Summer Programs

Notice: Registration for all 2018 Summer Programs are now closed!


Sign up for classes in:

  young artist summer intensive  

Dance • Devised Theater • Musical Theater
NJPAC faculty members provide a positive and nurturing learning environment for students to develop their inner artist. Every division of the Young Artist Summer Intensive builds skills in the performing arts and gives students the opportunity to express themselves and create.

Apprentice Division
Ages: 10 - 16 
Session One: July 2 - July 13
Session Two: July 16 - July 27
Times: 9AM - 3:30PM 
Tuition: Registration closed!
Apprentice is an introductory program in which young artists with little or no experience explore voice, dance and devised theater. 

Artisan Division**
Ages: 12 - 18 
Dates: July 2 - July 27 
Times: 9AM - 3:30PM 
Tuition: Registration closed! 
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 25 - July 27 
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, devised theater or musical theater. 

**Audition required. Audition dates are March 17, 2018 and April 28, 2018. Students must be registered in order to audition.



  all-female jazz residency  

  Regina Carter, Artistic Director  

Young women find inspiration and build community in this one-week jazz immersion program. Students refine their instrumental or vocal skills and work side-by-side with respected jazz musicians. The program includes individual lessons, small ensemble work, industry panel discussions, and field trips to landmark jazz institutions before culminating in a student showcase.

Ages: 14 - 25
Dates: July 8 - 14
Tuition: $1,400 for on campus residents;
$1,050 for commuters



  hip hop intensive  

As a community, students discover how to reimagine their world and express themselves using fundamental hip-hop cultural practices and artmaking. Students learn beatmaking (DJ, production, beatboxing); movement (break dance, classic hip-hop dance, today's trends and choreography); MCing (rap and spoken word), and visual arts (graffiti, wearable art and mural design) from ambassadors, entertainers and preservers of the culture!

Ages: 10 - 18
Dates: June 25 - July 20
Times: 9AM - 3:30PM
Tuition: $850



  jazz r&b intensive  

Explore the creativity and vibrancy of Latin, Classic Jazz and R&B. This intensive will enrich your repertoire with different methods of musicianship, ensemble work, listening, imporvisation and performance. NJPAC's Jazz Faculty of professional musicians will guide you through a cultural journey and take your vocal, instrumental and songwriting skills to the next level.

Ages: 12-18
Dates: June 25 - July 6
Times: 9AM - 4PM
Tuition: $500


  NJPAC filmmakers  

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.

Ages: 13-18
Dates: July 23 - August 3
Times: 9AM - 3:30PM
Tuition: Registration closed!