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2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR

1 Depot Square, Englewood, NJ • www.bergenPAC.org/education •

September 11, 2017 – June 10, 2018

facebook.com/bergenPACPAS •

@bergenPACPAS


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WHO WE ARE THE PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL AT BERGENPAC (PAS)

SCHOOL STAFF

Features a series of classes, workshops, school residences, live performances, student productions and ensemble groups in the performing arts for students ages 3 months to adult. The program provides students with unique “hands-on” arts training by industry professionals that allows them to gain real-world experience and enhance academic achievement through the arts. The Performing Arts School offers introductory- and professional-level performing arts classes, ensemble groups and productions in theater, dance and music.

Creative Director: Managing Director: Operations Manager: Education Outreach Manager: Artistic Director, Dance: Program Director, Early Stars: Recording Sound Engineer:

Alexander Diaz Becky Hinkle Arlene Grunfeld Gerrilynn Guerrero Roberta Mathes Wendy Bain Tom Tarkazikis

FRIENDS OF THE PAS By being part of The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC, students, families and other friends of The Performing Arts School benefit from the unique access to artists who perform on the bergenPAC main stage. bergenPAC offers discounted tickets to main stage performances. These performances are high quality and performed in bergenPAC’s 1,367-seat theater. Keep your eyes open for emails regarding these discount codes (and some exciting free opportunities!) and flyers posted in the lobby of The Performing Arts School.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chris Yegen Hon. Frank Huttle III Chairman Bernard J. Koster Robert Cook Erik Maschler Treasurer Devry Pazant Kelli Rabke Agresta Gary Phillips Secretary Robert Rey Fadi Chartouni Matt Ross Jake Chung Mitchell Sacks Ronald Couri Koryn Schermer Julie Diaz Michael Shannon Ludmila Golad Charles Silberman Amelia Gold Hon. James Tedesco Hetal Gor Dominic Roncace – bergenPAC President & CEO

FOUNDATION BOARD Angelica Berrie Honorary Chairperson J. Agresta, Sr. and Family Donald Aronson Michel Bittan Marc Byron Robert Cook Eugene and Julie Diaz Donald Drapkin* Karen Eisenbud Frank Huttle III Valerie Vainieri Huttle

Lawrence Kaplen Michael Kempner Sam Mann Lucia Palestroni Robert Rey Kay Ritta Mitchell Sacks Edmondo Schwartz Stanley Shirvan Lori Stokes Chris Yegen

*Emeritus

SUPPORTERS

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC gratefully acknowledges the following supporters. Without their generous support, many programs and services would not be possible. The Kaplen Foundation

Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation Ralph M. Cestone Foundation Winifred M. & George P. Pitkin Foundation

21st Century


2 beyondbergenPAC’s Artist-in-Residencies can be customized to fit your school’s needs, budget, and schedule. Initiatives complement any curriculum and meet New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Standards.

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SCHOOL RESIDENCIES (GRADES K-12) bergenPAC’s professional and experienced teaching artists will work with you to customize a curriculum focused on a specific art form that complements any academic subject area. Residencies of any length are available both during and after school. • Acting • Dance • Music • Playwriting • Musical Theater • Recording

ASSEMBLIES (GRADES K-12) Through our strategic partners, bergenPAC will work to provide your school with live assembly programs that meet the needs and demands of the whole school. Assembly programs have focused on Anti-Bullying, Science, Dance, and Music Festivals. These assembly programs are great ways for students to interact with live performers, learn about relevant issues that surround kids today, and experience live theater in the comfort of their own school! MASTER CLASS SERIES (GRADES K-12) The Master Class series invites students to experience workshops with performing artists who are active in the arts world today. Students learn about the arts from industry professionals including musicians, dancers, actors, managers, producers and others in the entertainment field. SCHOOL TIME SERIES (GRADES K-12) Through our strategic partners, we have established a school-time performance series for students and teachers to come and enjoy shows at bergenPAC during the school day. Like any field trip, we want the students to have fun and interact with the performances. This is why we have chosen a lineup this year that is sure to please! • bergenPAC does not provide transportation. • Performances take place during school hours. PERFORMANCES AT BERGENPAC (GRADES K-12) Have your students visit bergenPAC and experience the magic of live theater while expanding cultural learning, understanding and listening skills. Students have the opportunity to meet the performers at the bergenPAC, interact with them, and in many cases, participate in a master class. • bergenPAC does not provide transportation. • Performances take place during evening hours. SPECIAL STARS (GRADES K-12) The Performing Arts School desires to continue and broaden its reach to include students with varying levels of ability. 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. Classes and sensory friendly assemblies available! Visit www.bergenpac.org/beyondbergenpac for more information.

