Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Franklin School for the Performing Arts Slates Summer Programs for Children and Teens

Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) announces a summer session of theater programs, ballet intensives and one-week creative camps, along with voice, instrumental and dance classes. The summer session runs from June 26 to August 22, with registration beginning March 6.

FSPA Summer Theater provides the opportunity for hands-on immersion in a Broadway Boot Camp, cabaret show, play or musical theater production, with enrollment for one to five weeks. The Cabaret week (July 17-21) focuses on repertoire choices, song interpretation and presentation, and concludes with a cabaret style revue at THE BLACK BOX theater in downtown Franklin. The three-day Broadway Boot Camp (July 24-26) brings Broadway headliners to FSPA for song and dance master classes and coaching on individual performance skills. A weeklong drama program (August 14-18) presents a straight play, while a two-week musical theater program (July 31-August 11) stages a major book musical at THE BLACK BOX.

Summer Ballet Intensives feature a final showing at THE BLACK BOX, along with extracurricular classes in Alexander Technique, nutrition and injury prevention. The four-week Intermediate/Advanced Intensive (July 3-28) and three-week Young Intensive (July 10-28) provide training in classical ballet technique, pre-pointe/pointe, modern, dance history and character dance, with partnering, variations and choreography offered at the advanced level.

Among FSPA’s weeklong performing arts camps, Broadway Camp (grades K-5) teaches vocals, choreography and scene work, with a chance to showcase skills in a final ensemble performance. Acting Camp (grades K-4 and 5-7) explores character development and improvisation. Camp ProVoice (ages 7-9 and 10-13) focuses on individual performance skills with music from Broadway, movies and TV musicals, as well as pop and rock hits, culminating in a performance of solos, duets and small ensembles. Jazz and Tap Camp (grades 4-7) combines age- and level-appropriate dance with a creative summer experience. For young beginner dancers, Dance Discovery (ages 5-9) teaches basic dance vocabulary and positions, floor exercises and simple steps, with a focus on musicality and rhythm. Creative Kids Camp engages and entertains campers ages 5-8 with drama games, theater activities, singing, dancing and crafts. The youngest campers, ages 3-5, are invited to the summer Little Music School Experience with FSPA’s Little Music School Director, Kim Rezendes.

For summer registration, call FSPA at (508) 528-8668. For further information, including a summer session brochure with full program descriptions, dates, faculty, and tuition, call or visit online at

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