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Thursday 21st September 2017

Happy Fall!

We are so happy to be back to school! 

As we head toward the end of our second week of the 2017-2018 school year, it's safe to say that we are back in full swing here in downtown Franklin!  (In fact, it seems to have taken no time at all!)  With renovations happening around the clock and exciting goings-on everywhere we look, we are thrilled to see lots of familiar faces and, at the same time, meet so many new families.  Private lessons, rehearsals, FSPA Academy curriculum plans, auditions, dress code purchases, interviews, FSPA AfterSchool arts and crafts, meetings, trial classes, FSPA Transportation pick-ups, music, dance and drama group classes...you name it, we've got it! 

Have you ever wanted to see what a musical theater class is all about?  Do you think you can sing but want some guidance and instruction?  Is that trumpet in your closet just asking to be taken out to be used again after all these years?  Is your child shy and hesitant when in front of folks and you'd like to find an activity that can make her more confident? Are you looking for a weekly activity for your 3-year-old when his older siblings are all in school?  Does your child love to dance and have a great time while doing it? 

You get the point, here... We have seemingly endless options for everyone in your family!  Call us today to get more information about our programming.  We'd be happy to answer questions, set up a tour, trial lesson. or get you all signed up for your next class! 

We truly hope to hear from you soon!  Oh and Happy Fall!

 

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Thursday 31st August 2017

A Whole New World...

To say that there is a lot of action going on downtown is an understatement.

We are beyond excited about all of the super cool and new happenings in our FSPA world.  

We can't WAIT for you to see what's in store for this year!!!  

It'll make you happy you're here with us!

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Friday 23rd December 2016

Merry Merry!

We will be closed Saturday, December 24 - Sunday, January 1.

Enjoy your time with family and friends.  

Relax - and gear up for 2017! 

We certainly will!

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Monday 5th December 2016

Shop 'Til You Drop

Come visit our Spotlight Shop Trunk Show all week at 38 Main Street, 3:30-7:00pm.  

FSPA Spiritwear, stocking stuffers, CDs, ornaments, teacher gift ideas, troupe clothing, On-The-Spot cards and more!

You name it, they have it!  

Happy shopping!

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Wednesday 30th November 2016

Happy Holidays!

On this last official day of our giving thanks, we are thankful for the many, many people in our FSPA family who help to make up our FPAC community.

Confused?  No worries.  A lot of people get confused.  Promise.

You see, FSPA (Franklin School for the Performing Arts) is a performing arts school, located in downtown Franklin.  Here at FSPA, we offer private lessons and group classes in Music, Dance and Drama.  You know - like private and group instrumental lessons, all disciplines of dance and a whole bunch of musical theater and acting courses for students of all ages.  Oh and we offer college coaching, after school transportation and after school care too! 

FPAC (Franklin Performing Arts Company) is a COMPLETELY separate "thing".  FPAC is a non-profit performing arts company that is dedicated to providing our community with outstanding entertainment all year long.  FPAC is made up of school-age performers, young adult performers, adult performers - amateurs and professionals alike. They all share the same FPAC stage with professional musicians. 

FSPA does not equal FPAC.  It never has and it never will.  When FSPA students take classes during the week, those classes have nothing to do with the FPAC shows they are in.  When folks make a donation of any kind or volunteer their time to FPAC, their donation and time have nothing to do with FSPA, in any way.  Ever.

It gets confusing because a lot of our FSPA students audition for FPAC shows (because it's what they like to do).  But as long as you are old enough, anyone can audition for FPAC shows.  FPAC has "open auditions" for anyone and everyone in the community, not just FSPA students.  Similarly, a lot of FSPA faculty members serve as choreographers and directors for FPAC shows (because it's what they love to do).  And yep, you guessed it, some of our FSPA faculty and parents also volunteer at FPAC performances (because it's what they love to do).  But all of this is and always be entirely separate from their time spent at FSPA. 

Yes, there are a lot of FSPA families who are involved in FPAC.  But there are also plenty of FSPA families who have nothing to do with FPAC and, by the same token, there are lots of FPAC families who have nothing to do with FSPA!!

Does that make sense or are you more confused?

Anyhow, we are so thankful for our FSPA family that makes up such a big part of our FPAC community.  As we head it to this super busy holiday season, it is so amazing to see so many familiar and friendly faces at rehearsals, costume checks, orchestra dinners and set load-outs.  We are very proud of that we do downtown and throughout Franklin and we hope to see you some time over the holiday season. 

Introduce yourself!  Become involved!  You'll be so happy that you did!!

Happy Holidays- from all of us at FSPA (and FPAC!!)

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