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 12th year we awarded $95,560 in scholarships which brings our total given to $893,040.00 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, five 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, a Ballet Conservatory Program: Corps Ballet and a youth ballet: Corp Ballet Ensemble, FRESH hip hop co and much more. 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. PACC participates in the prestigious Youth American Grand Prix and has place in the top ten and been invited to the New York Finals in our first year.
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 2015-2016 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 from 12-7pm and Saturdays from 12-4 pm or by personal appointment . Our regular classes begin on Wednesday, September 9, and registration is ongoing throughout the year until classes are filled.
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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