"It's touched generations," said volunteer chairperson Angel Breedan. "It brings young people, families and communities together in a lost sport."
During the 2012 season, about 160 children and 20 adults participated, said Breedan, who has been involved in the program for the past six years.
Backstage, 10-year-olds dressed as roller skating pirates explained why they choose to skate.
Skating makes Tommy Emich feel "faster and agile," he said. "It gives you a little more balance."
Sarah Frager said she enjoys wearing the costumes during recitals. "It makes me feel like all the work is worth something," she said.
Jade Phillips said the sport gives her more confidence.
"I've learned about getting out there ... if you have confidence, you can get out there and do something," she said.
The program includes two teachers—Katelyn Brawn and Rachel Meritis.
Katelyn Brawn's mother, Jackie Brawn, was one of the first parents involved in the program.
"We performed at Chapel Hill Elementary, then Joppa View, now here," she said. "It's been enhanced at each location."
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