General Education


“The Gentle Power of Kindness”

Aurora “Bebop” Krause, Education Director We should all be clowning for the shear joy of making others smile and feel special. The fact that we can create something that others may find of value can make what we enjoy doing a profitable venture, lucky us! However, we mustn’t forget that what really matters is that […]...

Posted on November 9, 2015


“Creating a Simple Clown Show”

Whether we’ve been clowning for several years or we’ve just begun our clowning adventure, enjoying the ride is important for both ourselves and our audiences. The way I’ve made sure of this is to create a clown show that I know I’m very comfortable with and that my audience will enjoy. This doesn’t mean that […]...

Posted on October 28, 2016


“Clowning with All Our Heart”

Aurora “Bebop” Krause, Education Director Once we decide that we’re interested in the “Art of Clowning” we should certainly explore all the educational opportunities available to us: locally and at state, international and world levels. However, let’s try to remember, was it our heart that first drew us to this adventure of clowning? We all […]...

Posted on November 9, 2015


Working with Magic Wands

By Aurora “Bebop” Krause One of my favorite ways of including children, parents or teachers in my performance is by using different magic wands during a show. For a clown doing silly magic, the wand can provide great performance opportunities. When I work with a magic wand I incorporate comedy movement, facial expressions, funny-word-play along […]...

Posted on November 12, 2015


Want to be an International Clown?

Part One “All the world’s a stage” We clowns are merely players, eagerly waiting to bring joy and laughter into the lives of people across the world. With the ever increasing requirement for clowns worldwide and the ‘shrinking of the globe’ it has become easier and accessible for clowns to perform in countries other than […]...

Posted on December 1, 2015


Tips for a Better Performance

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Posted on November 22, 2016


The Business of Laughter

The Business of Laughter It’s funny to think of clowning as a serious business but it is. To be truly effective we need to be well versed in why people laugh, finding out what makes people laugh and why should you laugh anyway. We all know the benefits of laughter. One only has to spend […]...

Posted on March 27, 2015


The Birthday Party: A Childs Special Day!

Aurora “Bebop” Krause, WCA Past-President I enjoy doing birthday parties; they’re the first celebration children learn about, events that will be remembered for a long time. So I want the child to know that I’m honored and excited to be a part of their special day. Regardless of how many birthday parties I’ve done, I […]...

Posted on March 24, 2015


Season Greetings

Reprinted from December 2008 Clowning Around Seasons Greetings Well we are coming up on “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, ding-dong ding”. I have three different characters that I go as, Mrs Claus, an Elf and of course Dee Dee. Beyond usual clowning antics I will sing the glorious carols over and over. I […]...

Posted on November 9, 2015


Rosemarie Ballard’s Tips to become the Best Entertainer you can be!

Once I finally got out of my feelings of being rejected by the entire human race including myself, around the age of 30, my life changed. I had dabbled with stage performance in school and community theatre which peaked my interest, but I was not secure enough to really go for it seriously. As my […]...

Posted on June 16, 2016