of the Native American Nations and his ancestry within the Klamath Native American Nation. Requirements: Large overhead projector screen, VGA overhead projector. It is very important that the VGA projector be in excellent working condition projecting a clear, crisp image on the overhead screen. Two tables 6 feet in length. Two electrical outlets close to the stage.

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Native Talk Storytellers

Description: This engaging program presented by Luiseo storytellers integrates traditional Native American stories, local native history, native language, and an artifact display. The storytellers use performance art, music, and props to make their stories come alive while promoting cultural education and awareness. These presentations supplement literacy units, Native American studies, multicultural studies, and social studies at all grade levels. A variety of content standards are fulfilled across the curriculum. Teacher information is available on website. Requirements: One hour to set up and access to electrical outlet

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Ocean Nation Adaptation

Description: Chose from a variety of programs to bring ocean life to the classroom through slides, songs and props, educating children about survival of plants and animals through the following shows: ? Marvelous Monsters of the Deep a look at the family of whales in our world. ? Giants in the Tidepools splish splash through the tidepool life of Californias coastline. ? Ocean Nation Adaptation an up close and personal look at the special adaptations Mother Nature has provided the plants and animals in their ocean realm. ? Jaws Take a Bow a close up look at the myths and realities surrounding sharks.

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The Platt Brothers

Description: "The Platt Brothers" have been featured on America's Got Talent, E! Entertainment, and in theaters across the US. Their educational assembly program has reached over 40,000 kids so far and stresses the importance of imagination and creativity. They have been voted "The Best Live Comedy" in San Diego and are repeatedly lauded as the most entertaining assembly of the school year. The show combines dance and impressive acrobatics with music, comedy, and the importance of imaginative thinking. Interactive games with the audience and audience participation ensure everyone will be left laughing and continue using their imagination superpowers long after the Platts have finished performing. Requirements: Minimum 20ft floor space. The Platts provide ALL sound equipment

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Persevere to Victory!

Description: Encouraging students that their dreams are attainable and their problems and challenges are conquerable using the amazing true story of Samuel Nehemiah, who went from orphan to Worldwide Wheelchair Champion; his obstacles were physical, academic, social, and relational. Samuels powerful story teaches life lessons of respect, perseverance, the damaging pressures of drugs, bullying, and the power of caring teachers, etc. Using positive influences and true role models out program is sure to teach and reinforce character based principles that children will practice for life! Requirements: A gymnasium or cafeteria would be perfect, projector screen if available.

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Puppet Productions, Jim Gamble - The Art of Puppets and Marionettes

Description: Rod puppet production that utilizes the innovative curtain of light technique. Based on Prokofievs famous musical work, features puppet characters that portray people, animals and instrument. This performance introduces students to the sights and sounds of instruments from the orchestra. Requirements: Room that can be darkened with overhead lighting and area 16 wide, 8 deep and 8 high

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Story Telling by Harlynne Geisler: A Funny Fiesta of Fantasy

Description: No one gets sillier than storyteller Harlynne Geisler. Whether shes proudly holding out an imaginary cockroach or singing in a squirrels voice, she cracks her audience up. She invites you to the party of your imagination and her folktales of wacky wonder. Join the festivities by hiring her for your school. If you have stories of particular countries or cultures that you wish to be included in her shows, just ask. List of some of her assemblies: A Bit o Britain: Irish, Scottish, and English Tales; A Fiesta of Folktales: Hispanic Stories; From Story to Shining Story: American Tales; Multicultural Tales from Around the World; Riddle Me this: Asian Tales. Every visit includes a free packet of handouts to encourage the teachers to conduct creative writing exercises in the classroom. Also available for evening family shows.

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Storytelling

Description: Author of eighteen books and National winner of a storytelling search supported by the American Library Association. Haven tells enchanting, thought-provoking original stories for all ages and acclaimed powerful, effective writing workshops. Requirements: Microphone on a stand

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Storytelling

Description: Folk tales from around the world, historical stories, stories of my travels to over 30 countries. Black History Month programs featuring stories of little known but significant contributors to AfricanAmerican culture. The students will have fun AND learn something even

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Strike A Chord with Kids!

Description: I use original live music, humor and loads of participation in a fast moving, high content assembly where students will be learning the power of their choices, the ability of their mind and the capacity of their heart. Song Titles Include: I See Good In You, Never Treat A Cat Like A Dog, Lose Like A Winner, Feed The Brian, Who Do You Think You Are?, Dare To Be Me, I Am Flexible, I Can Do Anything. Requirements: Auditorium, gymnasium, or cafeteria

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Tap Fever

Description: History of dance, athleticism, dancing for health, scholarships for low-income students, classes for students with disabilities: visually impaired or blind, limited mobility or use wheelchairs, accessible for all abilities. Requirements: Auditorium with stage or large room with hard floors, possibly a ramp for performance

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Theatre of Peace

Description: Theatre of Peace is a touring theatre troupe consisting of teenagers and young adults who are interested in teaching younger children the values of respect, honesty, perseverance and the like. This show is completely written by the teen members of the group and is directed by Sharla Mandere of Spotlight Ovations Performing Arts. This is an interactive assembly, calling upon the audience to respond and help the actors do the right thing. Kids teaching kids to step up and make good choices. Some singing and dancing can also be included. Requirements: Multi-purpose room or Theatre

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The Traveling Lantern Theatre

Description: Traveling Lantern has been educating and entertaining children nationwide for over 21 years. Our mission is to bring great stories to children, to draw them into an active theater experience, to excite their minds, and to tickle their imaginations. Audience interaction is a hallmark of our theatrical style. Traveling Lantern currently has a 20-show repertoire. Each fall and spring we send three different shows out on the road and perform them nationally. All shows use a team of two actors, who perform with many changes of character and costume. FALL shows: Jonny Appleseed, A Christmas Carol, The Life of Leonardo DaVinci. SPRING shows: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes Takes the Case. Visit our web site for the most up-to-date information about our programs or to request a brochure.

