Performing Arts School Summer Programs

Each year The Performing Arts School offers more than 10 summer programs for all ages and levels! From our new Summer Camp that introduces young age children to the performing arts to our dance intensive, annual summer musical, and jazz workshops for more advanced students, we have something for everyone. All classes and workshops are taught by master teaching artists with professional credits.

2015 Summer Programs

Summer 2015 programs/schedules to be determined. Programs below may be subject to change.

Performing Arts Summer Camp

Ages 5-12

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC successfully launched its new summer program last year. This program is for children ages 5-12, and features theater games, dance combinations, choreography, music appreciation, singing, acting the song, visual arts, and much, much more. With a final showcase on the bergenPAC mainstage, every child will feel like a star! 

Session Dates

Each camp session runs Monday-Friday, 9 am-4pm. 

  • SESSION ONE: July 6, 2015 - July 24, 2015. Final Showcase July 24 at 7pm. 
  • SESSION TWO: August 3, 2015 - August 21, 2015. Final Showcase August 21 at 7pm. 


  •  $650 per session. Tuition includes lunch and snacks each day. Aftercare is available for an aditional fee.  


  • To register, contact an education associate at 201-816-8160 or email with the subject "2015 Summer Camp." 

Dance Intensive

Each summer, beyondDANCE offers two 2-week dance intensives, in July and August, led by artistic director, Roberta Mathes. These summer intensives are ideal for pre-professional dancers, who wish to improve their technical abilities, gain more confidence and a deeper understanding of their potential in a short amount of time. These sessions include daily classes in ballet, character, partnering, contemporary, and modern jazz, while the second session for more advanced students will include pointe. The intensive will be taught by our professional faculty and NYC guest artists. Each two week intensive culminates with a dance presentation.

Music Speaks - Summer Session

Music Speaks is our early childhood music program that provides developmentally appropriate music for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers ages 2 months through 4 ½ years old. The music program uses a mix of traditional and contemporary songs from around the world in order to bring out the innate musical nature of young children. The bergenPAC brought together musical volunteers including a Broadway vocalist, as well as side musicians from New Jersey based bands including Bon Jovi and Southside Johnny who helped to create the unique music CD that each registered family receives. The classes run for 45 minutes, and are designed to introduce musically driven activities such as chants, finger plays, and small and large movements using a variety of age appropriate musical instruments. Our classes allow children and their parents/caregivers to explore, learn and discover the wonders and benefits of music!


Jazz Workshops

The Jazz Program at bergenPAC begins its journey this summer featuring a full, camp style schedule, small group ensembles, and Master Classes with renowned Jazz artists. Students must audition for enrollment and placement into the program. The program is divided into three categories; beginner, intermediate, and pre-professional. Students will be placed into one of the three based on their audition, and experience.  Throughout the day, students will participate in group classes, individual lessons, jazz theory and much more. After lunch, students will break off into their small ensembles and rehearse for their end of session showcase for family and friends.

AGES 10 – 18

Dance Open Classes

Regular classes are classes that anyone can join.  Take only 1 class or up to 7 classes per week.  These classes are designed to target the beginner and intermediate level dancers who are looking to continue to work on their skills over the summer break.


Summer Musical

Each year The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC presents their annual summer musical featuring an all student cast, technical crew and orchestra. Working alongside bergenPAC staff, students gain greater self confidence and teamwork skills, and receive professional level experience that they can use in their future endeavors. Past musicals include: FAME, Children of Eden, 42nd Street, and CATS. 

AGES 13-25