The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC Set to Bring Students Back Onsite
After going dark six months ago, The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC’s will welcome aspiring dancers and actors back to its studios this month.
“We have been on a virtual platform since mid-March and there is great excitement within our community to return to in-person instruction with safety and health leading the way,” Alexander Diaz, the school’s Creative Director, said. “Students have an opportunity to learn live or online. We have it all!”
When the COVID-19 shutdowns began the school’s staff quickly adapted their programs to virtual platforms, including livestreaming lessons on Zoom. Fall classes all began solely on Zoom earlier this month. But starting Sept. 29, a selection of theater and dance classes will give students the option to come to the building if they want. All Early Childhood classes will remain online-only programs for now.
Safety protocols for the onsite classes were designed using recommendations from the CDC and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s guidelines, as well as with advice from local health authorities.
The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC’s director hope these live and virtual learning options give families the flexibility and comfort to do what they feel is best for their children as they continue to pursue their artistic passions.
As always, the classes will culminate with a special presentation at the end of the school year for families and friends to enjoy. For now, the plan is to have students share their talents in a Zoom showcase. The school also plans to present its annual Showtime Junior show, which will be Aladdin, Junior.
To see the class schedule and learn more about the safety guidelines, visit www.bergenpac.org/education/programs