Celebrating 25 years of providing 1000's of smiles on children's face!

About Us

Welcome to Total Kids Entertainment and Dynamite Dave the Magician!

The People Behind Total Kids EntertainmentHi. My name is Dave Groh and together with my wife Amy and five kids, we are Total Kids Entertainment and we’ve been making children and families laugh for 30 years.  We are a family-owned business and we’ve been performing all those years while I’ve served our great country in the United States Coast Guard.

Now that I am retired as a Master Chief after 30 years of service, I am proud to perform in my native San Diego County.  I provide interactive, silly, and FUN shows that you and your children will love.  We love what we do and we have some amazing options sure to entertain your young guests.  In addition to entertaining, I am now the exclusive presenter of the Discover Magic program, where I teach magic classes that also teach essential character traits to children.

Now that several of my children have “flown the coop,” I perform all of our shows.

So what are you waiting for?  Contact me today!

“Everything was great! Everyone kept saying how awesome Dave was with the kids and kept them entertained! It took a lot of pressure and stress off all the other adults as well.  Thank you so much for making Finn’s birthday a memorable one! It meant a lot to me and my family. We will definitely use you guys for future events and speak only highly of your services!”


  • To ensure that your child has the best, most memorable party ever!
  • To provide a FUN experience for everyone in the audience.
  • For you to have a stress-free day and enjoy the party along with your child.

We serve all of San Diego County.  We regularly entertain children at weddings, christenings, holiday parties, preschool education functions, library shows, church events, and more.  I’ve performed for the children of the Boston Red Sox and companies such as Geico, Leapfrog, Tommy Hilfiger, City of San Diego, many Military Command-sponsored events and many, many others.

“Wow, wow, wow! I recently had my son’s first birthday and called Dave about a week before. I completely forgot about entertainment. He assured me a woman named Janice is wonderful and will be at our party… Well come Sunday, it ends up being 105 degrees at the park for his birthday and my little guests were quite miserable. The playground was even too hot to play on… until Janice showed up! She was so sweet and SO into entertaining all of the kids! I had ages 1-9 and they were all VERY entertained! Wow. I cannot thank Janice enough for saving the day. What a wonderful day it was! Thank you, Dave. I cannot wait to use your company again!”


We are here to help ensure that your event is a success. We are available on the phone, text or email to chat and advise you throughout the entire planning process. Let’s work together to make this the best party experience you’ve ever had!

If you and your guests don’t think that your entertainment was worth the fee, Dave will return it.  No over has ever asked for any or all of their money back since we have tons of happy and satisfied customers.

We have received OVER 60 FIVE-STAR REVIEWS on different sites such as Yelp, Gigmasters, Google and others.  It is very important to hire a performer with great feedback and actual clients submitted all of them.  I have seen other entertainers that submit feedback on themselves and even their friends, family and people that work for them submit reviews.  My reviews are 100% authentic client-provided reviews.

“I wish I could add more stars! David was beyond amazing. He arrived on time and stayed I think even later than he was originally supposed to, just so that he could make sure everyone got attention and was involved. He played games with the kids and they loved it, but he also included the parents in a fun musical game. I can’t even put into words how satisfied I was and how much we loved having him at our son’s party!  He’s great with kids of all ages and I think people in general! Thank you SOOOOO much! I highly recommend him!”

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