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Water Resources and Water Conservation Techniques

Description: Educational programs on local water resources and water conservation techniques. Visit the web site for details on available programs. Requirements: Authority personnel prefer to work with one class at a time and ask that multiple requests from a school be for consecutive time blocks.

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Wild West Show

Description: Judy Taylor performs the art of fancy trick roping, sing along western folk songs and a colorful history of American pioneers and cowboys and cowgirls. Visually exciting, musically entertaining and lots of audience participation.

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BENNY & BEBE’S MAGIC CIRCUS

A Dazzling 45-minute K-8 Assembly Performance Explores phenomena of physics, earth science, green environmental education and visual perception with large moving optical illusions. In this enchanting program, Magic Circus demonstrates seemingly impossible magic and circus tricks with scientific explanations. Discover curious and amazing phenomena such as gravity, centrifugal force, friction, air pressure and multi-dimensional space. Students learn about scientist like Archimedes, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. Students experience vividly how our eyes see and our brains create pictures, as they behold large moving optical illusions with colorful art patterns. Guaranteed to be a fun-filled learning experience with plenty of enthusiastic audience participation. Aligns with STEM, CA Next Generation Science, Visual Arts & Common Core Standards.

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Arts Teach Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Arts Teach is an education program designed to help bring arts experiences to school and community organizations. Through a roster of more than 75 professional artists from around the world, Segerstrom Center offers a large variety of affordable programs in Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts that can be customized to meet the needs of each unique community or event.

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Boxtales Theatre Company

BOXTALES Theatre Company brings myths and folktales from around the world to young audiences using masks, movement, music, and storytelling. Our shows and assemblies fire imaginations, inspire creativity, strengthen cultural pride, encourage tolerance, and engage young people in the excitement and immediacy of live performance.

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The Best Bubble Assembly

The Best Bubble Assembly provides a learning experience that is also a treat! Kids learn about scientific principles behind the make-up of soap bubbles. Terms they know are reinforced and new ideas are introduced in a way that is always age-appropriate (from preschool through grade-school)! all while being delighted by bubble visuals. Some of the ideas we cover (and yes, appropriate to age!): surface tension, reflection, refraction, and fun and unusual shape names.

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Bully-Free Game Show Richard Rumble & Sandee Gee

We have created the BEST Bullying Prevention Assembly program possible. It is designed to stop Bullying, stop Peer Pressure and even stop Cyber Bullying. Our Bully-Free Game Show is an action packed, high energy show with loads of Audience Participation. Some of your students will be game show participants and the rest of your students will be part of the show. Each student receives a FREE membership card in the Bully Free Club and the teachers get a whole book of resource materials to help deal with bullying and bully behaviors throughout the year. $100.00 off by mentioning this directory. Your students will learn: What to do when confronted with bullying behaviors How to use their words instead of their fists Why teasing is hurtful When to ask for help Who to ask for help Definitions for Bullying and bullying behaviors Downfalls for Bullies that last a lifetime

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The Chameleons Keith Berger & Sharon Diskin

Each of these assemblies have lots of audience participation. An entire circus appears out of thin air, magical electric stairways transport us through an amazing array of objects, characters, and places.Sometimes it gets so quiet you can hear an idea drop!

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Brock Edwards Magic Show

Brock Edwards is a natural with audiences, combining eye-opening magic, comedy, and child participation in a performance thats entertaining, motivating, and educational. Kids simply learn more because they relate to the magic and have fun. And what they learn is invaluablecrucial lessons about saying "NO" to drugs and violence, and saying "YES" to reading. Magic of Literature Combines comedy, magic, and child participation with core literature to reinforce that reading is fun. Children will be amazed when Charlotte visually weaves the image of a selected card on her web, and they will be motivated to read when they watch Tye May's Magic Brush bring a drawing to life! Bully-Free Magic Program Teaches children what bullying is and how to avoid it. They learn the difference between teasing and bullying, and what to do if you or a classmate is bullied. Brock Edwards unique style combines magic, fun, and excitement to drive this important message home. This forty minute program is ideal for children five to fourteen years old. Principles of Character Program A fun, high energy show that teaches children about the importance of being a person of character. The show focuses on six important principles of character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. It ties in with several character education programs currently taught in schools. This forty minute program is perfect for elementary aged children. Say "No" Magic Program Uses magic, fun, and Brock Edwards' rapport with children to get them excited about refusing drugs. Children learn when drugs are good and when they're not, why drugs hurt their bodies, and three no-fail ways to refuse drugs. After the show, children will tell you they'll never want to do drugs. It's a message they'll long remember, and a performance they'll never forget.

