Performing Arts School Summer Programs

At the new Performing Arts School at bergenPAC located at 1 Depot Square, there will be over 10 summer programs available all summer long for all ages! New this summer is the PAS Camp, an all day camp for ages 5 - 12 in the performing arts. Students embark in musical journeys, create scenes and one act plays, learn puppetry, dance and learn the basics of musical theater. Professional teaching artists in residence at bergenPAC teach students.

For the more intermediate and advanced students, the dance intensive, summer musical, and Jazz workshops are taught by master teachers and professionals in the industry. The summer musical has been a big hit for the last three summers and we are looking to continue the tradition of presenting a professional quality musical with high school and college students. Past cast members include, Joshua Dela Cruz - Children of Eden, who is currently on Broadway in Aladdin.


Performing Arts Summer Camp

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC is launching a brand new summer program in its new school facility located at 1 Depot Square. The Summer 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.

First Session

July 7 - 25, 2014
9AM - 4PM
End of Session Showcase: July 26, 2014 - 3PM

Second Session

August 4 - 22, 2014
9AM - 4PM
End of Session Showcase: August 23, 2014 - 3PM

***Times and Dates are for all age groups***

***Lunch and Snacks provided***


$600 per student per session

Must Register by June 1, 2014
(201) 482-8373

*Register by April 1st to receive free tickets to the summer musical


Dance Intensive

This summer, beyondDANCE is offering two, two 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.

1. DATES: JULY 7 – JULY 17 (10AM – 4PM) for ages 10 - 13
2. DATES: AUGUST 11 – AUGUST 21 (10AM – 4PM) for ages 12 - 18

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 Theater Day Camps For Teens

presented by Black Box Studios and The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC

Now in partnership with The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC, Black Box Studios' 6th summer of theater day camps will, once again, take place in nearby Teaneck, NJ at 354 Maitland Avenue. Open to kids/teens going into 6th - 12th grades and with at least some experience, these programs are collaborative NY-style theater experiences that each culminate in three full-scale performances open to the public. Participants work closely with trained, experienced teaching artists and can choose to concentrate on performance (acting, singing, dance, improv) or technical theater (stage management, set/lighting/costume design) in either or both months. Shows selections are announced as camp begins. Past productions include: Pippin, 1776, Fiddler On The Roof, Detective Story, Our Town, and Les Miserables.

First Session: Drama Camp

Monday, June 23rd through Friday, July 18th
9:30AM to 4:30PM Mon.-Thurs.
9:30AM to 2:00PM Fri.
Performances: Thurs., July 17 and Sun., July 20
Tuition: $1,800

Second Session: Musical Theater Camp

Monday, July 21st through Friday, August 15th
9:30AM to 4:30PM Mon.-Thurs.
9:30 to 2:00PM Fri.
Performances: Tues., Aug. 12; Wed., Aug 13; Thurs.,Aug. 14
Tuition: $1,950

Both camps special Tuition: $3,550

**Lunch and snacks provided.

Must register, space permitting, by 5/1:

Phone: 201-567-6664


bergenPAC - JCC Summer Performance Intensive

An exciting Musical Theater/Cabaret program for intermediate-advanced students that culminates in performances at the JCC’s Eric Brown Theater and bergenPAC.

Enjoy professional skill development in singing, acting, improvisational comedy and movement and learn how to perform with as little stress as possible. Mr. Baker has exercises and approaches to finding your best ability under performance conditions. Students work one-on-one as well as in an integrated setting with the coaches and teachers. Mr Baker will bring in several guest instructors, choreographers, voice teachers, drama coaches and improvisers – whatever he feels is best for our summer cast. Students will be bussed from the BergenPAC cabaret space to the JCC at 3:20 pm for swim.

Interview/Audition required. Extended day optional. Price includes two tickets to the NYC performance. Joseph A. Baker, is a highly successful Broadway music director/accompanist, with performances in Wicked, Shrek, The Lion King, Little Shop of Horrors, and many other shows.

Many of his students have appeared in various Broadway shows, TV, and films including Marry Poppins, Shrek, Kinky Boots, Lion King, Matilda, Les Miserables, Billy Eliot and The Sound of Music live on TV.

Ages: 9-17
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 1-18, 9:30-4:30 pm
Director: Joseph A. Baker
Tuition: $995 JCC members, $1195 nonmembers
For more information contact: Inbal Israeli at (201) 408-1493 or