Wednesday, February 8, 2023





New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
Summer Arts Education Program –
Jazz, Hip Hop, Acting, Poetry, Beginner Band and More!


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NJPAC Arts Education


New Jersey Performing Arts Center Announces Performing Arts Summer Program. Be a part of NJPAC’s legendary Performing Arts Summer Program, part of the Colton Institute for Training and Research in the Arts. This dynamic initiative supports and advances NJPAC’s Arts Education programs including the best-in-class hip hop, jazz & poetry and theater classes happening this summer.
Financial aid is available!
No student is turned away for financial needs10% sibling program discount. For more information about our enrollment policies visit All programs take place at NJPAC’s Center for Arts Education, 24 Rector Street in Newark, NJ, unless otherwise noted.
Registered students can enjoy:

  • Community Meeting: Daily social check-in with your classmates (included as part of your class time).


  • In The Mix: A student-driven, collaborative, and multidisciplinary program with a civic engagement focus. It’s a safe space for students to discuss and produce art as activism while building their social and emotional skills (free add-on).


  • Creative Coaching: One-on-one mentorship with a professional NJPAC teaching artist (free add-on).

Parents and guardians are invited to participate in our parent committee:

  • NJPAC Arts Education offers families an opportunity to strategize with a collective of parents, guardians and caregivers and assist in the development of activities that nurture their child’s development, showcase teaching artists and build community at the Center for Arts Education.

Program Descriptions, Dates and Cost
Dates: July 10-August 11
Drop Off Time: 8:30AM
Class Time: 9:00AM-4PM

Ages: 9-18
Tuition: $1,250

Musical Theater: Learn the fundamentals of musical theater, including vocal technique and choreography, then amaze your family and friends with a live performance on the Victoria Theater Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch Stage. 
Acting: Open to all levels and abilities. Bring your actors’ tools of body, voice and imagination and hone them while rehearsing for a showcase you’ll perform live on the Victoria Theater Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch Stage. 
Hip Hop: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip hop by remixing the old school and incorporating the new. Students will also learn hip hop history, culture, production, emceeing, song creation and much more! 
City Verses: Jazz & Poetry: Calling all teen musicians, singers, poets and writers! You have a story to tell — and we want to hear it. Ignite your creativity by exploring, experimenting and expressing yourself in a two-week program led by professional musicians and poets. More details coming soon. Email for more information. 
Dates: July 24-August 4
Drop Off Time: 8:30AM
Class Time: 9:00AM-4PM

Ages: 13-18
Tuition: $500 (Wait List available, registration is not open yet.)


One Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102 or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, which have reached almost 2 million children, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 10 million visitors since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. @njpac 

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