Early Stars

This comprehensive early childhood program, under the direction of Wendy Bain, services our youngest student population. Children ages 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.

2016-2017 School Year

FALL SESSION

Dates: September 12, 2016 - December 4, 2016

Trial Classes: September 7 & 8, 2016 

WINTER SESSION

Dates: January 2, 2017 - March 12, 2017

Trial Classes: December 15, 2016 - 9:30am and 10:30am

SPRING SESSION

Dates: March 27, 2017 - June 5, 2017

Trial Classes: March 23, 2017 - 9:30am and 10:30am

SUMMER SESSION

Dates: June 26, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Trial Classes: June 22, 2017 - 9:30am and 10:30am

Early Stars Music

This early childhood interactive music program uses a mix of traditional and contemporary songs from around the world, and developmentally appropriate instruments to help bring out the innate musical nature of young children. Children are introduced to musical activities, various languages, development of fine and gross motor skills, small and large movements that are all intertwined through play. It’s a nurturing environment where children and their caregivers can discover the wonder and joy of music!

Mommy and Me Music: Ages 3mos–4 with Parent or Caregiver

Schedule

  • Mondays: 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm
  • 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
  • Sundays: 9:30am, 10:30am

About Mommy and Me Music

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.

Musical Moments: Ages 4-6

Schedule

  • Tuesday: 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 4:00pm-5:00pm

About Musical Moments

Children get to listen to and play their favorite instruments for the very first time! Sing-alongs with guitar, a drum circle, following beats and patterns, working on listening skills, exploring social interaction in a group, and using the freedom of self-expression.

 

Early Stars Theater

Our creative drama activities are introduced through play filled, movement, music and interactive story telling for children. Creative story telling is an important component of child development. Experiencing theater classes helps support young children's social, emotional, cognitive, and creative play skills. This includes development and practice of crucial language skills. Theater classes stimulate children to use words, solve problems, and express themselves. It is one of the ways children learn about life, about others and themselves.

Creative Drama Tots: Ages 4-5

Schedule

  • Monday: 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 4:00pm-5:00pm

About Creative Drama Tots

This class introduces children into the wrold of drama. Children will get the chance to explore storytelling with the use of their imagination.

Early Stars Dance

In our early childhood dance program, children ages 18 months to 5 years old, are welcome. With some class offerings including the guidance of their caregiver, and some class offerings drop off (caregiver not required to be in classroom), children will develop coordination, strength, flexibility, and focus. Children move naturally. They move to express a thought or feeling, and they move because its joyful. When their movement becomes consciously structured and it is performed with awareness, it becomes dance. Dance offers young children an avenue to expand movement possibilities and skills.

Mommy and Me Movement: Ages 18mos - 3 with Parent or Caregiver

Schedule

  • Monday: 10:15am-11:00am
  • Wednesday: 10:15am-11:00am

About Mommy and Me Movement

Parents and children work together to explore new ways to move and dance at a very early age. This class is designed as an age appropriate introduction to the exciting world of dance. Students learn the basic elements of movement through storytelling, imagery, rhythmical patterns, improvisation and direction in using space.

Creative Movement: Ages 3-4

Schedule

  • Monday: 9:30am-10:15am
  • Tuesday: 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30am-10:15am

About Creative Movement

This class is designed as an age appropriate introduction to the exciting world of dance. Students learn the basic elements of movement through storytelling, imagery, rhythmical patterns, improvisation and direction in using space.

 

Pre-Ballet: Ages 3-5

Schedule

  • Monday: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 1:30pm-2:15pm; 3:30pm-4:15pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-11:00am

About Pre-Ballet

In this class, the young dancers explore fundamental movement using sensory awareness exercises and improvisation. Students learn how to follow direction, use space, count music, stretch gracefully and dance with poise. Children are introduced to basic ballet terminology.

 

 

Pre-Jazz: Ages 3-5

Schedule

  • Friday: 3:00pm-4:00pm

About Pre-Jazz

In this class, the young dancers explore fundamental movement using sensory awareness exercises and improvisation. Students learn how to follow direction, use space, count music, stretch gracefully and dance with poise. Children are introduced to basic ballet terminology.

 

 

 

Tuition & Policies

*Our current families are given the courtesy to hold a place in the next session with a $50.00 non-refundable deposit.

PLEASE NOTE:  NO SHOES ARE ALLOWED TO BE WORN INSIDE THE STUDIO.

By registering, you are authorizing your child to participate in all class activities.  You assume all risks normal to these activities and absolve bergenPAC of all present and future liability in the event of accident or injury.

*Siblings 9 months and under are FREE with a registered sibling in only Mommy and Me Music.

Registration

Class placement will be confirmed upon payment. Spots will only be held when full payment is received. Classes may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. All best efforts will be made to fill your second choice.

Tuition

Click here for tuition and payment information. 

*Siblings 9 months and under are FREE with a registered sibling in only Mommy and Me Music.

Make-Ups

You are welcome to make-up any missed classes based on availability.  All make-ups must be completed by the end of each current session.  Please call Arlene Grunfeld, Operations Manager, to schedule any make-ups at 201-816-8160 ext 35.

Refunds

Tuition is fully refundable before the first day of class.  There are no refunds once classes begin.  Refunds are not given due to changes in nap schedules or work schedules. *Should there be a prolonged absence due to illness or unusual circumstances, adjustments and/or partial credit can be put toward future classes. 

Food/Toys

Please do not bring snacks or toys into the class. They are very distracting to other children.

Holidays & Closings

2016-2017 School Year

September 12, 2016 - June 11, 2017

(**Please note that schedule may be subject to change)

Holidays & Closings

  • Rosh Hashanah October 3-4
  • Yom Kippur October 11-12
  • Thanksgiving November 24-27
  • Holiday Break December 21-January 1 
  • Martin Luther King Day January 16
  • Presidents' Weekend February 17-20
  • Spring Break April 10-16
  • Memorial Weekend May 26-29
  • Last Day of Classes June 11

 

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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.

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