Library and School Programs

If you want to:

      – draw big crowds to your event…

      – accelerate kids’ enthusiasm for reading and learning…

      – provide attendees with a memorable experience they’ll be talking about for days, or even years, to come…

Dash the Circus Dog can help!

Sharon Yildiz & Dash have experience educating and amazing groups ranging from toddlers to university professors, and audience sizes ranging from 10 to 1,500. Whether your event is a library or summer reading program, school or corporate event, festival or business opening, your audience will be amazed to see 9 lb. professional circus dog, Dash, perform from his repertoire of over fifty tricks.

Our offerings range from 8 minute choreographed circus routines to hour-long summer reading programs combining dog tricks with educational segments on a wide variety of topics. Each show incorporates music, humor, props, and audience participation.


We especially love doing library shows and inspiring a lifelong love of reading. Sharon is a devoted library patron who reads approximately 150 books each year. She enjoys sharing how reading has led to amazing opportunities and experiences around the globe.

All of Sharon & Dash’s programs can be customized to complement a curriculum or theme and can involve an optional multimedia component, if desired. Some past themes have included:

  • Careers with animals
  • Dog care and dog bite prevention
  • How dogs and humans work together (service dogs, search & rescue, termite detection, etc.)
  • Fun with the Dewey decimal system

Let us know what you need and we can customize a program for your event. Prices start at $200 for a 45-60 minute “school year” library show in the Madison area, and vary according to the number of performances required, audience size, travel distance, event type (large summer reading program vs. school-year library performance), and whether the event is on a weekday or on a weekend/holiday.

We are now booking 2017 Summer Reading Programs. Please contact us soon to reserve the best dates.

To learn more, or to schedule a presentation at your event, please call 608-286-0117 or send e-mail to: sharonyildiz (at) gmail (dot) com.