Dan the Hat

Dan the Hat

Born in Northampton and brought up in both Devon and Cornwall, Dan didn’t delve into the world of manipulation until he was fifteen. Over the last 12 years Dan has built up a fast paced, highly polished speciality act, which he has performed all over the UK and onboard ships around the world.

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Born in Northampton and brought up in both Devon and Cornwall , Dan didn’t delve into the world of manipulation until he was fifteen. Over the last 12 years Dan has built up a fast paced ,highly polished speciality act, which he has performed all over the UK and onboard ships around the world. What ever the occasion, Dan can and will ensure a good time is had by all. Using his plethora of skills and fresh , quick witted , comedic onstage persona , Dan will bring joy to all who watch him.

A 45 minute frenzy of comedy, skills and audience participation. (whether they like it or not!) From the outset Dan wows any audience with supreme Yo yo skills, Awesome hat manipulation , juggling with finesse, Ball spinning slick Diabolo, the Tennis can and the one and only ‘Cups and Spoons.

‘ He shouts , he laughs …..sometimes he even cries. Lots of fun bound together, in a daring attempt to rid the world of the mundane!


It has been known for Dan the Hat to juggle the odd baby. Parents who willingly put their child/children forward for baby juggling do so, entirely at their own risk. The management take no responsibility.

Dans Circus workshops are a great way of getting people involved, whatever the event .Perfect for children and adults alike,Dan has enough circus equipment to cater for up to 100 people at one time.

If you want to learn what it takes to master the art of Juggling , Plate spinning, Diablos or tricks with Hats, then Dans workshops are the perfect environment in which to learn.

His step by step approach and relaxed teaching manner, will ensure you get the most from your workshop experience .

Workshops can run from 45 mins to full day sessions.

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Previous Clients

Royal Cunard – QE2 , The Queen Victoria
Princess cruises – Sea princess
Carnival cruises – Carnival freedom
Glastonbury Festival – Theatre and circus fields
Sunrise Festival – Circus field
Blackpool Circus Festival – ShowzamFiregathering
Festival ‘06
Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival ‘08
Exeter Festival ’05 ’06 ’07 ‘08
European Waterski Championships – Ramsgate
British Juggling Convention – Kernow
Bristol Circus Convention ’03 ‘08
National and Regional Playdays in the Parks
Big Big Variety Show ’08 – Bournemouth pier theatre
Cabaret for Cancer ’08 – Chichester assembly rooms
Woodlands leisure park – Dartmouth , Devon
Miniature Pony centre – Mortonhampstead , Devon
Devon Scouts
Devon County Council
Cornwall County council
Woolacoombe Bay hotel – Woolacoombe , Devon
Langstone Cliff hotel – Dawlish , Devon
Butlins – Minehead.
John Fowler holidays – Devon and Cornwall
Walton Heart shopping centre- Walton on thames
Princesshay Shopping Centre – Exeter , Devon
Wyndell Elementary school – Bc , Canada
Alton Towers

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“Dan the Hat’s workshop has been a real hit with our Y7, 8 & 9 pupils. His workshops engage at each age, ability and level of confidence. Dan delivers his entertaining workshop with a great balance between modelling & performance and giving the pupils time to practise and perfect their own skills. Warm, friendly and totally professional, we have been happy to invite Dan back to Uffculme School year after year…”
Ms L Morris teacher . Uffculme school, Devon

.“Every year during the school holidays, we book entertainers to appear as an added attraction for our visitors. Dan the Hat has appeared at our attraction for the last 4 years, and because he is such a great juggler and because his show appeals to the whole family, he is a very, very popular entertainer with our customers, many of whom ask for his details so that they can book him for their own parties and events. In fact, Dan is so popular one of my first jobs in the autumn is to re-book him for the following year.”
Kevin Ginsberg, Manager of The Miniature Pony Centre. Devon

“Dan the Hat was easily the best performance that I have seen perform for a school group. He was a natural in front of the audience, especially the kids. His show was 100% engaging and interactive. There was not a single moment where the kids were restless, disinterested or didn’t have a huge smile on their faces. As an adult, I found myself laughing along with the kids. Not only is Dan an amazing juggler, he’s darn funny too!”

“I highly recommend Dan to perform at other schools. It is our hope that we will be able to get him back for several of our town’s children’s and cultural performances.”
BJ Fedorowich, Teacher, Wynndel Elementary School ,British Colombia , Canada

“Dan has performed at the Babbacombe Fayre, (Torquay) on three occasions and in each he was very popular, especially with the children. His professional act is varied and entertaining, connecting well with his audience. His workshops were informative and entertaining with children eager to participate.”
Ted Tuckerman, Events organiser, Rotary Club Babbacombe & St Marychurch , Devon

“A fantastic performance and lovely guy.”
Natalie Tovey , Mells , Somerset. Booked for her wedding.

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