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A Historical Journey Through America's Music Craig Newton

What's the connection between country and western music and an Irish jig? Where was the drum invented, and what music resulted from this? What was the 1850's equivalent of a rock concert? These are some of the questions that Craig Newton answers or explores in his 45-minute program, as he carries the audience from the roots of American music -- English-Irish-Scottish folk songs -- to the present day scene of rock, pop, and whatever. To make the music come alive, Craig uses a variety of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, banjo, flute, tin whistle, harmonica, trombone, and others. Using sing-alongs and fun songs, Craig lets the audience experience the different styles of music that make up "American Music"

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Kites for Kids Dave Shenkman

Our programs are dedicated to the following goals: Enhance each student's quality of life through the magical world of kiting Provide fun and excitement while building confidence and creativity through a hands-on kite making experience Encourage reading as a way of obtaining more information on subjects of interest Offer students a wholesome, family oriented alternative to drugs, television, and video games, while focusing on the natural highs of life.

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National Parks Adventurer Mike Graf

My presentations run the gamut of 1st through 8th grade, as well as giving talks to educators and parents. I am an enthusiastic storyteller and would be delighted to present at your school. Many of my talks revolve around weather, caving, storm chasing, dinosaur digs, animal encounters, and other outdoor adventure and science related topics. My newly released national parks series, weather, and/or the writing process itself are some of my most frequently requested presentations. There are several different presentations that I can offer your school. Each is tailored to fit desired grade levels. Schools can also mix and match presentations to best suit their individual school needs.

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The Ocean Adventure Wayne & Karen Brown

Like a field trip that comes to you! High-energy, fast-paced, multimedia programs that combine actual specimens, biological models, life-sized (or larger-than-life) inflatable animals, unique props, costumes, creative dramatics, storytelling techniques, high-tech SCUBA diving equipment, audience participation, and breathtaking underwater photography/videography.

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Portable Planetarium Richard Rumble & Sandee Gee

Star Lab - The Mobile/Portable Planetarium: We bring the Universe to your school. Upon entering our portable planetarium, your students will be transported from the Sun to the far reaches of the galaxy and the universe. Using special effects, laser lights and music, your students will gaze into the starry nights to see constellations and hear the stories of peoples and cultures past. Our programs teach Astronomy, The Sun & Solar System, African Mythology and Greek Mythology and Native American Mythology. Each program is written by some of the leading experts in their fields. The perfect tie-in with any science related topic or in combination with our astronomy and telescope night viewing program. Your school will receive education material. $100.00 off by mentioning this directory.

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Rockets and Robots Bob Redman

Celebrating 100 Years of Flight: Children will enjoy a fun and factual show that promotes the fun of science! In his unique interactive show Bob reveals how and why we use Rockets and Robots to explore (the Moon), Mars, and beyond! From Wright Brothers to Landing on the Moon: This show features slides, rocket and robot models and hands-on displays! With the program your students will receive a list of Internet sites, bibliography and paper models.

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School Programs USA Robinn Lange

Mindpower Memory (Grades K-Adult): Teaches tudents how to discover and utilize their true untapped memory potential. MINDPOWER Memory is an intriguing showcase of memory techniques and abilities that will allow your students to memorize, remember, retain and recall information with great detail in just minutes with very minimal effort. MINDPOWER Memory allows your students to improve their learning abilities, improve study habits, retain more of their studies in less time, enjoy greater comprehension, experience quicker, easier recall and improve their overall grades.

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Science of Juggling Jeffrey Daymont

The Science of Juggling program illustrates Newtons laws of motion by performing incredible skills with every day objects: 4-square balls, hula hoops, a bowling ball, jump rope and even golf clubs. While it is specially written to fit Californias Science Content Standards for 2nd and 8th grade science, students and teachers of all ages will laugh and learn at this high energy show!

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Dave Skale: Edu-Tainer Dave Skale

Dave's themed magic shows combine tons of comedy, loads of audience participation, and of course, a whole lot of magic while exploring a variety of important educational topics. Each of these 40 minute productions support California state standards.

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Children's Book Author Greg Trine

With plenty of visuals and audience participation, Greg delves into the writing process and the fun of storytelling and writing humorous books for kids. Your students will come away with: The importance of writing beyond the first draft Where unique characters come from Using personal experiences as inspiration for writing their own stories And much, much more A typical school visit is three assemblies and a book signing.

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Wildlife Learning Center

Explore the diversity of nature and see different types of animals from around the world. Learn where each animal is found , the adaptations that allow it to survive in its specific habitat and any interesting facts about how the animal lives. Meet a lynx, a coatimundi, a 35 lb. porcupine, a fennec fox, a giant python, a giant monitor lizard, a giant tortoise, and much more.

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Wyland Foundation Mobile Learning Center

A state-of-the-art 1,000 sq.ft. traveling bio-diesel learning exhibition. Features a 40-person multisensory theater and six interactive stations that allow students to explore how the quality and availability of water affects the quality of our lives!

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McCarty BMX Show

Our team has been riding and performing for over 15 years and has travelled to every state on the map and more! You may have seen them at NBA Halftime shows, NFL Games, on TV, at Festivals and they even make good habit of visiting local bike parks while touring to all these different places so keep your eyes peeled.

