From left, All STAR Performing Arts Club members Brianna McNeal, 16, of the Inlet section of Atlantic City; Aniya VanGill, 7, of Pleasantville; Ajee Otterbridge, 10, of Pleasantville; Miriam Espinal, 12, of Pleasantville; and Alex Angueira, 11, of Pleasantville, worked on a dance routine Feb. 2 for an upcoming performance at the Pleasantville Recreation Center. Alex’s father, Richard, has started a petition drive to ask the city to devote more resources to the program.

Sean M. Fitzgerald