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CO-PRODUCTIONS (GRADES 6 -12) Let your students run the show! Our staff teaches students how to design, direct and manage coproductions from start to stage. Teaching them leadership skills and the importance of teamwork.


EARLY STARS


4 This comprehensive early childhood program, under the direction of Wendy Bain, serves our youngest student population. Children 3 months to 5 years of age can enjoy their very first music, dance and theater classes. These classes will be the beginning of their journey at The Performing Arts School and lay the foundation to create lifelong learners of the arts.

PROGRAMS

FALL SESSION

WINTER SESSION

SPRING SESSION

SUMMER SESSION:

September 11 – December 3, 2017 Trial Classes week of 11/27-12/3/17

January 8 – March 18, 2017 Trial Classes week of 3/12-3/18/17

March 26 – June 3, 2017 Trial Classes week of 5/28-6/3/17

June 25 – August 12, 2017 Trial Classes week of 8/6-8/12/17

MUSIC Ages 3 months to 5 years old

DANCE Ages 18 months to 4 years old

THEATER Ages 4 to 5 years old

This early childhood interactive music program uses a mix of traditional and contemporary songs from around the world, and developmentally appropriate instruments to help bring out the innate musical nature of young children. Children are introduced to musical activities, various languages, development of fine and gross motor skills, and small and large movements that are all inter twined through play. It’s a nur turing environment where children and their caregivers can discover the wonder and joy of music!

In our dance classes children develop coordination, focus, flexibility, and spatial awareness through imagery, rhythmical patterns, and improvisation. Movement becomes joyful expressions of thoughts, creativity, and feelings. Dance classes offer young children an avenue to expand movement possibilities and skills.

Our introductory theater classes support social, emotional, and cognitive skills through play filled movement, music, and interactive story telling. By engaging the students, classes encourage development and practice of language skills, problem solving, and self-expression. See page 10 for schedule.

Parents can choose between “Mommy and Me” classes and drop off classes (parent not required to be in classroom). (See below for Mommy and Me) See page 12 for drop off class schedule.

Parents can choose between “Mommy and Me” classes and drop-off classes (parent is not required to be in the classroom). See page 6 for schedule.

“MOMMY AND ME” MUSIC SCHEDULE (3mos. - 4yrs): MONDAY 1:45 pm 2:45 pm 3:45 pm

TUESDAY 9:30 am 10:30 am 11:30 am 1:00 pm 3:45 pm

WEDNESDAY 9:30 am 10:30 am 11:30 am 1:00 pm

THURSDAY 9:30 am 10:30 am 11:30 am 1:00 pm

SUNDAY 9:30 am 10:30 am

BIRTHDAY PARTIIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!

EARLY STARS

ALL EARLY STARS CLASSES ARE IN SESSIONS:


DANCE for young and preteen students

BIRTHDAY PARTIIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!


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SCHEDULE

Our dance department has an electrifying dance program under the artistic direction of Roberta Mathes. Our NYC professional faculty and new facilities gives our dancers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to receive excellent dance training in a positive setting – whether they become performing artists or simply dance for enjoyment!

