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The Performing Arts Center of Connecticut, located in Trumbull, brings a home for the arts to Fairfield County. We are proud to say that in our 11th year we have given out $746,658.00 in scholarships to students from Bridgeport, Trumbull, Monroe, Fairfield, Newtown, Orange, Shelton, Guilford, New Haven, Woodbridge, Stratford, Easton, Redding, and Milford. PACC's 13,000 square foot state-of-the-art location houses five dance studios, a black box theater, a musical theater/acting studio, a kitchen/study room, a PACC Café, a Company Room for our In Motion Dance Company, a costume shop, four voice/music instrumentation studios, two lobbies and free wi-fi. We are conveniently located off of I-95, the 25 Connector, the Merritt Parkway, and Route 1. Our neighbors include Planet Fitness, Trumbull Tennis Club, Next Step Gymnastics, Triple Play Sports Center, and the Trumbull Mall. Our goal is to give students the opportunity to perform as much or little as they desire in an inspiring, creative, nurturing environment.

In addition to ballet, pointe, contemporary and classical partnering, men's class, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, hip hop, heels class, body/mind/movement, dance lab and choreography lab, our classes include acting, performing artists workshops, voice, musical theater dance, theater productions, song writing workshops, a capella ensemble, music lessons (piano, guitar, bass, strings and woodwinds), and stretch and strength. For those triple threat students, we offer the Performing Artists Workshop, the Autonotunes a capella vocal ensemble, Musical Theater Dance Repertoire, and private voice instruction. Our focus is a holistic education in the arts, offering great fundamental classes while always being open to what is new and exciting. Our monthly master classes bring notables such as Desmond Richardson, Larry Keigwin, Pedro Ruiz, Denise Vale, Kristina Berger, Ryan Kasprzak, Elizabeth Parkinson and more.

PACC has our own pre-professional dance company, In Motion, and a youth ballet ensemble, CORPS. You need not be a member of PACC to be a member of In Motion or CORPS. Auditions will be held in September for A Winter Ballet (The Nutcracker's Kingdom of Sweets and original holiday and seasonal pieces), our student choreography festival, "Ideas In Motion" and our a capella vocal performance ensemble, The Autonotunes. Auditions will be held in January for A Spring Ballet.

The Performing Arts Center of Connecticut believes that the arts should not be competitive but supportive and inspiring. Students are encouraged to work hard to become the best they can be, while giving back to their community through their art form. Every student, from ages 3 to adult, receives a holistic education taught by a professional and passionate faculty who encourage and inspire their students.

Stop by any time for a tour of our facility and a FREE trial class or placement evaluation in dance, voice, or music instrumentation. Registration for 2014-2015 began in June and will continue throughout the year until classes fill. We will be open for registrations in July and August on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11:00 am-7:00 pm. Our regular classes begin on Monday, September 8, and registration is ongoing through September.

PACC is home to 500 dance students – over 40 of whom are male. Our professional NYC dance faculty all hold degrees in dance (M.F.A.s, B.F.A.s and Certification), and most are currently performing professionally and/or have their own companies. Our studio follows a syllabus for ballet, contemporary, and modern dance. Stop by and see what makes PACC different.



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SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS 2015

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm Ages 9-11
5:45-7:15 pm Ages 12-14
7:30-9:00 pm Ages 15+

Place: Performing Arts Center of Connecticut, 18 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611

Audition Fee: $10

Contact: PACC at 203-372-2787 for more information

Audition Info: Auditions will be in Ballet and Modern. Ladies, please bring ballet and pointe shoes and wear proper dance attire; hair must be pulled back securely. Gentlemen, please bring ballet shoes and wear proper dance attire. Once May auditions have passed, all further auditions are made by appointment only.

All Scholarship Auditions will take place at the time of company auditions, and may be awarded on talent and/or a financial need basis. At the start of our 11th year PACC has given $746,658.00 to In Motion, CORPS, studio scholarships, A Winter Ballet, A Spring Ballet, S.A.M. Scholarships, and Bridgeport Arts Scholarships.

Scholarships Awarded
2004-2005 $20,000
2005-2006 $25,000
2006-2007 $39,000
2007-2008 $55,000
2008-2009 $48,000
2009-2010 $103,250
2010-2011 $93,760
2011-2012 $87,900
2012-2013 $59,800
2013-2014 $67,563
2014-2015 $50,275

Additional Scholarships:
SAM Scholarship, Bridgeport Arts Scholarships, Voice, Acting, Musical Theater, and Summer Study Scholarships from 2004-2013: $92,285