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Ted Baumhauer

CATEGORIES: Performing Arts
CURRICULUM CATEGORIES: STEM, SEL, Health, Phys Ed
AGES: K-12, Adults
PROGRAMS: Available Virtual or Live
ALSO AVAILABLE: Customized Programming, Senior Living

Ted Baumhauer brings a combination of 25 years performing and a doctorate in education degree to his work as a Teaching Artist. He presents vaudeville variety style skills to audiences, large and small, young and old.

Whether as a speaker presenting to teach and inform or as a performer entertaining, these skills create an audience experience that is fun and informative. Students gain a deeper appreciation for live entertainment as it was before movies, radio or television and learn something along the way.

Classes and Workshops: Available Online or Live

All classes and workshops, are available either as pre-recorded and virtual live experiences or live interactive events. Custom classes/workshops to fit teaching concepts are also available upon request.

Becoming World Class
This interactive workshop is about becoming world class in whatever you put your mind to. Participants are introduced to the skill of juggling to engage their spirits, their minds and their bodies. Keeping this new skill in mind, they are asked to reflect on what it might take to become one of the best jugglers in the world. This is then the jumping off point to discuss that if they focus in on their own individual gifts, skills and talents they now know how to become World Class!

(Grades 8 and up) 30-45 minutes

How to Make Juggling Balls & How to Juggle
The two biggest roadblocks to juggling are 1. not having the props and 2. getting frustrated. In this fun and interactive workshop Ted will teach step by step how to make your own juggling beanbags with just 9 nine inch round balloons, 3 sandwich baggies and a little filling like birdseed. You will also need a measuring cup and a pair of scissors. Next he will walk you through a system of learning how to juggle that is based on building on success instead of failure. This can easily be turned into a series of 2, 3, 4 or more sessions.

(Grades 4 and up) 30-45 minutes

How to Make & Throw an Indoor Boomerang
Boomerangs are a fun and easy sport, craft, art and science that anyone can do. Boomerangs are not just the wooden two wing type we typically think of, they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. They can be for indoor (safe foam) or outdoor use and can travel from a few feet to the length of a football field and more. Boomerangs are also surprisingly easy to make from cardboard and paper. Making and throwing your own boomerang is a great way for children to learn about flight and gain self confidence.

(Grades 2 and up) 30-45 minutes

The Slight Edge
This fun presentation combines two of Ted’s favorite things, how to learn and variety skills! The content makes it informative and the skills make it a performance so that makes it an Informance! Any skill can be developed with time and effort. Then by focusing on our strengths while only working on our weaknesses so that they don’t detract from our strengths, we gain an edge.

(Grades 9 and up) 30-45 minutes

Shows and Assemblies: Available Online or Live

All shows and assemblies are available either as pre-recorded and virtual live experiences or live interactive events. Custom shows/assemblies to fit teaching concepts are also available on request.

Dr. Seuss Science Show
Ted’s task is quite simple
It’s to get you to look
To look at Seuss Science
But not from a book
Get ready for a Show
It can be quite a riot
You never ever know
Some of you may get to try it!
An interactive show about balancing, gyroscopes, centripetal force and more with a little Dr. Seuss fun along the way. 1 show, or 2 back-to-back available.

(Grades K-6) 30-45 minutes | 1 show, or 2 back-to-back available

I Can't Yet
I Can’t YET! is about turning failure into success. This show is a slapstick look at learning. Mistakes are not permanent! This is an audience participation show that teaches goal setting, learning step by step and challenging yourself to do amazing things. Ted uses the skills of manipulation and balancing to bring these concepts to life. I Can’t Yet has been performed at the Strong Children’s Museum, Trinity Montessori in East Rochester, NY and Creative Themes Summer Camp.

(Grades K-8) 30-45 minutes | 1 show, or 2 back-to-back available

Red Tie Science Labs
A silly look at science including inertia, aerodynamics, center of mass, centripetal vs. centrifugal force and more. Dr. Ted uses tops, frisbees, boomerangs, an airzooka, juggling and more in this fun and engaging show!

(Grades K-8) 30-45 minutes | 1 show, or 2 back-to-back available

Reading is Magic
Well actually it isn’t magic, it is a skill very much like juggling. Because reading is a skill, you can get better at it. This fun filled show is full of parallels between juggling and reading like: Practice is important, Challenging yourself can be fun, and teachers can help you surprise yourself! Other messages include: Reading can let you learn about anything you're interested in knowing about or doing and it’s fun to surprise yourself and others!

(Grades K-6) 30-45 minutes | 1 show, or 2 back-to-back available

Comedy Acts of Derring Do
Ill advised Comedy Acts of D errin g-Do! This is a fast paced comedy show about being a Juggler and what that means. Through his antics, Ted divulges some of the history of juggling, the FAQ’s people ask jugglers and that audiences love getting a glimpse into the “mind of a juggler!” Manipulating balls, multiple other objects, as well as the audience is all part of the fun.

(Grades K-6) 30-45 minutes | 1 show, or 2 back-to-back available

Senior Programming

Comedy Acts of Derring Do!
Ill advised Comedy Acts of Derring Do! This is a fast paced comedy show about being a Juggler and what that means. Through his antics Ted divulges some of the history of juggling, FAQ’s people ask jugglers and that audiences love getting a glimpse into the “mind of a juggler!” Manipulating balls, multiple other objects, as well as the audience is all part of the fun.

30-45 minutes

Customized Shows

A fun 12 minute performance to celebrate the Banana Split and to give an example of how Ted can customize a show to fit your theme:

National Banana Split Day Celebration
National Banana Split Day! Did you know the banana split was invented in Latrobe, PA on August 25, 1904? Neither did we until the Chamber of Commerce there called Ted to do a virtual juggling show dedicated to the Banana Split in 2020. Here’s your chance to see Ted work with ice cream, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries. Along the way he balances a jugglers version of the banana split! A fun 12 minute performance to celebrate the Banana Split and to give an example of how Ted can customize a show to fit your theme.

30-45 minutes