Date(s) - Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - Wednesday, May 6, 2020
12:00 am - 11:59 am
Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) in Alexandria, Va. is joining Giving Tuesday Now, May 5 where they will host a 24-hour Facebook Watch Party and on their website from 12 AM (May 5) to 12 AM (May 6) to support its Joy Fund. The Joy Fund was created to offset the financial loss from cancelled performances and its annual campaign that typically raises $375,000 to support the school’s essential operating costs. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org to watch or Facebook at Metropolitan School of the Arts.
MSA is celebrating Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of charitable efforts, by offering 24-hours of performances and classes with MSA professional faculty, students and a few special guests that will entertain and inspire, and generate support for MSA’s Joy Fund, to fulfill the mission of keeping the arts alive during this time of COVID-19, and provide much needed financial support for the non-profit school.
Highlights include a Disney hour of music and song at 12 noon, a ballet, theater and tap class following.
– From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. will be LIVE performances of MSA students during “Groove and Grub,” perfect for dinner time.
– Following that, there will be a dance party and sessions with MSA’s professional musicians.
– Finally, a celebration with graduating MSA Seniors.
“Our students have missed our public performances, spring productions, and this Facebook Watch Party is way to spread the love of music and also continue to support much needed funding for our non-profit school,” said Melissa Dobbs, executive director of Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria, Va. “During this time of social distancing, many of us have drawn comfort from movies, music, and instruments—let’s keep the arts alive in our area,” said Dobbs.
The Academy at Metropolitan School of the Arts is a college preparatory performing arts school for emerging young artists, grades 7 to 12, who are dedicated to a rigorous academic experience in a pre-professional performing arts conservatory environment. Their cross-curricular approach to arts training fills each young artist’s toolbox with the dance, music and acting skills necessary to be a triple threat in the arts world. Metropolitan School of the Arts approach to education is designed to develop independent, self-motivated and skilled learners. The school offers a post-high school graduate program as well, for those students who desire an extra year to prepare for admittance into a performing arts university.