Franklin School of Performing Arts
FSPA is an established dance program teaching proper technical skills, encouraging creative expression, and cultivating a joy for movement, so that your child feels supported and inspired to learn through our proven technical methods in a safe nurturing environment.
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(Doesn't apply to adult classes)
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Pre School classes focus on exploring movement concepts and creativity. Class includes a physical warm-up, locomotor and non locomotor exercises, musical/rhythmic play and creative exploration. Your child will truly find joy in this class and look forward to returning each week! Learn more.
Tiny Creative Movement & Tumble (2-3 yrs)
Creative Movement & Tap (3-5 yrs)
Our established dance program focuses on teaching proper technical skills, encouraging creative expression, and cultivating a joy for movement, so that your child feels supported and inspired to learn through our proven technical dance methods in a safe nurturing environment.
Elementary Levels (K- 2nd)
Ballet, Tap, Modern & Jazz
Leveled Classes (3rd-12th)
Ballet & Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern
*Multiple performance opportunties, Eligible for FSPA Dance Companies, Masterclasses, and more.
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Located South of Franklin? Check out our new second location Columbia School of Performing Arts located in downtown Columbia on the square.
At FSPA we offer Acting Technique classes for students 8-18 years old. At the end of the year, students transition into rehearsals for our big, school-wide production. All students will complete the class with a firm understanding of what it takes to make an effective impact in both scenes and auditions.
Youth Acting (8-12 years)
In this class we explore the fundamentals and foundations of acting. We start with the basics of the voice and body, then build into infusing those elements with genuine emotion through scene work and monologues. We also cover stage direction, acting terminology, and audition etiquette.
Teen Acting (13-18years)
In this class, we begin with voice and body work, and uncover the ways they work together to create genuine reaction and emotion, while building our vocabulary and knowledge-base of acting terms and methodologies. We use that to move forward in scene work, and eventually monologues, where we explore comedic, dramatic, slight, and over-the-top characters.