Massachusetts Programs & Performers Directory : Program Description
|Program Categories:||* Educational Programs * Miscellaneous * Clowns and Jugglers|
|Audience:||7 and up|
The basic purpose of this program is to teach kids how to become proficient yo-yo players. Brett also focuses on the development of social assets such as goal setting, sharing knowledge with
others, self-esteem and performance skills.
Each child can expect to walk away with (AT THE VERY LEAST) a basic knowledge of how to use and maintain a
yo-yo, having learned about 6 tricks ranging from “Walk the Dog” and “Around the World” to “Atom Smasher” and
“Brain Twister”. Wow!
Each class is broken into three skill groups - beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each group has a “group leader”. The “group leader” can be either a parent or volunteer. The role of the “group leader” is to keep their group focused on the assigned task until Brett gives them a new one. Additionally, they are
responsible for removing string tangles and knots as well as changing the yo-yo string when necessary.
|Program Length:||90 minutes|
|Facility Requirements:||A clean stage or performance area 15’X20’ minimum. Artist provides his own sound amplification. Access to one electrical outlet. Extension chords should be available if electrical outlet is a distance from the performance site.
Brett and his message of self esteem, the importance of staying in school, and motivation while using his talents with the yo-yo to convey these inspirational messages were applauded by school authorities and teachers and delighted children of elementary school age.
A graduate of University of Massachusetts with a major in communications, Brett has the ability to relate to children and adults alike."
Alan A. Amaral, President & CEO, Yomega Corporation - Fall River, MA
Recent Library/School Appearances by Ooch X:
Performer’s Contact Information:
Ooch XBrett Outchcunis
9B Hawthorne Village
Franklin, MA 02038