Kentucky Clown Derby 2014 Schedule

Celebrating Circus Daze!

Featuring Recommended Classes for Fire Safety Presenters

Thursday November 13th

7:30-10:00 Registration Open Lower Lobby Clown Store Open

8:15-8:30 Morning Devotions: Chris Burton Elliot Room

9:00-4:00 Pre-Convention Classes: Performance Skills for the Serious Entertainer!

Additional fees required: please see registration form

Super Balloon Jam with Spangle the Clown & Alison Root Elliot Room

“Adding the WOW to your Balloons”

This class will be on adding some WOW factor to your balloons. It will teach you how to make that dollar balloon turn into a five dollar balloon. How to WOW your clients so they can see your value. How to make the Balloon person down the road say WOW I wish I could do stuff like that. This will be a hands on class bring your balloons and your pumps.


Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos with Angela Gonzalez & Chaney’s Byron Room

This class will focus on basic strokes and tools needed for face painting. The class provides a lot of information about the kinds of brushes to use for what designs, the difference in different brands and types of approved face paints, and other supplies and accessories used in face painting. The first part of the class, we will practice basic brushstrokes and different paint-loading techniques and learn some simple cheek and hand art designs. The second part of the class, we’ll explore how to use sponges and other applicators to cover the face quickly for a full-face design. We will then learn some basic full face designs any beginning painter can easily master. Glitter Tattoos: This class will take a look at glitter tattoos. You will see first hand how this is done and how you can increase your income through this. You will see equipment and how to use it.

12:00-5:00 KCD Clown Store opens. You must have a badge to enter

6:30-6:45 Staff Meeting

7:00-8:00 Hilarious Clown Show with Inky Clowns, DJ & Riz

8:00-10:00 Clown Store Open

9:00-10:00 KCD Clown Casino: Play, have fun and then bid with your “winnings” for fun prizes! Not real money but real fun! Elliot Room


Friday November 14th

7:30-10:00 Registration Open Lower Lobby

Additional Fee Required for Pre-Day Classes

8:15-8:30 Morning Devotions with Michael Britt Elliot Room

9:00-4:00 Pre-Convention Classes: Performance Skills for the Serious Entertainer!

Additional fees required: please see registration form



School Show School with Field Trip: Dave Risley Dickens Room

9:00-10:00 Psychology of Performing for Young Children

10:15-12:00 Selecting Props & Building a Suitable Show

12:00-1:30 Lunch With A New Friend

1:30-2:00 Preparing to Perform at a Daycare: Rehearsal

2:30 Depart for School Field Trip

4:00-5:00 Debrief & Critique Same Meeting Room



Advanced Face Painting with Angela Gonzalez Byron Room

This class will explore some effective techniques and newer products that will take your face painting to another level. We’ll experiment with arty brush cakes and one-stroke painting, rainbow cakes, glimmer powders, liquid bling, shadowing/smudging for dimension, and nose artimation ®. This class is not for beginners; you must have some basic knowledge of brushstrokes and paints. But you do NOT have to be an expert; anyone can learn something from this class, no matter what abilities you bring with you. We’ll also provide some tips and tricks on creating designs faster without surrendering the “WOW” factor, managing lines and dissatisfied customers, and making a lasting impression in a short amount of time.


Circus Skills & Movement with Randy Christensen Elliot Room

9:00-10:30 Manipulation Skills (juggling, balancing, diabolo, plate spinning and more)

