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Phone/Fax 954-924-0218
Emails geddythegecko@juno.com
Websites  www.geddythegecko.com/schoolsandparks
Services available Single Performance
 

Description of Services

Multicultural Dances from Around the World Show with Geddy the Gecko & Super Geddy, Show #1
John usually performs this Multicultural Dances show in costume as Geddy the Gecko, the Costa Rican gecko lizard mascot, however, upon request, John can perform this show without his gecko costume. John teaches the audience how to dance the world's most popular international dances with nonstop audience participation. Fun, dancing, and comedy for ALL ages, especially ages 5 to 15, and ALL levels of physical and mental ability.

Examples of dances taught during the show include: Cuban Cha-Cha, Brazilian Samba, Argentinean Tango, super fast Spanish Macarena, plus traditional folk dances from Ireland, Greece, Israel (and more, time permitting). John performs a breakdancing grand finale as Super Geddy, a larger gecko lizard. Upon request, John can begin the show without the gecko costume, to introduce himself to the audience, before starting as Geddy the Gecko (this technique is usually used only in cases in which children under age 4 are present).

John Mallory has performed in 44 states and 3 foreign countries and 4 times on primetime national television. John Mallory's most popular show is Multicultural Dances show # ONE. Be sure to ask for more details if interested in hosting Multicultural Dances Show # TWO, as the dances are DIFFERENT DANCES from DIFFERENT countries.

Educational goals:

  • To allow students to experience, appreciate, and participate in the arts through dance.
  • To allow students to experience multicultural arts through international dance, while using music from various styles, such as ballroom music, popular music, Latin music, European music, etc.
  • To allow students to work together with other students and the instructor in group dances.
  • The instructor seeks to entertain the audience with occasional bits of comedy.
  • To encourage students to respect other cultures and to live in peace.

Methods used:

  • The instructor demonstrates dance moves from various cultures such as Latin America (Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, etc.) and Europe (Israel, Greece, Ireland, etc).
  • The students observe the dance steps and arm movements.
  • The students participate by practicing the dance steps and movements.
  • The instructor selects music native to each country from which the dances originated.
  • The students interact in some dances by holding hands in the Israeli dance and locking arms in the Greek dance.
  • The instructor entertains the audience during short "catch your breath" breaks with comedy.
  • The instructor closes each show by encouraging respect for the cultures of our foreign neighbors that have moved to South Florida to live and the foreign tourists that share our beaches.

Indicators of progress:

  • Observation: students observe each dance and listen to instructions. They hear the various musical styles and begin to sway and dance.
  • Participation: students participate in each dance as volunteers on stage (many dances are taught so that everyone can volunteer by dancing in their spot off the stage).
  • Interaction: students participate in group dances by assisting the other volunteers such as dancing in a group circle or in a group line.
  • Students laugh when entertained with comedy.
  • Students begin to dance the dance steps without looking at the instructor after a little practice.

Assessment methods:

  • During show: students show improvement of their mastery of each dance.
  • Students may volunteer to demonstrate dances they have learned on stage.
  • After the show, a follow-up study guide is made available to all teachers upon request.

Grade Level:

Pre. to 8th

Number of Participants:

Any # at show.

Duration:

N/A

Audience/Environment:

John has performed annually at many sites, including special needs sites such as ARC, Ann Storck, Quest, BCC, & YMCA, and non-disability sites such as B&G Clubs, Miramar, JCC, CAS, etc. All special needs and mental health sites are GREAT for show; Juvenile Justice, Shelter Based, Public Housing, At-Risk, Community-Based, Afterschool, Seniors, School-Based, Summer.

Standards:

DA.A.1.1, DA.C.1.1, DA.E.2.1, DA.A.1.2, DA.A.2.2, MU.C.1.1

DA.B.1.2, DA.C.1.2, DA.A.1.3, PE.B.2.1, PE.C.2.1, PE.A.2.2, PE.C.1.2, PE.C.2.2, PE A.1.3, PE.C.2.3

Fees:

1 show: $200 to $350 per hour. Optional: break students into 1, 2, or 3 groups for 1, 2, or 3 shows same day. Usually, but not always $350 per hour for show. CSC usually, but not always, $200 John Mallory plus $150 Mary Mallory per hour.