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

EARLY STARS Movement Mommy and Me Ages 18mos-3 10:15-11:00 am

Dancing Tots Ages 3-4 3:15-4:00 pm

Dancing Tots Ages 3-4 10:15-11:00 am

Pre-Ballet Ages 4-5 3:30-4:30 pm

Pre-Jazz Ages 4-5 3:00-4:00 pm

Dancing Tots Ages 3-4 10:00-10:45 am

SHINING STARS Pre-Ballet Ages 4-5 10:00-11:00 am

Advanced Preteen Ballet 4:00-5:30 pm

Child Hip Hop Ages 5-7 4:00-5:00 pm

Child Ballet 1 Ages 5-7 10:00-11:00 am

Child Ballet 1 Ages 5-7 4:00-5:00 pm

Child Jazz 1 Ages 5-7 4:00-5:00 pm

Child 3/Preteen Ballet 4:30-6:00 pm

Preteen/Teen Horton 4:00-5:00 pm

Intermediate Preteen/Teen Ballet & Pointe 4:00-6:00 pm

Child 3/Preteen Tap 4:00-5:00 pm

Child Ballet 2 Ages 8-10 11:00-12:00 pm

Child Ballet 2/3 Ages 8-10 5:00-6:00 pm

Child Jazz 2/3 Ages 8-10 5:00-6:00 pm

Basic Preteen Ballet 5:30-6:30 pm

Child Tap 1/2 Ages 6-8 5:00-6:00 pm

Intermediate Preteen Acro 11:00-12:00 pm

Preteen/Teen Afro Modern 6:30-8:00 pm

Preteen/Teen Hip Hop 5:00-6:00 pm

Preteen Acro 12:00-1:00 pm

Preteen Jazz Mathes Technique 6:00-7:30 pm * One Ballet Class per week mandatory

Pre-Pro Advanced Preteen Jazz Mathes Technique* 4:00-5:30 pm

Pre-Jazz Ages 4-5 3:00-4:00 pm

Advanced Preteen/Teen Tap 6:00-7:30 pm

Advanced Preteen Hip-Hop 6:00-7:30 pm

DANCE

Movement Mommy and Me Ages 18mos-3 10:15-11:00 am


DANCE pre-professional


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SCHEDULE

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM: Our Pre-Professional Program targets the serious-minded dancer, ages 10-18. Proper technique and training are emphasized in order to develop strong, well-rounded dancers. Pre-Pro students have added performance opportunities with the Dance Ensemble throughout Bergen County and New York City. Adult & Open Classes: All year round our dance program offers open classes in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, hip hop or tap. Open classes provide a great opportunity for dancers to stay fit, keep their skills sharp while enjoying themselves. Single classes are permitted for adults only throughout the year.

BIRTHDAY PARTIIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!

COMPETITION TEAM: Our Award-Winning Competition Team competes throughout NJ and has won numerous awards and outstanding recognition. Members of the team are required to enroll in ballet and technique classes at the Performing Arts School during the 2017-2018 school year. Separate fee required for Competition.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Pre-Pro Intermediate Teen Jazz Mathes Technique* 6:00-7:30 pm

Pre-Pro Teen/Adult Contemporary Improvisation 6:30-8:00 pm

Pre-Pro Advanced Teen/Adult Jazz Mathes Technique** 7:30-9:30 pm

Pre-Pro Intermediate Ballet 5:30-7:00 pm

Pre-Pro Teen/Adult Ballet & Pointe 6:00-7:30 pm

Pre-Pro Advanced Preteen Ballet 12:00-1:30 pm

Pre-Pro Advanced Teen Jazz Mathes Technique* 7:00-9:00 pm

Pre-Pro Advanced Repertory and Variations 7:30-8:00 pm

Pre-Pro Advanced Teen/Adult Ballet & Pointe 1:30-3:00 pm Dance Ensemble Rehearsals 3:00-5:00 pm

OPEN & ADULT CLASSES Adult LUNCH TIME Flow Yoga 12:00-1:00 pm

Adult Mat Pilates 3:00-4:00 pm

Adult Jazz Stretch & Conditioning 12:00-1:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Teen Adult Ballet 6:00-7:30 pm

