CPW 2019: OKC Advanced, March 9-10, in Yukon, OK

Brought to you by Oklahoma Santas, an IBRBS chapter

CPW Advanced in Yukon, Oklahoma

March 9-10, 2019

Why take the CPW Advanced Performing Workshop? In the first course, the Performing Fundamentals, you were presented with a buffet: with a little of everything, all designed to inspire. Now in the Advanced Workshop, you’ll be immersed in more intensive hands-on and activity-based materials, where participants will create and do..

We’ve discovered how much our community is interested in storytelling. Day One is spent working on understanding, creating, and telling stories. We examine story structure, genres, and perspectives (first person, third person, character, and narrative). This includes key techniques in receiving and giving feedback plus coaching. Day Two takes that story knowledge and Christmas lore to create unique character back stories so you can each develop “your North Pole,” the well-spring for many stories. Along the way, we focus on what makes each of your individual characters unique, how to build buy-in from audiences, create character depth, and how to use ALL of this to enthrall your audience.

Throughout, we engage in performing exercises, with a bit of vocal, improv, and duo exercises, working in both small and large groups so participants can try out new skills in a supportive environment This is a workshop like no other. If you are a Christmas Performer looking to create real magic for your clients and real depth for your Character, you will truly enjoy the CPW Advanced Performing Workshop.

Join us at Spanish Cove, located in Yukon Oklahoma, for the CPW Advanced Performing Workshop on March 9 and 10, 2019.

  • Single registration = $200
  • Double registration (Santa and Mrs. Claus) = $350

PayPal buttons are at the bottom of this page, or you can send dirctly to OKCPW@cox.net from your own PayPal account. Cost does not include meals, transportation, or lodging.

There will also be a set of activities on Friday evening, March 8. Additional details coming!

How to Register

Contact Tom Tarr to reserve your spot in the workshop today!

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Location

Spanish Cove Retirement Village
11 Palm Ave, Yukon, OK 73099

Meeting will be at the Huff Plaza meeting hall, at Spanish Cove. Use the entrance from Cornwell Drive and E. Janice. Parking is available around the buildings on E. Janice.  Spanish Cove is a 30 minutes drive from the Turner Turnpike OKC exit gate, with easy access coming from Tulsa.

Workshop Participant Survey

Once you have registered, please complete this advanced survey (should take only 5-10 minutes) so that your feedback can be included in the course.

Local Lodging

Hampton Inn
1351 Canadian Court, Yukon, Oklahoma, 73099
Phone: (405) 350-6400

Mention visiting Spanish Cove Village for rate. Closest airport is Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport (OKC), about 22 minutes away.

Want to know more about the Oklahoma IBRBS Chapter? Also, check them out on Facebook.

How to find the Plaza Hall meeting room at Spanish Cove Village – enter from Cornwell Dr to E. Janice

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Tuition

Price is $200 per student for two full days of training, plus an additional workshop Friday night. Couples can purchase two tickets for $350 total, that’s a $50 discount! Cost does not include meals, transportation, or lodging.

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$200 for single student tuition

$350 for two students’ tuition
($50 discount for couples!)

All 2018 Upcoming Workshops


Are you making your plans to continue your Christmas Performer Training? Check out all these scheduled workshops coming up in 2018!

ISC Denver 2018: Photos from Classes

Christmas Performer Workshops presented six titles in seven workshop slots from two CPW instructors (with several co-panelists) #ISCDenver2018 #ISCDenver

 

Workshop: Phoenix, AZ, July 21 and 22, 2018

Christmas Performer Workshops (CPW) comes to Phoenix, AZ in July

Come join the Arizona Santas for the CPW: Performing Skills Workshop, July 21 and 22, 2018, with Robert Seutter (Santa True).

Contact

Tuition

  • Final Workshop cost = $110 per person

Location

  • Phoenix: You MUST register to be given the address of class. Contact Mike and Tammi Ridder, santasredphone@gmail.com

Meals

Breakfast will be served each day at 8:30 AM so that class can start on time at 9 AM. Lunch will also be served both days, and there is only a 30-minute lunch break (no time to head over to a restaurant).  Menu is below, if you would rather–you are welcomed to bring a sack lunch. The Menu is Gluten Free.

  • Breakfast
    • Scrambled eggs w/ cheese
    • Sausage patties
    • Hash browns
    • Gluten Free Mini Muffins
    • Coffee and Water
  • Saturday Lunch
    • Two Hard Shell Tacos
    • Spanish Rice
    • Refried Beans
    • Tres Leche Cake
    • Sweet Ice Tea and Water
  • Sunday Lunch
    • Gluten Free Chicken Alfredo Pasta
    • Caesar Salad
    • Chocolate Cake
    • Sweet Ice Tea and Water

Hotel Specials

  • Use the phrase: “Friends of AZ Santa’s” (for the prices below)
    • (1) Super 8 Motel – 2 beds/2-3 adults $51.99 = tax
      (Call John Cruz: 602-995-8451)
      Super 8 Motel, 8130 N Black Canyon Phoenix, AZ
    • (2) Super 8 Motel – 2 beds/4 adults $61.99 + tax
      (Call John Cruz: 602-995-8451)
      Super 8 Motel, 8130 N Black Canyon Phoenix, AZ
    • (3) Premier Inns Metro – 1 King/ 2 Full $49.99 + tax
      (Call Carolyn: 602-943-2371)
      Premier Inns Metro, 10402 N Black Canyon Phoenix, AZ

Pre-Course Survey

Before you arrive at the Workshop, please complete the following pre-course Survey. We need your Modern Name, your Email, and the name you want on your Certificate of Completion.

