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The talented professionals Maggie and Jimmy, Cirque Movement,  will showcase acrobatics,  juggling, music and dance that will delight the whole family. Not to be missed!

Emily Jullen

Emily Jullen








We love to dance, march and make some music! Emily Julien, a Music History and Ethnic Studies graduate from Lawrence Universitywill facilitate this rich creative endeavor. Children are invited to make their own musical instruments then gather together afterward and march their band through our Leelanau UnCaged festival.

MARCHING BAND & PARADE Line up at the entrance of the Fine Arts Kids Tent with your completed instruments and Emily will lead you in a marching dancing parade through the UnCaged Festival. We’ll make a big loop and end up back at the entrance of the Fine Arts Kids Tent. Family and friends are welcome to join the parade!





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SHAVING CREAM PRINTS A beautiful colorful mess using shaving cream and food coloring! Make a stunning print! Inspired by Northport’s Dolls & More. 














Come together with Caroline Maier of Pathfinder School try your hand at this unique experience: the sand art mandala (mandala means circle in Sanskrit). Enjoy fun with water colors, too! 








THEATRE IMPROVISATION & GAMES Everyone’s a star on our stage! Melissa May will get your body and your brain going with the exciting creativity of Theatre games. While you’re at it try a little acting improvisation using fun props and costume accessories. Step right up! 


Melissa May – Bio

Melissa May is a choreographer and performer in the upcoming Old Town Playhouse (OTP) production of The Little Shop of Horrors. She is a dancer and choreographer with over 20 years of performance experience both nationally and internationally. Melissa is Creative Director of Fleur Couture Cabaret. She worked as assistant choreographer/director of Footloose at Traverse City Central, and choreographed for OTP’s Young Company productions of Beauty & the Beast Jr and Aladdin Kids. She trained at Dance Arts Academy as a member of Company Dance Traverse. She choreographed and performed with Old Town Playhouse and Young Company, the Austin, Texas Yellowtape Construction Company and the Mash Up Rock 'n Roll Parody theater troupe. 



WESTSIDE HORNS – A family band became a reality with The Rock Stop Music School. Katy Haag (9) on bass, guitar and vocals; Maggie Haag(8) on keys; Eric Haag (6) on drums; and their Dad, Jeff Haag, guitar, bass and vocals, they cover tunes by The Beatles, Lady Gaga and The Accidentals.


STONE SCULPTURES Leelanau County is rich with beautiful beach glass and Petoskey stones. Evy Sussman (Shady Trails Craft Shop teacher for many years) will provide the tools and guidance for children to create stone sculptures and a special carrying bag.




MURAL MAKING Jenny Evans, leader in youth art community, artist and art teacher at Northport School will facilitate this exciting hands-on colorful experience.
















EXHIBIT Youth Visual Art and Creative Writing Pieces created by youth from all over Leelanau County created in various mediums   including creative writing presentations.






DANCING EN POINTE Ballerinas from The Dance Center in Traverse City will present a short dance, sharepointe shoes and what ballet training is like as well as the examples of the beautiful tutu costumes they wear.