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"We think it is an opportunity to provide a forum for them to discover and to share stories and emotions...At this age, when kids are completely uninhibited because no one has told them they can't, this is a time that they can truly discover another form of expression in a really positive and beneficial way."

October 4, 2017
Writer: Sydney Jensen

Summer has come to a close and summer camps are no longer in session, but the Idaho Falls Arts Council is helping students continue to learn and discover new talents throughout the month of October.

"We think it is an opportunity to provide a forum for them to discover and to share stories and emotions," Brandi Newton, the Executive Director at the ARTitorium in Broadway in Idaho Falls told BYU-Idaho Radio. "At this age, when kids are completely uninhibited because no one has told them they can't, this is a time that they can truly discover another form of expression in a really positive and beneficial way."

The courses approach the theater curriculum in age-specific ways, with two age groups made up of five to 10-year-olds and then 11 through 14-year-olds.

"What you need to learn about your body and your voice at five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, is different when you're 11 through 14," Newton said. "That's why we've broken it up into two age ranges, so we can really be specific to what that age range might need."

The courses begin in October, full details are available here.

You can listen to the full interview below.