6th Annual Natural Family Expo - March 18, 2018

Birth & Baby Fair Schedule

10:30 - 11:30

11:45 - 12:30



3:00 - 3:30


10:00 - 10:10: Drum Power
10:15 - 10:35: Truly Remarkable Loon - Juggling Show
10:40 - 11:00: Cashel Dennehy Irish Dance
11:15 - 12:15: WORT 89.9 FM'S Pachyderm Parade Radio Show feat:
.....................11:15 - David Landau
.....................11:45 - Zoozort Radio Interview
.....................11:55 -  Declan Killeen-Toomey
12:15 - 12:45: Truly Remarkable Loon - Juggling Lesson
12:45 - 1:00: Kioja Dance Team
1:15 - 1:30: Aerial Show
1:30 - 2:00: Zoozort Live Animal Program
2:00 - 2:30: Sparkle & Burn Hoop Dance | Performance & Lesson
2:35 - 2:55: Infinity Martial Arts | Showcase presentation
3:00 - 3:30: Ballet Folklorico Mexico de Carlos y Sonia Avila
3:30 - 3:55: Raizes do Brasil | Capoeira Demonstration

Drum Power

Scheduled: Starts in Lakeside Commons at 9:55 - call and response to kids on stage. Goes through 10:10
Contact: Yorel Lashley
Equipment: Mic
Music: n/a

Emcee Intro:  DrumPower is a youth leadership program that provides young people with an opportunity to learn West African Traditional, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian drumming and their cultural/historical significance in order to build self-esteem and self-confidence through discovering the rewards of discipline, teamwork, creativity, responsibility and self-respect. These elements are the foundations out of which come respect for others, leadership, and ultimately, positive contributions to the world.

Introduce: Yorel Lashley & Tom Ross

Emcee Outro:  Drum Power’s annual 3-week Drum & Dance Camp from July 16-August 2 features DANCE and DRUMMING from around the world. The instructors are professional teaching artists who engage students given their vast youth development experience and inspire them with their own artistic talent and passion.  They teach discipline, community and leadership through art and have a ton of fun! Camp takes place at the UW-Madison School. For more information go to: drumpower.com/summercamp/


Scheduled: 10:15 - 10:35
Contact: T. R. Loon 608.239.5454
Equipment: Lavalier wireless microphone - I bring one with me. At least one monitor speaker.
Recorded Music: YES

Emcee Intro:  Truly Remarkable Loon has been performing as a comedy juggler for almost forty years. Yes, Truly Remarkable Loon is his real and legal name! His comedy juggling show, "Merry Anticipation of Disaster" is a great variety of technical juggling and balancing feats, non-stop comedy patter and a big dose of foolishness. The best thing about the show is its very wide audience appeal. Children and adults alike are amused, amazed and entertained.

Introduce: Truly Remarkable Loon, Comedy Juggler Presents, "Merry Anticipation of Disaster"

Emcee Outro:  http://www.trloon.com/

Cashel dennehy irish dance

Scheduled: 10:40 - 11:00
Contact: Tina Ahlgrim 608-358-0729
Equipment: Mic
Recorded Music: YES - "Would it be ok if we bring an iPad to run our music?  We have found that some of the dance songs we use are not real easy to get uploaded and downloaded because of the type of file.  We will try to download but thought we had better have a fall back option."

Emcee Intro:  “Irish Dance Performance & Jig Lesson” with Cashel Dennehy Irish Dance. Cashel Dennehy is an Irish Dance School celebrating over 30 years in Milwaukee and more than 10 years here in Madison. They are a family-centered dance school and participate in performances and competitions locally, regionally and internationally.  Children age 5 and up will perform.

Introduce: parents of Cashel Dennehy Irish Dancers - who will announce during the show

Emcee Outro:  Please see Cashel Dennehy parents by the back table for any questions about how your child can begin to Irish Dance!

WORT 89.9 F.M.

Scheduled: 11:15-12:15
Contact: Aaron
Equipment: TBD

DJ INTRO: Please welcome our next emcees--the volunteers from W-O-R-T's kid's music show the Pachyderm Parade

W.OR.T. INTRO: “My name is [NAME/S], host of the Pachyderm Parade on W-O-R-T 89.9 FM community radio in Madison. I’m happy to be here at the Natural Family Expo with my co-hosts; [NAME/S]” (Point and give them each an opportunity to wave to the audience.) “Each Sunday evening at 6:30 we bring you a half hour of kid’s radio including music and announcements. Kids can call in their requests and have their voices on the air. We are recording today’s stage performance with David Landau, Noelle Tarrant and Declan Killeen-Toomey for broadcast tonight at 6:30, with part 2 on Sunday, March 25th.  You can listen to the show on your radio at 89.9 FM or on your computer through our live internet stream and for up to two weeks on our program archives at: wortfm.org