Advanced Teen/Adult Horton 5:00-6:00 pm

Open Teen/Adult Ballet 7:30-9:00 pm

Open Adult Bollywood 7:30-8:30 pm

Open Teen/Adult Jazz Mathes Technique 7:30-9:15 pm

Advanced Teen/Adult Hip Hop 8:00-9:30 pm

Open Teen/Adult West African 6:30-7:30 pm

Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet & Pointe 3:00-5:00 pm Teen/Adult Tap 1:30-2:30 pm

COMPETITION & WORKSHOP Competition Team (Audition Only) 2:30-4:00 pm * Two Ballet Classes per week mandatory ** College Credit Earned

DANCE

PRE-PROFESSIONAL


THEATER


10 The theater program 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. With a mixture of full-year classes and intensive workshops, there are classes for performers of all levels and time commitments. With theatrical productions happening throughout the year on the bergenPAC main stage, every student gets a chance to shine!

MONDAY

TUESDAY

SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

EARLY STARS Creative Drama Tots Ages 4-5 4:00-5:00 pm

Creative Drama Tots Ages 4-5 4:00-5:00 pm

Creative Drama 1 Ages 7-9 5:00-6:00 pm

Intro to Drama Ages 6-7 5:00-6:00 pm

Musical Theater for Kids Ages 7-9 4:00-5:00 pm

Creative Drama 1 Ages 7-9 4:00-5:00 pm

Creative Drama 2 Ages 10-12 6:00-7:00 pm

Musical Theater for Preteens Ages 10-12 5:00-6:00 pm

Creative Drama 2 Ages 10-12 5:00-6:00 pm

THEATER

SHINING STARS

Playwriting 101 Ages 13+ 6:30-7:30 PRE-PROFESSIONAL Teen Acting Technique** Ages 13-18 6:00-7:00 pm Show Time* (Audition Only) 7:00-9:00 pm

Musical Theater Voice Ages 13-18 6:00-7:00 pm Show Time* (Audition Only) 7:00-9:00 pm

Musical Theater Dance Ages 13-18 6:00-7:30 pm

Show Time* (Audition Only) 7:00-9:00 pm

* Winter Musical and Spring Play ** College Credit Earned BIRTHDAY PARTIIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!


MUSIC


12 The music program is rooted in the history of the facility, which formerly housed Grammy ÂŽ-Award-winning Bennett Studios. Students are encouraged to take private music lessons while also taking group classes. The curriculum is tailored to the individual instrument and educational needs of the student, and focuses on building technical skills as a foundation for performance.

SCHEDULE BIRTHDAY PARTIIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!

bergenPAC Chorus – includes Young Voices and Chamber Chorus (Ages 5-18). Immerse yourself in a creative journey and learn from the best in the field. Students will participate in weekly rehearsals where they will learn a wide range of repertoire, including gospel, classical, jazz, musical theater and pop. Students also develop musicianship skills through sight-singing, ear training and rhythm, and will gain confidence as performers. Master classes with world-renowned artists and exciting performance opportunities take place throughout the year! Private Lesson students are eligible to audition for Ensembles.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

EARLY STARS Young Voices Ages 5-6 10:00-10 :45 am

MUSIC

Musical Moments Ages 4-5 4:00-4:45 pm SHINING STARS Beginner Musicianship Ages 6-10 4:00-5:00 pm

Musicianship for Beginners Ages 6-10 4:00-5:00 pm

Sing & Play K-Pop All Ages 3:30-7:00pm

Elements of Hip Hop 12 week workshops 4:00-6:00 pm

Young Voices 2 Ages 7-8 11:00-11:45 am Korean Percussion 4:00-8:00 pm

Intermediate Musicianship Ages 10-12 6:00-7:00 pm PRE-PROFESSIONAL Advanced Musicianship Ages 13+ 6:00-7:00 pm

Masters in Musicianship Voice Ages 13+ 7:00-8:00 pm

Masters in Musicianship Instrument Ages 15+ 7:00-8:00 pm * Young Voices 1 and 2 are offered in sessions. Please see page 4 for session dates. For more information regarding private lessons, see page 13.

