Join us virtually this summer 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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2020 Virtual Summer Programs

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Virtual Musical Theater Summer Camp (Ages 5-12)

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. The online program will have a vast array of resources both live and pre-recorded to offer the campers the best online camp experience possible!

The Virtual summer camp will run from 9AM-1PM and then the students will also have pre-recorded videos with entertainment and instruction for them to enjoy. The camp is weekly, Monday through Friday. 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! 

During camp, students will have a weekly sharing at 1PM on Fridays!

2020 Session Dates

June 15th - August 28th

*Camp will be closed on July 3rd.

Sample Schedule

9:00-9:45AM         Dance taught by Vera Huff

10:00-10:45AM     Acting taught by Anthony Caiola

11:00-11:45AM       Music taught by Samantha Colon

12:00-12:45PM      Electives

*Fridays from 1:00-1:45PM will be sharing for families.


Electives Schedule:

Mondays: Yoga with Kirstin Lane
Tuesdays: Arts and Crafts with D Cross
Wednesdays: Songwriting with Samantha Colon
Thursdays: Beatboxing with D Cross
Fridays: Cooking with Chef A


*There will be 15-minute breaks in between classes.



$40 registration fee. 11 Week Session: $600

$75 per week

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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Virtual Musical Theater Workshop (Ages 13-18)

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

2020 Session Dates

July 6 - July 16, 2020
Monday - Thursday; 10AM-12PM


$450 plus $40 registration fee


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

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Virtual Summer Dance Intensives (Ages 10-18)

Our virtual 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 10-18 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.

Session Dates

​July 6 - July 16, 2020
Monday-Thursday 10AM-2PM

August 3 - August 13, 2020
Monday-Thursday 10AM-2PM


$350 per session

$600 for both sessions (Must be paid in full to receive discount)

Curriculum (4-5 classes daily):

  • Ballet: Repertory, Character, Partnering
  • Contemporary and Improvisation
  • Modern Jazz Technique
  • Flamenco or West African
  • 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 an education associate for placement classes email [email protected] with the subject "Summer Dance Intensive." To Register, CLICK HERE.

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Virtual 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 8-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.


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

July 6 - August 28th



4:00-5:00PM Basic Child Ballet

5:00-6:00PM Preteen Ballet

6:00-7:00PM Open Teen/Adult Ballet

7:00-8:30PM Advanced Teen Jazz "mathes technique"

4:30-5:30PM Preteen Contemporary

5:00-6:00PM Musical Theatre

6:00-7:00PM Intermediate Teen/Adult Contemporary

6:00-7:00PM Open Preteen Tap

7:00-8:30PM Intermediate Teen/Adult Jazz "mathes technique"


10:00-11:00AM Teen/Adult Flow Yoga

4:00-5:00PM Intermediate Preteen Ballet

5:00-6:00PM Intermediate Preteen Jazz

6:00-7:00PM Intermediate Ballet Teen/Adult

7:00-7:30PM Preteen/Teen Pointe

4:00-5:00PM Child Jazz

5:00-6:00PM Child Preteen Hip-Hop

6:00-7:00PM Open Teen/Adult Hip-Hop

7:00-8:00PM Intermediate Teen/Adult Tap


Single/trial class - $10

8 week program
1 class per week for 8 weeks- $80 total

2 classes per week for 8 weeks- $160 total

3 classes per week for 8 weeks- $240 total

4 classes per week for 8 weeks- $320 total

5 classes per week for 8 weeks- $400 total

6 classes per week for 8 weeks- $480 total


To register, CLICK HERE or email [email protected] with the subject "Summer Open Evening Classes." 

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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 15 - August 28, 2020 (off July 4 & 5)
Trial Classes Week of August 3 - August 9


  • Tuesdays: 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 3:45pm
  • Wednesdays: 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm
  • Thursdays: 9:30am, 10:30am. 11:30am, 1:00pm


11 Weeks

$200 per class + $40 registration fee

Single Class per week $15


To register, CLICK HERE or 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.

2020 Session Dates

Session 1: July 13 - 24, 2020

Session 2: August 10 - 21, 2020


$600 plus $40 registration fee


To register, CLICK HERE or 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.