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.

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Earn College Credit!

Learn more about the Dual Enrollment Program at Bergen Community College. High school juniors and seniors can receive college credit for just $73.25 per credit plus a one-time registration fee of $15.25! There are currently six classes at The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC where students can receive college credit from Bergen Community College: The Performing Arts School Show Chorus, Advanced Jazz Dance, Teen Acting Technique, Summer Musical, Private Voice Lessons and Private Piano Lessons. These college credits are transferable to many colleges in the state of New Jersey!

Application form/Registration instructions here.

Class Schedule (September 12th - June 5th)

Early Childhood Theater

Schedule

  • Creative Drama Tots: Monday 4:00–5:00pm

About Intro to Drama

Acting games and age-appropriate acting technique.

This class will culminate with our school-wide end of year performance on the mainstage at bergenPAC.

Acting & Improv for Kids (Ages 6–9)

Schedule

  • Monday: 5:306:30pm 
  • Thursday: 5:306:30pm 

About Acting & Improv for Kids

Acting games and age-appropriate acting technique. 

This class will culminate with our school wide end of year performance on the mainstage at bergenPAC.

Acting & Improv for Preteens (Ages 10–12)

Schedule

  • Thursday: 6:307:30pm

About Acting & Improv for Preteens

Beginning and intermediate actors explore work on the stage with improvisation, monologues, and scene work. No singing required.

This class will culminate with our school wide end of year performance on the mainstage at bergenPAC.

Musical Theater for Kids (Ages 6–9)

Schedule

  • Wednesday: 4:305:30pm

About Musical Theatre for Kids!

Acting, singing, and dance in a musical theatre style.

This class will culminate with our school wide end of year performance on the mainstage at bergenPAC.

Musical Theater for Preteens (Ages 10-12)

Schedule

  • Wednesday: 5:306:30pm

About Musical Theater for Preteens!

Acting, singing, and dance in a musical theatre style.

This class will culminate with our school wide end of year performance on the mainstage at bergenPAC.

Teen Acting Technique (Ages 13 & up)

Schedule

  • Monday: 6:307:30pm

About Teen Acting Technique

Intermediate and advanced actors explore work on the stage with improvisation, monologues, and scene work. No singing required.

This class will culminate with our school wide end of year performance on the mainstage at bergenPAC.

Sign up to receive college credits!

Musical Theater Dance (Ages 13 & up)

Schedule

  • Saturday: 2:00-3:00pm

About Musical Theater Dance

This class teaches choreography from Broadway, National Tours, Regional Theaters and Auditions to aid students in preparing for a career in musical theater. 

This class will culminate with our school wide end of year performance on the mainstage at bergenPAC.

 

Private Acting/Voice Lessons

Available Monday through Friday 5pm-9pm. By appointment only.

Scene Study for Adults ( Ages 18+)

Schedule

  • Thursday: 7:308:30pm

About Scene Study for Adults 18+

Learn or revisit acting fundamentals with an emphasis on imagination, breathwork, and physicality. Theater exercises, warm-ups, and monologue practice will make up the first several weeks of class. Students will then work on partnered scene work for the following few weeks. The class culminates with a showing of select scenes & monologues. 

Please bring a memorized monologue to the first class. Students should understand that they are making a commitment to the class and their scene partner(s) so regular attendance is highly encouraged.

Showtime Jr: Willy Wonka Jr, (Ages 9-12 )

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Willy Wonka JR

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy

 

Schedule

Tuesdays 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Saturdays 3:00 to 5:00 pm

About Showtime Jr.

Students will have the opportunity to perform in a production. Students are required to register for rehearsal, which will end in a musical performance (Location TBA). Placement auditions to take place during the first week of class. Students should prepare a selection from the show.

 

*Tuition based program, with audition for placement. 

 

Tuition & Policies

Tuition

Click here for tuition and payment information. 

Attendance and Lateness

Consistent attendance is crucial to the learning process. Please call the office to inform us of all absences. Tardiness is very disruptive to the class, please make every effort to be on time.

Cancellations

In the event that classes are cancelled, students will be notified via telephone/email or a notice will be posted on our Website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Refunds

No refunds. Credit may be given due to prolonged illness with a medical note.

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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