bergenPAC Performing Arts School provides arts education to students ages 3 months to adult throughout Northern New Jersey. With classes in a variety of disciplines, educational outreach programs across the state, and programming for children with special needs, every donation helps create more enriching opportunities for children and families.

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Located at One Depot Square in downtown Englewood, formerly the Grammy® Award-winning Bennett Studios, bergenPAC Performing Arts School is northern New Jersey’s premier arts education program. Offering classes in a variety of disciplines and opportunities to participate in live performances, the school provides students of all ages and backgrounds with experiences that stimulate learning, boost confidence, and spark creativity and imagination. 

bergenPAC Performing Arts School Numbers at a Glance
Students Served Each Year:  1,200 and counting
Scholarship Students Served Since Inception:  500 and counting
Outreach Community Partner Schools Each Year:  150 and counting
Outreach Students Served Each Year:  15,000 and counting
Number of Performances on the main stage with major artists for our students:  300 and counting
 

Vision

bergenPAC's Performing Arts School arts education and outreach programs represent the core of its efforts to provide beneficial, educational, and accessible experiences for a diverse population of young people.

bergenPAC recognizes that the arts can play a vital role in helping young people develop a greater appreciation for learning, be a catalyst for motivating students to be successful in their academic subject areas and their ultimate life pursuits, help them discover their personal voice and avenues for creative expression, and assist in identifying ways to make a positive contribution to society. bergenPAC will use its resources to strengthen the role of arts education in the schools and communities of the northern New Jersey region.

Goals

To establish bergenPAC as the major resource for exposing the performing arts to children of all economic, cultural and geographic backgrounds residing in the northern New Jersey region.

To be the primary arts institution that provides children with high quality training in dance, music, and theater that will attract the northern New Jersey region’s most talented young performing artists.

To be a center for wholesome and rewarding opportunities for the children and families of the northern New Jersey region to experience performing arts education, entertainment and culture.

To offer a broad range of excellent performing arts programs that will be of interest to children spanning a wide range of age and skill levels.

Class Schedule | 2023-2024

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Contact Us! | bergenPAC Performing Arts School

1 Depot Square
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 482-8194
education@bergenPAC.org
Administrative Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:30-5:30PM
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Programs

Early Childhood

This comprehensive early childhood program serves our youngest student population. Children 3 months to 5 years of age can enjoy their very first music, dance and theater classes. These classes will be the beginning of their journey at The Performing Arts School, and lay the foundation to create lifelong learners of the arts. MORE INFO

Dance

Our Dance Program at The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC is an electrifying dance program under the direction of Roberta Mathes. With our NYC professional faculty and our facilities, our dance program has had resounding success in reaching children and members of the community, offering them the opportunity to receive excellent dance training in a positive setting whether they become performing artists or simply dance for fun!

We offer a wide variety of classes for all ages and abilities (children through adults): Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Modern Jazz, Horton, Afro Modern, Tap, Hip-Hop, and Acrobatics.

For more serious-minded students we have a Pre-Professional program which offers college guidance for dancers and have more performance opportunities. MORE INFO

Theater

bergenPAC’s regional theater school offers weekly classes for all ages in the dramatic arts and musical theater as well as college and audition preparation for aspiring actors continuing their education. bergenPAC also presents theatrical productions throughout the year on an audition basis. MORE INFO

Music

The music program is rooted in the history of the facility, which formerly housed Grammy® Award-winning Bennett Studios. Students are encouraged to take private music lessons while also taking group classes and jam sessions to develop into well-rounded musicians. All students have the opportunity to record their pieces in a professional recording studio setting. The curriculum is tailored to the individual instrument and educational needs of each student, and focuses on building technical skills as a foundation for performance.  Music students (group classes and private lessons) have the opportunity to participate in the end-of-year performance on the bergenPAC mainstage.      

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