Jitterbugs take first steps

News Oct 11, 2012 Ancaster News

Theatre Ancaster's Jitterbugs now have their own weekly fall and winter program called First Steps.

Children between 3.5 and six years of age will have fun with stories, songs, dancing, acting, and learning together.

Ben Bowen, teacher, musician and proud father to his own delightful Jitterbug, Abby, said he is really excited to be heading up the program.

Bowen led the successful summer program for Theatre Ancaster that was filled to capacity.

“I know parents have been asking for this expansion to fall and winter sessions for a long time, and we're delighted to make it happen."

Bowen brings impressive credentials to his leadership work with children. He has been working with children for more than 20 years. He is a musician, both as a horn player on 29 albums and as a folk artist and singer-songwriter.

"Kids find joy and wonder in things adults often take for granted.” said Bowen. “For them, all things are playful! Our program aims to harness that enthusiasm, and develop their creativity."

Theatre Ancaster will offer two separate sessions weekly, each 75 minutes long on Monday or Wednesday after school. The programs, which begin Oct. 17, will culminate in productions on Feb. 9 for family and friends.

All the details are available at TheatreAncaster.com.

Jitterbugs take first steps

News Oct 11, 2012 Ancaster News

Theatre Ancaster's Jitterbugs now have their own weekly fall and winter program called First Steps.

Children between 3.5 and six years of age will have fun with stories, songs, dancing, acting, and learning together.

Ben Bowen, teacher, musician and proud father to his own delightful Jitterbug, Abby, said he is really excited to be heading up the program.

Bowen led the successful summer program for Theatre Ancaster that was filled to capacity.

“I know parents have been asking for this expansion to fall and winter sessions for a long time, and we're delighted to make it happen."

Bowen brings impressive credentials to his leadership work with children. He has been working with children for more than 20 years. He is a musician, both as a horn player on 29 albums and as a folk artist and singer-songwriter.

"Kids find joy and wonder in things adults often take for granted.” said Bowen. “For them, all things are playful! Our program aims to harness that enthusiasm, and develop their creativity."

Theatre Ancaster will offer two separate sessions weekly, each 75 minutes long on Monday or Wednesday after school. The programs, which begin Oct. 17, will culminate in productions on Feb. 9 for family and friends.

All the details are available at TheatreAncaster.com.

Jitterbugs take first steps

News Oct 11, 2012 Ancaster News

Theatre Ancaster's Jitterbugs now have their own weekly fall and winter program called First Steps.

Children between 3.5 and six years of age will have fun with stories, songs, dancing, acting, and learning together.

Ben Bowen, teacher, musician and proud father to his own delightful Jitterbug, Abby, said he is really excited to be heading up the program.

Bowen led the successful summer program for Theatre Ancaster that was filled to capacity.

“I know parents have been asking for this expansion to fall and winter sessions for a long time, and we're delighted to make it happen."

Bowen brings impressive credentials to his leadership work with children. He has been working with children for more than 20 years. He is a musician, both as a horn player on 29 albums and as a folk artist and singer-songwriter.

"Kids find joy and wonder in things adults often take for granted.” said Bowen. “For them, all things are playful! Our program aims to harness that enthusiasm, and develop their creativity."

Theatre Ancaster will offer two separate sessions weekly, each 75 minutes long on Monday or Wednesday after school. The programs, which begin Oct. 17, will culminate in productions on Feb. 9 for family and friends.

All the details are available at TheatreAncaster.com.