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USF Jesters Accepting Registrations For 2016-2017

The Jesters of the University of Saint Francis is accepting registrations for 2016-2017 from people ages 8 and older with developmental disabilities. The performing arts program begins Saturday, Sept. 10 and will meet each Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon in the dance studio at the USF North Campus, 2702 Spring St., across from the main campus. Morning activities will include dance/movement, theatre, storytelling, puppetry, percussion and music (instrumental and voice). Children and adults are welcome to attend the morning session for a fee of $75.

The Jesters will meet Saturdays from Sept. 10 to Dec. 10, except for Sept. 24 or Dec. 17, 24, 31 and Jan. 7. After the holidays, the performing arts program will resume January 14 and will continue meeting Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., through March 11. The spring 2017 performance will be Saturday, March 11 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m. at the North Campus auditorium.

Those interested can contact Molly McGowan in the School of Creative Arts at mmcgowan or (260) 399-7700, ext. 8001 to request registration forms. For more information, contact director Allison Ballard at allis2b or (260) 745-3107. Registrations will be accepted through Saturday, Sept. 24.

Sponsored by the University of Saint Francis since 1978, the Jesters is a performing group of people with mild to severe developmental disabilities. The Jesters program is supported in part by the AWS Foundation with support from Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, the Indiana Arts Commission and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.