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Course schedule and class guidelines

Week One

Storytelling 101 & Brain Mapping, Steve
Sections: Storytelling 101 or How I Became a Storyteller, Where do my stories come from, The list of the best and most typical questions from children and my answers to them, Questions for Santa about his world, Learn about Cowboy Poetry and how the effect can be used for answering the children’s questions, The Ninety-Seven most asked questions for Santa and Mrs. Claus, and for the first time, my answers to them, why, and more. The StoryTree and what it is, a 15-minute story set, a 30-minute story set developed, and a 45-minute story set a discussion of Santa Storytime, My Start at Storytime, finding Tools and Equipment for improving your storytime, Leon McBryde, My Number One Tool, Other Useful Tools, Backdrops, Music for your Storytime, Royalty-Free Music.
You will receive the link for a 26-page PDF, plus links to all props needed, also a
recording of the class and see an actual video of Steve performing the material for a

group of children.

Week Two

Being a Gift Giver

Sections: The Bucket-Full Routine for Santa, the Book – How Full is Your Bucket, What is Being a Gift-Giver, Who is Dr. Donald Clifton, and why is he important? What is an Old Soul? Prop re-working for this prop, The Script for the Gift-Giving Story, Alternate Endings to this story, music Matisyahu – One Day, Additional Reading, The Gift Giver Child, Recognizing a Gift Giver, The Givers Bell Ceremony, Where to buy the props for this routine and a copy of the Gift-Giver Certificate.You will receive the link for an 18-page PDF, plus links to all props needed, also recording of the class and see an actual video of Steve performing the material for a group of children.


Week Three


Sections: What is a Sneak-a-Peek? How and why we came up with the idea, the premise, and how it differs from a typical home visit or a Santa Gets Caught visit. The First Sneak-a-peek I ever did and what happened, the Don’t Drink the Milk Story, the basic rules for a Sneak-a-peek, Dr. James McGaugh and why you need to know about him, the Simple Version of a Sneak-a-Peek, What is the basic routine for doing a Sneak-a-Peek, The form for the Pre-Visit check, Using an SAP contract and why it is so essential, plus a copy of the contract, Filling in the previsit checklist, The Pre-visit checklist Example, Discussing the Fact Sheet with Parents, Where the family will hide, Discussing the props And how far you want to take the visit, Using the family’s traditions to personalize the visit, Discuss video recording, How to leave the house, What you do after the previsit checklist, the Sneak aPeek suitcase for Props, the big night checklist, the checklist for arriving at the home, A discussion of each tool or prop I use for an SAP Final words on SAP, Follow up email to family, copy of the review form you Send to the family, Don’t do it alone and why. And my final recommendations.You will receive the link for a 24-page PDF, plus links to all props needed, also a recording of the class and see an actual video of Steve performing the material for a group of children.


Week Four

The North Pole Map, Being an Ambassador, and Getting PrettySections: How North Pole Deliveries around the world are done, The three types of children, How to Identify a True Believer, the Doubter, and the Non-Believer. When does a child start to doubt, What map do you need to show children? How do you explain the international Date Line, Where is the first stop for Santa, and where is the last visit for Santa? What are some goodProps to show the children and where to buy them, What the three trips Santa makes to deliver the entire world, What different countries does Santa do when, Where do you buy a leather Map case, What are the Santa Ambassador documents, How are they received, What do they say, Putting everything together, Getting Pretty, How to make up yourself into a presentable SantaClaus, Complete video of Steve waking up and getting into make-up with links and a list of all Materials. All my recommendations for Beard Care.You will receive the link for an 22-page PDF, plus links to all props needed, also recording of the class and see an actual video of Steve performing the material for a group of children.


Week Five

Fizzlepop’s Tool Box

Sections: Fizzlepop’s and Mr. Studley’s Toolkits” You can do an entire show with Fizzlepop’s toolkit. Mr. Studley’s toolbox is an example of the tools an elf uses when working with wood. The Fizzlepop toolbox is packed with futuristic electronic devices, most of which you demonstrate using the parent’s cell phones. It’s great fun, and the children love watching their parents’reactions. You will see actual videos of Steve using Fizzlepop’s tools to play with the children and their parents. You will also learn to acquire all the props and Hobby Lobby wooden box to assemble this kit. One of the great things about these props is that you don’t have to spend much money building them. You will learn some of the benefits of telling stories to children and how I came up with Fizzlepop’sToolkit. Learn who Fizzlepop is and what he created. Learn how to make the toolbox and all the tools; discuss all the aspects of the creation of Fizzlepop’s box, which will help you understand the process of prop creation for your storytelling. Also, a bonus - everything you always needed to know about flipbooks and how to make them.You will receive the link for an 13-page PDF, plus links to all props needed, also recording of the class and see an actual video of Steve performing the material for a group of children.