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Joe Gandelman Comic Ventriloquist

Comic Ventriloquist Joe Gandelman - Family Entertainer does shows for ALL ages and ALL occasions. He performs all over the U.S. and in Canada. All of Joe's shows feature a BIG CAST of characters, interaction and lots of laughs. He has appeared in big stage variety shows, on television, at fairs, festivals, corporate events, libraries, country clubs, churches, synagogues, mosques, schools, and private parties. He also does highly acclaimed strolling ventriloquism using his BIG CAST of characters and can customize any show. He has done two special tours of schools in North America using his "Learning Through Laughter" technique

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All About the Brass

Description: Westwind Brass is a professional music performance ensemble devoted to increasing children’s awareness in music. This show features a wide variety of musical styles including Modern, Antiphonal, Ragtime, Classical, Jazz, Romantic, and Dixieland, and touches upon the basic concepts of brass playing. This assembly also has a brief question and answer period at the end. Students will listen, respond, and directly participate in this introductory program which is ideal for schools with or without an active school music program. Requirements: Stage, cafeteria, auditorium or outside area

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Animal Encounters, Zovargo: Educationalc

Description: Zovargo fosters human-animal connection through unique encounters and hands-on educational programs that inspire conservative stewardship. Our programs are unique and interactive. We can also provide an animal-themed project as part of our programs. Requirements: Space for 1-2 six foot tables. Access to an electrical outlet. Close parking for quick haul-in appreciated

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Bees to Baleens: The Rhyme and the Rhythm of Living Things

Description: This language arts program utilizes animal science, varying styles of music and art to foster children’s creative talents and nurture literature appreciation. Children n will get to actively practice listening skills and following directions while learning how various talents were integrated to create a tangible product. Requirements: It would be helpful if children knew the meanings of the words: author, illustrator, lyrics and poetry and the teacher had discussed how words (poetry) become lyrics when they are sang a cappella or accompanied by music.

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Book Reading and Presentation Danny Dog

Description: "Danny Dog" is the heartwarming, non-fiction story of a rescue dog’s journey to find his forever home. The story educates children about rescue dogs and rescue organizations and giving these pets a second chance. Requirements: Multi-purpose room, A/V equipment – projector, screen, microphone

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Brazilian Traditional Rhythms and Dances

Description: Traditional music and dance have been a great tool for children’s awareness of cultural diversity. This program values oral traditions and performs various traditions of Brazil in a very musical and interactive way. The audience has the chance to EXPERIENCE Brazilian culture from natives, up close and personal. Our Body Percussion games also have an important educational role in developing group cohesion, motor skills, concentration, self-esteem and the awareness of our own sounds. Children leave the auditorium singing in Portuguese, clapping new rhythms and understanding new knowledge. Requirements: Usually indoor auditorium or classroom because of the Body Percussion sound, but we can adjust to outside space as well. We like to have 2 microphones and a place to plug in the guitar.

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Bulb and Seed Growing Program

Description: In class program includes a slide presentation on the growing process of a ranunculus flower, handson planting and growing. The field trip to The Flower Fields includes a guided tour of a working ranunculus farm. Kids will also have an art project, composting, music program, and wagon ride. After your program enjoy lunch at our picnic area, walk through the sweet pea maze, and enjoy Santa’s playground. Requirements: Movie screen for slide presentation.

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Bulb and Seed Growing Program

In class program includes a slide presentation on the growing process of a ranunculus flower, hands-on planting and growing. The field trip to The Flower Fields includes a guided tour of a working ranunculus farm. Kids will also have an art project, composting, music program, learning about good and bad bugs and wagon ride. After your program enjoy lunch at our picnic area, walk through the sweet pea maze, and enjoy Santa’s playground. Requirements: Movie screen for slide presentation. For more information visit our website: http://www.theflowerfields.com/school-programs/

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California Ballet Company

A Day in the Life of a Dancer is a behind the scenes look at the life of the professional dancers of the new California Ballet Company. Participants discover what is required to maintain a healthy and strong ballet physique by learning about the dancers daily training regimen. They will learn about the process of creating, learning, and perfecting a piece of choreography, and generate some original movement of their own. Finally, a question and answer session allows participants to join the discussion and get a first hand account of the career of a ballet dancer. During Ballet Insiders, participants explore the classic elements of storytelling through ballet as they take an in-depth look at a full length ballet. Audience participation allows students to be part of the story, using new skills in pantomime and stylized movement. In addition to learning the art of ballet pantomime, experience excerpts of the ballet performed by California Ballet Company artists. Choose between Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty all year, and The Nutcracker between Sept and December.

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Choral Music, The History of

Description: This is a lively and interactive presentation presented by several enthusiastic members of the San Diego Master Chorale for 3rd and 4th graders in groups of up to 60 at a time. If there are more children to be served at a particular school, we can usually schedule two presentations back-to-back to accommodate more. The presentation spans the history of chorale music from its origins in chant through to the present. Requirements: Schools are asked to fill out post-presentation evaluation forms.

