Our YMCA provides a safe and supportive environment for youth and adults to explore their creative side through the performing arts. With an emphasis on the importance of learning as a team our programs offer theatrical and musical adventures year round. Check the program guide for current offerings.
"Everybody Sings Free" Choirs
Free to any youth in the community our Youth Chorus (Ages 7-13) and Kiddie Choir (Ages 3-6) meet once a week to sing and dance in the YMCA Annex. Both groups perform throughout the school year at various locations in the region.
Private Voice Lessons
The Y-Arts Voice Studio is led by Arts and Humanities Director, Emily Mirabile. Students meet once a week for one on one Lessons in the YARTS Office.
Private Violin Lessons
Join Emily Sue Barker for private violin lessons. Learning to play a musical instrument is incredibly beneficial to a child's developing brain. There is no other happiness like the joy that comes from sharing your music with those around you. Lessons are open to all ages and levels. To sign up, contact Emily Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts For All
Intended for youth and adults with mental or physical disabilities, Arts For All offers monthly workshops where participants come together to rehearse and perform Readers Theatre productions of classic stories. Workshops also including dancing, games, and singing in an enthusiastic and supportive environment.
Broadway Junior Musical Theatre Productions
Y-Arts performers, under the direction of Emily Mirabile, come together in the Fall and Spring to rehearse and perform musicals from the Music Theatre International Broadway Junior Collection.
Additionally, youth are encouraged to join the cast of the Winter Musical in which performers from the Boothbay YMCA and CLC YMCA come together for a collaborative production of a new musical.
Intended for youth ages 3-8, our Broadway Babies productions give our youngest rising stars the chance to take center stage. These mini musicals are written specifically for each cast enabling our Director the opportunity to give each participant a line or solo. Offered seasonally.
Y-Arts Music Theatre Competition Team
Students from the YARTS Program rehearse throughout the year in preparation to compete at the annual Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, GA. Our Team has had grand success in past years bringing home awards for Outstanding Production, and Excellence in Acting, Dance and Ensemble Work.
Itty Bitty Broadway Dance: Ages 3-6 Years old
Beginner Tap: 3-8 years old
Intermediate Tap: 9-14 years old
Jazz/Choreography: 9-14 years old
Tap/Jazz/Choreo Combo: 9-14 years old
Music Theater Dance: 7-14 years old
Inter. Ballet/Lyrical Combo: Grades 4-12
Pre-School Ballet: 5 years old or Grade K
Beginner Ballet: Grades 1-3
Intermediate Ballet: Grades 4-12
Lyrical Dance: Grades 4-12
Ballet Barre: Adults
Advanced Ballet/Pre Pointe: Experience Based
Advanced Balley/Lyrical: Experience Based
NEW Y ARTS OFFERINGS
Join Arts Director, Emily Mirabile, for the all new Playwriting Class! Participants will work together in groups to write and direct a play. The play will be performed via ZOOM at the end of the session. For ages 8-14
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND COMIC BOOK DESIGN
In this 6 week class students will learn the basics of Graphic Design including sketching, color theory, Principles and elements of design and transferring hand drawn designs onto the computer to create them digitally. This class will also cover comic book and character design. For ages 7-14
In this 6 week mixed media class we will explore drawing skills and use them in painting, printmaking, collaging, fabric painting, and illustration. For ages 7-14
In this 6 week glass fusion class we will learn safety skills in working with glass and glass design to create plant stakes, wind chimes, plates, hanging pieces, advanced techniques and seasonal pieces. For ages 6-10 and 11-18
Did you enjoy STEM+M this summer at our Y Arts Camps?!? We decided to carry the fun on into the Fall with another session. Participants will work on various educational projects and experiments in a fun and supportive environment.
Participants in this exciting new workshop will work with Arts Director, Emily Mirabile, to write lyrics and compose songs in a safe and supportive setting. The songs will be released online after the class has come to an end.
Keeping the Arts Alive! Join us on Fridays for theater fun in the Boothbay YMCA Annex. Participants will play theater games, rehearse scenes from our favorite musicals and shows, and learn routines from Broadway Musicals. Theater Camp in the winter… DON’T MISS THE FUN! For ages 7-14
To learn more contact Emily Mirabile at Emirabile@brymca.org or register today at https://operations.daxko.com/Online/2105/ProgramsV2/Home.mvc