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spring contemporary modern dance: turning dancers into artists; intermediate level
Culminating in a final performance, classes with Justin Dominic, principle dancer with Carolyn Dorfman Dance, will expand your technical skills while nurturing your individual voice in both performance and creation. Emphasis on powerful center-driven movement, musicality, intention, focus and athletic movement. With passion and joy, learn professional choreography, create and train for the road to professional dance with this premiere national and international touring company. Additionally, this class will be invited to participate in three Master Classes taught by renowed choreographers in various dance styles . Note: For students by invitation or recommendation.
Dates: Feb 23 - Apr 13
Times: Saturday, 10:30AM - 12PM
In collaboration with Downtown Community TV, the NJPAC Filmmakers is a intensive filmmaking arts training program. Through summer classes, students will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking with an emphasis on creating their own original films. While creating films, students will attain artistic and technical skills in camera, audio, and editing programs; practice the art of storytelling using design, lighting, sound and image; create documentaries, music videos, and/or public service announcements. The program also helps students attain skills in media literacy and analysis; view and deconstruct films in round table discussions with media professionals. The program will host an end-of-the-summer film sharing where students will showcase their work.
Spring Semester: Feb 2 - Apr 13
Times: Saturday, 10AM - 5PM
hip hop intensive
Fall Session "Making Music With...Beatboxing, DJing and Musical Production" Spring Session "Move The Crowd WIth... Hip Hop Dance (Breaking, Popping and Locking), MCing and Spoken Word". Young people learn the major elements of Hip-Hop and KNOWLEDGE OF SELF. Students will explore issues that are important to them and their community. Students enhance their performance and writing skills as they share their original work with confidence and style.
Ages: 10 - 18
Spring Semester: Feb 2 - May 4
Times: 10AM - 2PM
m.a.n.y. (music advancement for newark area youth)
Initiated by two of New Jersey's premier performing arts organizations - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) - M.A.N.Y. offers programs for beginning and experienced students. Participants can study string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Who is eligible? Students entering grades 5-10 in the following communities: Bayonne, Belleville, Bloomfield, East Orange, Elizabeth, Harrison, Hillside, Irvington, Jersey City, Kearny, Maplewood, Newark, Orange, Paterson and South Orange. NEW LOCATION Arts High School
MANY bridges two programs, the NJPAC Symphonic Band and the NJSO Training Ensemble. The NJPAC Symphonic Band, for grades 5–8, is designed for students with little or no prior instrumental experience and provides a musical foundation in woodwinds, brass and percussion. The NJSO Training Ensemble, for grades 5–10, provides intensive musical instruction and leadership development to beginner and intermediate students of all orchestral instruments.
Ages: 5 - 10
Dates: September 29 - May 4
Times: Saturday, 11AM - 3PM
$50 full year
wells fargo jazz for teens
NJPAC's Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens (JFT) brings together 7th-12th grade instrumental and vocal students from diverse comunities in the tri-state region (NJ/NY/PA) for multi-faceted, intensive instruction in jazz. The Music Director and faculty are professional touring musicians and teaching artists who mentor students in the time-honored oral tradition of the genre. The Saturday program places special importance on small ensembles, developing skills including technical ability, improvisation, leadership, and knowledge of the music industry. Those students who plan future careers in jazz or music education gain a more competitive edge for college admissions. Note: Audition is required. Applicants are not required to have previous jazz experience in order to audition. Auditions take place on Saturday, September 15 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Auditions will be held at NJPAC's Center for Arts Education, 24 Rector Street, Newark, NJ.
Spring Semester: Feb 2 - May 4
Times: Saturday, 10AM - 6PM
$450/semester; $650/full year for Prep Division
$650/semester; $1,000/full year for Performance Division
write and perform In your own musical!
Musical Theater students will focus on the process of creating a musical and will examine the many elements of the form including: choreography, acting and the creative writing structure. Students will create an original piece of theater - writing the script and score.
Dates: Feb 2 - Apr 13
Times: Saturday, 10AM - 12PM