Join us this summer virtually and in-person as The Performing Arts School offers many different summer programs for all ages and levels! From our Summer Camp that introduces young children to the performing arts, to our Dance Intensives and Open Evening Classes, we have something for everyone! All classes and workshops are taught by master teaching artists with professional credits.

For more information, contact the school at (201) 482-8194 or at [email protected].

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2021 Summer Programs

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Musical Theater Summer Camp (Ages 6-12)

Please join us for a special summer packed with learning and fun!  The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC has been successful in offering socially distant in-person and virtual classes this school year.  We will continue to follow our COVID protocols and CDC guidelines for a safe environment for children to learn and grow.

This program is for children ages 6-12 and features theater games, dance combinations, choreography, music appreciation, singing, acting the song, visual arts, and much, much more. The camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday, 9AM-1PM. Each day we work on Dance, Theater and Music, and we sprinkle in physical education and fun electives! We are having fun planning it all out so more information regarding the itinerary for the day will be sent once registered! 

*SPACE IS LIMITED for in-person classes, register and reserve your spot today!

2021 Session Dates

July Session: July 6- July 22, 2021

August Session: August 2- August 19, 2021

Monday-Thursday 9AM-1PM


In-Person: $750 per camp + $40 Registration Fee ($1,400 for both camp Sessions)

*$50 off early bird registration if registered and paid in full by June 15, 2021. (For In-Person tuition only)

Virtual: $550 per camp + $40 Registration Fee ($1,000 for both camp Sessions)

Can't pay right now? No worries, Payment Plans and scholarships available! To apply for a scholarship please Click Here.


Spaces are available! To register, CLICK HERE or email [email protected] with the subject "Performing Arts Musical Theater Summer Camp." 

Look below to see more of our summer programs for all ages!

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Aladdin in Concert


This exciting production is for ages 15+ and is FREE to participate! Join us to improve your singing, dancing, and acting skills as you rehearse songs from Disney's Aladdin! We will continue to follow our COVID protocols and CDC guidelines for a safe environment for children to learn and grow.


CLICK HERE for the registration link.


  • Performances on Saturday, July 31st at 5:00PM.
  • Rehearsals begin on Monday, June 28th. Monday to Thursday 5:00PM-8:00PM. Located at The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC (1 Depot Square, Englewood NJ)


Please record one song and one monologue from the show and send video to [email protected] no later than June 13. Once registered, you will be sent the excerpt from the show to be used as the monologue. Preferred: Please upload video on YouTube and create a private link and email to [email protected]


$250 for all students under the Age of 15.


We can't wait to see you at the show!

CLICK HERE for tickets.

CLICK HERE for pre-screening form.

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Summer Dance Intensives (Ages 10-16)

Our summer dance intensive program offers two 2-week dance intensives led by Dance Artistic Director, Roberta Mathes. These summer intensives are ideal for dancers, ages 10-16 who wish to improve their technical abilities and gain more confidence and a deeper understanding of their true potential. The Dance Intensives are meant for dancers looking to do a deep training in the art of dance. If currently not enrolled in our program, an audition and placement class is required.

Dance Intensives will take place on 3rd floor of bergenPAC Theater. Drop off and pick up will be at the front of the theater (30 N. Van Brunt Street, Englewood NJ).

Session Dates

July 12-23, Monday-Thursday from 10AM-1PM

Intermediate Dancers (Ages 10-16)

August 9-19, Monday-Thursday 10AM-1PM

Pre-Pro Intermediate/Advanced Dancers (Ages 12-16)


In-Person Instruction: $600 per session, $1,100 for both sessions

Virtual Instruction: $400 per session

+$40 Registration Fee

Curriculum (4-5 classes daily):

  • Ballet: Repertory, Character, Partnering
  • Contemporary and Improvisation
  • Modern Jazz Technique
  • Audition and Film Techniques
  • Enrichment Workshops
  • Nutrition

Dress Code

Proper dance attire and neatness are required for all classes. Hair must be pulled back into a secure bun. No skirts or jewelry are permitted and proper fitting footwear is necessary. Dancers are required to wear any style black leotard and pink tights for ballet, and black or tan tights for other technique classes. Male dancers are required to wear a white fitted shirt or leotard, black tights or leggings along with a dance belt. For ballet, white socks and white ballet slippers are suggested.


