For grades: K - 12th grade
Requirements for live visit: PA system with a microphone and ability to play music from a CD.
Fees for live visit: $650 - $1,500
The King of Safety! »
My kids love RETRO BILL! They watch his safety video every day. Good Stuff! --- Larry King, LARRY KING LIVE / CNN
D.A.R.E. America, the foremost drug prevention, non-violence program in the world, has named RETRO BILL as its official Safety Buddy. Beginning in the Fall of 2001, RETRO BILL will teach safety in 350,000 classrooms in the United States (reaching 26 million children annually) as the D.A.R.E. Safety Tips Video starring RETRO BILL becomes one of the primary teaching tools of the D.A.R.E. program. NOW the supercharged RETRO BILL stars in a LIVE in school safety show based on this Award-Winning video!
FUN has been put into academic entertainment by the lively antics of RETRO BILL! Educators and students have proclaimed The RETRO BILL Safety Show as a highly-enjoyable, well researched live school show that covers 20 of the most essential safety lessons for children. From the moment RETRO BILL takes the stage to Chubby Checker's The Twist, students will laugh as they learn important safety tips such as:
Why should you follow directions.
What to do or not to do when you're home alone.
What should you do if you're not picked up on time.
What should you do in an emergency.
How to deal with anger.
How to avoid fights.
What you should do if you're approached by a stranger or gang members.
How to say no when offered drugs, alcohol or tobacco.
What should you do if you find a gun, and many more.
RETRO BILL also intersperses his show with Retro Tid-Bits (i.e., the history of the Slinky and Frisbee) and Life Wisdom (i.e., We are ALL special, because there is no one else like YOU in the entire World) and Make everywhere you go a better place, because YOU were there!). In all states and in most cities, RETRO BILL may arrive accompanied with a D.A.R.E. police officer. The RETRO BILL Safety Show is a fireworks finale of FUN and SAFETY!
NOW is your chance to have this highly effective safety show at your school, taught by one of the most appealing characters in children's entertainment today…RETRO BILL!
RETRO BILL, is the supercharged character created and performed by actor, writer, producer, director, Bill Russ. RETRO BILL stars in the D.A.R.E. Safety Tips Video starring RETRO BILL, which covers 20 of the most essential safety tips for children. The D.A.R.E Safety Tips video was produced by Bill Russ Productions at a cost in excess of $250,000.00 and donated to D.A.R.E. All proceeds from the retail versions will go directly to D.A.R.E.
When asked why he gave such a generous donation to D.A.R.E., Russ says, The passing of my heroes Walt Disney, Jim Hensen, and recent retiring of Mr. Rogers ignited my life long passion to inspire people with my creativity and personality. Seeing that D.A.R.E. had fallen to some criticism lately, I decided to help a worthwhile organization by injecting entertainment into Safety Education.
Glenn Levant, President and Co-Founder of D.A.R.E. America announced, The new safety videos starring the lively and entertaining character, RETRO BILL, are extremely effective teaching tools delivering very important personal safety lessons to children of an age when they are most vulnerable. Asa Hutchinson, the director of the national Drug Enforcement Administration said, RETRO BILL has the right message for our young people!