Disciplines:

Dance

Contact:

Phone: 954-924-0218
Email:  geddythegecko@juno.com
Web:   www.geddythegecko.com/schoolsandparks

 

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Multicultural Dances from Around the World with Geddy the Gecko & Super Geddy, Show #2
John usually performs this Multicultural Dances show #2 in costume as Geddy the Gecko, the Costa Rican gecko lizard mascot. However, upon request, John can perform this show without his gecko costume. John teaches the audience how to dance the world's most popular international dances with nonstop audience participation. Fun, dancing, and comedy for ALL ages, especially ages 5 to 15, and ALL levels of physical and mental ability. Examples of dances taught during the show include: Cuban Salsa and Mambo, Flamenco from Spain, and Hula from Hawaii, USA, plus traditional folk dances from Poland and India (and more, time permitting).

John performs a breakdancing grand finale as Super Geddy, a larger gecko lizard. Upon request, John can begin the show without the gecko costume, to introduce himself to the audience, before starting as Geddy the Gecko (this technique is usually used only in cases in which children under age 4 are present). John Mallory has performed in 44 states and 3 foreign countries and 4 times on primetime national television. Be sure to ask for more details if interested in hosting Multicultural Dances Show # ONE, as the dances are DIFFERENT DANCES from DIFFERENT countries.

Educational goals:

  • To allow students to experience, appreciate, and participate in the arts through dance.
  • To allow students to experience multicultural arts through international dance, while using music from various styles, such as ballroom music, popular music, Polynesian music, Eastern music, Latin music, European music, etc.
  • To allow students to work together with other students and the instructor in group dances.
  • The instructor seeks to entertain the audience with occasional bits of comedy.
  • To encourage students to respect other cultures and to live in peace.

Methods used:

  • The instructor demonstrates dance moves from various cultures such as Latin America (Cuba, Santo Domingo, etc.) and Europe (Spain, Poland, etc) and other areas of the world (Hawaii/USA, India, etc).
  • The students observe the dance steps and arm movements.
  • The students participate by practicing the dance steps and movements.
  • The instructor selects music native to each country from which the dances originated.
  • The students interact in some dances by holding hands in the Polish dance and dancing in groups in the Indian dance.
  • The instructor entertains the audience during short "catch your breath" breaks with comedy.
  • The instructor closes each show by encouraging respect for the cultures of our foreign neighbors that have moved to South Florida to live and the foreign tourists that share our beaches.

Indicators of progress:

  • Observation: students observe each dance and listen to instructions. They hear the various musical styles and begin to sway and dance.
  • Participation: students participate in each dance as volunteers on stage (many dances are taught so that everyone can volunteer by dancing in their spot off the stage).
  • Interaction: students participate in group dances by assisting the other volunteers such as dancing in a group circle or in a group line.
  • Students laugh when entertained with comedy.
  • Students begin to dance the dance steps without looking at the instructor after a little practice.

Assessment methods:

  • During show: students show improvement of their mastery of each dance.
  • Students may volunteer to demonstrate dances they have learned on stage.
  • After the show, a follow-up study guide is made available to all teachers upon request.

Grade Level:

Pre. to 8th

Number of Participants:

Any # at show.

Duration:

N/A

Audience/Environment:

John has performed annually at many sites, including special needs sites such as ARC, Ann Storck, Quest, BCC, & YMCA, and non-disability sites such as B&G Clubs, Miramar, JCC, CAS, etc. All special needs and mental health sites are GREAT for show; Juvenile Justice, Shelter Based, Public Housing, At-Risk, Community-Based, Afterschool, Seniors, School-Based, Summer.

Standards:

DA.A.1.1, DA.C.1.1, DA.E 2.1, DA.A.1.2, DA.A.2.2, DA.B.1.2, DA.C.1.2, DA.A.1.3, PE.B.2.1, PE.C.2.1, PE.A.2.2, PE.C.1.2, PE.C.2.2, PE A.1.3, PE.C.2.3, MU.C.1.1

Fees:

1 show: $200 to $350 per hour. Optional: break students into 1, 2, or 3 groups for 1, 2, or 3 shows same day. Usually, but not always, $350 per hour for show. CSC usually, but not always, $200 John Mallory plus $150 Mary Mallory per hour.

Disciplines:

Dance

Contact:

Phone: 954-924-0218
Email:  geddythegecko@juno.com
Web:   www.geddythegecko.com/schoolsandparks 

 

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