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Peridance Capezio Center's Summer Intensive is a 3-week comprehensive training program designed for dancers ages 12-17 with serious goals to develop, increase, and strengthen their level of technique, self-confidence, and artistry. An experienced and knowledgeable faculty strongly emphasizes clean technique and self-discipline within a nurturing and supportive environment. In order to prevent injuries and promote wellness, special attention is given to proper body placement and work habits.
Beyond working to achieve technical strength, students work to understand the value of dance as an art form and to recognize as well as develop the artists within themselves. Peridance takes pride in drawing students for the Intensive from both the United States and around the world, giving them the unique opportunity to become immersed in its diverse community. Intensive participants will demonstrate their amplified understanding of technique, movement, and performance skills in a fully produced performance presented at Peridance's new in-house Salvatore Capezio Theater.
The program's Artistic Director, Igal Perry, is a critically acclaimed choreographer, director, and teacher whose work is known around the world. He is the founder and artistic director of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. Mr. Perry's engagements as a master choreographer and teacher include Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ailey II & The Ailey School, The Juilliard School, Jacob's Pillow, The Scapino Ballet & Het National Ballet (Holland), Laterna Magica and the National Ballet (Prague), Architanz (Tokyo), The Royal Ballet of Sweden & Balettakademien, and The National Ballet of China, among others. Mr. Perry's ballet class introduces a fresh and open approach to the study of traditional ballet vocabulary, fusing the different elements of ballet from correct placement and alignment to the utmost in technical execution, coordination, musicality, and phrasing. To read more about Mr. Perry CLICK HERE!
Take a look at what to expect for Summer Intensive 2015!
Words from Summer Intensive Participants
"All the teachers not only just taught us, but gave us feedback and advice to use for the rest of our career."
"I had a lot of fun at this intensive and I enjoyed every minute of it. I learned so much and I felt like I grew not only as a dancer, but also as a person. I would like to thank all the staff for everything they did to make it the best experience it could be. Thank you for everything!"
"The Peridance Summer Intensive was amazing. I really liked the schedule. I thought that there was an excellent variety of classes and that is what I was really hoping for."
"My favorite parts of the Program were the choice classes and extra activities because it's nice to dance with professionals, have some say with our schedules, and have fun with my peers outside of the studio."
"The faculty was inspiring, engaging, and helpful!"
"I will take with me the knowledge that I am more confident with myself. I don't mind making mistakes."
"My favorite part was the seminars where we got to talk about important things related to dance."
"I've made awesome friends from all over the world here."
"My favorite part of the program was meeting new people and having a connection with them through dance. I liked having the opportunity to work with professional choreographers. The Intensive was fun while staying serious and focused."