Spring Semester
Dates: Jan 28 – May 13
Time: 10AM – 3PM 
Ages: 9 – 18
Tuition: $500 for full day

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Morning Session: Music Production & Emceeing 10AM – 12PM
This semester young artists will delve into song creation – the intersection of beat making and emceeing. Young artists will be using a digital audio workstation to produce beats and amplify young artists’ written ideas to express themselves in the creation of their own and a group produced song.

Afternoon Session: Dance Styles 1PM – 3PM
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop, students will explore the fundamentals of popping, locking, and breaking, remixing the old school and incorporating the new. Students will learn professional choreography, explore technical skills and explore Hip Hop’s dance history.



Hip Hop Arts & Culture 9:30AM-3:30PM
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop, students will explore the elements of hip hop from remixing the old school and incorporating the new to exploring the culture . Students will learn hip hop history, production, emceeing, song creation and much more!

Dates: Jul 10- Aug 11
Drop Off Time: 8:30AM
Class Time: 9:30AM-4PM
Ages: 9-18
Tuition: $1,250



IN THE MIX is a virtual clubhouse for students across all NJPAC programs. Talk about what’s going on in your lives and around the world. Explore the issues that matter to you, from climate change to social justice. Make friends, make art, and make a difference! More details to come upon registration.

Please read this important information prior to registering for any course

Your safety is our priority. Since the pandemic began, we’ve collaborated with medical professionals, invested in building upgrades, and put new procedures in place to protect our guests, staff, volunteers, and faculty. Just a few things you might want to know: Masks are welcomed but not required. Faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated. Students 5+ must show proof of vaccination prior to the first in-person session. Arts Education programs are at reduced capacity to allow for safe distancing. And you can feel safe knowing our HVAC system meets industry standards for virus ionization and filtration and our cleaning processes follow all CDC recommendations. Further details on program protocols are here and specific details on procedures are shared upon completed registration and during program orientations.

Tuition Information, Refund Policy and Attendance

Tuition must be paid in full or a payment plan must be in place prior to the first session.
If a student withdraws prior to the start of the first session, a full refund will be issued.
If a student withdraws after attending the second session, a 50% refund will be issued.
If a student withdraws after attending three sessions, all tuition payments are non-refundable.
*Important* If a student is absent for the first two sessions without any communication or advance notification, they will be automatically withdrawn from the program and the full tuition payment will be forfeited. This allows for additional students to join the program from the waitlist.