Jazz Ensemble (Audition Only) 4:00-5:00pm Pop Rock Ensemble (Audition Only) 5:00-6:00pm

Chamber Chorus (Audition Only) 6:00-8:00pm


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RECORDING The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC offers recording sessions and recording classes. Singer-songwriters, bands, choirs, smaller ensembles, and professional artists all have the opportunity to record in a Grammyaward-winning atmosphere. The Performing Arts School Recording Studio has the advantage of a large live recording room and provides the option for numerous acoustical treatments.

6-WEEK RECORDING WORKSHOPS: 1st Session 9/18/17 - 11/11 /17 Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm 2nd Session 11/6/17 - 12/11/17 Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm RECORDING PACKAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Packages Available: • Voice overs • Singer and Song writer • Hip Hop Production • High School Choir • College Audition/ Video Recording Plus much more!

MONDAY

BIRTHDAY PARTIIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THE PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL RECORDING STUDIO Private Lessons 4:00-6:00 pm

Music Production: Logic Ages 14+ 4:00-5:00 pm Music Production: ProTools Ages 14+ 5:00-6:00 pm

Private Lessons 4:00-6:00 pm


PRIVATE LESSONS: The Performing Ar ts School at bergenPAC offers private lessons in dance, theater, voice, and a variety of instruments. Our highly qualified teachers will meet with students on a weekly basis, to hone specific skills and build on material learned in classes. Lessons can be purchased in groups of 5, or for the full school year. Dates and times of lessons are scheduled to fit the student and teacher’s availability, with lessons once per week. Lessons targeted specifically toward audition preparation are also available. For more information about lesson availability, visit bergenpac.org/education or contact education@bergenpac.org. LESSON LENGTH

SINGLE

5 LESSONS

FULL YEAR

30 minutes

$45

$215

$1,440

45 minutes

$65

$300

$2,160

60 minutes

$80

$360

$2,550

Full-Year price is for 36 lessons, one per week of the school year. Piano and drum kit are provided at The Performing Arts School. All other instrumental students must bring their own instruments to lessons. Dance students should arrive at private lessons already warmed up, or be prepared to warm up within the allotted time slot. No additional studio time will be given for warm-ups. Any student working on auditions should arrive at the lesson with audition materials memorized.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

ARTS EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN OF EVERY ABILITY: The Performing Arts School offers a full schedule of classes in dance, music and drama for children and teens with special needs. Taught by trained and experienced professionals, our smaller group setting will allow participants an opportunity to explore their artistic interests in a nur turing and stimulating environment. Our goal is to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students. Families will be asked to complete a Personal History Questionnaire for their child prior to beginning classes, so that each class can be tailored to the child’s specific needs. SATURDAY Joy of Movement Ages 15-18 10:00-10:45 am Drama of Dance 1 Ages 8-11 11:00-11:45 pm Music Makers 1 Ages 5-8 1:00-1:45 pm Workshops All Ages 2:00-3:00 pm

Fall Session (12 weeks) Winter Session (10 Weeks) Spring Session (10 Weeks) 4 Week Workshop

$400 $350 $350 $150

SPECIAL STARS PRIVATE LESSONS: These lessons will be taught by licensed arts therapists and lessons have artistic focus. Families will be asked to complete Personal History Questionnaires prior to beginning so that the lessons will be tailored to the student’s specific needs. LESSON LENGTH

5 LESSONS

FULL YEAR

30 minutes

$250

$1,850

45 minutes

$375

$2,775

60 minutes

$500

$3,700

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

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CULTURAL PROGRAMS INDIAN DANCE The Performing Arts School is proud to present Indian Dance, Bollywood style. Classes will be offered for beginners through advanced performers. Learn energetic dances from highly qualified teachers. The Indian cultural classes at bergenPAC, complement the Indian Cultural Initiative at bergenPAC. For class times, view the dance schedule on page 8.

