For grades: K-12
Requirements for live visit: Rate includes: Sound system, mics, live DJ, and tables! Only need access to electrical outlets and tap water.
Fees for live visit: $995 single show, $1595 back-to-back
Funding: Supported in part by corporate sponsor
Educational Science Show with a Pro Hip Hop Dancer! »
The Dancing Scientist was great! Audiences were mesmerized by his fascinating science tricks and sweet dance moves. Our museum visitors loved being involved in the presentation, too. What a fun way to engage people in scientific exploration! --- Sarah Schoenlaub, Physical Science Gallery Leader, Saint Louis Science Center
"So You Think You Can Do Science" is a one of a kind 45 minute show that provides education & entertainment through chemistry demonstrations. The show is very entertaining, but the goal is 100% educational.
The performance gets its name from the hit reality show "So You Think You Can Dance." Vinokur's performance incorporates audience participation, upbeat music, occasional jaw-dropping dance moves, a live DJ, and stunning chemistry. The goal of "So You Think You Can Do Science" is to educate and inspire the next generation of scientists. The show can accommodate large audiences of over 400 people and covers topics such as energy, alternative fuels, polymers, light, careers in science, and more. The program has been performed K-12, but is unique in being able to connect with high school students. Most science shows do not do above middle school, but this show connects with high scool kids through the hip hop music and dancing. Checkout a video of the show and more at www.DancingScientist.com
Jeffrey Vinokur, the Dancing Scientist is best known for his appearance on Season 5 of NBC’s hit TV show America’s Got Talent and logging over 10 Million YouTube views. He is a passionate scientist that conducts alternative fuels and cancer research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is also a talented hip hop dancer.
His educational science show is called “So You Think You Can Do Science” and tours schools, museums, science centers, and festivals nationally. During his recent summer 2011 tour sponsored by Fotodye Inc, Vinokur performed his show at the World Science Festival in New York City, Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, Saint Louis Science Center, and Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, as well as dozens of schools from Pre-college programs to elementary schools.
Vinokur also does science news television for CBS News in Madison, WI and has appeared on Fox 2 and CW 11 in Saint Louis. Currently booking for Midwest shows 2011-2012 school year and also booking for the upcoming Jan 2012 tour (east coast) and May 2012 tour (west coast).