Performing Arts School Summer Programs
Each year The Performing Arts School offers more than 10 summer programs for all ages and levels! From our Summer Camp that introduces young children to the performing arts, to our dance intensive and annual summer musical for more advanced students, 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]
2017 Summer Programs
Click on the name of each program to learn more!
Performing Arts Musical Theater Camp
The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC successfully launched its summer program in 2003. 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. With a final showcase on the bergenPAC main stage, every child will feel like a star!
July 3rd-July 21st, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm (closed July 4th)
Final Performance: July 21st
July 31st-August 18th, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Final Performance: August 18th
$850 per session. Tuition inlcudes lunch and snacks daily. Aftercare is available for an additional fee.
*Pay in full when you register by June 1st and receive $100 off tuition!
Register online, or contact an education associate at 201-482-8194 or email [email protected] with the subject "2017 Summer Camp."
Look below to see more of our summer programs for all ages!
Each year The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC presents their annual summer musical featuring an all student cast, technical crew and orchestra. Working alongside bergenPAC staff, students gain greater self confidence and teamwork skills, and receive professional level experience that they can use in their future endeavors. This year's musical production is West Side Story. Past musicals include: FAME, Children of Eden, 42nd Street, CATS, AIDA and Les Misèrables School Edition.
Saturday, April 8th – 12pm-4pm
Sunday, April 9th – 1:30pm-4:30pm
Saturday, April 22nd – 12pm-4pm
Saturday, April 29th – 12pm-4pm
Sunday, April 30th – 12pm-3pm (Male Dance Callback); 3pm-6pm (Female Dance Callback)
Saturday, May 6th – 12pm-3pm (Vocal Final Callback)
Contact an education associate at 201-482-8194 or email [email protected] with the subject "2017 Summer Musical" to register for an audition time.
Prepare a 32 bar selection from West Side Story and a 1 minute monologue
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your audition time to warm up. Bring a headshot and resume. An accompanist will be provided; please bring a sheet music in a binder.
Final Performances: August 4th & 5th at 8pm and August 6th at 3pm
If any questions please contact an education associate at 201-482-8194 or email [email protected] with the subject "2017 Summer Musical."
Summer Dance Intensive
Each summer, beyondDANCE offers two 2-week dance intensives, in July and August, led by artistic director, roberta mathes. These summer intensives are ideal for 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 intensives are taught by our beyondDANCE faculty and NYC Guest Artists. Each two week intensive culminates with an in-studio dance presentation. Students are presented with a certificate and evaluations.
July 10th-20th, Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm
Final Performance: July 20th at 5pm
August 7th-17th, Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm
Final Performance: August 17th at 5pm
$800 per session or $1,500 for both sessions. Lunch will be provided.
*Pay in full when you register by June 1st and receive $100 off tuition!
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
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 beyondDANCE, placement classes are available before June. Please contact an education associate for placement classes or to register at 201-482-8194 or email [email protected] with the subject "2017 Dance Intensive."
Summer Open Dance Classes
Keep your dance skills sharp over the summer with OPEN SUMMER DANCE CLASSES. Take only 1 class or up to 7 classes per week. These classes are designed to target beginner and intermediate level dancers who are looking to continue to work on their skills over the summer break. If interested in more advanced summer training, learn more about the Dance Intensive, listed above.
July 10th-August 17, Monday-Thursday
Each class meets once a week. Time and length of classes vary.
Single/trial class $25
6 week program
1 class per week $125
2 classes per week $235
3 classes per week $335
4 classes per week $435
5 classes per week $520
For questions contact an education associate at 201-482-8194 or email [email protected] with the subject "2017 Summer Open Dance Classes."
Early Stars Summer Session
Ages 3 months- 4 1/2 years
with parent or caregiver
Early Stars is an early childhood music program that provides developmentally appropriate music for infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. 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, 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!
June 26, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Early Stars meets for 45 minutes, once a week.
To register, contact an education associate at 201-482-8194 or email [email protected] with the subject "2017 Early Stars Summer Session."
Hip Hop Explorer Summer Camp
This unique summer intensive offers students a chance to delve into the five elements of Hip Hop culture. Students will explore DJing, MCing, graffiti, breakdancing and beatboxing. Through this discovery, students will learn the history and culture of this art movement that originated in the 1970s. The camp will culminate with a final performance where the students will present their work to friends and family.
July 3rd-13th, Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-7:30pm (closed July 4th)
Final Performance: July 13th at 7pm
August 7th-17th, Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-7:30pm
Final Performance: August 17th 4:30pm-7:30pm
$500 per session.
20% off for anyone who registered and paid for at least one February session of The Elements of Hip Hop. Use code: HIPHOP17
For questions, contact an education associate at 201-482-8194 or email [email protected] with the subject "Hip Hop Explorer Summer Camp."
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.