Scheduled: 11:15-11:45
Contact: David Landau 608-246-2057
Equipment: 2 mics and 2 mic stands (one for vocal, one for acoustic guitar)
Music: n/a

INTRO: “At this point I’d like to introduce David Landau. David Landau is a former first grade teacher, an award winning musician and entertainer, and he is very funny. David was Voted 2016 Children's Performer of the Year by the Madison Area Music Association."
"Ladies and gentlemen... The King of Kids Music... DAVID LANDAU.” (say it like Oprah Winfrey or Jimmy Fallon might say it!)

OUTRO: “Let’s give a big hand to David Landau for today’s wonderful performance at the Natural Family Expo.” (Continue after the applause dies down.)  You can learn more about David at www.happytrails.biz.  “To hear today’s stage show with David Landau, tune in tonight at 6:30 to the Pachyderm Parade on W-O-R-T 89.9 FM. You can also listen real-time via our internet stream or anytime during the next two weeks from our program archives at: wortfm.org

zoozort w.o.r.t. radio interview

Scheduled: 11:45 - 11:55
Contact: Noelle Tarrant
Equipment: Mic for WORT interview
Music: n/a

INTRO: Noelle Tarrant is the owner of Zoozort Live Animal Programs - a wildlife company specializing in entertaining and educational wildlife shows. Noelle and Zoozort are here at the Natural Family Expo today and she is going to answer some questions for Pachyderm Parade listeners!

  1. Which animals do you have at the Natural Family Expo today?
  2. Where do you get your animals from? 
  3. How did you start doing this?
  4. How long have you done this?
  5. Do you need a special license to do this?
  6. Do your animals live in your house with you? /Do exotic animals make good pets?
  7. What are some of the interesting things that your animals eat?
  8. Which animals like to snuggle?

OUTRO: Noelle and the Zoozort animals will be at the Expo all day today at their exhibit.  At 1:30, come up to the main stage to see the Zoozort Live Animal Program! Thanks Noelle!

declan killeen-toomey

Scheduled: 11:55 - 12:10
Contact: Siobhan Killeen Toomey (mom) 847-417-8093
Equipment: Microphone & mic stand please
Music: Mic set to 34" high

INTRO: “Up next, we have a very special performer. Declan Killeen Toomey is a 7-year old violinist. He hopes to travel the world playing his violin. He is off to a great start. He has performed several times in the beautiful Capitol Theatre in the Overture Center for the Arts, where he was awarded Best Child Musician in 2015, and was a Finalist in the 2016 Rising Stars competition. He also performs for sporting events for the UW Badgers, and the Madison Mallards. He has been invited to perform at music festivals such as the Catfish River Music Festival, Make Music Madison, and Madison's MadGael Music Festival. He has also played in beautiful venues such as Cave of the Mounds National Natural Monument, and Ice Castles where you might have seen him play Let It Go from Disney's Frozen. He has performed in Brocach Irish Pub, Madison's Come Back Inn, Craftsman Table & Tap, Alliant Energy, the Kohl Center, the High Noon Saloon, and at Sprader's on the Lake in White Lake, Michigan. This summer he will be performing in several venues in Ireland. You may have seen him on WKOW TV or heard him before on community radio station W-O-R-T 89.9 FM.” 

Today Declan is going to perform some of his new favorite Irish tunes. Without further ado, HERE’S Declan Killeen-Toomey.” (say it like Oprah Winfrey or Jimmy Fallon might say it!)


Scheduled: 12:15 - 12:45
Contact: Loon
Equipment: Mic
Music: n/a

Emcee Intro:  


Emcee Outro:  

Kioja Drill Team (pronounced KEE-O-JA)

Scheduled: 12:45 - 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Coach Faith Stevenson: 608-239-2359
Equipment: Handheld mic
Music: ???

Emcee Intro:
A brief history about "Stepping." Stepping is a traditionally African American physical activity that uses the body as a percussive instrument. “Steppers” use their hands, arms, legs or feet and other body parts to make beats or music. This activity is made up of a combination of military close-order and exhibition drill, and African foot dances such as the Welly "gumboot" dance. Kioja is a positive organization for our youth to express themselves in the Madison community.

Coach Faith Stevenson

Emcee Outro:
If you are interested in contacting Coach Faith or Mrs. Teresa for performances and events, please feel free to email them both at madisoneastKioja@aol.com or by calling 608-886-4836.