KOREAN PERCUSSION & DANCE PERCUSSION: Immerse yourself in this traditional Korean art form, with a modern twist. Classes are available for beginners through advanced performers, with multiple styles of drums. Students will learn a mixture of traditional drum pieces, and pieces set to modern music. Percussion students perform at outreach events throughout Northern New Jersey. For class times, view the music schedule on page 12. DANCE: The Performing Arts School is offering classes in traditional Korean Dance. Taught by an experienced dance teacher. Classes will be exciting for beginners and advanced students. MUSIC: Come join and learn the ins-and-outs of your favorite music styles including K-Pop, Gospel, Disney Songs and many more! “Sing & Play K-Pop” offers both essential piano and vocal training. The PAS invite all ages to the class from young children to adults. No training is necessary. For class times, view the music schedule on page 12. Visit www.bergenpac.org/culturalprograms for more information. • Other cultural programs to be announced during the school year.


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SUMMER PROGRAMS

SUMMER MUSICAL Each year The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC presents their annual summer musical featuring an all star student cast, technical crew and orchestra. Working alongside bergenPAC staff, students gain greater self-confidence and teamwork skills, and receive professional-level experience that they can use in their future work. Past musicals include Fame, Children of Eden, 42nd Street, Cats, Aida and Les MisÊrables. Students have gone on to perform on Broadway. DANCE INTENSIVES Each summer, we offer two 2-week dance intensives led by artistic director, Roberta Mathes. These summer intensives are ideal for intermediate or advanced dancers, who wish to improve their technical abilities, and gain more confidence and a deeper understanding of their potential in a short amount of time. These sessions include daily classes in ballet (character, repertory, partnering), contemporary, modern jazz, improvisation, West African, Flamenco, and added workshops in audition skills, dance for film and nutrition. Each intensive culminates in an informal dance presentation. HIP HOP EXPLORERS This unique summer intensive offers students a chance to delve into the elements of Hip Hop culture. Students will explore DJing, MCing, graffiti, breakdancing and beatboxing. Through this discovery, students will learn the history and culture of this art movement that originated in the 1970s. The camp will culminate with a final performance where the students will present their work to friends and family. OPEN DANCE CLASSES During the summer, Dance offers open evening classes in ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop or tap. Single and drop-in classes are permitted, which is great for the adult dancer, or one can sign up for the entire season. Dancers can take up to 8 classes per week. These classes vary in level, beginner through advanced, children through adults. Keep your skills sharp and continue dancing over summer break. EARLY STARS Children 3 months to 4 years of age can enjoy their very first music class. These classes will be the beginning of their journey at The Performing Arts School, and lay the foundation to create lifelong learners of the arts. Visit www.bergenpac.org/summer for more information. • Other summer programs to be announced during the school year.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

MUSICAL THEATER SUMMER CAMP This 3-week camp is for children ages 5-12, and features theater games, dance combinations, choreography, music appreciation, singing, acting the song, visual arts and much, much more. With a final showcase on the bergenPAC main stage, every child will feel like a star! Lunch is included.


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TUITION

FULL-YEAR CLASSES

Dance/Theater/Music based on 36-week program 1 Class per week 2 Classes per week 3 Classes per week 4 Classes per week 5 Classes per week

$800 $1,500 $2,100 $2,700 $3,200

6 Classes per week 7+ Classes per week PrePro/Ensemble (Dance) Competition Team Fee

$3,600 $4,500 $4,500

$1,500*

* Fee does not include technique classes or solo performances

WORKSHOPS

Dance/Theater/Music Two Classes Per Week: 6-Week Workshop 8-Week Workshop Adult Students (per class)

$275 $370 $25

One Class Per Week: 12-Week Workshop Adult Students (per class)

$275 $25

EARLY STARS PROGRAMMING Fall Session (12 weeks) Winter Session (10 weeks) Spring Session (10 weeks)

$270 $260 $260

Summer Session (7 weeks) Add. sibling charge (Summer) Sibling (Fall, Winter, Spring)

$160 $85 $100

Mommy and Me Music: Tuition Includes CD Children 3-9 months no charge with registered sibling

ADDITIONAL PAYMENT INFORMATION Trial Class Registration Fee Late Registration Fee

$25 $10 $50

Drop Fee (per class) Return Check Fee Performance Attire Deposit

$50 $25 $350

Please address any questions/concerns regarding tuition to education@bergenpac.org. Scholarships are available for many programs; the 2017/2018 Scholarship application can be found at bergenPAC.org/education.


