Biography

His yo-yo has a heartbeat.

See a performance by Dazzling Dave and you might start believing his yo-yos are alive. Dazzling Dave Schulte is a professional yo-yo performer and highly acclaimed champion who has circled the globe since 1998, storming audiences everywhere with his freakish tornado of whirling tricks and tips, all designed to entertain, educate, and illuminate the beauty of the growing sport of professional yo-yo.

A former middle school teacher, Dave’s heart and soul are still in teaching – but now he’s found a better way. Delivering intensely fun freestyle performances followed by friendly hands-on instruction, Dave teaches his “students” hand-eye coordination, goal setting & achievement, performance techniques, and the fundamentals of physics, all through the Science of Spin program and his hand-held classroom on a string.

Equally impressed by both the energy of his performance style and his mastery of the most advanced yo-yo tricks, judges have peppered Dave with awards throughout his professional career. His awards include:

• 1996 Masters World Champion
• 1997 Twin Cities Champion
• 1998 Midwest Regional Champion
• 1999 Fixed Axle World Champion
• 2000 Minnesota Champion
• World Record Holder

In October of 2001, Dazzling Dave was named to an elite group of National Yo-Yo Masters, making him one of the exclusive members of the Yo-Yo Judges at the World and National Yo-Yo Championships each year. Dazzling Dave has toured Japan, Korea, France, and Australia, as well as most of the United States.

Currently Dave lives in Minnesota and gives hundreds of shows each year. He lives with his wife, Kim, their two wonderful children, and his incredible collection of over 1,500 yo-yos from around the world. It’s amazing how his life has changed since that first day in 1993 when he was just a college junior looking for a diversion from the pressure of final exams. “Hey,” he said to his buddy. “Mind if I try your yo-yo?”

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Dazzling Dave

Dave Schulte first picked up a yo-yo as a stressed out college student in 1993, and has never really put it down since!

He started his first career as a Technology Education teacher, but his drive to learn more about yo-yos, and to teach others, has lead him to a career as a Yo-Yo Professional!

Dave travels the world teaching and entertaining with his yo-yos and spintops. If you are interested in the basic physics behind spinning things, the skill involved to learn them, or just want entertainment, contact Dave today!

Testimonials

"Dave was simply outstanding! From his expertise with yo-yos to his ability to relate to children, Dave provided a first rate experience. I would highly recommend this program."
Michelle Steward, Principal. Munster, IN

"Dave's show brought about good communication and interaction between the students. It is very rewarding to see the children working together to learn a new skill."
Mike Kochendofer, School Social Worker. Portage, IN

Testimonials

"Dazzling Dave's show was fantastic. The kids were amazed, and the teachers were thrilled with the science program. His flexibility made our school fun day a huge success."
DeAnn Robertson, PTO. Duluth, MN

"Watching Dazzling Dave and his yo-yos is like watching a happy little tornado. When he is done, your hair is mussy, and you want to leave it that way for a while!"
Lori Buffington, Fan. Blaine, MN

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