Performance Ensembles

Nutcracker 0308-webThe Flint School of Performing Arts offers many opportunies to dancers to feel the excitement and energy of performing in front of a live audience.  Productions like the Nutcracker, Seeing Stars! Benefit, Festival of Dance, and the Showcase Concert give dancers many performance experiences in a variety of venues.

Nutcracker Auditions: September 27-29, 2013
Flint Youth Ballet Auditions: December, date TBD. Contact Dance Division for requirements.

Flint Youth Ballet

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Performance opportunities abound with Flint Youth Ballet (FYB), the most advanced of the dance ensembles for ages 12-18. In addition to the Seeing Stars! Benefit Recital, Showcase Concert, and Festival of Dance, FYB members also perform in Nutcracker and have toured Austria with Young Tanzsommer in 2003, 2007, and 2011.

Students enrolled in the Intermediate Ballet II and III and Advanced Ballet I and II classes, as well as, dance students of the same level from other mid-Michigan dance schools, are encouraged to audition for FYB. Non-FSPA students are required to take one company class per week, as well as, two ballet technique classes, and one modern dance class per week with their current teacher.

The Balanchine Project is Flint Youth Ballet's discovery of the Balanchine aesthetic through the exploration of Russian Classical Ballet and American dance forms. Through a collaboration with the world renown Balanchine Trust, FSPA dancers participated in Master Classes with Balanchine artists. The project culminated in a performance of a Balanchine masterpiece, Serenade, as FYB celebrated 25 years in 2012.

As a member of Flint Youth Ballet, you’ll be part of an outstanding company with a wide range of travel and performance opportunities as well as working with New York choreographers, professional collaborations, and community engagement projects.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us for more information about joining the Flint Youth Ballet. You can also LIKE Flint Youth Ballet on Facebook.


Youth Dance Ensemble

Take the next step in your development as a dancer. You’ll learn more intricate steps and develop increasingly complex spatial relationships, as well as help in your preparation for Flint Youth Ballet. Elementary Ballet IV and Intermediate Ballet I dancers have the chance to participate in Festival of Dance and the Showcase Concert. Students must be enrolled in the full curriculum for their class level.

Children's Performance Workshop

Give your child a great introduction to the backstage experience through Children’s Performance Workshop. Learn how to enter and exit the stage, the basics of performing on stage and the fundamentals of rehearsing with a group. Students enrolled in the full curriculum for their class level can participate in Festival of Dance and the Showcase Concert.

Adult Ballet Ensemble

The Adult Ballet Ensemble is made up of teen and adult dancers from our Adult Ballet Program. They perform as part of Festival of Dance and at the Adult Dance Showcase.

Festival of Dance

Festival of Dance is the culmination of rehearsals and class work for the Dance Division students. All four ensembles present choreographed work at the University of Michigan-Flint theatre. Repertory includes classical ballet, contemporary and modern dance work. In the Dance Division, all rehearsals take place outside of classes. A firm commitment is made to develop technique in classes to support the performances developed in rehearsals.

Festival of Dance is Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 pm and May 4 at 3 pm at the U of M - Flint Theatre. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 810.237.7333.


More Info

The Flint Institute of Music
1025 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48503

Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm



Flint Youth Theatre
1220 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48503

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm

Ticket Hours: Monday - Friday,
11am-6pm & one hour before performance times.