If not currently enrolled in dance at The Performing Arts School, please contact our Dance Artistic Director, Roberta Mathes for more information about levels and placement at [email protected] and [email protected] with the subject "Summer Dance Intensive."

CLICK HERE for registration link.

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Summer Open Evening Classes (All Ages)

During the summer, we offer open afternoon and evening classes in musical theatre, ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, or tap. Single and drop-in classes are permitted, which is great for the college or adult student, or students may sign up for the 6-week session. Students can take up to 6 classes per week. These classes vary in level, beginner through advanced, children through adults. Keep your skills sharp and continue learning over the summer break.

All Open Classes will take place on 3rd floor of bergenPAC Theater. Drop off and pick up will be at the front of the theater (30 N. Van Brunt Street, Englewood NJ).

Please arrive in the theater lobby 15 minutes prior to class time. Sign up for Teen/Adult Classes must be made 3 hours prior to class time.


These classes are for students who wish to improve their technical abilities and gain more confidence and a deeper understanding of their true potential. Classes include ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop or tap.

Musical Theater:

This class will incorporate acting techniques, monologues, theatre games, dance techniques, choreography, and music. Open to all levels and a great way to continue working on sharing your love for musical theatre!

Session Dates

6 Week Summer Session: July 12th - August 19th



4:00PM-5:00PM Child Ballet

6:00PM-7:30PM Intermediate/Advanced Teen/Adult Modern/Jazz – "Mathes" Technique


4:00PM-5:00PM Child Jazz 

5:15PM-6:30PM Preteen Contemporary

6:30PM-7:30PM Teen/Adult Contemporary 

7:30PM-9:00PM Beginner Intermediate Teen/Adult Jazz - "Mathes" Technique


4:30PM-5:30PM Open Preteen/Teen Ballet 

5:30PM-7:00PM Intermediate/Advanced Teen/Adult Ballet

7:00PM-7:30PM *Pointe (must take earlier ballet class)


4:30PM-5:30PM Open Child/Preteen Hip Hop  

6:00PM-7:00PM Open Teen/Adult Tap 


$25 In-person Single Class

$15 Virtual Single Class

1 class per week for 6 weeks: $145 + $40 registration fee

2 classes per week for 6 weeks: $275+ $40 registration fee

3 classes per week for 6 weeks: $400 + $40 registration fee

4 classes per week for 6 weeks: $500 + $40 registration fee


To register email [email protected] with the subject "Summer Open Evening Classes." 

CLICK HERE for registration link.

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Musical Theater Workshop (Ages 13-18)

Hone your triple threat skills! In-depth training in musical theater dance styles, acting, monologues, musical theater vocal technique, and repertoire. Culminates with a performance of scenes from popular musicals.

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To register email [email protected] with the subject "Performing Arts Musical Theater Workshop." 

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Virtual Early Childhood Music Summer Session (Ages 2 mo-4 1/2 yrs)

with parent or caregiver

Our Early Childhood music program provides developmentally appropriate music for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. 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. bergenPAC brought together musical volunteers including a Broadway vocalist, side musicians from NJ 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, fingerplays, 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!

Session Dates

June 28th- August 15th, 2021


  Wednesdays: 9:30am


7 Weeks: $120 tuition + $40 Registration Fee


To register email [email protected] with the subject "Early Childhood Summer Session." 

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Virtual College Audition & Filming Workshop (Ages 15-18)

This intensive workshop is to help prepare students for the college audition process in musical theater – how to audition, common techniques, resume and headshot preparation, intensive practice sessions in vocal technique, acting to prepare monologues and musical theater dance styles to prepare students for all aspects of the audition.

At the end of the workshop, students will take home a sample pre-screening video that they can use for auditions and competitions.

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To register email [email protected] with the subject "College Audition & Filming Workshop." 

The Performing Arts School

The Performing Arts School provides arts education to students age 3 months to 21 years throughout Northern New Jersey. With classes in all types of performing arts, outreach programs throughout the state, and programming for children with special needs, every donation helps create more opportunities for new artists.