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!

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.

Workshop: Tarpon Springs, FL, August 4 and 5, 2018

Christmas Performer Workshops (CPW) comes to Florida

SAVE THE DATE!

Come join us for the workshop that everyone is talking about! August 4 and 5, 2018, CPW brings Robert Seutter, Santa True, to teach CPW Performing Fundamentals in Tarpon Springs, FL, brought to you by the Palm Tree Santas.

The CPW Performing Fundamentals workshop includes: Storytelling, Vocals, Physicality, Improv, Building your Back Stories, Character work, Dealing with Marathon Performance, Working as Duos, Stage Presence, Developing your Scene Break Downs, Expressiveness, and more.

Yes, it’s a lot to absorb. But we want to inspire you and make sure you get your money’s worth. We plan to include an extra half day class on Friday afternoon specifically on Storytelling Performance. This is going to be a long season: If you want to bring the Magic, this is the workshop! Join us for a FUN, supportive, high energy weekend!

That’s Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5, 2018 with the Palm Tree Santas! Please re-share this post! (Download a PDF flyer)

Contact

  • Santa Bob Elkin, Palm Tree Santas / Santas Drill Team
  • santa@santatb.com
  • (813) 230-9254
  • IMPORTANT: Please email or call Santa Bob to register, before attempting to make your sleeping room reservation. Everyone who registers will receive a Pay Pal invoice for a 50% deposit ($100) or you can mail a check. Balance due must be paid a minimum of 45 days prior to the workshop scheduled start date (on or before June 20, 2018).

Tuition

Price is $200 per student for two full days of training, includes an extra Storytelling workshop Friday afternoon. Cost does not include meals, transportation, or lodging.

Come join us at the Facebook group Palm Tree Santas for more information and camaraderie.

Location

Tarpon Springs, Florida
Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5, 2018
We have a block of sleeping rooms reserved for Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4, 2018 for your convenience at the Quality Inn, Tarpon Springs, 727-934-5781. Room rates: $79 standard rooms, $99 Suites, ask for the Santas Workshop room block.

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 Florida 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) santa@santatb.com and (b) to santa@santatrue.com for change of the name on the Certificate of Completion.

Workshop: OKC, June 2 and 3, 2018

Christmas Performer Workshops (CPW) comes to Oklahoma

Come join us for the workshop that everyone is talking about! June 2 and 3, 2018, CPW brings Robert Seutter, Santa True, to teach CPW Performing Fundamentals.

The CPW Performing Fundamentals workshop includes: Storytelling, Vocals, Physicality, Improv, Building your Back Stories, Character work, Dealing with Marathon Performance, Working as Duos, Stage Presence, Developing your Scene Break Downs, Expressiveness, and more.

Yes, it’s a lot to absorb. But we want to inspire you and make sure you get your money’s worth. We might even have an extra class specifically for Female Christmas Performers or a Storytelling Performance. This is going to be a long season: If you want to bring the Magic, this is the workshop! Join us for a FUN, supportive, high energy weekend!

Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Oklahoma Memorial Union (in the Frontier Room) at the University of Oklahoma. Please re-share this post!

Contact

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!)

Location

Weekend Class will be held at Oklahoma Memorial Union at the University of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Memorial Union – Frontier Room
900 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK 73019
http://www.ou.edu/union.html

Facebook for the Workshop

Come join us at the Facebook group Oklahoma CPW for more information and camaraderie with your fellow students!

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. Refunds are only issued in case of Workshop Cancellation.
  2. Purchase of tuition is the responsibility of the student. If any student is unable to attend, they may sell their seat to someone else. Transfer of tuition is handled by the students, with an email notification of change in attendance to (a) the Workshop Host(s) and (b) to santa@santatrue.com for change of the name on the Certificate of Completion.

Planning for 2018 Season

As you know, Christmas Performer seasons are cyclical, some shorter or longer. This 2018 season is a doozy (and 2019 will be very short). This season has Thanksgiving on Thursday the 22nd of November.

Weekends:

  • 1 – November Sat. 24th, Sun. 25th
  • 2 – December Sat. 1st, Sun. 2nd
  • 3 – December Sat. 8th, Sun. 9th
  • 4 – December Sat. 15th, Sun. 16th
  • 5 – December Sat. 22nd, Sun. 23rd

Five Weekends! Christmas Eve is on Mon. 24th. We are looking at a 33-day Season at a minimum.

