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For Good Troupe

Click here to view a short video: For Good

The For Good Performance Troupe offers an opportunity for persons with Down syndrome toparticipate in community musical theater and performance activities, while also offering members of the broader community the opportunity to observe, participate in, and celebrate the success of our performers.

Click here to view a clip from Central PA Live and For Good Promoting the 2015 Buddy Walk.

Since its launch in 2012, the troupe has grown steadily. In addition to our performances given in the Delta Program auditorium twice a year, we have performed at Penn State University, on WTAJ Central PA Live, the Fairmount School, Barnes & Noble Bookstore and the CCDSS annual Just Dance and Buddy Walks. For more information contact director Krista Wilkinson CCDSS2011@gmail.com

Spring 2017 INFO FROM KRISTA:

The spring 2017 seasons of For Good and Beginnings Troupes will be starting soon!! We look forward to seeing returning members but also to welcoming any new folks who would like to join!! Please see the end of this email for information about the two troupes.

All interested members – both new and returning – should email me (Krista Wilkinson) at (CCDSS2011@gmail.com) by January 20 to ensure that you are added to the distribution list. For current members: Even if you think that I know you will return, please take a moment or two to send an email to me confirming your intentions. I use these email confirmations to create the distribution list and plan for the number of performer packets (CDs and lyric folders) that are distributed the first day of rehearsal. If I don't receive an email confirmation from you, I will take it to mean that you have other activities during the scheduled rehearsal time and will not be joining us this season. I totally understand, of course, and will look forward to seeing you in a future season!

The season for both troupes will begin on January 28. We will welcome any new members, play some "get to know you" games, and begin to learn our new songs.

For new members: Rehearsals take place on Saturday mornings at the Delta Program Fairmount Auditorium in State College. I will send out directions and times to those folks who sign up by emailing me.

Troupe descriptions:

The "For Good Performance Troupe" will rehearse from 11:00-12:00 (*new time!) on Saturdays. This unit is perfect for performers with experience with the stage already and/or who are already comfortable performing.

"For Good Beginnings" is a unit dedicated to younger troupe members (between the ages of about 8 to of 12 or 13 years), and/or those who are newer to the stage experience. If your performer between the ages of about 8 and 12-13 years of age, and/or has had less than 1 year of experience in For Good, this is the unit for you! In addition, if you know of an older performer who is new to performing and who would like to start in this smaller unit just to try it out, this is the perfect unit as well. Members of the "Beginnings" will rehearse from 12:15-12:45 (*new time!) on Saturday mornings, choosing 2-3 fun and well-loved songs.

Want to get involved? Have a talent you care to share? Email director Krista Wilkinson for more information at CCDSS2011@gmail.com

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