St Nicholas Institute, Santa School Michigan, Santa Claus Training, Santa Claus School

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“Where the North American St. Nicholas Revolution Began”

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Areas of Study

 

As An Institute Participant You Will...

  • Possess a sound, historically-based knowledge and appreciation for the real-life person upon whom the popular image of "jolly old St. Nicholas" is based.


  • Learn what the "Christmas Spirit" is, and how to more effectively allow that influence to dramatically improve your Santa characterization.


  • Explore how getting in touch with your "inner child" enriches and enlivens the development of your unique Santa character through the use of humor and improvisational techniques.

  • Santa School

  • Master the use of physical, non-verbal communication skills in creating a truly convincing, magical Santa persona.


  • Employ effective verbal communication skills that incorporate proper breathing, word articulation, vocal color, voice pacing and projection techniques.


  • Confidently draw from improvisational techniques that will empower you creatively address "the unexpected" in your role as Santa.


  • Internalize the dynamics of a typical Santa visit, while learning simple techniques that will reduce potential pitfalls that can frequently occur.


  • Learn to become an active listener and effectively respond to common children's questions with ease and poise.


  • Benefit from the world's first symposium dedicated to the integrated cross-training of individuals to portray both St. Nicholas and Santa Claus.

  • Santa Claus Schools

  • Confidently employ simple techniques related to the appropriate use of makeup and beard care (whether traditional or "real" bearded).


  • Astutely assess the advantages and limitations of a variety of Santa / St. Nicholas costuming options. 


  • Benefit from the collective wisdom of Santas from across North America in a warm, informal atmosphere.

Plus Learn...

100 Key Points Every St. Nicholas & Santa Claus Should Know About ST. NICHOLAS
(But Probably Doesn’t)

and...

100 Key Points Every St. Nicholas & Santa Claus Should Know About SANTA CLAUS
(But Probably Doesn’t)

...and more!

How To Be Santa

You will receive a framed Certificate of Merit during a special St. Nicholas Institute Awards Banquet, upon successful completion of the formation program.


ABOUT

HO-HO-HOLY!

SEMINAR

STAFF

AWARDS GALA & HONOREES

DONATE & SPONSOR

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