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Classics 4 Kids In-School Workshops

Classics 4 Kids will come to your classroom for a 45 minute hands-on, interactive presentation. These assemblies foster creative thinking, cultural awareness and problem solving in a fun, educational environment. Our four workshops are available year-round, including summer, and are aligned with California Common Core standards for science, math and reading. PATTERN PLAY TRIO: Students learn about the string and woodwind instruments, perform on classroom percussion instruments, and hear a variety of music of many genres: classical, ragtime, jazz, ballroom, and more. WORLD OF PERCUSSION: Students take a rhythmic trip around the world in this interactive in-school assembly. Discover percussion instruments from Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas, including maracas, xylophones, cymbals, whistles, and so much more. SOUND SCIENCE: This S.T.E.A.M centered in-school assembly explores the science of sound, and how instruments make music. The fun and creative format encourages student participation and fosters deeps connections in music and science. MUSIC FOR UKES TRIO: Join ukulele superstars Sarah Maisel and Craig Chee in an interactive program all about the power of music. Students learn about the ukulele and string bass, sing-a-long to fun songs, and make deep understandings of how music connects our world.

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Covenant Players

Description: Plays and short vignettes for elementary school students on many themes including character education themes, self-esteem, bullying, conflict resolution, peer pressure, goals, family, substance abuse, cultural diversity, and many others. Program includes discussion and interaction with the students. Requirements: Classroom, auditorium, or all purpose room

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Cowboy Bob

Description: I will be singing in Spanish and English songs that the children know and love and some that will be new to them. I will introduce 5 different instruments: guitar, banjo, trumpet, harmonica and keyboard. Requirements: None

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Dance and Drumming from India: Khattak and Tabla

Description: Khattak and Tabla exposes students to the arts of India through an interactive assembly that combines performance and audience participation. During our assemblies we teach the sounds of the tabla and the movements of khattak dance so that the students are able to take away a concrete skill involving Indian arts. Additionally, after our main performance set, we invite students on stage to try the dancing themselves. Requirements: Classroom, auditorium, or all purpose room

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Dancing Emotion with The PGK Dance Project

Description: Students learn about dance’s ability to help express emotion and how this is something all people share and have in common. Four words are introduced (fear, joy anger, happiness) and dances are performed. Students are then asked which dance they feel represented each emotion. Visual aids are used throughout and together we explore variations of words which express emotion (afraid, excited). Students also learn and perform a short movement phrase. The dancers introduce themselves and respond to students’ questions. Requirements: Multi-purpose area, iPod deck, speaker or we bring our own, chalk board to write words or visible wall to place our own

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Dentist The Super Dentists Dental Presentation with the “Tooth Keri”

Description: Information regarding: brushing and flossing teeth properly, avoiding cavities, items used at the dentist office, and eating nutritious foods Requirements: Classroom or assembly area

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Drug-Free Me!

Description: A delightful mixture of magic and fun that delivers a powerful message about drug abuse. While being incredibly entertaining, it shows problems that drug abuse causes and gives some ideas for resisting influences that can lead to the abuse of drugs. Your school will receive excellent pre-show and post-show materials that emphasize the program’s message.

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Drummers Without Borders

Description: This is an engaging, multicultural, percussion assembly program. Students are introduced to a variety of drums and many other percussion instruments. The cultural origin, evolution, and construction of each instrument is described. The audience learns concepts of rhythm and tempo as well as how to create their own instrument from recycled materials. Students are invited on stage to play a set alongside the artist while the other students participate in call and response and other rhythm making activities. Requirements: Auditorium, multipurpose room, or outside space.

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Drums and Dance Kushinda-West African Drum and Dance

Description: Kushinda West African Drum and Dance offers exposure to West African culture. Within our performance we teach the names of drums, rhythms and dances. After main set, we encourage audience participation in both drumming and dancing. Requirements: School auditorium and stage

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Embrace Your Dream

Description: Embrace Your Dream Assembly / Program: A musical assembly program with a curriculum designed to motivate and inspire students through positive lyrics and songs. The EYD Assembly Programs are approximately 60 minutes, filled with fun and excitement. Assembly includes: Acknowledgements, Student and Audience Participation- featuring a familiar Sing-A-Long and students “Open Mic” in regards to the motivational topics. Motivational Topics- How Music Affects Our Character, Students Learn to Respect: Principal, Teachers, Parents, Students, and Self. A Pledge to- “Stop Bullying and Start Creating Your Dream” . Performances- by Ms. Dale A. Baker aka D’Angela. Embrace Your Dream assemblies encourage the students to “stay in school and support each others dream as a team.” * Classroom Segment: The Pre-Post EYD Classroom Worksheet(s), Ms. Baker shall provide for the students prior to the scheduled assembly. The worksheets give the students an opportunity to express their goals and dreams through writing and drawing and speaking. Requirements: Auditorium / Stage-Outdoor Assembly, One microphone, PA system required for playing CD

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Heart-light Dance TroupeHeart-smart Assembly

Description: An entertaining, high-energy discussion on staying “heart smart” with an exciting aerobic dance performance by the twelve kids in the Heartlight Aerobics traveling dance group. This assembly promotes exercise and fitness; generates enthusiasm and motivation for physical activity. Requirements: Sound system with cassette player and microphone; stage and surrounding area must be clear

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The HEP Project

Description: We offer an energetic, multi-media dance performance showing the history of American culture during the Swing Era (1920s-1950s). This assembly offers an appreciation of African American influences in music and American history, while preserving the art of Swing Dancing (America’s true folk dance). The interactive nature of the program fosters kinesthetic awareness and exposes students to jazz music and dance. The entire audience is involved throughout the presentation with physical movement and engaging video clips. Requirements: Audio video equipment (screen, projector, DVD player, microphone) (If school does not have equipment – we can provide for this.)

