Misty & The SandMan’s Stage Hypnosis Boot Camp will take place at two fairs in 2021
August 16-22 – Southwest Washington Fair, Centralia, WA, will be our primary Boot Camp ~ for seven students.
I am excited; this class was the Boot Camp’s 12th incarnation.
An advantage to one-on-one stage hypnosis training is watching others perform multiple shows. You will also be able to do tag-ins (tag-ins are part of other people’s shows, but do not do an entire show by yourself) if you need a slower progression to complete solo shows.
The group boot camp in Washington State August 17-22 has all the advantages explained on other pages of this website. It is most empowering to work with people also working on their acts, and it gives you a lot of permission to fail and struggle because you won’t be struggling alone.
The big Group Boot Camp August 17-22 in Centralia, WA, was really exciting because it was a six-day fair with over 75,000 attendance. We met for 1-1/2 days before the fair for orientation & classroom time. Students arrived August 13th, and August 15th. We gathered for dinner and an after-dinner evening meet-up the 15th.
This hypnosis boot camp was EPIC! Watching so many people go from doing very rough shows to shows I would call equal to professionals in the field was so empowering.
Six students attended the Southwest Washington Fair in Centralia, WA boot camp. Our 2019 boot camp was full, and now the 2021 Boot Camp was filled as well.
I encourage you to arrive a day early. We go over basic sound reinforcement and video camera basics. This helps because these are things that need to be repeated to get to know them well. If we get the basic instruction out of the way a day before we work on our shows, then it is one less thing that piles up onto you while you are focusing on memorizing your scripts and developing routines.
We all went to dinner together every night. Here we met, mingled, and went over notes of the day. Everyone gets to share their insights as well. We always find local restaurants that hopefully serve adult beverages and are open late, where we pow-wow about how the day went. This builds camaraderie.
A day before the fair began, we visited the Fairgrounds and set up our equipment. We need to be prepared to do shows the day the fair opens. We go over scripts, possibly do some yoga, maybe vocal exercises, perhaps some improv games, and talk about entering and exiting the stage. We never stop working on our music and the list of routines they do.
The rest of the week takes place on the fairgrounds. Each performer did one or more show a day. We do as many shows as possible each day, gathering a fresh audience shortly after they disperse so the next performer can get on stage and begin as quickly as possible.
This is a Boot Camp. Many think it will be an eight-hour day, like in a classroom, but many days maybe 12-14 hours.
Lifelong friendships are created because we are all like-minded with similar goals and interests: to do Stage Hypnosis Shows and get paid a fair market price.
The SandMan’s Stage Hypnosis Boot Camp is at the Western Montana Fair, Missoula, MT, August 5-11, 2019.
This was the Boot Camps’s 10th incarnation. The Western Montana Fair had an estimated attendance of 80,000 people over five days.
The lodging for the Stage Hypnosis Boot Camp in Missoula, MT, was a house we rented through Airbnb. The price for staying at the AIRBNB was 1/2 the price of a hotel at past Boot Camps.
We had six students, Lisa and myself, for a total of eight people.
We did a day and a half of classroom training about sound and video as we used the equipment in our hypnosis shows at the fair. This basic introduction took place before the fair opened. Most students arrived the Sunday before, some on Monday, the first day of Boot Camp. We will gather for our first pow-wow just before dinner, then went to dinner together. Following dinner, we went over sound system operation and video.
On the second day, we walked through the Fairgrounds and set up our performance space. We needed to be prepared to do shows on the third day – the fair’s first day. We went over scripts, did some yoga, some vocal exercises, and talk about entering and exiting the stage. We touched on helping people organize their music for their show if they were ready.
The next five days took place on the fairgrounds. Most performers did one show each day. One student needed to leave early, so we allowed him to do extra shows early in the week, and others did more shows later in the week. We did as many shows as possible each day, gathering a fresh audience shortly after they disperse so the next performer could get on stage and begin as quickly as possible.
Some people come to Boot Camp thinking it will be an eight-hour day, like in a classroom. However, they quickly discover many days; we spent 12-14 hours together from the time we arrived on the fairgrounds until we finished eating dinner and going over notes.
Every night we gathered for a meal after leaving the fairgrounds and went over the notes Lisa and I each took about each of the hypnosis shows performed that day. Many days we cooked dinner at the Airbnb, and this worked out really nicely.
I never realized this would happen, but lifelong friendships have been created at these boot camps. It makes sense because we are all like-minded with a similar goal and interest: to do Stage Hypnosis Shows and get paid a fair market price for doing them.
After doing this for so many years, I have determined that many students are ready to jump on stage but do not know a strong stage induction. Many of our students are clinical hypnotists or magicians or have studied hypnosis all their lives but have never done an induction. To accommodate this, for the first time, Lisa taught a one-day Induction Training before Boot Camp began. This worked exceptionally well.
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