Registration for summer and fall programming is now underway at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA). Prospective students and families are encouraged to visit the school, tour the facilities and try a complimentary class.
Registration is also ongoing for the current Trimester III, which began on March 24. Students are welcome to start classes and private instruction at any point throughout the year and tuition is pro-rated.
With extensive programs in Music, Dance and Drama, FSPA brings the performing arts disciplines together in downtown Franklin. The school offers instruction for all ages and abilities to meet the needs of those who seek levels of training and involvement ranging from recreational enjoyment to serious study.
FSPA’s music program provides voice and instrumental private lessons, as well as group classes with ensemble performing opportunities. Little Music School®, an innovative music program developed exclusively at FSPA, teaches children as young as 18 months to play the piano. Dance instruction is offered at all levels in ballet, jazz, tap, modern and hip hop, with specialized classes for boys, adults and beginner teens.
FSPA’s roster of dance classes also includes dance for musical theater, lyrical, acro and Horton Technique. The drama department features programs in acting and musical theater with classes for all ages, beginning with kindergarten children. Interactive classes explore storytelling, theater games, improvisation, scenes and monologues, character development and audition preparation.
Performing opportunities at FSPA include musical theater troupes, dance companies, Glee Club, Ballet Repertoire Series, Spring Concert, opera scenes, acoustic coffee houses and recitals. Many FSPA students are also cast, by audition, in productions presented by the affiliated Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC).
Summer session programming runs from June 30 to August 22 and includes performing arts workshops and one-week camps, an eight-week session of voice, instrumental and dance classes, two ballet intensives and the annual SummerStage musical theater program.
FSPA’s roster of one-week performing arts camps includes Camp ProVoice, Jazz and Tap Camp, Choreography Camp, Broadway Camp and Acting Camp, as well as Little Gems Ballet Camp, Creative Kids Camp and Little Music School Experience for younger children.
FSPA will also offer two Summer Ballet Intensives: Summer Session I for the Young Dancer Division from June 30-July 11 and Summer Session II for the Pre-Professional Division from July 14-July 24.
The annual SummerStage musical theater program for students in grades 3-12 features a two-week format (July 28-August 8) and full-length production of LEGALLY BLONDE, The Musical.
Younger SummerStage students (grades 3-8) will be showcased in “PARALEGAL, The Musical.” Auditions will be held by appointment and are for placement purposes only; all SummerStage students will be cast in the productions.
FSPA will also offer a series of 2- and 3-day workshops.
- Critically-acclaimed R&B singer April Hall will conduct a Vocal Styles workshop for ages 13-18, introducing students to jazz phrasing, scatting and improvisation, as well as microphone and performance techniques.
- Rock Out, for musicians of all levels, provides students with the opportunity to jam with talented area musicians and learn from well-known Boston professionals.
- A performance skills workshop, Up Your Game, will focus on audition techniques, presentation skills and developing or improving an audition binder, headshot/resume and audition wardrobe.
- Behind the Scenes will introduce students to the many details involved in bringing a production to the stage, including an overview of the technical and operational aspects of producing a show.
Register over the phone at (508) 528-8668 or in person at 38 Main Street in Franklin. For further information, including a summer session brochure with full program descriptions and dates, call or visit online at www.fspaonline.com.