School of Performing Arts

The Madison Area YMCA School of Performing Arts programs are open and welcoming to all and encourage, nurture and provide a vehicle for creative process and an outlet for artistic product.

  • Dance invigorates the body, mind and spirit of all involved, participant and observer alike. When people dance, they feel healthier, hold their heads higher, and walk with poise and have self-confidence. The Arts leave an indelible mark on youth, inspiring self-expression, self-esteem, and critical and creative thinking.
  • The Madison Area YMCA’s Performing Arts programming serves as a platform to showcase the breadth and commitment of arts programming in youth development.
  • The School of Performing Arts features 120 programs and 600 participants annually in the Mid-Year Showcase & Year-End Performance at a state-of-the-art theater for all levels of Performing Arts participants in January and June.
Interested in participating in the School of Performing Arts? Check out our new fee structure below!

For more information please contact Senior Program Director Kim Buccheri at x2268, or Performing Arts Coordinators Ashley Carr and Jennifer Gregory at x2468.
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Youth Programs

Confidence, creative-expression and focus through a full range of performing arts classes seven days per week starting at two years old. Madison Area YMCA’s School of Performing Arts offers a wide range of programs for Parent/Child, Preschool, School Age, Teen and Adults in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acting for Kids, Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Singalong, Drama, Musical Theatre, Kids Choir, Broadway Jazz and more.

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Adult Programs

For ages 18+ years, adult classes include Ballet Barre and Tap. Search programs for current session offerings.

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Private Lessons

30-minute and one-hour Private lessons are available for dancing and acting.This member-only benefit is for ages 5 through adult.

School of Performing Arts

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Summer Guide 2019

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