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.

The health and safety of our students and families is our utmost priority, and we will continuously work together to provide the safest environment possible at our school. In response to the Coronavirus and the seasonal flu, we will be implementing enhanced procedures for your safety!  LEARN MORE. We ask that all families please sign and return our PAS Safety Guidelines form.

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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 13th - 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: 5:006:00pm

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: 6:007:00pm (FULL)

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 (FULL)
  • Saturday: 2:003:00pm 

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

  • Wednesday: 6:307:30pm

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.

Showtime Jr.: Moana Jr. (Ages 6–12)

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Schedule

  • Tuesday: 5:006:00pm
  • Saturday: 3:005:00PM 

About Showtime Jr.

Students will have the opportunity to perform in a production. Students are required to register for Tuesdays & Saturday 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.

 

 

About Moana Jr.

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

 

 

*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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