Dance, Theatre, and Music

Director, Dance: Tiffany Rolsing

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Director, Music & Theatre: Laura Toth

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Director, Artistic Production: Tim Santos

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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.


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!


Studio 691 School of Dance Proudly Presents... 

Lights, Camera, ACTION!

DANCE SHOWCASE

Sat., May 18 2pm & 6pm

Sound May 19 2pm & 6pm

Purchase Tickets In Person or Call 201-891-2081

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2019-2020 Dance Promotion:

DANCE WITH A DIFFERENCE!

Dedicated to building a strong foundation in the arts, Studio 691 School of Dance is a non-competition institute focused on EDUCATION and EXPOSURE to all dance forms for children and adults. Studio 691 offers distinctive dance programs that motivate students through rewarding, challenging, and energetic classes.

Developing disciplined students, concentrating on dance fundamentals, emphasizing vocabulary, exploring choreography, and positively motivating dancers to excel are the core values of the YMCA Dance Program. Classes include Ballet, Pre-Pointe, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Irish Step, and more for ages 2 . through adult. Studio 691 focuses on individual student growth. Students who show potential for professional careers in dance are carefully prepared in our Dance Companies for high school conservatory and college acceptance.

Studio 691 is excited to Announce...

A Promotion for ALL MEMBERS of the Wyckoff Family YMCA for the 2019-2020 Dance School Year at Studio 691 School of Dance! 

Enroll ONLINE or In Person for Full Year Dance Classes between May 1 – 31 to Receive the below Promotion! 

Program runs from September – May 

Register for 1 Class - Receive $25 OFF!

Register for 2 Classes - Get 1 FREE Costume ($70 Value)! 

Register for 3 Classes - Get 2 FREE Costumes ($140 Value)!

Register for 4 Classes - Get 3 FREE Costumes ($210 Value)!

Register for 5 or more Classes - Get 4 FREE Costumes ($280 Value)!

BONUS: You will also PAY LAST YEAR’S PRICES.

New year – not new prices! 

  • A deposit for each class is required at the time of registration. 
  • Additional tuition payments will be made on September 1, October 1, November 1, and December 1. 
  • There is a $70 costume fee associated with each class that is typically charged upon registration. This payment is not a part of the tuition, but is the costume payment for the end of year showcase in May. 
  • In order to receive your discount, you will not be charged the costume fee between May 1 – 31 when you register. 
  • On June 1, you will be charged what you owe regarding the costumes. This is where your free costume credit will be applied. 
  • If you only registered for one class, the $25 discount will be taken off the December 1 payment.
  • Promotion Expires May 31, 2019.

2019-2020 Studio691 Offerings


2019-20 Dance Company Auditions

Tue., MAY 28 from 4:15 - 5:45pm

The Studio 691 Dance Companies at the Wyckoff YMCA are selected groups of talented young individuals with a passion for dance. Company members exhibit qualities of discipline, character, and a high standard of excellence. Company Dancers inspire others by reaching out to their community and sharing their love of dance. This group of dedicated and hardworking dancers have a mandatory class schedule of Ballet, Modern, and Jazz. They also have a mandatory rehearsal schedule and special event appearances. 

Auditions:

Will consist of dance combinations that will be instructed by qualified, professional dance instructors. Auditions will take place in Program Room 3. Dancers must come dressed in a leotard and tights, with hair pulled back in a bun. Please wear proper dance footwear.

R.S.V.P by Email [email protected]


OnStage at the Wyckoff YMCA

Announces Open Call Auditions for 

The Addams Family

Thu., June 6 at 6:30pm 

& Sun., June 9 at 1pm

Seeking Ages 14 - 23 (Gr. 9 through College) All those auditioning sing a song of their choice and learn a short dance combination. Bring sheet music and a picture. Accompanist provided. Registration Fee if cast.

Audition Forms to be filled out in advance.

ADDAMS FAMILY Performances - AUG. 2 & 3

No Fee to Audition.

Audition Form

Monologue Suggestions

PLEASE RSVP: Contact: [email protected]


OnStage at the Wyckoff YMCA Presents  

The Addams Family

Fri., August 2 at 7pm 

& Sat., August 3 at 3pm

Tickets Available Purchase Soon. 

Adult: $20   Senior/Student: $15   Child: $12

Questions? Contact: [email protected]


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the audition process like?

All those auditioning sing a song and act a scene recommended by the production team and learn a short dance combination. Scene choices, sheet music, and other production details are available on the Y’s website 2-4 weeks in advance. Bring a picture. An accompanist is provided.
Everyone should register for a time slot in advance at wyckoffymca.org/events/performances. Time slots are 45 minutes in length, and have up to 20 spaces available. Auditionees are called into the room and split into 2 groups: half of the group will sing and act first, the other half will learn a dance combination. The groups then switch rooms and those that have sung and acted, dance; those that have danced, sing and act.

How many cast members are in each show?

We can accept up to 70 performers in a production.
Y Arts Theatre Company shows feature adults and children (grades 3+).
Y Arts Youth Theatre shows feature children only (grades 3-12).

What are the fees involved?

All participants pay a registration fee:
Y Arts Theatre Company: $149 Full Member / $199 Program Member / $249 Non-Members
Y Arts Youth Theatre Company: $199 Full Member / $249 Program Member / $299 Non-Member
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 1-6:30pm (Y Arts Theatre Company) and Saturday from 1-4:30pm (Y Arts Youth Theatre Company). 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 Team 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?

Ticket prices vary depending on the show. Some performances may offer preferred seating (choose your seat!) while others are general admission. Ticket prices range from $12-$20. Cast members do not receive complimentary tickets.

How long is the performance?

Y Arts Theatre Company shows: approx. 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission.
Y Arts Youth Theatre Company shows: approx. 1 hour with no intermission.


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