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Zupp, Brad The Feats of Memory Show (A) Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Science
Students learn how to triple their ability to remember during one 45-minute assembly (even if they hate studying). Teaching the science of remembering using the performing arts. In this unique assembly, students learn HOW to remember! - Improve test scores, spelling, vocabulary, foreign languages and more. - Increase creative thinking and the ability to visualize as students use the three keys to unlocking their amazing memory abilities. - Boost test-taking confidence and classroom participation when students remember answers easier. - Students understand the science of how the mind forgets and the importance of homework, review and studying - Each performance can be customized for specific grade(s) and with examples of specific areas that need to be addressed as directed by faculty or parents. Available for grades 3 and higher. - This arts in education performance uses theatre, comedy and circus arts to demonstrate keys points and keep the students entertained as they learn - Amazing "feats of memory" impress the students as they see dozens of their names remembered instantly and a random 40-digit number that they provide is memorized in less than 60 seconds, right before their eyes More details, testimonials and a preview video at: www.FeatsOfMemory.com
$501- $1000
Wafer, Erin Stretching Kindness Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
Stretching Kindness Yoga specialty designed for the toddler, preschool age, young child, teens as well as Mommy & Me Yoga for babies. My program's goal is to spread kindness & confidence. Through this, I hope children will develop not only a strong physical core, but an inner one that strengthens their sense of self. In this organic story time yoga, children are given the opportunity to take a ride through their imagination and create the movement storyline of each class. This empowers children by being given the choice to voice their creativity. Come join us as we take an imaginative journey through Australia's rainforests, the San Diego Zoo and much more!
$101- $200
Dolan, Mary Beth The Great Pictionary Relay Race Health & Fitness- Other,
Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing
The drawing game Pictionary is mashed-up with Relay racing. Teams play against each other drawing a "round of 12 cards". The typical "all play" category found in original Pictionary is replaced with current popular books, and their characters; the other normal categories of objects, places, celebrities, verbs are also played. The players hand-off the marker as a baton- and the first team to guess all their cards each round wins. Call for more info- as this one is a little involved rule-wise. losing team each round will have to perform some sort of physical exercise (jumping jacks, etc.). Team that wins the most "rounds" of play wins.
$201- $350
Ring, Barbara Electrify Your Body with Nathan Blake Health & Fitness- Other
Everything in life moves because movement is a natural part of life. Electrify Your Body is an interactive movement and dance experience designed to unite students by giving them a sense of self-worth, freedom, and respect for one another. Students will learn to create their own Toolbox of Movement, cooperate with one another through Spatial Awareness exercises, and discover their own unique characters through Nathan’s Movement Animation method. Encouraging students to move is an essential step in cultivating a healthy body image and increasing self-esteem.
$501- $1000
McIntosh, Ira Take It Outside! - Perfect for SRP 2016 On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
“Take it Outside!” is an adventure packed with possibilities! We’ll sing about fishing and frolicking; romping and rollicking; exploring and sailing and swimming and more! Ira McIntosh helps to get kids excited about reading with his lively, fun, participatory programs. He uses stories and songs to illustrate the importance of health and wellness -- not just for us, but also for our communities and surroundings, connecting our fitness with the quality of the food and water that we enjoy.
$201- $350
O'Carroll, Magician Debbie The Fun & Games Magic Show Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
Learn about fitness through the art of magic. This lively program is perfect for ages 4 to 12 and it reinforces the idea that exercise is good for you! In The Fun & Games Magic Show, Magician Debbie O'Carroll delights the audience with a participatory magic show that highlights the physical benefits of playground games, organized sports, dance and good eating habits. Many schools and libraries ask Debbie to teach a fun and creative Introduction To Yoga workshop after her performance. Debbie O'Carroll is a Registered Yoga Teacher.
$201- $350
Paul, LoriAnn CHAIR YOGA for SENIORS with LoriAnn Paul, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher Health & Fitness- Sports,
Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other
I was first introduced to the powerful healing art of Yoga more than 35 years ago, and I desire to share my expertise and passion with you! My Chair Yoga classes for seniors incorporate gentle stretching and modified Yoga postures, adapted to suit the particular needs of each student. The Yoga warm-ups and postures that I teach are designed to gently stretch, tone and strengthen the body, while simultaneously helping to preserve range of motion. Furthermore, regular Yoga practice can be quite effective in helping to relieve the painful symptoms of physical ailments such as Arthritis, which may otherwise compromise one’s quality of life. Students also learn ancient Yoga breathing exercises, which help to strengthen the lungs, heighten mental clarity, calm the nervous system, and improve sleeping patterns among other things. I encourage my students to respect their bodies while exercising, and teach many different variations and modifications of each warm-up and posture, taking into account any special needs they may have. Each class ends with a unique and beautifully relaxing meditation, which varies from one class to another, and which one student sweetly referred to as “the icing on the cake”.
$101- $200
Collins, Dawn The Voice and Sound - Energized Healing Instruments Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
An introduction to the use of the voice as an instrument. Participants learn about proper breathing, sacred sound, psychoacoustics, cross-cultural mantra, song and chant, gestures combined with sound to support the voice, and the relaxing, meditative state of mind you are capable of entering. Through the use of the voice as a sound portal, multiple benefits occur - emotional, physical benefits and spiritual connections are strengthened. You do not need to be a singer or have any musical background.
$101- $200
Rivest, Robert Learn, Laugh and Let go! Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Mime
A humorous look at the stresses of modern life and what we can do about it.. Through comedy, insight, and interaction, Robert Rivest shares his tried and true methods of stress reduction. This series of mime, theater and Improv stories offers both comic relief and practical stress relieving techniques. Robert Rivest has the audience entertained and enthralled as he explores how to build concentration, calm the body and quiet the mind. Learn, Laugh, and Let Go. With Robert’s down-to-earth sense of humor and engaging style,audiences of all ages find stress reduction natural and easy. Robert Rivest comically explores: •  Positive and Negative Stress •  Perception & Perfection •  Adjusting to Change •  Positive Self Talk •  Test Taking •  Breathing Deeply •  Humor Perspective Awareness •  Re-energizing Body & Mind
$351- $500
Reynolds, Jackie Balloons, Music and Movement Disability Awareness,
Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
An engaging, hands-on visual and auditory program with balloons, music and movement to encourage and facilitate participation. It is tailored to the needs of the individuals in the group. Hands-on fun can develop manual dexterity with opportunities for special needs individuals to participate. Great activity with music for kids, young people and seniors. Participants bring home their balloon creations and a new sense of pride in their accomplishments!
$201- $350
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