"I used to use dance to inform my life. Now I use life to inform my dance."
- Anna Halprin
Our goal is to provide a professional and passionate faculty, master classes and varied performance opportunities for our students; whether their intent is studying for a career or solely for enjoyment. In addition, our hope is that each person becomes technically proficient as a dancer, singer, actor, musician or all of these, while learning the importance of how to connect with the audience, allowing them to feel all the emotion of what they do on stage. All this, while never forgetting that having a gift is wonderful, but sharing that gift to make our community a better place should be the ultimate goal. Art without humanity is emptiness.
Our state of the art performance center, located in Trumbull, Connecticut, has 13,000 square feet of new space. It is comprised of 5 dance studios (all with sprung flooring and professional audio systems), 4 music/voice studios, a black box theater, 2 lounges, kitchen and homework area, company lounge, girls and boys changing rooms and a professional costume shop - all in one convenient location with easy access to I-95, the 25 Connector, Merritt Parkway, Route 8 - a quick and easy commute from almost anywhere in Fairfield county and New Haven county. We are just minutes from the Trumbull Mall, and located just across the street are Planet Fitness, Tennis, Gymnastics and a Sports Center.
REGISTRATION FOR 2014 - 2015 CLASSES BEGINS JUNE 1, 2014
Call for FREE Trial Classes, Placement Evaluations and a tour of our Facility. Registrations: July - Tues, Wed, Thurs from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm August - Tues, Wed & Thurs from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm and Saturdays August 16, 23, 30 from 12-4 pm. You can also CALL for a Personal Appointment 203.372.2787. Our 2014-2015 Class Schedule is available now on our web site. We look forward to meeting you and having the opportunity to show you what makes PACC so different!
2014-2015 PACC CALENDAR
Monday, September 8, 2014
We are Closed on:
Halloween: Friday, October 31, 2014
Thanksgiving Weekend: Wednesday-Sunday, November 26 – 30, 2014
December Vacation: Sunday, December 21, 2014 – Sunday, January 4, 2015
January: Monday, January 19, 2015 Martin Luther King Day
February Vacation: Thursday, February 12 - Tuesday, February 17, 2015
April Vacation: Sunday, April 12 – Sunday, April 19, 2015
Memorial Day: Monday, May 25, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
2015 Year End Dance Concert: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Tech/Dress Rehearsal: Friday, June 12, 2015 @ Klein Memorial Auditorium
We follow the Trumbull Public School closings for bad weather. Please call studio regarding school delays – our decision will be posted on our telephone answering system or on our Face Book page by 12 noon.
Performing Arts Center of Connecticut, LLC
18 Lindeman Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
Located in Fairfield County
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Arts, Dance, Ballet Schools, Music Lessons, Instrumentation, Voice Lessons,
Theater Production, Professional Faculty, Choreography, Private Lessons,
Dance Concerts, Student Choreography Showcase, Ballet, Modern, Contemporary,
Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Partnering, Variations, Men's Classes, Pilates, Stretch
and Strength, Adult Classes, Black Box Theater, Pre Professional Dance Company,
Ballet Dance Ensemble, Nutcracker, Vocal Ensemble, Musical Theater Dance
PACC's BALLET CONSERVATORY TRAC
AUDITIONS: Friday, April 24th 7-8:30 pm
Adjudicator: Andrei Kisselev
Audition Fee: $5 Levels 3-5
Proper Ballet Attire - Bring Pointe Shoes
SUMMER 2015 PROGRAMS
Dance - Musical Theater Song & Dance and Evening Dance Prep Workshop - Itsy Bitsy Ballerinas - Dance Boot Camps- Make a Ballet
Call for more INFO or to REGISTER NOW 203-372-ARTS
Programs for ages 3-18
Click on Class Schedule above then on Summer Programs.
Steven A. Merrihew Performing Arts Scholarship Benefit Concert
GREAT EVENING OF SONG AND DANCE
Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 7 pm
Trumbull High School, 72 Strobel Rd, Trumbull
All proceeds benefit SAM Scholarship
Tickets $15 Students & Senior $10
Call PACC 203-372-2787
Youth American Grand Prix
PACC invited to YAGP Finals in NYC April 10, 2015
Youth American Grand Prix
PACC dancers take 3 top 12
places at Boston. Congrats to our dancers & choreographers!
Bravo to our dancers being invited to perform two of their pieces
at the 2015 YAGP FINALS in NYC!!!
A SPRING BALLET 2015
Performances: Saturday, May 2 @ 7 pm
Sunday, May 3 @ 1 pm and 6 pm
Tickets $15.00 on Sale April 1 Cast - April 27 Public
Act 1: Jewels (classical ballet)
Act 2: Modern
Register for dance, voice, acting, fine art,
musical theater and music lessons now!
August: Tues, Wed, Thurs 11am-7pm
Saturdays Aug 16, 23, 30 12pm-4pm
September every day or call for a personal
Classes begin the week of September 8th
Registration is ongoing all year.
