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“A Journey in Time” Captivates Audiences

Jun 12, 2015
End of Year Welcome to the 60s


End of Year Kirby mini Hip Hop

End of Year Ballet II Valse

End of Year Earhart

End of Year Ballet Beginner Can't Help Falling in Love

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“A Journey in Time” Captivates Audiences


#1 Welcome to the 60s! Pictured L-R at the Madison Area YMCA Performing Arts End-of-Year performance in the front row: Ainsley Avers, 6, of Morristown, Linsey Brenneman, 6, of Madison, Sofia Takitani, 6, of Madison. Back Row: Ananya Padmanabhan, 8, of Chatham, Marguerit Walker, 6, of Madison, Rebecca Elsner, 9, of Madison, Daphne Rodas, 8, Madison, Manuela Ribeiro, 6, of Madison, Ava Vazquez, 9, of Madison, Rachel Henning, 9, of Florham Park. Being held in the back row: Tory Henning, 6, of Florham Park.

#2 Hip Hop Mia Snider, 4, of Madison, William Steketee, 5, of Morristown, Julia DeGarcia, 5, of Madison and Samantha Wagner, 5, of Chatham performed a Hip Hop number at the Madison Area YMCA End-of-Year Performing Arts performance.

#3 Performing a ballet number to “Valse” at the Madison Area YMCA End-of-Year Performing Arts performance in the back row are: Tess Ducey, 8, of Morristown, Sophia Lamancusa, 9, of Madison, Alexandra Fatouros, 10, of Madison, Valerie Sanchez, 10, of Madison, and CJ Ryan, 9, of Morris Township. Front Row: Sophia Insua, 10, of Chatham and Paige Murray, 9, of Madison performed a ballet number “Valse.”

#4 “Amelia Earhart” Chloe English, 4, of Chatham was Amelia Earhart at the Madison Area YMCA Performing Arts End-of-Year performance. Chloe was enrolled in the Drama for Kids class at the Madison Area YMCA.

#5 Bridget Fox, 5, of Madison, Julia Green, 5, of Madison and Lucia Gesualdo, 5, of Morristown, performed a ballet number to “I Can’t Help Falling in Love” at the Madison Area YMCA Performing Arts End-of-Year performance.

(Madison, NJ) June 12, 2015 –The Madison Area YMCA’s fourth annual Performing Arts end-of-year performance on Saturday, June 6, took audiences on “A Journey in Time” with hits from the 1920s through the early 2000s as well as classical pieces from the 1700s and 1800s.

The stage at the College of St. Elizabeth’s Annunciation Center in Convent Station became a time machine during three performances when more than 300 performers from 2 to 13 years old took to the stage dancing, singing and acting. “A Journey in Time” featured Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary Movement, Hip Hop, Irish dance, Musical Theater, Improv and acting with music and costumes that reflected America’s journey in time through music and drama.

Memorable numbers included a show-stopping dance to Jerry Lee Lewis’s 1950’s career-defining single “Great Balls of Fire.” Boys showed off their skills and talent in a Hip Hop mix of 80s music called “Bust A Move.” A Hip Hop number to Madonna’s “Material Girl” and a ballet number to Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” rounded out the 80s. A Musical Theater class performed a rendition of the 1920’s “Honey Rag.” The show wouldn’t be complete without another 1920’s classic “Good Ship Lollipop” performed by a creative movement class and the 1930s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” performed by ballet students. Elegance exuded by ballet students who danced to classical pieces “Fur Elise” and Bradenburg Concerto 3.

“The students’ hard work and dedication culminated in spectacular performances,” said Madison Area YMCA Performing Arts Director Kim Buccheri. “Our Performing Arts program provides wonderful experiences and opportunities for young children to express themselves creatively, learn skills and develop self-esteem in a fun and nurturing environment.”   

The Madison Area YMCA is located at 111 Kings Road in Madison. For more information about the Performing Arts department and classes, visit or call Performing Arts Director Kim Buccheri at 973.822.9622 x2268.

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