CPW Workshop Policies

  1. Request for refunds of Deposits will be handled individually, subject to reasonable just cause.
  2. Purchase of tuition is the responsibility of the student. If any student is unable to attend, they may sell (transfer) their seat to someone else. Transfer of tuition is handled between the students.
  3. You must send an email notification of change in attendance to (a) santasredphone@gmail.com and (b) to santa@santatrue.com for change of the name on the Certificate of Completion.

Workshop: NORPAC near Seattle, WA, June 9 and 10, 2018

Christmas Performer Workshops (CPW) comes to Washington

Come join us for the advanced workshop! June 9 and 10, 2018, NORPAC Santas presents CPW: Advanced Santa Claus Character Work and Storytelling Training with Robert Seutter (Santa True).

 

Contact

Tuition

  • Workshop cost = $200 single registration, $350 for couple’s registration
  • Pre-Registration by April 30, 2018 to get your limited space

Location

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    2500 136th Ave Ct. E.
    Sumner, WA 98390
  • (855) 516-1092 or (253) 299-0205

Pre-Course Survey

Before you arrive at the Workshop, please complete the following pre-course Survey. We need your Modern Name, your Email, and the name you want on your Certificate of Completion.

 

 

CPW Workshop Policies

  1. Request for refunds of Deposits will be handled individually, subject to reasonable just cause.
  2. Purchase of tuition is the responsibility of the student. If any student is unable to attend, they may sell (transfer) their seat to someone else. Transfer of tuition is handled between the students.
  3. You must send an email notification of change in attendance to (a) dennisgorley@comcast.net or santa@santatb.com and (b) to santa@santatrue.com for change of the name on the Certificate of Completion.

ISC Denver: Manager and Handler Best Practices

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  • Manager and Handler Best Practices
    • It’s starts out easily enough: Someone buckles into a red suit, brushes out their beard, and asks children what they want for Christmas. Suddenly, there are hundreds of emails from GigSalad, GigMasters, not  to mention the dozens of voicemails, all hoping for “just 20 minutes on Christmas Eve at 7 PM to give out a few presents.” How does a Santa survive with all these requests? And how can any Manager or Handler sort through the communication to get Santa to the correct front door on time? Come discuss best practices using simple tools such as calendars, spreadsheets, and event printouts to ensure a reasonable schedule, a well-prepared Santa or Mrs Claus, and proper paperwork when tax season rolls around.
    •  This class will be taught by Cat Ellen (“Mrs. Santa True”) of Christmas Performer Workshops.


 

Manager and Handler Best Practices

ISC Denver: Hard Truths

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  • “Hard Truths”
    • While we want to think that being a Christmas performer is all hugs and candy canes, there are some things that are not so pretty. We run into things like crisis situations, scary Santas, bad actors (performers, agents, clients and more), and dealing with things like social media. In this guided discussion, we will have insights from new and veteran Christmas performers, and discuss how our community can deal with issues going forward. This is not just a gripe session, we will discuss problems AND solutions. It will be fast paced, and a sense of humor and grace is required. It will be at times irreverent and some sacred cows will get barbecued. No recordings will be allowed. We will have some notable veteran performers, and some new voices as well. If you are looking towards the future of our art form, we hope you will join us.
    • This panel will be moderated by Santa True (Robert Seutter) of Christmas Performer Workshops


 

Hard Truths

ISC Denver: Unique Endeavors

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  • Unique Endeavors!
    • There are so many cool gigs out there. But have you ever asked how you get them? The truth may surprise you. Sometimes it’s a Christmas Performer who comes up with the ideas and gets them rolling. If you are one of the Christmas Performers who appears on helicopters, trains, on skis, skates, motorcycles, and much more, please join us. What is it like performing on beaches and mountains, or in deserts or underwater, doing all sorts of amazing gigs, for all sorts of audiences? Let’s share the inside scoop on how it was to do them: The good, the bad, and the gnarly. Let’s talk about you got those gigs, and all the challenges that go with them. We hope you will come and share some of your experiences as well. Rumor has it we are going to have some veteran performers come share their insights, on how we get out of the chair, and catch some air!
    • This guided discussion moderated by Santa True (Robert Seutter) of Christmas Performer Workshops.


 

Unique Endeavors

ISC Denver: Rock Solid Santa

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  • Rock Solid Santa (The Art of the Marathon Performer)
    • We have a unique art form. As a Christmas Performer, we can be on a parade float or stage one moment, and then have our audience on our knee the very next. Multiply that by 40 or so days each season, and you are talking about one seriously challenging role. In this class, we cover specific pointers to help you make the plans that will keep you going strong throughout your season. You will want to be prepared, mentally, physically, emotionally, and logistically. Join us and share your questions, and tips as well. It’s going to be a long season: Are you ready to bring your “A” Game?
    • This class will be taught by Santa Steve Eastis (Santa to the Stars) and by Santa True (Rob Seutter) of Christmas Performer Workshops.


 

Rock Solid Santa

ISC Denver: The Art of Performing

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  • The Art of Performing
    • Here’s the truth: Being a Pro Christmas Performer requires TWO skill sets. One is the Business side, those best practices of being a professional Performer (contracts, hair bleaching, and all that). The Second part is Performing. And while Christmas spirit is important, it’s also handy to have some performing chops: Skills like storytelling, physicality, speaking, singing, character work, and much more. Because the magic starts inside the suit. This class is about inspiring you to be the best Christmas Performer you can be, to bring the magic. We’ll share some fun performing bits, talk about some misconceptions, and focus on some handy tips and ideas for your performing path.
    • This class will be taught twice by Santa True (Robert Seutter) of Christmas Performer Workshops.


The Art of Performing

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