The line grows early Sunday afternoon outside Jane Baron's Academy of Dance in Limerick.

The line grows early Sunday afternoon outside Jane Baron's Academy of Dance in Limerick.

Join the line.

Join the line.

LIMERICK PA – “We’re waiting for Bon Jovi tickets,” one of the women joked Sunday (May 17, 2009), in the line of lawn chairs that had formed at the door of Jane Baron’s Academy of Dance in Limerick. The rest of them laughed, and while rocker Jon Bon Jovi’s appearance probably would have made this group happy, admission to his show wasn’t what they’d come for.

They were holding out for something even better: front-row seats to watch their own children dance.

Baron’s Academy, in the Shoppes At Fox Ridge plaza off Ridge Pike at Kugler Road, teaches hip-hop, ballet, tap, modern and jazz dancing to dozens of children who live in the township and beyond. It will hold a June 13 recital that, according to those camped outside, draws a big crowd. There’s intense competition among parents, friends and relatives, they say, to get the best seats in the house to see their young proteges perform.

So on Sunday, hours before tickets would be available at 6 p.m., the line began. Mostly women, mostly mothers, they sat huddled beneath blankets to ward off a spring chill while clutching cups of hot beverages from the nearby Dunkin’ Donuts shop. A couple read books they’d brought. Another read a newspaper. The remainder chatted amicably, and laughed again at the notion that a reporter would be interested in photographing them.

“You should’ve been here last year,” Limerick resident Suzy Snyder said. “It was pouring rain, and there was a line just like this, and we all had our umbrellas out.”

Now that’s dedication.

Waiting in line, in the photo at right above, from front to rear, are Snyder, Megan Goldstein of Limerick, Gloria Corcoran of Audubon, Lori Griffith of Limerick, Domenico and Cassie Martoran of Linfield, and Stephanie and Cierra Cooper of Limerick.

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