10:30-12:00 Physicality In the Ring

12:00-1:30 Lunch with a new friend

1:30-2:30 The Thinking Clown

2:30-4:00 Building Your Circus Act



4:00-6:00 KCD Store Shopping and dinner on your own

6:00-6:15 Convention Kick Off: Announcements and Intros! Elliot/Byron

6:15-6:45 Parade, Face Painting & Balloon Contests

6:45-7:00 One Minute Dealer Show with Riz

7:00-8:00 PJ & David Claunch Show

8:00-9:30 KCD Store Shopping Time

8:00-8:15 First Timers meet with Chris Burton Elliot Room

9:30-10:30 Successful Makeup Tips: with Chris Burton & Scotty Sykes Elliot Room


Saturday November 15th

8:00-10:00 Registration Open Lower Lobby

8:00-6:00 Clown Store Open

8:15-8:30 Morning Devotions with Randy Elliot Room



Class A: The Art of Clown with Randy Christensen Elliot Room

Class B: Booking & Working Picnics with Spangle the Clown Byron Room

Class C: Balloon Sculpture 101 with Staff Wordsworth Room

Class D: Marketing for the Family Entertainer: DJ Dickens Room



Class A: Creating and Performing Clown Skits with Chris Burton Elliot Room

Class B: Intermediate Balloon Sculpting with Spangle the Clown Byron Room

Class C: Marketing Your Shows with Dave Risley Wordsworth Room

Class D: Building a Birthday Party Business: DJ Dickens Room



Class A: Stage “Presence” with Michael Britt Elliot Room

Class B: Glitter Tattoos with the Chaney’s Byron Room

Class C: Fun Puppets for Everyone: Dave Risley Wordsworth Room

Class D: Balloons for Line Work and Birthday Parties: Alison Root Dickens Room


12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own



Class A: Stage “Presence” with Michael Britt Elliot Room

Class B: Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere! David Claunch Wordsworth Room

Class C: Dress for Success! Clown Costuming with Chaney’s Byron Room

Class D: The Body Speaks with Randy Christensen Dickens Room



Class A: Face Painting 101: Angela Gonzalez Elliot Room

Class B: Storytelling for Clowns with Riz Byron Room

Class C: What Kind of Clown Am I? with the Chaney’s Wordsworth Room

Class D: Easy Sign Language for Clowns with David Claunch Dickens Room



Class A: The Clown Character with Randy Christensen Wordsworth Room

Class B: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?  Fun Frozen Balloon Twisting: Alison Root Byron Room

Class C: Favorite Meet & Greets: Tim Stark Dickens Room

Class D: Stage “Presence” with Michael Britt Elliot Room


7:00-10:00 Dinner, Raffles, Scholarship Auction, Awards and A Comical

Evening with Randy Christensen & MC Mark Wood York Room

10:00-11:00 Last chance to shop the KCD Store!


Sunday November 16th

9:00-9:45 Gospel Clown Skits with Chris Burton Byron Room

My Favorite Comedy Magic Routines with Riz: Dickens Room


10:00-11:00 Clown Worship Service with Randy & Staff Elliot Room

11:00 Hugs, Handshakes, & Handing in your Evaluations

12:00-5:00 Mr. & Mrs. Santa Business with Steve Kissell, Chris Burton, DJ Ehlert and Santa Spangle
Meet The Claus’s The Legend lives, Santa Claus is known and loved the world over. The mere mention of his name warms the hearts of adults and sparks excitement in children of all ages.
Would you like the chance to learn the ins and outs of being Santa and Mrs. Claus? Join four of the best in the business and they will share the secrets of being that world famous icon. Learn where to get costumes, or how to make your own. Discover where to get great wigs and beards without breaking the bank. How do you entertain as Santa and the Mrs., for holiday magic and story telling? Take your existing Magic & Props and giving them a Holiday Spin. Learn about Costume and Wig Care, making Santa and Mrs. Claus your own character. They will discuss hygiene, safe-touch and even how Santa and Mrs. Claus have their own distinct fragrances.

Being Santa is a whole lot more than a red suit!!!


* Please Note: Events can sometimes change at the last minute and that causes the schedule to be altered. In the event that something does change we will make every effort to inform you. Thanks!

There is No Audio or Video Recording allowed at the conference.

See you next year November 12-15, 2015 – It’s Pirate Time!