Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Franklin School for the Performing Arts Introduces VirtualFSPA

On Monday, March 23, the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) introduced VirtualFSPA, allowing students to continue their performing arts education while social distancing due to COVID-19. 

The Music Department instructors are teaching private lessons on the FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype platforms. All Dance and Drama Department classes, as well as Group Voice Classes and Little Music School, will be on BAND. The free app has already been successfully used at FSPA to distribute choreography and class/rehearsal materials. 

Students have been invited to join their specific classes on BAND and the classes will be posted at regular class time each day. FSPA Director Raye Lynn Mercer comments, “Although they can access their classes anytime, I think that originally posting the curriculum at regular class times gives students after school activities to look forward to and a bit of normalcy in their schedules.”

Mercer continues, “This is clearly a very difficult time, but this unique situation offers the chance for us to help keep our students busy at home, involved with FSPA, and continuing with preparations for Spring Concert and Music Department studio recitals. “ 

Additionally, FSPA has been providing at-home challenges, contests, and activities on their social media pages to keep students performing while at home. Projects have included a choreography challenge, a compilation reading of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18, “FSPA Shower Concerts,” the Time Step Challenge, and more. 

Follow FSPA on 
Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/FSPAonline/

Instagram (@fspaonline)  https://www.instagram.com/fspaonline/

Twitter (@fspaonline)  https://twitter.com/fspaonline

YouTube (Franklin School for the Performing Arts)

And of course, their home page   https://fspaonline.com/

Franklin School for the Performing Arts Introduces VirtualFSPA
Franklin School for the Performing Arts Introduces VirtualFSPA

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