Summer Programs

An unforgettable summer awaits you at NJPAC! Develop your inner artist by taking classes in dance, acting, musical theater, jazz and hip hop. Classes are taught by professional artists and provide students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a supportive and engaging learning environment at NJPAC’s Center for Arts Education or in residence at Rutgers University’s Newark campus. NJPAC offers program choices that range from one week to five weeks in length: Young Artist Summer Intensive; All Female Jazz Residency; and the Hip Hop Intensive.

Register for classes in:

  young artist summer intensive  

Dance • Acting • Devised Theater
NJPAC faculty provides a positive and nurturing learning environment for students to develop their inner artist. Each division of the Young Artist Summer Intensive builds skills in the performing arts and gives the student opportunities to express themselves and create.

Apprentice Division
Ages: 10 - 16 
Session One: July 1 - July 12
Session Two: July 15 - July 26
Times: 9AM - 3:30PM 
Tuition: $650 per season
Apprentice, an introductory program in which young artists with little or no experience explore, voice, dance and acting.

Artisan Division**
Ages: 12 - 16 
Dates: July 1 - July 26 
Times: 9AM - 3:30PM 
Tuition: $1,100 
In Artisan, emerging artists study voice, dance and devised theater and begin to develop a performing arts portfolio. 

Advanced Division**
Ages: 12 - 18 
Dates: June 24 - July 26 
Times: 9AM - 4PM 
Tuition: $1,250 
In the Advanced program, students dedicated to the performing arts, hone skills and build self confidence in one discipline; dance, acting (devised theater) or musical theater.

**Audition required Audition dates are March 16, 2019 and April 27,2019 Student must register in order to audition

  savion glover's summer intensive  

Dancers, poets, actors, musicians or artists can audition for the opportunity to work with NJPAC’s Dance Advisor and Tony Award winner Savion Glover. Solos, groups and bands are welcome.

Ages: 12 - 18 
Rehersals: July 15 - Sept 5
Performances: Sept 13 - 15
Tuition: FREE
Auditions are required. Auditions will be held in May 20 - 23, 2019

  all-female jazz residency  
  Regina Carter, Artistic Director  

Led by Artistic Director, Regina Carter, young women find inspiration and build community in this one-week jazz resident program. Students will refine their instrumental or vocal skills and work intensely with respected jazz musicians. The program includes individual lessons, small ensemble work, industry panel discussions, field trips to landmark jazz institutions and culminates in a final student showcase. Program is conducted at Rutgers -Newark Campus where the students stay in Rutgers' dormitories. Past Master Class artists/faculty include Terri Lyne Carrington, Tia Fuller, Stefon Harris and industry experts such as Karen Kennedy and Sheila Anderson.

Ages: 14 - 26
Dates: July 7 - 13
Tuition: $1,400 for on campus residents




  hip hop intensive  

As a community students discover how to reimagine their world and boldly express themselves using fundamental Hip Hop cultural practices and art making. Students learn Beatmaking(DJ, Production, Beatboxing), Movement (Breakin/Classic Hip Hop Dance, Today’s Trends & Choreography),Emcee’in (Rap & Spoken Word) Visual Art’s (Graffiti, Wearable Art & Mural Design) with ambassadors, entertainers and preservers of the craft! This fun and meaningful experience is dynamic! So join us for a creative journey that transforms lives!

Ages: 10 - 18
Dates: June 24 - July 19
Times: 9AM - 3:30PM
Tuition: $700


Summer Programs: Before & After Care

  • Complimentary before care begins at 8:15AM. Please note, no one will be permitted in the building before this time. Class begins at 9:00AM with Community Meeting
  • After care extended day is offered for $20 per day, and runs until 6:00pm.
  • If your child has not been picked up within 20 minutes of the conclusion of their class day, you will be subject to extended day charges of $20 per day.