Dance, Theatre, and Music

Dance Director: Tiffany Rolsing

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Theater and Music Director: Laura Toth

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Y Arts in the Community

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Who are we?

A program dedicated to bringing live, family-friendly entertainment of a wide variety to our members and the community at large.

What do we do?

Produce operas, concerts, classical music engagements, cabarets, musical theatre productions, dance showcases, and more!

Where do we do it?

In the Y’s dance and rehearsal studios, on the Y’s stage, in neighborhood elementary and middle schools, and more!

When do we do it?

All year long...the program that never sleeps!

How do we do it?

We’ve developed a team of professionals with elite credentials as professional performers, leading educators, and collectively, hundreds of years of experience in the field.

Why do we do it?

We’re Ambassadors of the Arts.


Summer Offerings - Registration Open!

Summer is just around the corner! Click below to find out more about our Summer Programs.

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Dance, Theatre, and Music Offerings:

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DANCE

We’re Ambassadors of developing the student’s full potential.

Studio 691 School of Dance provides an environment where your child will thrive as a dancer and grow as a young individual with qualities including discipline, respect, responsibility, and grace. We commit to providing high level instruction at low prices all year long. The Y’s Performing Arts wing includes four dance studios where practice is perfected to perform on the Y’s in-house stage. We instill self-confidence and poise through performance. Click for Dress Code and Rules.

 

MUSIC

We’re Ambassadors of cultivating the inner artist.

Studio 691 School of Music and Theatre Education offers opportunities for individuals to explore and refine their talents musically through private instruction. The accomplished faculty includes musicians and educators currently working in the field of classical music and musical theatre.

THEATRE

We’re Ambassadors of wholesome entertainment.

The Y Arts Theatre Company is an in-house theatre company encompassing all ages (grade 3 - adult.) Each year, one large scale musical is chosen with our audience of families in mind. It features a live orchestra, full sets, costumes, and lighting in the Y’s state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center. Often reviewed by critics as “Broadway in Your Backyard,” our local professional, semi-professional, and amateur performers ignite the stage with excellence.

 

We’re Ambassadors of creating memorable opportunities.

The Y Arts Youth Theatre Company is an in-house theatre company dedicated to performers grades 3 - 12. Each year, one junior version musical is produced where all roles are played by children. With a production team consisting of the Y’s leading directors in the performing arts department, each musical features high quality singing, dancing, lighting, scenery, costumes, props, and more all showcased at the Carl Pfeifer Performing Arts Center – the Y’s stage!

See Frequently Asked Questions Below!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the audition process like?

Auditions are Open Call. Anyone may arrive sometime between the allotted time frame and sign in. All those auditioning sing a song of their choice (Broadway Show Tune is recommended) and learn a short dance combination. Bring sheet music and a picture. An accompanist is provided. Visit the Y’s website for audition materials and forms to fill out in advance.
Auditioners are called into the room eight at a time to sing, while another 8 prospective performers learn a dance combination. The singers sing for the production team; when all 8 have sung, they go learn the dance combination while the dancers then meet the production team to show their dance and sing. The process takes approximately 45 minutes from when the performer enters the room.

How many cast members are in each show?

We can accept up to 70 performers in a production, including adults and children.

What are the fees involved?

All participants pay a registration fee ($150 Y Members & Non-Members) and are required to sell any combination of (5) program ads or boosters. The registration fee includes a complimentary show t-shirt. If your family is interested in participating, but is concerned about the financial commitment, please visit the Y’s website for a scholarship application. The Y is a charitable organization who will never turn anyone away for inability to pay.
The Theatre Company provides most of the costumes for productions. Participants may be asked to provide personal costume items, accessories and appropriate shoes.

What is the rehearsal commitment?

The Y Arts Theatre Company typically rehearses twice a week: Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm (Children under 12 are typically released earlier) & Saturday afternoons from 1-4pm. Cast members must be available for all rehearsals, performances, and any scheduled public events. Attendance is a must. Your initial commitment is to provide the highest quality performance, and all other conflicts and commitments must be known in advance.

Will I have to be at every rehearsal?

The Y Arts Theatre Company makes a concerted effort to build a comprehensive schedule that is distributed 2 weeks in advance. Though performers may not be needed at every rehearsal, we ask that Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons are blocked out so that all characters may be called on those particular days.

How much are tickets? Do cast members receive complimentary tickets?

Tickets are $20 for Adults (ages 13+) $15 for Students (ages 18-22) & Seniors and $12 for Children (ages 12 and under)
Cast members do not receive complimentary tickets.

How long is the performance?

Theatre productions are typically 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission.


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