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USF Jesters Accepting Registrations For Summer 2016

The Jesters of the University of Saint Francis are accepting registrations from people with developmental disabilities for its 2016 summer program. The program will include a series of intensives designed to give people with intellectual/developmental disabilities opportunities to explore the performing arts.

Each intensive will be held for two weeks according to the following schedule:

• Script writing/story telling – June 7 and 14, $15

• Dance/choreography – June 21 and 28, $15

• Theatre/drama – July 5 and July 12, $15

Each session will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the dance studio at the USF North Campus Building, 2702 Spring St., across from the main campus.

Participants can register for all 6 weeks or a single 2-week segment. Activities will focus on creating a template for next year’s Jesters performance to be presented March 11 and 12, 2017. However, the summer program is offered to anyone with a disability regardless of his/her involvement with the traditional Jesters program that is held annually, September–March.

Registrations will be accepted through June 1, 2016. Capacity is limited to the first 20 participants who register for each session. To request registration forms, contact Molly McGowan in the School of Creative Arts at mmcgowan or (260) 399-7700, ext. 8001.

Sponsored by the University of Saint Francis since 1978, the Jesters is a performing group of people with mild to severe developmental/physical disabilities. Each year from September to March, the program provides customized, structured performing arts activities. Each spring, the Jesters program culminates in an original multi-media performance. The Jesters program enhances quality of life by engaging members in the creative arts, with a vision of developing self-expression, self-esteem, socialization and other life skills while providing learning opportunities to USF and the community.

The Jesters program is funded in part by grants from the AWS Foundation and the Indiana Arts Commission.