Advanced Santa Studies Class

August 24-25, 2024
Holiday Inn Express
9420 East Independence Blvd
Matthews, NC
704—443-3100

Come Join me in Presenting the line up for the “Advanced Santa Studies” class this coming August 24-25 2024 in Charlotte, NC I will be presenting with the following presenters and classes.

Sign up now as I will have Derek Dugan, Cliff Snider, Rich Lange, Stephen Price and many other presenters going over advanced Santa Topics.

List of Topics

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Marketing yourself As Santa, YOUR BRAND

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3 new magic tricks to add to your Santa Session

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Making your Business Grow

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Prosantasolutions and how it can HELP YOU GROW your business

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3 Santas, 12 Props, looking at new props to add to your performance

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Photography Positions and Pitfalls

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Get updated photos with the School Photographer

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Keeping your beard white

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Hospice Santa do’s and don’ts

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Stories from Santa

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And much much more.

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How Mrs. Claus can assist you

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Mrs. Claus performs solo

Course Instructor(s)

Derek Dugan

For over 45 years, Derek has contributed to the marketing and branding needs of businesses large and small, ranging from mom-and-pop pie shops to Fortune 100 companies and brands worldwide.

From new client acquisition programs to relationship and lifestyle marketing, Derek has forged relations that are built on solid foundations of understanding the market’s needs and business goals. From print to radio, television, video, and digital to social media, Derek has covered and leveraged every channel to engage and relate positive and unique content to brand promises and consumers.

For over fifteen years now, Derek has also served the community’s needs in the role of Santa Claus. As a true Ambassador of The Christmas Spirit, he has contributed to one of the largest Malls in the Southeast, Retail centers, and Resorts alike while performing private and charity functions. He has even appeared in television and video commercials. As a regular contributing member to Christmas Community networks, his insight into the needs of entrepreneurs has provided valuable contributions and guidance in marketing and rebranding, increasing the visibility of those who wish to grow and represent the season’s true spirit.

He is the creator and Chief Creative Officer for SleighDriver Apparel Company, established in 2021 to provide a unique and whimsical alternative to “Santa Wear” for the community. The SleighDriver Brand has become synonymous with quality, design, and customer service, with products ranging from sports apparel to leisuretime wear for the Christmas audience worldwide.

Derek’s mantra of “Be Merry My Friends” is not just another slogan but also a way of life, adopted early on to encourage the Christmas Spirit and the Human Spirit.

Santa Cliff Snider

It was 1962 when a heart-broken 15 year old first put on a Santa Claus suit for his Sunday school class. Little did he know that God was giving him a special purpose for his life.

This year marks the 58th year that Santa Cliff Snider from High Point, NC has expressed his love for Christmas to young and old. A 1995 graduate of the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School, Cliff has been featured in over seventy-five paintings of Santa Claus. He also has a Doctor of Santa Claus degree from the International University of Santa Claus. His book, “Santa’s Journey” chronicles his personal story of his Santa ministry.

Santa Cliff has been featured on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “The 700 Club,” on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Society’s website and in “Guideposts” magazine. In August of 2012 he was awarded by the governor “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine,” North Carolina’s highest award for a citizen of the state for his fifty years of service to the children of North Carolina as Santa Claus. Also in 2012 he was inducted into the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame in Santa Claus, Indiana along with character actor Mickey Rooney.

Through paintings, fine-art photographs and manufactured gift products, Santa Cliff’s image has become America’s most recognized Santa Claus.

Santa Cliff Snider is available for personal appearances, corporate visits, as a featured motivational speaker and storyteller and for television and radio commercials as well as printed-media interviews.

Doug Eberhart

Santa Doug Eberhart has been portraying Santa Claus for 42 years. He started his acting career in Massillon, Ohio at Washington High School and began as Santa when he was 14 years old. His mother Sandy made his first Santa suit out of an XL men’s pajama pattern. Doug began by doing “Santa gigs” for friends and neighbors and worked his way into doing home visits. Being a large football player, (offensive center) Doug continued his passion for playing Old Saint Nick through his college years at Princeton University where he graduated in 1985.

 

Upon graduation, Santa Doug moved to Charlotte, NC and continued his portrayal up until this day. He has entertained over 20,000 children and adults. He is a member of IBRBS, Santa USA and prefers to use a designer beard due to his work in the medical field. Being a Designer Bearded Santa has not slowed down Santa Doug’s business. He has been Santa Claus for TV commercials, The Carolina Panthers, Department stores, Grocery Chains, numerous corporate parties and hundreds of home visits.

Santa Doug has gone to numerous Santa schools and classes including the C.W. Howard school. He fills his schedule with about 75 gigs per season. Santa Doug is known for wearing numerous Santa outfits that are beyond the traditional. Many of his outfits are based on vintage postcards and drawings. You can see some of his collection at rentasanta.com under the photo section, his personal website.
In May of 2018, Santa Doug started Prosantashop.com which specializes in products for the PROFESSIONAL Santa. Products include custom made Santa Suits, shirts, vests, waistcoats, belts, buckles, bells, santa bling etc. You can reach him at [email protected]
In June of 2019 he founded with Santa Stephen P Price, Charlotte Area Christmas performers, a group of local Santas, Mrs. Clauses and Christmas performers.

Rich Lange

Rich Lange has found the fun in many jobs; radio jock, concert promoter, writer, event producer, voice-over artist, event DJ, and professional salty-snack-taster. Rich earned his business-skill stripes as a Marketing and Sales Director at Procter & Gamble, sharing the story of some of the world’s biggest consumer brands.

He made the world a better place as an award-winning Marketing and Event Director in radio broadcasting, creating events and promotions that made life more fun for radio listeners.

Rich is professionally trained as a speaker, Master of ceremonies, and Storyteller – including time at Second City in Chicago. Today, Rich performs both as a Professional Voice Actor, and in his entertainment business year-round as a Professional Master of Ceremonies for Weddings, and seasonally by portraying the jolliest old elf.

Rich shares his experience and skills as a speaker and coach, focusing on the use of story in both selling and performance.

ProSanta School – Advanced Santa Studies

August 24-25, 2024

Course Price $299 per person

Room rates at the Holiday Inn Express are $104 plus tax per night. (H02 is the code)

Holiday Express Hotel Phone Number (704)-443-3100

For Hotel Booking: Click Here

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Once a school slot has been paid for a person can receive 100% of the money paid prior to 30 days in advance of the school start date. Anything less than 30 days and the person(s) will be moved to the next school offering date. In the event that a person does not want to come to the new school offering, NO REFUND shall be given.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Once a school slot has been paid for a person can receive 100% of the money paid prior to 30 days in advance of the school start date. Anything less than 30 days and the person(s) will be moved to the next school offering date. In the event that a person does not want to come to the new school offering, NO REFUND shall be given.