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Creative Drama & Puppetry at ISU is celebrating their 40 anniversary this year. The program holds classes which give BloNo kids the opportunity to get involved with the fine arts.

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Illinois State University Creative Drama and Puppetry for Kids is celebrating a fulfilling 40 years this month. 

The program, part of the Illinois State School of Theater and Dance, is responsible for holding classes to get local children of the Bloomington-Normal area involved in the fine arts. 

To start celebrating their 40 long years of success, they held a commemorative birthday party with some of their students last Saturday. The children enjoyed some birthday cupcakes in addition to their fun classes for the K-6 age groups. 

In addition to all of the fun, they are setting themselves up for even more years of success. 

With the celebration being an opportunity to market even more, they are not falling flat on continually encouraging the youths of Bloomington-Normal to register for their spring classes. 

Classes through the program range from drama to visual arts courses. 

The price is $60, with a discounted $55 option for families second child that will be involved. 

These classes, according to their mission, inspire children to use their imagination, concentration and voice in the forms of theatre, art, dance and music. 

Spring classes, like fall classes, begin at the start of every semester. Parents and friends alike are always more than welcome to observe classes as well. 

HAILEY BIALAS is a Features Reporter for The Vidette. She can be contacted at hgbiala@ilstu.edu Follow her on Twitter at @haileybialas 


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