This performer listing was created by the South Dakota State Library as a service to public libraries and other organizations that want to hire quality performers for their children's programs. Inclusion in this listing does not constitute an endorsement or promotion of any individual or group listed. Not all performers work well under all circumstances and with every age group. The South Dakota State Library strongly advises all libraries and organizations to carefully check references before hiring anyone.
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Dallas Chief Eagle II
Program Description: Hoop Dance performance by Dallas Chief Eagle and children. Includes a hands-on people's hoop dance, children's game and storytelling. Audience participants get to hoop dance too.
Contact: HC 1 Box 39, Martin, SD 57551-9503
605-685-1135 or 605-685-4701;
Further Details: $600/ performance (Arts Council matching funds may be available); $100/ Additional Workshop or Dancers; Statewide Travel; For All Ages
Category: Dance, Historical and Native American, Storytelling, Workshops
Discovery Mime Theater
Program Description: Discovery Mime Theatre's performances and workshops create fantastical worlds that tickle the funny bone and delight the imagination. Brian Begley and Mary Inman's original pantomime vignettes are filled with magical illusions, juggling, puppetry and dance.
Contact: Brian Begley and Mary Inman
P.O. Box 566, Vermillion, SD 57069
Further Details: Performances vary in price from $550-$750 (Arts Council matching funds may be available); Statewide Travel; For All Ages
Category: Dance, Juggling, Magic, Puppetry and Ventriloquism, Theater
Penny & Pals
Program Description: Penny & Pals writes, records and performs original, award-winning music. Their concerts literally sweep kids off their feet and feature playful costumed characters and tons of kids-participation.
Contact: Penny Andrist
2810 Edgewood Drive, Fargo, ND 58102-1645
Program Description: Phil Baker takes children on a musical adventure that nurtures the imagination and creativity. Conga, limbo, freeze, swim and do the hug songs are featured.
Contact: P.O. Box 88852, Sioux Falls, SD 57109
Pint Size Polkas
Program Description: Participation opportunities abound during Uncle Mike's Pint Size Polkas programs! Your young patrons will be invited to display hats while the audience guesses the corresponding theme-related jobs. The audience will have fun answering age and theme-appropriate trivia questions and will be encouraged to check out books that go with them! Catchy sing-along polka songs and a quick round of "Name that Tune" further complement the program theme, and of course, no one goes home without doing the "Chicken Dance" and a special polka version of "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes." An optional video segment will even teach your patrons how to do the polka in a minute and a half! Plenty of singing, dancing, and education have been making Uncle Mike's Pint Size Polkas show fun for the whole family at nearly 1,000 libraries in 22 states since 2009!
Contact: Mike Schneider
P.O. Box 126, Clinton, WI 53525
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