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Peridance Certificate Program

How to Audition

Students must be between the ages of 17-25 and have a High School diploma or equivalent on the date they wish to start the program. All prospective students are required to audition in person or by video*. Students must pre-register for one of the auditions listed in our Audition Tour below. All applications must be submitted one week prior to the audition date.

*Students living in the tri-state area are not permitted to audition by video and must attend one of our New York City auditions or a city on our audition tour.

For all auditions, including video submissions, the following is required:

  • Completed Registration Form
  • $30 Registration Fee, may vary for International Audtion
  • Academic and dance resumes
  • Headshot
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a professional in the field of dance
  • A short description (up to 1 page, single spaced) about who you are and what you hope to achieve in your training and dance career
  • Proof of completion of High School or High School equivalent
  • Include any additional dance certificates, awards, etc. as a subsection in your resume

Please note that you will not be able to complete your registration and/or audition without submitting these documents. All necessary documents must be submitted via e-mail or mail and must be in clear English.

International Students

Once accepted into the Certificate Program, International must apply to receive an F-1 Visa from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. To learn more about the application process required for all International Students, please see the International Students Program Information page and follow the procedures under "How to Apply."

  • Applications should be submitted no less than 3 months prior to the desired start date
  • All application materials must be submitted in English
  • To find out more about the Application Process and Requirements, please contact our International Student Advisor Tel: +1-212-505-0886 / Email: international@peridance.com
  • For any question about International Audition please email international-audition@peridance.com

Video Submission Requirements

Ballet/Contemporary Track:
Video submissions for both tracks must include a 2-5 minute solo. This solo should demonstrate your technical ability, quality of movement, and musicality and can be in the style of your choice.

  • 2 Full Barre Exercises (one side only)
  • Center Adagio
  • Grande Allegro
  • Pointe work (optional): Center Combination or a Classical Variation.
  • Men ONLY: Demonstrate Men's Technical Work with a Center Combination or a Classical Variation.
  • A 2-5 minute solo demonstrating your technical ability, quality of movement, and musicality in the style of your choice.

Commercial Track:

  • A 1-3 minute solo in either Contemporary Jazz or Theatre Dance.
  • A 1-3 minute solo in an urban style of your choice: Heels, Hip Hop, Waacking, Voguing etc

If applying by e-mail, send your video link (YouTube and Vimeo ONLY) to: certificateprogram@peridance.com

If applying by mail, send your DVD to:

Peridance Capezio Center
Attn: Certificate Program
126 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003

Scholarship Audition

Our Certificate Program Scholarship Audition is held annually at Peridance Capezio Center in NYC. Students interested in joining the Program and receiving Scholarship should attend this audition. However, any current, incoming, and prospective student may also audition. Students are evaluated on technical skill, movement, and performance quality, as well as on merit and financial need. Peridance Capezio Center reserves the right to grant or deny scholarships at its sole discretion.

Both the Ballet/Contemporary and Commercial Tracks audition together. The audition consists of a one-hour ballet class followed by contemporary and hip hop combinations.

Audition Tour Cities 2017


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