Dates: Jan 27- May 10
Time: 10AM-3PM
Ages: 10-18
Tuition: $500 per semester

Hip hop is an art that inspires everyone to be themselves and in Hip Hop Arts & Culture students learn ways to express their style, point of view and imagination! Hands-on experience and guidance from talented Teaching Artists are at the core of the program. Students develop emcee skills and learn how to express lyrical ideas through the mic. They practice sound selection and sampling by using technology to produce beats and learn dance choreography with an eye on the celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip hop. No previous experience required.

Free add-ons!

In The Mix

IN THE MIX is a student driven program when students across 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!

Creative Coaching

Find out the difference a mentor makes! Be creative and unstoppable with this program that provides guidance and development.

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.

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: Faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated. For Schooltime Programs, no vaccinations or tests are required, masks are encouraged. For Summer and Saturday programs, students must be vaccinated, and masks are encouraged. 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.

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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.

This program is part of NJPAC’s Colton Institute for Training and Research in the Arts