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BOZEMAN -

Bozeman School students got the chance to step out of the classroom on Friday and learn more about the arts.

More than two-hundred students from Whittier and Hawthrone elementary schools participated in the first ever "Discover Dance" program, put on by the Montana Ballet Company.

The students watched dancers perform pieces from "Carnival of the Animals," a performance about animals coming to life. The students also got the chance to dance a bit.

Organizers said it's important that children learn about art in school.

"Studies have shown that those children who are involved in arts do better in school," said Elizabeth Defanti, Montana Ballet Company. "We know by giving children a creative outlook, it inspires them and helps them be wonderful individuals in our community."

The Montana Ballet Company will be putting on its second annual "Carnival of the Animals" on Saturday at the Emerson Cultural Center beginning at 4 p.m.

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