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History in a Trunk

Description: The Kumeyaay are native to our San Diego area of Southern California. We come to your classroom with our trunk full of props, portraying “traders” and show the students Kumeyaay clothing, cooking tools, supplies used in daily life, acorns and herbs. Then we tell about some of the customs and end with a native legend. Requirements: Two long tables and two chairs

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I Love a Clean San Diego

Description: “Where does our garbage go?” By exploring this question, elementary school audiences embark on a visual tour of solid waste management issues. After learning about the limitations of landfill space and negative impacts of trash on the environment, students are informed of different ways that they can protect the environment. Slide show presentation covers everyday ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle and includes a display of products made from recycled ma

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Kids for America: Play It Smart, Stay Safe From Drugs

Description: This lively, colorful theatrical presentation is performed by kids, sending a powerful peer to peer message teaching elementary school kids to say “NO” to drugs. It was awarded a Congressional Commendation for its outstanding drug prevention message. Songs and dancing highlight the five safety rules: 1. Get your highs naturally, not chemically. 2. Don’t give in to peer pressure. 3. All you’ve got to say is NO. 4. Respect your body. Give your genes a chance to make you all you can be. 5. Believe in yourself. You’re worth it. Black lights, strobe lights and other special effects increase the memory and fun! The conclusion of the program includes the Safety Kids choosing children from the audience to participate in role-playing situations. Requirements: A darkened room is preferred but can be performed outdoors without the lighting effects.

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Legacy – History of Americans of African Decent

Description: Experience the rich legacy of Americans of African descendants, earth’s first people. Learn their contributions to the roots of western civilization, how hieroglyphics, the first alphabet was created. Discover the birthplace of mathematics, geometry and science. Uncover the secrets of the pyramids. Sing and feel the power of African music from a rhythmic rain song to a soul stirring spiritual. Decipher the code song of freedom, created in bondage. Celebrate the journey of a people whose contributions changed the world. Requirements: One 30” x 6’ work table, can be inside or outside

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Life is a Song Sing-Along

Description: This program consists of simple, fun songs with positive messages for the children to participate in and easily sing along with. Lyrically, they are designed to instill a good, happy attitude, develop moral character and behavior, and stimulate creative imagination. It also teaches students how to make music without instruments, using only the voice and body beats. Requirements: PA system/CD player/overhead projector for lyrics to be displayed

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McDonald, Ronald

Description: Ronald McDonald demonstrates it is who we are “on the inside”, our character, that makes us who we really are. Using puppetry, magic and music Ronald explains the importance of being trustworthy, responsible, respectful, and fair to others and how these traits help us build strong character. Description: Living a drug free life- anti drug message Positive and healthy lifestyle- making healthy choices about friends, hobbies, and eating. Before a test take a rest- motivating students to do their best and never give up. Peace begins with me- Contains messages about working hard, as a group and individually, to obtain cultural and communal peace.

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Music – Another Day In Paradise Education Series

Description: Teaches music fundamentals, theory, music history focusing on Classical and Jazz music. Will also have a performance of both genres of music. Explains how the music of the past affects the present music. Also, includes a question and answer portion. Mostly, children are interested in what it feels like to play the instrument and how to do it we explain this in detail, almost like a private lesson in music for elementary school students. Requirements: Auditorium or classroom

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Music Around the World

Description: An interactive, multicultural music program. Assembly focus is on percussion instruments from around the world. Students see, hear, and play a variety of musical instruments from other cultures. Using body percussion, all students are included in a rhythm orchestra. Students experience rhythm, call and response, and section playing in music. Also, some students come on stage and play the instruments in an actual percussion ensemble.

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No Hands – No Arms – No Problem!

Description: Tom Willis (presenter) is disabled – he was born without arms and hands. So he uses his legs and feet instead to do almost everything in his life. During this diversity/disability awareness assembly he: 1) talks openly with kids about his disability and how he’s learned to tackle the many obstacles and challenges he faces each and every day; 2) shows how he grew up as a “boy with no arms”; 3) demonstrates how he uses his feet in a creative and unique approach to problem solving; 4) invites kids on stage and challenges them to perform simple acts using their feet instead of their hands; and 5) interacts and role-plays to teach kids, “It’s okay to be different!” The ultimate goal of this assembly is to promote better understanding and acceptance of persons with disabilities. Requirements: Auditorium, gymnasium or other room suited for group presentation, screen for projection; one table, three chairs

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Participatory Story Theatre

Description: Puppet Play: WEST OF SNOW, a story of the Donner Party. Two puppeteers and a fiddler recreate the historical trials and tribulations of the Reed family, narrated by the adult Patty Reed, as an elder recalling her pioneer childhood. A play with puppetry, acting and live music. Requirements: 12' x 12' space required, with electrical outlet.

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Peter M. Small: Historical Impressionist

Description: History comes to life with visits from famous historical figures with choices, such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Thomas Edison. In each of these individual assemblies, pupils can help George Washing cross the Delaware River in our fight for independence, assist Thomas Edison demonstrate the scientific principles behind his inventions, or watch Thomas Jefferson write and explain the Declaration of Independence. Requirements: (Optional) Table, chair, and microphone. Long table (6’ or longer) needed for the Edison program.

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“Pineapple Poet”, What an Author Does!

