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It's Book Time with Ringmaster Dal - In Person LIVE On Campus program

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
On Campus Program
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd


This is a New Literacy-Focused School show that inspires kids to read for FUN! As students return to school this fall, welcome them back to learning and reading excitement with a new educational and magical school show, "Its Book Time with Ringmaster Dal". Ringmaster Dal Sanders is the host of the Saturday Morning Television show, "Kartoon Circus". In a 35-minute, fun-filled educational program, Dal and his friend, "Stoogie," the sock-puppet bookworm, use a creative mix of music, magic and games to share their excitement for reading. Ringmaster Dal will also introduce elementary students to other good friends - BOOKS. Ultimately, Dal delivers a powerful message to children that reading is fun and "book time" is an important and special time of the day. Consistently bringing high-quality classroom tools to teachers is one way Dal Sanders continues to fulfill his commitment to support schools in the DISD and across the country. We trust educators will find "It's Book Time with Ringmaster Dal" and the accompanying curriculum helpful in reminding kids the importance of books and how to take care of them. This show is designed for young readers from Kindergarten through 2nd grades.

Students Will

  • encourage reading for FUN!
  • learn the importance of taking care of books
  • learn to book time to read each and every day
  • be engaged and repeat back musical chants
  • Play a game to unscramble and spell words
  • Book: "How to Read a Story" by Kate Messner and Mark Siegel


Dates: anytime
Times: anytime
Duration: 35-45 minutes
School Fee: $525 for the first show and $950 for two shows back to back on the same day
Minimum Attendance: 10
Maximum Attendance: 300
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: the front of a room just enough to put up a backdrop and props. Also needed is an electrical outlet for a sound system
Other Information: (online calendar)

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: On-line calendars are available for each separate performer: Margaret Clauder: (Mother Goose, Weather Wonders, Spring is in the Air with Mother Nature, Story of Thanksgiving, The Hero is Within you, Fiesta de Mexico, I Detect a Tale, Ring in the Holidays with Mrs. Claus, After School Balloon Twisting: Brett Roberts (Bubbleologist): Dal Sanders: (Magical, Mysterious Suitcase Science Show, Be a Hero- Not a Bully) Cinde Sanders: (Seusology 101- A Celebration of All Things Dr. Seuss) Or, to help you determine availability of artist call 817.980.1760 or 817.265.5696, to confirm your booking request. You can also fill out a request form at:
Deadline: Must book a minimum of 1 week in advance.
Cancellation Policy: Bookings may be cancelled up to two (2) calendar weeks before performance without penalty. Bookings cancelled within two (2) calendar weeks of performance but up to one (1) calendar week before performance may be rescheduled as artist's bookings allow. Bookings cancelled within one (1) calendar week of performance will require balanced paid in full and rescheduling is at artist's discretion.
After School Policy: Teachers are required to remain in room during performance. Artist will discuss and define the seating area and performance area prior to start of performance. Photographs are permitted as well as short video clips. Please tag us on Facebook at: Margaret A. Clauder.

Curriculum Information

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