Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project
In 2015, the FSPA was one of just 15 arts organizations in the US invited to participate in the Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project (Carnegie Hall). The project invites young pregnant women and mothers to work with professional artists to write a personal lullaby for their babies, strengthening the bond between parent and child. The lullabies are then professionally recorded and shared with the mothers’ families and friends. They are also shared through the Lullaby Soundcloud.
So far, 69 Flint lullabies have been created and can be heard by clicking below.
For more information about FSPA lullaby projects, please contact Davin Pierson Torre at email@example.com
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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.
The Flint School of Performing Arts is dedicated to being an active part of the community. As part of our mission “Music and Dance for Everyone”, we work to transform lives and build community through partnerships with organizations that share our passion.
Current community partners include:
Flint Cultural Center Academy
International Academy of Flint
St. John Vianney Catholic School
Hurley Behavioral Health
Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village
Hasselbring Park Senior Community Center
Genesee Health System
FCS Early Childhood Programs
The Shelter of Flint
MCC Music DepartmentGSRP Headstart
Music & Movement for Early Learners
Head Start and the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) are tasked with improving kindergarten readiness for Flint four-year olds. The FSPA shares a commitment to their success. All children in these programs are from families with identified risk factors that may impact how well they learn. Due to Flint’s water contamination and the attendant health problems that may affect some children for years to come, these programs are crucially important. In 2016-2017, the GISD found that after one school year in these programs, there is a 13 – 18% gain in the number of children who are meeting or exceeding the readiness goals. (language and literacy; cognition and general knowledge; perceptual, motor and physical development; social-emotional; and approaches to learning). FSPA’s Music & Movement for Young Learners Program curriculum aligns with these goals while providing a developmentally appropriate introduction to music and dance.
Working with both the Genesee Intermediate School District and GCCARD, we will provide a series of five sessions that include both music and dance instruction and take place at the FSPA. We estimate 48 – 56 classrooms will travel to the FSPA to take advantage of our faculty, instruments, and facilities. We anticipate 786 – 896 children will participate with approximately 45 – 50% from North Flint. Through other grant resources, we will provide an additional eight Flint GSRP classrooms with weekly in-school music sessions.
Ruth Mott Foundation
Billy Rose Foundation