Description: It’s fun to write, and easy to read, a happy smile is all you need! Prizewinning author Cam MacMillan gives an entertaining talk about the writing of his bestselling Hawaiian children’s book, “Pineapple Poet and the Curse of the SmoothieMan”. Mr. MacMillan explains with drawings about inventing the “Pineapple Poet” character, and how his adventures were published. Fun for both children and adults interested in making children’s books. Requirements: Marker board, sound system optional

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Playwrights Project

Description: Humor, sensitivity and imagination sparkle in “Lost in Words,” the story of 15-year-old Sylvia, a Spanish-speaker who relocates from Mexico to California and struggles to negotiate a new school, language and culture. Jim Knable, a former winner of our annual California Young Playwrights Contest and now a professional playwright, wrote the script and songs. The play is performed by professional actors in English with some Spanish interspersed. A talk-bask with the audience is also available at no additional cost. Requirements: Auditorium, Gym, Cafeteria, or multipurpose room

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Puppets Literacy Live with Puppets

Description: Through the use of puppets, I take familiar children’s stories and retell them three-dimensionally! I present cleverly rewritten folk tales to inspire story ideas for writer’s workshop. Puppets have a magical way of bringing life to literature especially characterization. The students will be involved in “hands-on” retelling of stories with puppets. Music and poetry are incorporated throughout. Requirements: Auditorium

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SDSU Theatre For Youth A Peace Play: SQUAWK

Description: This madcap adventure is set in a community of birds. Using the imagination of the audience, a broken umbrella, a stick, a bit of cloth, the actors conjure from the air an ostrich, two conniving crows, and many other feathered friends. The elders of the bird community decide to hold a Peace Song Competition to foster community spirit and co-operation. Alas! It is not as easy as they may have wished. SQUAWK is ideal for all children under the age of 90. The spoken languages are English, Zulu and Bird! “An entertaining and profound story of peace.” Originally devised and performed in preparation for the peaceful social transition that occurred in South Africa after the demise of apartheid – this physical theatre piece has been performed around the world – London, Edinburgh, Adelaide, Canada and twice at SDSU’s Theatre of the World Festival in 1999 and 2004. Requirements: For 4th grade audiences of 30-60 students, in school hall or utility room, Friday’s only

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Seeds of Creativity; Of Humankind; Liberté; And Days of ’49–Gold Rush

Description: Balladeer and storyteller presents participatory multi-visual programs with strong educational values; student participation. Requirements: Multi –purpose room, screen, PA system; prefer students be seated on floor

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Spellman Magic Spectacular

Description: Smoke Alarm! is a fun, magical program with a strong anti-tobacco-use message. It is exclusively about the use of tobacco. While being incredibly entertaining, it shows the undesirable consequences of tobacco use and gives some ideas for resisting influences that cause people to smoke. The show is not at all “preachy,” but is delightful and magical. Your school will receive excellent pre-show and post-show materials that emphasize the program’s message

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Wells Fargo/Free Hands on Banking Program

Description: Wells Fargo is offering a presentation on banking that teaches students about “money skills” that they need to improve their knowledge on budgeting and savings.

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World Music in the Schools

Description: Cross-cultural learning opportunities in the performing arts traditions of the world by bringing native or native-trained teaching artists into San Diego area schools to perform and interact with K-12 students. This unique program provides student-interactive presentations in music and dance from seven broad culture areas: South Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Latin America, Africa, North America, and Europe. These programs provide a wide range of opportunities for students to learn about the world and themselves through performing arts experiences. Requirements: Multi-purpose room, auditorium, or theater

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Young Audiences Teaching Performances, Workshops and Residencies

Description: Call for free catalog with detailed descriptions of each program. Young Audiences’ Educational Performances are more than the typical assembly program. These age appropriate performances connect directly to District and State content standards in the Visual and Performing Arts, Literacy/Language Arts and History/Social Science. These programs introduce students to a broad variety and depth of arts education experiences. Music programs range from classical western brass and woodwind quintets to West African drumming, Brazilian samba, Japanese kyoto and American bluegrass music. Dance programs include classical ballet, modern dance, hip-hop, Korean and Philippine dance. Theatre programs range from Shakespeare to Chicano Street theatre for middle and high school. Among the visual art programs is a mural-making residency. There are also teacher staff development workshops in theatre, mime, storytelling, dance, music, puppetry and visual art.

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Climate Change for Kids

Climate Change for Kids teaches natural science and helps to prepare students for the coming challenges, in a fun, kid-friendly way. "Dr. Jones" and his performing macaw, "Gabby" present animations, videos, demonstations & magic to teach environmental science and how kids can make a difference for a better world. Request brochure.

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Bye Bye Bully

Music, role playing, and audience participation are used to address the topic of bullying. Obediah delicately informs K-8 graders how they can each deal with a bully, whether they are the bullied or the bystander. “Bye Bye Bully” defines the “verbal bully”, “physical bully”, the “relationship bully”, and the “cyber bully”, but does so in a very fun and engaging way.

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Get Out Your Box

Marc Griffiths has spoken in over 5000 schools to more than 1 million children. He is the world's number 1 inspirational ventriloquist and is hilarious!!! Marc was the busiest and most successful assembly provider in the UK before moving to the States where he now lives with his family. He runs programs for all ages. He has multiple themes, ranging from bullying to Leader in Me to well being to motivational. He was a finalist on Britain's Got Talent, has won multiple awards for his work in education and now works from Atlanta, GA. Marc also runs training for staff on morale, happiness, success and overcoming the busyness of life. Many schools love this as an extra to input into their staff after school. What's the best thing you can do for your team? Get them happy and the whole school benefits!

