"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 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 and New Haven Counties. 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
February Vacation: Friday, February 13 - Sunday, February 16, 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
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Theater Production, Professional Faculty, Choreography, Private Lessons,
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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
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.
ART EXHIBIT AND LECTURE
Friday, August 22 @ 7 pm
Sue Hansen's "Pieces" learn
about her exhibit and upcoming
fine art classes and enjoy refreshments!
A WINTER BALLET - AUDITIONS
Auditions for AWB: Sunday, Sept. 21
12-1pm Ages 7-10 1-2pm Ages 11-13
2-3pm Ages 14+ Bring Pointe Shoes
Audition Fee: $10
Act 1: Nutcracker's Kingdom of Sweets
Act 2: Caroling & Contemporary Holiday Choreo
Performances: Saturday, December 6, 2014
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
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
2014-2015 MASTER CLASSES
Watch for this year's Master Classes
at PACC !
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.