This program is designed to promote self-expression, social interaction and the development of peer relationships through various art forms.
The Boyd Gaming Fine & Performing Arts Program serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in music, dance, theater and visual arts. The program was designed to increase individuals’ awareness of the arts, support their creative passions and offer individualized and group training. The program promotes self-expression, social interaction and develops peer relationships. Participants have the opportunity to showcase their visual artwork for exhibition and sale, and to perform on the stage at Opportunity Village and community events throughout the year.
The Boyd Gaming Fine & Performing Arts program (FPA) currently offers two designated tracks of programming: enrichment and education. The enrichment schedule offers a rotation of activities-based classes in all areas of the arts: dance, music, theater and visual art two times a week. This track is for individuals looking to gain exposure to the arts, and can be used as an introduction and assessment for future FPA classes. The education track occurs Tuesdays-Thursdays, and is a more focused curriculum-based schedule. This track is for individuals who are committed to working in a disciplined area of performing arts or visual arts. Class schedules are created on an individual basis, with new class offerings every six months.