The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC announces the Elements of Hip Hop Workshop Series -February 4, 11, 25 & 26, 2017-4PM-8PM. The workshop sessions will be held at The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC located at 1 Depot Square, Englewood, NJ 07631.  
The workshops will run from 4PM-8PM on February 4, February 11, February 25 and February 26, 2017.  Space is limited.
$100 per session - $360 for all four sessions
Free for Englewood Students
Pre-registration is required
To register or for more information please contact The Performing Arts School @bergenPAC at (201) 482-8194, or

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC is proud and excited to announce the Elements of Hip Hop Workshop Series.  Students ages 8-18 will learn skills in DJing, MCing, Graffiti Art, Beatboxing and Breakdancing.  The workshop series will end with a culminating performance open to the general public.
"The history and culture of Hip Hop is quickly becoming a part of mainstream arts education. The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC couldn't be more excited to offer this genre within our educational curriculum. Students will learn various artistic skills and will find unique and creative ways to express themselves, while having the privilege to study alongside world renowned Hip Hop artists," says Becky Hinkle, Managing Director of The Performing Arts School.
The Elements of Hip Hop is led by world renowned Hip Hop Cultural Ambassador Sheikia "Purple Haze" Norris. "Purple" is a master Hip Hop teaching artist and performer who travels the world spreading the love of Hip Hop History and Culture.  "Hip Hop is a mind blowing cultural experience, inviting all to participate and co-create a musical journey using one’s authentic self-expression," says Purple.
Sheikia S. Norris was born in the birthplace of Hip Hop - The Bronx. Purple challenges audiences with a natural ease and a voice that inspires audience movement and positive thoughts with words. Enthusiasts of the art form appreciate her energy, her impeccable flow and a clever deliverance of truth. Purple has mastered her own rich style of spitting lyrics with both power and substance. There is a spontaneous combustion that happens when she dares you to discover self-expression with her! Purple aims to create unforgettable moments with the pen, mic, heart and mind... collectively, so all are invited and all involved! Purple is just as engaging in the classroom as she is on her Sweet Sixteen mixtape series. As the lead artist for NJPAC’s “Hip Hop Intensive”, an alum of the U.S. State Dept.’s “Next Level Hip Hop Diplomacy Program” and recipient of “The Lady’s First Fund,” Purple is rapidly growing a reputation for being a lead contributor to Hip Hop education and cultural preservation. She is passionate about collectively bridging art, culture, health and education. She is honorably mentioned as an up and coming curator for Hip Hop art, education, culture and performance.
Workshop attendees will receive a 20% discount off of tuition for bergenPAC’s Hip Hop Summer Camps that take place in July and August.

About bergenPAC Performing Arts School
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. 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) 482-8194 or

About bergenPAC
Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area’s cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC – the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that reaches more than 30,000 students annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, “hands-on” training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors and patrons that the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.
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