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 www.FSPAonline.com.