Jesters Registration Info
To register, the following information must be submitted:
- Registration Form
- Medical Form
- Photo Release Form
- Scholarship Form (optional)
The fee for the Jesters program is $75 for the first participant in a family and $50 for additional participants from the same family. For those participating in the afternoon art program, there is an added fee of $25. Only adult participants registered for the morning performing arts program are eligible to register for afternoon art.
Scholarship applications are available to remove barriers and continue making the program accessible to everyone.
To request mailed registration forms, call SOCA at 260.399.7700, ext. 8001.
Please note that participants wishing to perform in the culminating performance in March are expected to regularly attend the Jesters program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, January through March.
The Jesters program at USF offers Junior Jesters to children ages eight and up who have developmental disabilities. Modeled after the traditional Jesters program, which serves adults with disabilities, Junior Jesters offers customized art education activities in dance/movement, music (instrumental and voice) and theatre, facilitated by local teaching artists.
The program meets weekly from September to March, culminating in the spring with an original multimedia performance featuring children, teen and adult participants. The Jesters and Junior Jesters programs begin in September and meet each Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in USF’s North Campus building at 2702 Spring Street, across from the main campus.
Jesters Summer Program
The Jesters program at USF offers a summer performing arts program for individuals with disabilities. The six-week summer program includes dance/movement, stories, theatre, percussion and music (instrumental and voice) activities, and creates a template for the next year’s spring Jesters performance. Participants may have an active role in the performance if they choose, but it is not required.
The summer program is available to anyone with a disability, regardless of his or her involvement with the traditional Jesters program.
The Jesters program is funded in part by AWS Foundation and the Indiana Arts Commission.