The Dance Division is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. PreBallet through Advanced Ballet will be taught by Slavka Jelinkova, Michael Means, Elizabeth Philippi, and Andrea Rocco who have successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary-Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Elementary Ballet IV though Advanced Ballet will be taught by Karen Mills Jennings who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary-Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
Project Plié is an initiative founded by AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ® 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 5 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.