News release from the University of Saint Francis:
USF Jesters accepting registrations for 2014-2015
(August 20, 2014) â€” The Jesters of the University of Saint Francis is accepting registrations for 2014-2015 from people ages 6 and older with developmental disabilities.
The program begins Saturday, Sept. 6 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). A visual arts program limited to 25 people will be held from noon-2 p.m. in the Rolland Center. Participants can attend the morning session only or the morning and afternoon sessions at a cost of $60 for mornings and an additional $20 for afternoons. Scholarships are available.
Jesters will meet Saturdays (except Nov. 29 due to Thanksgiving) from Sept. 6-Dec. 13. The program will not meet Dec. 20 and 27 and Jan. 3 and 10 due to holiday break. It will resume Jan. 17 and continue meeting Saturdays from 10 a.m-2 p.m. through March 7. The spring 2015 performance will be Saturday, March 6 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 7 at 3 p.m. in the North Campus auditorium.
Interested people can contact Molly McGowan in the School of Creative Arts ator (260) 399-7700, ext. 8001 to request registration forms. For more information, contact director Allison Ballard at or (260) 745-3107. Registrations will be accepted through Saturday, Sept. 27.
About the University of Saint Francis Jesters
Sponsored by the University of Saint Francis since 1978, the Jesters is a performing group of people with mild to severe developmental/physical disabilities. Jesters 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 program is funded in part by the AWS Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission and Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne.