NEW this year! Korean percussion and dance and Indian dance! Also, recording studio rental is available!

beyondDANCE classes include creative movement, pre-ballet, classical ballet, contemporary, modern jazz, hip hop, tap, voice and theatre dance for all ages (children through adults) and all levels. In addition for the more advanced students there is a pre-professional program which offers college guidance and more performance opportunities.

beyondDANCE is an electrifying dance program under the direction of roberta mathes. With our NYC professional and stellar faculty, beyondDANCE  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!

Theater provides weekly classes for all ages in the dramatic arts and musical theater as well as college and audition preparation for aspiring actors. bergenPAC also presents theatrical productions throughout the year on an audition basis.

Theater at bergenPAC Strives to provide its students with a broad and comprehensive understanding of theater. Through the classes offered at bergenPAC students will be given the opportunity to create, expand, build their confidence, and perform in front of a live audience. Students involved in the program have moved on to further their education in accredited universities. Younger students have gone on to audition for Broadway and other professional opportunities. Theater meets every students individual needs and interest!

Music offers musicians for all instruments on-site or in home private lessons, group jam sessions, and performances at bergenPAC. Students will be able to attend Master Classes and Artist Talks with artists and performers who appear at the theater. Select students will also be asked to open for certain bergenPAC shows throughout the year.

bergenPAC is dedicated to developing musicians through music. Music has many different styles to explore, and music does not limit our students to one particular style of playing. Students find ways to explore their craft while the teaching artists instill in them a self confidence that can only come with the sound of music.

Music Speaks introduces caregiver and child to musically driven activities such as chants, finger plays, and small and large movements using a variety of age appropriate musical instruments. Classes are 45 minutes and allow participants to explore, learn and discover the wonders and benefits of music.

Music Speaks is an early childhood music program that provides developmentally appropriate music for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers ages 2 months through 4 ½ years old. 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.

Limitless Arts provides arts education for children of every ability. In collaboration with Renee Redding-Jones of The Center for Life & Learning, PAS is offering a full schedule of classes in dance, music, and drama for children and teens with special needs. This program includes classes for individuals who require greater support in a group setting. Taught by trained and experienced professionals, our smaller group setting will allow participants an opportunity to explore their artistic interests in a nurturing and stimulating environment.


About The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC

The Education program at bergenPAC features a series of classes, school residencies, workshops, live performances, student productions and ensemble groups in the performing arts for students ages 2 1/2 months to 21 years old.

The program provides students with unique and “hands-on” arts training by industry professionals that allow them to gain real world experience and enhance academic achievement through the arts. bergenPAC’s arts education initiatives occur on-site at our new Performing Arts School building at 1 Depot Square, Englewood, NJ or off-site at other schools. The school reaches more than 30,000 students annually.

The Performing Arts School offers basic and professional level performing arts classes and ensemble groups and productions in theater, dance, and music for students of all ages and abilities. The school also offers beyond bergenPAC, a school Partnership Program with school districts throughout the area.

To enroll now or for more information contact 201.503.8326 or