Welcome to the Performing Arts Program!
The Performing Arts Department at the Madison Area YMCA strives to provide a fun, save, and educational experience for all. We incorporate the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in everything we do and we ask you to follow the same principles. The following policies allow us to do so.  Thank you for taking the time to review them.


Please be responsible and present your membership cards when entering the facility. Failure to present your card at check in will create delays and you may be late for class. It is important for participants to use the restroom before class; children under the age of 11 are not permitted to go to the restroom unattended therefore bathroom breaks disrupt the flow of the entire class. Please drop off/pickup students ready to dance outside the door of their classroom.  In class observation is only permitted on designated observation days. 

Make-ups are only held for classes cancelled by the department. There are NO MAKE-UP classes for inclement weather, vacation, illness, or holidays. Our program sessions run back to back and it is nearly impossible to make up a lesson without affecting student-teacher ratios.

Participants should come to class in proper attire. Please do not dress children in the dance

Move with Me, Creative Movement Comfortable "stretchy" street clothes

Dance Kids I, II, & Ballet Combo
Pink/black leotard & tights, pink leather ballet shoes & black tap shoes with elastic ties

Pre Ballet, Ballet  Beginner I, II & Ballet I & II: Pink or black leotard & tights, pink skirt (optional), pink leather ballet shoes (no soft “look-a-like ballet” bedroom slippers)

Ballet III/Pre Pointe: Pink/black leotard & tights,  gutted pointe shoes 

Ballet IV/En Pointe: Pink/black leotard & tights, pointe shoes
Modern : Any style leotard, yoga pant, bare feet.

Pre Tap, Tap I & II: Pink or black leotard & tights, black tap shoes with elastic ties.

Broadway Jazz: Comfortable stretchy clothes & jazz shoes.
Mini Musical Theatre/Musical Theatre, Mini Hip Hop/ Hip Hop I, II & III: comfortable street clothes & sneakers

Beginner Irish Dance: Shorts, skirts or capris (no long pants) black ballet or ghilies shoes 

Intermediate/Advanced Irish Dance: Shorts, skirts or capris (no long pants) ghilies & hard shoes
Drama Kids, Acting, Improv: Comfortable street clothes

If you decide to withdraw from class for any reason, you may do so before the 3rd class of the cycle. Refunds are only issued in the event of YMCA cancellation of the class or for a valid medical reason documented in writing by a doctor. If you need to make a permanent class switch, there will be a $10 switch fee if the class has availability.

All participants are strongly encouraged to join the Performing Arts Member Hub, this is where all program information will be posted. 

We are committed to providing quality programs. If you have a question or concern, please consult with your class instructor or contact Kim Buccheri directly: 973-822-9622

Kim Buccheri,
Performing Arts Director
973-822-YMCA (9622) x2268