'UP' Arts in Education

CATEGORIES: Performing Arts
CURRICULUM CATEGORIES: STEM, SEL, Health, Soc Studies, Special Ed, Phys Ed, ELA
AGES: K-12, All ages
PROGRAMS: Available Virtual or Live
ALSO AVAILABLE: Customized Programming, Special Needs, Senior Living, Team/Goup Building

Nurture character, wellness, reading, STEM/STEAM, and more, through fun assemblies and programs with… The UP Guys! Nels Ross and Richie Derwald have shared 2,500+ SOLO or DUO programs to rave reviews from schools, arts centers, museums, recreation, and others. Applying their unique training – theater (both), circus (Nels), music (Richie), and Masters in Ed (Nels) – they promote laughter and learning!

• Character, Wellness, Bullying, Reading, STEM/STEAM
• 2,500+ Arts-in-Education Programs to Rave Reviews
• Elementary, Middle & High Schools and Others

Performances: Available Virtual or Live

In Jest Character Education Celebration
A fun-filled character education celebration! Respect, responsibility, resilience and a growth mindset come from knowing that EVERY person has value and potential.

*Ask about bullying, PBIS, Positivity Project, SEL...

(Grades K-12) 40-45 minutes

"five stars... positive message” -Cattaraugus, Little Valley School

In Jest Health & Wellness Celebration
We can LAUGH our way to greater physical, social and emotional health! Includes age-appropriate discussion about serious topics like wellness and substance abuse.

*Ask about Red Ribbon Week, drug/alcohol awareness...

(Grades K-12) 40-45 minutes

"rave reviews” -Our Lady of Mercy High School

In Jest Read*Know*Grow Celebration
Let's celebrate reading and lifelong learning! These develop understanding, communication, focus, memory and more as we journey to wherever we want to go.

*Supports PARP, RIF, Read Across America...

(Grades K-12) 40-45 minutes

"truly wonderful... stellar performance” -F P Donnelly School

In Jest STEM/STEAM Celebration
Science, technology, engineering, arts and math ROCK! Explore STEM/STEAM with flying objects, spinning plates, toilet paper and then some.

*As featured at schools, museums, arts institutions... News Article >>

(Grades K-6) 40-45 minutes

"absolutely fabulous!”” -Corning Museum of Glass

An all-out fun tribute to living, laughing, loving and learning wholeheartedly! Each of us can help bring joy to the world, through the gifts we share with others.

*Great for holidays, family fun nights, end of year...

(All Ages) 40-45 minutes

"thanks for bringing joy!” -Riverview School

Play/Life Workshop
Through play – in-person using juggling props, or virtual using everyday items – we will develop social & emotional learning, life skills such as goal-setting and resiliency, and parts of the brain key to academic success.

*Combine with assemblies to reinforce PE and PBIS goals...


"we experienced success!” -Neil Armstrong School

Play/Life Residency
Combine assemblies and workshops for a 1-day to 5-day residency that teaches juggling and life skills, and encourages positive decision making.

*Can be tailored to reinforce PE and PBIS goals...

(K-12) 1-5 days

"highlight of our school year” -Plank Road South School

In Jest Staff Development
Help staff reduce stress and enhance joy, health and productivity. Participants will leave refreshed, with ways to employ humor and play for greater energy, focus, connection and resilience.

*Great for conferences, training, teacher appreciation...

"standing ovation!” -National Center for Education Research & Technology