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POLICIES & PROCEDURES

REGISTRATION All registrants must be paid in full by cash, check, or credit card upon enrollment. All students must register via the Active Network database. A 50% tuition deposit must be paid by cash, check or credit card in order to enroll. MAKE-UP CLASSES Students are welcome to make-up any missed classes based on availability. All make-ups must be completed within the session. Make-ups are non-transferable to other disciplines. WITHDRAWAL & REFUNDS Requests for withdrawal must be made in writing stating the reason. Refunds are generally not possible, but requests can be considered on a case by case basis. Credit may be given due to prolonged illness with a note from a medical doctor.

ATTENDANCE AND TARDINESS Consistent attendance is crucial to the learning process so 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. No more than two unexcused absences are permitted. If a class must be missed due to a schedule conflict, the request must be made in writing at least two weeks in advance. PRIVATE LESSON CANCELLATION If a student needs to cancel a lesson, 24-hour notice must be given. The student or parent can then reschedule the lesson within 2 weeks. If 24-hour notice is not given, or a student does not show up for a lesson, no make-up lesson will be given. Missed lessons are non-refundable and non-transferable between family members.

HOLIDAYS & CLOSINGS September 6 & 7: September 11: September 20 – 22: September 29 – 30:

Open House First Day of Classes Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur

November 23 – 26: December 21 – January 2: January 15: February 16 – 19:

Schedule subject to change. Please visit www.bergenPAC.org/education for all schedule updates.

CHOIR: Black skirt/pants, black closed toe shoes. Performances require PAS shirts. THEATER: Wear clothing that is comfortable to move in. No dresses or skirts. Remove any jewelry that may hinder any movement. For classes with a musical theater or dance focus, dance shoes are required and hair should be neatly tied back. DANCE: Proper dance attire and neatness are required for all dance classes. All dancers must have hair secured back and away from their faces. Jewelry is not permitted. Appropriate and properly fitted footwear must be worn for each class. All dress code items and shoes must be purchased from The Performing Arts School. BALLET: Students are required to wear the appropriate color camisole leotard with pink ballet tights and pink ballet slippers. No skirts please! Hair must be pulled back in a secure, neat bun. JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY, AFRO MODERN, AND TAP: Students may wear any style leotard with black or tan tights. Unitards are permitted; t-shirts, shorts and baggy pants are not proper attire.

Thanksgiving Holiday Break Martin Luther King Day Presidents’ Weekend

March 30 – April 8: Spring Break May 25 – 28: Memorial Day Weekend June 10: Performance Celebration

DRESS CODE HIP HOP: Students must wear black dance pants and a white dance t-shirt. Separate footwear is required for these classes. CULTURAL DANCE CLASS: Attire is determined by the teacher. Please consult with the instructor on the first day of class. MALE STUDENTS: Required to wear a fitted white tank, t-shirt or leotard, black tights or leggings with a dance belt and white socks. White ballet slippers must be worn for ballet. ALL DRESS CODE ITEMS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL.

Creative Movement / Pre-Jazz: Light Blue leotard Movement Mommy & Me / Pre-Ballet: Pink leotard Child Ballet 1: White leotard Child Ballet 2: Blackberry leotard Child Ballet 3: Blackberry leotard Pre-Teen Ballet: Burgundy leotard Teen Ballet: Navy/Black leotard Adult Ballet: Any color leotard


(201) 482-8194 • education@bergenpac.org www.bergenpac.org/education

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