NOTE: In accordance with Governor Murphy's executive order, the Madison Area YMCA Family Center is currently closed to protect the communities we serve. We are prepared to reopen our Fitness Center to our members once we are permitted to do so. 

School of Performing Arts
at the Madison Area YMCA

The School of Performing Arts at the Madison Area YMCA 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 Associate SOPA Director Courtney Crerand, SOPA Coordinator Jen Gregory, or SOPA Troupe Coordinator Ashley Carr.  

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Youth Programs

The Madison Area YMCA School of Performing Arts offers a wide range of classes that focus on building confidence, creativity, and a love for the performing arts. Programs run six days a week for Parent/Child, Preschool, School Age, and Teens in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Creative Movement, Acting, Singing, Acro Dance and more.

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Adult Programs

The Madison Area YMCA School of Performing Arts offers classes for adults ages 18 and up in Ballet and Tap.

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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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