A WINTER BALLET 2014
Performances: Saturday, December 6, 2014 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Tickets $20 No Refunds
Trumbull High School, 72 Strobel Rd, Trumbull
Proceeds Benefit Abby Anderson Scholarship Fund
Guest Performances by: The Alternate Routes, In Motion Dance Company, Corps Ballet Ensemble and Santa Claus !!!
Act 1: Nutcracker
Act 2: Caroling & Contemporary Holiday Choreo
PARENT MEET & GREET
Parents are invited to come to classes to meet
the faculty, observe class and have a Q & A.
Week of November 10-15, 2014
Week of February 23-28, 2015
with LAUREN COX
Saturday, November 15th
11am-2pm Int/Adv Level
2:30-5:30 pm Adv Level
MASTER FOSSE & MT TAP
with RYAN KASPRZAK
Saturday, December 20th
12-2pm Adv Fosse
2-4 pm Int/Adv Fosse
4-5 pm MT Tap
Saturday, March 7, 2015
10-12 pm Adv Level
12:30-2:30 pm Int/Adv Level
$35 p/p Space Limited
MASTER BALLET CLASS/ WORKSHOP
with ALEXANDRA WELLS
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Int/Adv 12-2 pm $50
Adv 2-6 pm $80
MASTER GRAHAM CLASS/WORKSHOP
with DENISE VALE
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Int 11am-12:30 pm $25
Int/Adv 1-3 pm $30
Adv 3-6 pm $40
Register Early - Space Limited
The Performing Arts Center of Connecticut is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Primary through Level 8 will be taught by Susan Brooker, Flavio Salazar, Nikole LaChioma and Jonathan Mendez, ABT® Certified Teachers who have successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 8 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Primary through Level 3 will be taught by Sindy Folgar, Aziza Dyer and Jessica Altchiler, ABT® Certified Teachers who have successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
DANCE PHYSICAL THERAPIST and
MASSAGE THERAPIST in Residence @ PACC
We are proud to announce that beginning
this year PACC will have their own Massage
Therapist, Naomi Andrews, in Residence
twice a week for the benefit of our students
and parents. Samara DiMatti, MSPT will be
our resident Dance Physical Therapist and
will provide student assessments, injury
prevention and pointe readiness evaluations.
We are vested in our students and want to
provide them with a truly holistic education
in the arts.
MUSICAL THEATER & ACTING
This year PACC brings back the following:
Acting Classes with Elizabeth Donnelly
Monday evenings: Intro to Acting Ages 9-12
& Story Book Theater Ages 6-8
Performing Artists Workshop (PAW)
Scott Handley, Emily Webster & Kellie Schweon
Tuesdays 5-8pm 14 weeks Ages 7-10 & 11-14
NEW - Broadway Method Academy
Scott Handley, Connor Deane & KatieJo Johannigman
Mondays 5:30-8:30 pm 12 weeks Ages 13-19
Guest Master Classes with Broadway Artists
GET ART SMART @ PACC
with Sue Hansen, BFA, MA
Mondays 12 weeks Sept 15-Dec 1
Ages 8-12 5:45-7pm, Ages 13-17 4-5:30pm
Ages 18+ 7:15-8:45 pm
Classes are designed to teach practical,
tangible foundation skills. You will be amazed
at your progress over the 12 weeks.
Artists Showing at PACC.
SHEEAUN ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE
We are happy to have Moira Speer's
school of Irish Dance back at PACC
on Fridays from 4:00-6:15 pm
YOUTH AMERICAN GRAND PRIX
PACC'S Junior & Senior CORPS Ballet
Performance Ensembles and In Motion
Dance Company will be proudly taking
part this February 2015 at YAGP.
PACC Welcomes New Faculty
We are honored to have the following
instructors join our faculty for 2014-2015:
Flavio Salazar: ABT, Currently teaching at
JKO, Alvin Ailey Co & Marymount Manhattan
Susan Brooker: Director of Ballet Met, Ohio
ABT & Cecchetti Certified Instructor & Examiner,
Fellow & Faculty I.S.T.D.
Jonathan Mendez: ABT/JKO Scholarship
dancer, ABT Certified Instrutor, Ballet Eloelle
and is in "First Position" Dance Documentary
Caroline Fermin: Juilliard Graduate and
Company Member of Gallim Dance
Brandon Cournay: NYU Tisch Graduate,
Company Member - Keigwin + Co, formerly
with Mark Morris and Morphoses.
For more detailed bio go to FACULTY
In our 10th Year we are proud to have
awarded over $762,000 in scholarships
to our students from all over Fairfield,
New Haven and Hartford Counties.
This year 2014-2015 we have given
$65,905.00 to talented, gifted and in
need students. It is part of our pledge
to give back to our community. PACC
faculty also teach in the Bridgeport
Public School Systems Outreach Program.