Jess flying yogi aerial show

Scheduled: 1:15 - 1:30
Contact: Jess Clark

Emcee Intro:    Jess Clark, the Flying Yogi and her flying daughters Tessa and GV  would love to welcome you to take flight with them today.  Jess teaches and performs right here in Madison Wisconsin, and her tiny sidekicks, ages nine and eleven, are just beginning their aerial journeys.  Circus is fun for the whole family, building confidence and strength while defying gravity together.

Emcee Outro: Jess Clark is an aerial performer, aerial arts teacher, and yoga teacher.  Whether you are looking to take flight yourself or book an exciting performance for your next event; she looks forward to working with you.  Check her website: jessflyingyogi.com 


Scheduled: 1:30 - 2:00
Contact: Noelle Tarrant 715-508-0908
Equipment: I have my own microphone and speaker
Music: n/a

Emcee Intro:Introduce children to animals from all over the world, and you spark an interest that will last a lifetime.  Zoozort is a wildly unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world's most amazing exotic animals.  Teaching about animals, behaviors and environments in a fun and exciting way; replacing fear with understanding, respect and love.  Allowing others to interact with animals through demonstrations is essential in changing the hearts and minds of people and preservation of the entire planet's wildlife. Come meet some of our amazing animals like Oliver the kinkajou, Montgomery the python, Wanda the wallaby and many more.

Noelle Tarrant

Emcee Outro: Facebook: Zoozort Live Animal Programs/ Website: Zoozort.com

sparkle & burn

Scheduled: 2:00 - 2:30
Contact: Sarah Sparkles
Equipment: N/A
Music: YES

Emcee Intro: The rebirth of the hula-hoop has happened! At Sparkle and Burn, they're really excited about plastic circles. Hoop dance is a way to build strength, tone muscle, improve rhythm, reconnect with your body, join a supportive community, and hoop dance can spark creativity and self-confidence. 

Introduce: Performance & workshop by Sarah Sparkles

Emcee Outro: http://www.sparkleandburnhoopdance.net/

INFINITY MARTIAL ARTS showcase presentation

Scheduled: 2:35-2:55 p.m.
Contact: Jeff Spridco 608-395-8400
Equipment: Mic
Music: Jeff is bringing his playlist on his phone

Emcee Intro: Infinity Martial Arts, has classes for kids ages 4 and up, all the way to adults! With 6 locations: Middleton, Fitchburg/Verona, Sun Prairie, Evansville, Waunakee, and Oregon, they are one of Wisconsin's fastest growing martial arts systems.

Introduce: Jeff Spridco

Emcee Outro: N/A - Jeff will do closing announcements.

Ballet Folklorico Mexico de Carlos y Sonia Avila

Scheduled: 3:00 - 3:30
Contact: Carlos Avila 608-444-9807; (Coming at 12:30; bringing music with him)
Equipment: Microphone
Music: Recorded

Emcee Intro: Ballet Folklorico Mexico de Carlos y Sonia Avila is a traditional dance group that offers dances from a variety of regions, from pre-Columbian Aztec, to tropical Veracruz, to Jalisco - famous throughout the world for Mariachis and Charros. Founded in 2013, the company has over 60 members. More than half of the dancers are children, ensuring that traditions will be carried on to the next generation.  Please welcome Ballet Folklorico of Carlos and Sonia featuring Aztec and Mexican folkloric dance.

Introduce: Miguel Tovar

Emcee Outro: N/A

Raízes do Brasil Capoeira Madison

Scheduled: 3:30 - 3:55
Contact: Jessie Stevens 262-844-7188
Equipment: Mic
Music: N/A

Emcee Intro: Raízes do Brasil Capoeira Madison is dedicated to promoting understanding and appreciation of Brazilian culture through the instruction, and public performances, of the art of Capoeira and other Afro-Brazilian cultural arts.

Emcee Outro: http://www.capoeiramadison.com/



Bouncy House, need waiver, compliments of Keva Sports Center and Fun Play Inflatables. No charge – all children will have to have a waiver signed by parent or guardian. 

Face Painting by Love Bug Face Painting – by Donation

Need a break – rest area

Girl Scout Cookies

Thank our Title Sponsors: Willy Street Co-op, Blue River Chiropractic, and DreamBank by American Family Insurance

And Chunkabuns, our Main Stage Sponsor

Allied Bookkeeping & Business Coaching – 

Media Sponsors – WORT 89.9 FM, Hulafrog, and Natural Awakenings

Scavenger Hunt – get your treat for completing it including a coupon for a free ice cream cone at La Michoacana