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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]

Registrations accepted throughout the year.

To enroll now or for more information, call 201-482-8194 or email [email protected]

2018 Summer Programs

Click on the name of each program to learn more!

Performing Arts Musical Theater Camp

Ages 5-12

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! 

2018 Session Dates

July 2nd-July 20th Monday-Friday 9am-4pm (closed July 4th)
Final Performance: Friday, July 20th at 6:30pm
Register here!

July 30th-August 17th, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Final Performance: Friday, August 17th at 6:30pm
Register here!


$850 per session. Tuition includes lunch and snacks daily. Aftercare is available for an additional fee.

Early Bird Discount: Use code EB2018 when you register and pay in full from now until 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 "Performing Arts Musical Theater Summer Camp." 

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

Summer Musical

Ages 12-21

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. Past musicals include: FAME, Children of Eden, 42nd Street, CATS, AIDALes Misèrables School Edition and West Side Story.

This year's summer musical is Disney's Beauty and The Beast!


Auditions are now closed.


Thursday, August 2nd at 8pm
Friday, August 3rd at 8pm
Saturday, August 4th at 3pm & 8pm
Sunday, August 5th at 3pm & 8pm

If any questions please contact an education associate at 201-482-8194 or email [email protected] with the subject "Summer Musical." 

Summer Dance Intensive

Ages 10-17

Each summer, our dance program 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 dance faculty and NYC Guest Artists. Each two week intensive culminates with an in-studio dance presentation. Students are presented with a certificate and evaluations.

Session Dates

July 9th-July 19th Monday-Thursday

Session Two
August 6th-August 16th Monday-Thursday


$800 per session or $1,500 for both sessions. Lunch will be provided.

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, 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 "Summer Dance Intensive." 

Summer Open Dance Classes

All Ages

Keep your dance skills sharp over the summer with SUMMER OPEN DANCE CLASSES. Take only 1 class or up to 6 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.

Session Dates

July 9th-August 16th; Monday-Thursday

Summer Open Dance Schedule



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

6 classes per week - $600


For questions contact an education associate at 201-482-8194 or email [email protected] with the subject "Summer Open Dance Classes." 

Early Childhood Music Summer Session

Ages 3 months- 4 1/2 years

with parent or caregiver

Our Early Childhood music program 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!

Session Dates

June 25, 2018 - August 12, 2018

Trial classes week of 8/6-8/12


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




To register, contact an education associate at 201-482-8194 or email [email protected] with the subject "Early Childhood Summer Session." 


Zumba® is perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on. 

How It Works:
We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. 

Session Dates

Every Thursday from 8PM-9PM

Dates: 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16


$125 (Receive a 10% discount if paid in full by June 30)


To register, contact an education associate at 201-482-8194 or email [email protected] with the subject "Zumba Summer Session." 


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.