Arts Education Vice President, Jennifer Tsukayama explains, “During these uncertain times, students need an outlet where they can connect with other students, build new artistic communities and grow and create what is important to them through their art forms. It is a priority that we remove as many barriers to participation as reasonably possible. Our Saturday class offerings in jazz, acting, band and hip hop are taught with the care and talents of professionally recognized faculty and staff."
All students signing up for any Arts Education class are also invited for FREE class called, IN THE MIX, a virtual meetup where students can express themselves making new friends, find creative inspiration or engage in topics related to social change and current events in the world.
At NJPAC, students are the priority where they have an important role to play. Every student is invited to find their voice and share their story. For more information and registration visit: njpac.org/arts-education or call 973.941.8929.
Virtual after-school band for kids and teens
Come play with us (from home)!
Are you a beginner or intermediate musician? This band is for you! Learn online from professionals and perform together in a final at-home concert. This partnership between NJPAC and NJSO is part of M.A.N.Y. (Music Advancement for Newark Area Youth).
Grades: 5 – 10
Full Year: Oct 6, 2020 – Apr 8, 2021
(break from Dec 18, 2020 – Jan 4, 2021)
Tuesdays & Thursdays
3:30PM – 5PM
Act Out Loud
Affordable online acting class for kids and teens
Bring the house down (from home).
Form a virtual troupe with other actors your age! Brainstorm, write and perform your own material in our online theater. Learn storytelling, creative collaboration and acting essentials. No experience necessary—you already have everything you need to succeed.
Ages: 10 – 15
Spring: Jan 23, 2021 – May 8, 2021
10AM – 12PM
Hip Hop Arts & Culture
Affordable online class for kids and teens
Your voice, your style, your moves!
Hip Hop is for everyone, everywhere! In our fall session, you’ll express yourself by making beats using music production apps, DJing at home, and beatboxing. No experience
Ages: 10 – 18
10AM – 12PM
Winter: January 23 – March 13
Spring: April 10 – May 15
10AM – 12PM
Single Semester: $50
Full Year: $150
Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens
Affordable online jazz training program
Play by your own rules!
NJPAC’s jazz training program has gone digital! Develop your own style and strengths as you work with our faculty of world-class professional musicians. You’ll have group classes and perform live online with your ensemble. No previous jazz experience necessary—musicians and vocalists are welcome at any level of ability.
Ages: 13 – 18
Spring: Jan 9, 2021 – May 1, 2021
11AM – 3PM
One Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07012
www.njpac.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted nearly 10 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.
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Location and Directions:
NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey; a short walk from the Newark Penn Station stop by Newark-bound PATH Train or Amtrak.
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