Our daughters have been a part of PACCs family for four years. Their experiences in their general classes and as IN MOTION company members, has been exceptional. PACCs teachers are professional and are all credentialed from the most prestegious dance programs in the country. This coupled with the dedication of its director, Catherine La Chioma, solidifies PACC as our home away from home. The La Chiomas provide a large, beautiful, immaculate, comprehensive performing arts center for students of all interest levels; from the recreational dancer to the pre-professional looking to enter the arts as a career. PACC iscomplete with several large dance studios, individual voice and instrument lesson offices, and its own Black Box theater . The philosophy at PACC mimics the values we instill in our home. The students are given exceptional instruction in a nurturing atmosphere where individual differences are fostered and accentuated. The students respect , and are respected by, one another and their teachers. We highly recommend you visit and experience PACC for yourself. You will be impressed.
If you are looking for a place that your child will grow and develop while doing something fun that they love, then look no further, Each and every child is valued here for who they are and who they can become. The fellow students, the parents, the amazingly talented teachers and the Director make the environment here second to none, This is my daughters second year here and she and we just love it. The older kids show so much kindness to our younger performers and now I see my daughter (who is only 6) doing the same to the kids that are younger than she, These kids learn to take dance and performing to entirely different level. My daughter has friends from all the surronding towns and different ages, and they all treat each one another with kindness and respect. I know without a doubt that as my child grows into a teen this will be a second home. This is school is the place to be whether your child wants to dance and sing for the love it or wants to be a prima ballerina one day. We feel so blessed to be a part of the PACC family.
When my daughter and I attended, on a whim, Performing Arts Center of CT's 1st End of the Year concert at Madison Middle school 5 years ago, little did we know that PACC would become such an integral part of her life. We were blown away by the talent on stage that night, and my daughter has become a part of the PACC "family" in classes and as part of the dance company, In Motion, these past 3 years, (It really is a familial atmosphere, with surrogate mom Cathi LaChioma at the helm!) Not only has my daughter grown as an artist, but real "life lessons" have been learned: mutual respect, integrity, consideration, humility and humanity- dancing not just for yourself or to compete with others, but for the BENEFIT of others- (Special Olympics, Dancers Responding to Aids, Ali's Angels (liver donation), Steven A. Merrihew benefit concert (scholarship to Trumbull HS seniors pursuing fine arts, etc.). We consider ourselves blessed to have found the Performing Arts Center of CT! Definitely check them out!