About Our Programs
Elementary SPA (grades K-5) is a two-week exploratory workshop full of activities such as creative dramatics exercises and theatre games. Students develop characters, create plays, and perform for each other on a daily basis. Also, on the last day there is a student-prepared public performance.
Middle School SPA
Middle School SPA (grades 6-7) is a four-week session focusing on drama, dance, and music. The focus of this program is process rather than product, so emphasis is placed on training. The end performance is a show and tell of what they have learned throughout the session.
High School SPA
High School SPA (grades 8-11) runs for two months, and hours of participation can vary greatly depending on the level of involvement. Students participate in the process of creating full-scale musical productions, either on stage as performers or backstage as part of the Technical Team. Students can receive summer school elective Fine Arts credits for participation.
MySPA is an Arts opportunity developed for students, including those with special needs or challenges. The mission of My SPA is: to offer a unique experience of the performing arts in an individual, educational, inspirational, and exciting environment. MySPA focuses on a variety of creative expression including drama, music, movement, literature and visual arts, and culminates in a performance on the last day.
Partnership with EL Summer School
SPA provides guest artist opportunities to the Grand Forks Public Schools EL Summer School program. Offerings include vocal music, instrumental music, drama, and visual arts, and vary from year to year.
Bands on the Red
Bands on the Red is a three-week band program for students currently in grades 5-11. Students will play lighter music like movie themes, show tunes, and marches. The program culminates with a concert on the last day.
Pre-K SPA is a one-week session for children ages 3-6 who are potty trained and have not yet completed Kindergarten. Music and movement exercises are used to inspire creativity and create a fun learning environment that ends in a show-and-tell on the last day of class.
Vocal and Instrumental Lessons are offered for students in the summer. Times and locations vary, and are offered in a group or private setting, depending on grade and experience level. Options available are: beginning band, advanced band, orchestra, middle school voice, and high school voice.