Where better to make your dance dreams come alive than at the FSPA's Dance Division? For over 40 years, the Dance Division has offered students of all ages and abilities a variety of dance and performance opportunities. Classes range from Preschool Creative Dance (ages 4-6) to Modern Dance, Youth Ballet, Adult Ballet and Hip Hop. The FSPA Dance Division also offers one of the few comprehensive curricula in the Russian Ballet Technique in the area. 

Headed by Karen Mills Jennings, the Dance Division offers more than 40 classes each week, we well as a regular performance schedule. Former students of the Dance Division are currently performing with the Sacramento Ballet, Karol Armitage, Menlowe Ballet, Island Moving Company and the Phantom of the Opera in Hamburg, Germany! Alumna are on the faculties of Clayton County Schools in Texas, Miami Valley Ballet Theatre, MamLuft&Co and the Flint School of Performing Arts. 

The FSPA offers a full range of dance classes including classical ballet, modern dance technique and hip hop. Courses range from beginner levels to professional. Students are grouped by levels of progress in dance rather than grade level and will advance based on the student's progress. 

Project Plie:

Project Plié is an initiative founded by American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 2013 to increase diversity in the art form of classical ballet. Karen Mills Jennings is an ABT Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level 3 and is a Project Plié Partner Teacher. As a Project Plié Partner Teacher, Jennings is bringing the initiative to Flint, Michigan and the Flint School of Performing Arts. Jennings will be teaching in the ABT Project Plié Master Class Series at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Flint. Additionally, FSPA will offer an extended residency at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Flint with weekly classes, dancewear, and shoes for their members.

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