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Bye Bye Bully

This anti bullying school assembly uses music, role playing, and audience participation to deal with the topic of bullying in schools. Obediah delicately informs K-8 grade students how they can each deal with a bully, whether they are the bullied or the bystander. “Bye Bye Bully” defines the “verbal bully”, “physical bully”, the “relational bully”, and the “cyber bully”, but does so in a very light, artistic, and engaging way.

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The Character Counts Show

This is a CHARACTER COUNTS! Pillars of Character assembly that uses humor, music, and storytelling to inspire elementary school students about trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship and bullying.

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The Crazy Bottles and Cans Show

An engaging school assembly that uses song, humor, and audience participation to give K-6 students a comprehensive overview about why it is important to recycle. One of our experienced performers, Rebecca Lynn or Jason Luckett, takes students on a journey from the raw materials, through manufacturing, to consumer use, to consumer recycling, to shipping the redeemed materials to be used in more manufacturing. Seeing this journey makes this lesson not only easy to understand for the young students but underscores why it is critical that we recycle and not waste natural resources.

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Kids for Kindness

An engaging school assembly that uses is a positive approach to motivate K-5 students to be more kind and caring. The performer uses role playing, songs, puppetry, and humor to help schools improve student behavior, personal character, social emotional development, and prevent potential bullying issues. Performer Mark Beckwith or performer Tuba Heatherton will engage elementary school audiences with a dynamic, interactive theatrical-style program.

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Say YES to Success!

This is an elementary school assembly about success, goal setting, perseverance, and testing strategies. This engaging performance by Razzle Bam Boom motivates students to make good choices in school and in life.

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Voices for Good Choices

Citizenship, respect, responsibility, teamwork and kindness are covered in this elementary school assembly by performing duo Razzle Bam Boom. It will motivate your K-6 students to be better citizens and students by involving them onstage (and while in the audience) in fun skits. Mark and Obediah, perform a energetic show about good personal character – starring your students! 25 students will be selected throughout the production to join Mark and Obediah on stage to role-play various scenarios about respect, kindness, citizenship, and perseverance.

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All That Trash

This recycling, ecology, environmental school assembly teaches ways for kids to responsibly conserve our natural resources. Using song, humor, and audience participation, students will discover the reasons why it is smart to reduce, reuse and recycle. The duo performs “All That Trash” for K-5 or K-6 schools throughout California, with the goal of fostering student environmental citizenship.

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H2O, Where Did You Go?

This is a funny, educational elementary school assembly, which covers many water science educational standards, such as the water cycle and aquifers, the reasons for water conservation, and how students can be “water smart”. This production uses music, humor, demonstration, and audience participation to engage elementary school audiences and to motivate students to respect and conserve water.

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200 Years of American Music

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History of Rock 'n' Roll

Razzle Bam Boom’s “History of Rock ‘n Roll” will rock your kids and teachers! This entertaining school assembly on music is appropriate for Kindergarten through sixth grade and the teachers will love it too! It is fun and funny. What a great way to start or end the year with good spirits!

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Waterology

An energetic musical school assembly show for elementary schools, on the topics of the water cycle, storm water, water conservation, and other water science topics. Audiences are involved with songs, competitions, call-and-response, skits & humor. This show has even been sponsored by many water districts a their way to educated students about the value of water.

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Hydro Game Show

“The Hydro Game Show” uses a large rear projection video screen & projector to show huge images of water in its various motions and uses. Then teams challenge each other as fun reinforcement for what they learned. Short fun YouTube style videos will be the “commercial break about water use efficiency”. Those video segments are shown between game rounds.

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This is How We Roll

An engaging assembly to grades K-6 about bicycling or walking to school (“bike-ped safety”). This is not a stunt show. Shows That Teach has produced an elaborate interactive indoor multi-media show that uses demonstration and stories, presented live with short YouTube-style video segments. This will engage elementary, middle school, and junior high school students.

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Bee True To You

Created by Award Winning International Singer TOBI, here at Bee True To You we are on a mission to bring awareness to this on-going epidemic and Take The Sting out of Bullying once and for all by creating positive change, empowering and inspiring children through the power of music. Bee True To You is a 50 minute Pop/Rock Interactive and Curriculum Based Anti-Bullying Assembly Program. This broadway-esque program is a story about two characters who teach children the values of friendship, kindness and discovering identities through narrative and song. The show is narrated by spunky blue haired Pop Singer TOBI and programs mascot, DJ BTTY THE BEE, who lost his voice to bullying at a young age. Through music and deejaying, BTTY is able to communicate with the audience, and as an aspiring singer who understands the world of music, TOBI is able to translate what BTTY says! The program is highly interactive with confidence boosting dance parties, sing-a-long segments, memorable and catchy educational songs and life lessons acted out from real letters written by children TOBI and BTTY have visited from other schools. The program is signed with one of the Top Booking Agencies in New York, Theaterworks USA, and in 2016 TOBI was the recipient of United Nations and Meaningful Worlds International Youth Peace Award.

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