What does this mean?

For people who focus on Performing, this can mean Home visits, Corporate parties, Tree Lightings, and so much more. This is the season TO BRING IT.

You will need lots of content. You will need to shine consistently. You will want your strong open to lead to a fantastic finish. Now is the time to invest in Performance Training.

Christmas Performer Workshops is the ONLY school that SPECIALIZES in helping you create content, in perfecting your performance chops, and in training for marathon performing. If you belong to a group of Christmas Performers who have already taken basic training programs, isn’t it the time to raise it to the next level?

Book a CPW Workshop for your group now and make more Magic! (And get better gigs and pay.)

Contact CPW today. For the price of an affordable workshop, you can improve your entire season!

Workshop Feedback and Input

Greetings folks, and a quick question or three.

  1. This last season, was there anything Performance related that you wish you had worked more on? (Vocals, Storytelling, etc.?)
  2. Was there anything performance related that surprised you that CPW has not addressed specifically enough? No specifics on Hula hoop?
  3. There are a LOT of schools out there. CPW starts where they leave off. If you were going to describe what we teach to a Santa who has never been, what would you say?

Any feedback is much appreciated. And you can always PM us if you have questions we can help with.

Feel free to share our FB page and our website. Please drop me a line at santa@santatrue.com

(photo by Clare Foster)

(Elf by Fairy Princess Lolly aka Ammie Hague)

Local Workshops in SoCal

Greetings! I’m doing some planning and I could use your input.

I would like to teach two weekend workshops here in the southern California area.

(1) One workshop would be the Christmas Performer Workshop (General) where we touch on Performing Voice, Physicality, Improv, Character Work, Expressiveness, and Scene Breakdown.

(2) The second workshop would be focused on Storytelling, Building your North Pole, Building your repartee/patter, Duo Performing (actual exercises in class), and skills for non-Christmas gigs, too.

They would probably be based in the San Fernando Valley. The more attendees, the more affordable I can offer them. Just as a show of hands, would you be interested in workshop 1, 2, or both?

Feel free to share and drop me a line. Thanks, True
santa@santatrue.com

(Pictured are the quite fun and possibly mad folks of NorPac)

Coming Soon to Great Wolf Lodge, WA, for NORPAC

On Wednesday, I fly up to Portland, on Thursday, catch a ride up to Great Wolf Lodge. Friday and Saturday, I teach 70 or so Norpac Christmas Performers. Saturday night, fly back home from Seattle.

I’ve been teaching my Christmas Performer Workshops for a while here in Southern California, at least 10 of smaller workshops. This year, I did some bigger ones in Minnesota, Colorado, and now in Washington state. The responses so far have been pretty positive.

My goal, next year is to teach 4-5 full-on programs, where the students actually get more time to try things. And to do most of them in the after-Xmas, spring, and summer.

Fingers crossed.

If my fellow Christmas Performers want to help, feel free to mention CPW to your groups, and suggest booking me. Let’s have some fun! Thanks!

Coming Soon to Denver, Colorado!

Let’s get Tuned Up for the Holidays!

Are you in the Denver, Colorado area?

Christmas Performer Workshops is having half-day workshop, this Saturday, September 23rd, from 12:00 to 5:00 PM.

You can’t beat the price. $20.00 donation, and bring something for the Potluck.

The Address is: Lakewood Church of Christ, 455 South Youngfield Court, Lakewood CO 80228

Contacts are: D. Christopherson (fldnflwr(at)ecentral.com) and T. Carmody, (tcarmody(at)ibrbsantas.org)


Just FYI, 

Christmas Performer Workshops focuses on Performing Skills

We will be touching on things like Vocals, Movement, Storytelling, Singing, Bringing your Character to Life, developing your North Pole, re-thinking the Santa Community, and so much more. CPW workshops are fun, interactive, and a great way to develop your repertoire and create more content for your unique Christmas Personae. All Christmas Performers are welcome (Including managers, handlers, and more.)

Please Join us!

CPW: We put the Heart, in the Christmas Art!
www.christmasperformerworkshops.com

and on Facebook: Christmas Performer Workshops