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Students involved in the Reach for a Star after-school program at Medora Community Schools recently participated in their second session of circus arts.

Paula Chambers of Fearless Ringleader in Bloomington visited the school Friday to let students practice hula hooping, ribbon dancing and peacock feather balancing.

She said the first session Aug. 31 solely focused on hula hooping. Then Friday, ribbon dancing and peacock feather balancing were added to the mix.

During the next session from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27, the students will continue to build on their skills. At the final meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 12, they will apply those skills in routines.

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Chambers said through circus arts, kids develop hand-eye coordination and have a fun way to exercise. It’s also good for brain development and proprioception, she said.

“We really like noncompetitive activities,” she said.

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