Week SIX

The Variations of the Santa’s Key Story

Sections: The Santa Key – Why you should have one. Different key types and where to buy one, What happens when a child sees the key. The different levels of the story about the key. You can go from a two-minute story up to twenty minutes. What to watch out for with different groups of children before picking the version you tell and why this is so important. You will learn where the idea for this story came from, and you may be surprised. You will learn about additional Santa Keyprops and how to incorporate them. My favorite key story Version One, Version Two, and Version Three. Version Three is my favorite.You will receive the link for an 10-page PDF, plus links to all props needed, also recording of the class and see an actual video of Steve performing the material for a group of children.

Facts About The Classes: 
• Santaology – Part One & Part Two are each Six-Weeks long!
• Timeline Each Weeks Class:

At: 6 to 7 pm. Zoom meeting is open for 1 hour of social time with class participants

From: 7 to 8:30 pm, Steve teaches the class content for one hour and 30 minutes

Then from 8:30 to 9:30 pm, Your Questions and time to review anything from previous weeks.
THE TOTAL TIME of each weekly session is 3.5 Hours
• Limited Class Size is 25 tickets. Each ticket is for one or two people (Santa and his assistant (Mrs. Claus, Elf, or helper). These classes sell out quickly; when they fill up, we will try and open another weekday. Sometimes we teach four or more days per week. With the smaller class size, we have found that you will get to know the other students during the five weeks. Plus, having multiple days means you can sit in on another day if you miss your scheduled class session.
• Part One & Part Two are $250.00 each, which works out to $42.00 per week or $14.00 per hour. You can skip either part or attend both; if you have taken the sessions before, you can enroll again.
• Money Back Guarantee: If you are unhappy with the classes, you may request a refund of all the money paid.
• Part One Students will get the first shot at Part Two enrollment.
• Videos are from actual Christmas seasons of Steve performing for the children.
• You will receive each week’s video and all links, regardless if you miss a class. So, if you miss a class and don’t get the opportunity to sit in another class, you will still get the video and all information from the missed week.


Class Guidelines:

Limited class size
We will limit the class size for each group to 25 registrations. Our goal is to limit the class size, allowing for a more personal experience for everyone.


Same time, Same day, Same members
We will offer classes weekly for six consecutive weeks.
Registration will be for six classes on the same day for six weeks. We are offering two days to choose from - Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tuesday’s class will start at 6 pm Eastern Daylight Time for people that live in the East or Central Daylight Time. 6 to 7 pm - Social, 7 to 8:30 pm - Class, 8:30 to 9:30 pm 


Wednesday’s class will start at 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time for people that live in the Mountain or Pacific Time Zones. 9 to 10 pm – Social, 10 – 11:30 pm – Class, 11:30 to 12:30 am
The same 25 registrants will be assigned to your group for the six-week series. Because of the small class size, we will all have new contacts/friends/resources within the Santa Community by the end of the six weeks.
A group email will be utilized. Those not wanting to be included in the group directory must communicate that desire to  before the first class. A group directory will be issued to all participants.
Registration is for six classes for six weeks. The course fee is $250 for each series, Part One and Part Two. Students in Part One will be given first enrollment opportunities for Part Two.


ZOOM Time – Before, During, and After
We plan to open each Zoom meeting 1 hour before class time. This first hour will allow participants to socialize with other classmates or ask questions. We are unsure what to call it, so say- Social time, Happy Hour, Free-for All, etc. But we want everyone to feel free to join early if they wish to participate. This first hour is optional, and you can join us to chat early or wait to join the meeting at the scheduled class time. Communication between students and teacher during the social hour will be via unmuting, chat, or hand raising, depending on the noise volume.
Classes consist of 1 ½ hours of instruction via Zoom. Communication during class will be by chat or raising a hand – Producer will relay comments or questions to the teacher via a transceiver.

We are punctual, and the classes will begin promptly at the set time and will conclude on time. Those joining the meeting late or leaving it early can review the videos to catch any missed information.
Following the class’s conclusion, a Q&A session for up to 1 hour for questions regarding current or previous class information.


Everyone must wear pants or a skirt.
We know that these classes are virtual, but we would like all participants to be fully clothed


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