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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to Peridance?
Peridance is located at 126 East 13th Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues.
Subway: You can take the N, R, Q, L, 4, 5, or 6 to 14th Street/Union Square, walk South to 13th Street, and turn left.
Bus: The M01, M02, and M03 stop at 13th Street and 4th Ave. The M101, M102, and M103 stop at 13th Street and 3rd Ave. The M14A/D stops at 3rd and 4th Aves on 14th Street.
Car: 13th Street is one-way going West. There is some street parking and there is a parking facility on 13th near 4th Ave.
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How do I to register for classes and workshops?
For your very first visit to Peridance, you will need to fill out a short registration form and show photo ID, there is no registration fee. On any subsequent visits, no matter if it is the next day or the next year, you will not need to fill out any registration forms. Simply sign in and pay for class!
View our schedule of classes for a complete overview and links to class descriptions.
For our workshops, you can pre-register online or at our front desk, often for a discounted price
How much does a class cost?
For most classes, a single class is $20. We also offer multi-class cards at discounted rates. Detailed information about class rates can be found on the Class Rates page.
Does Peridance offer scholarships, work-study, or other types of financial aid?
Peridance does not offer scholarships but we have a work-study exchange program that includes positions such as the front desk, café, and office internships. Work-study students earn class cards and redeem them at a very reduced rate. Detailed information about work-study exchange positions can be found on the Job Opportunities page.
Do you offer group discounts?
Yes, we generally offer a group rate of $16 per person for groups of 10 or more. To schedule groups and find out more about our Groups Program, please contact Samantha Ringstaff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-505-0886.
What class level is right for me?
You'll notice each class has a designated skill level. Please see the level key at the bottom of our open class schedule page for more details. In general, we recommend trying a lower level class first, as class levels in NYC are often higher than levels elsewhere, and then adjusting the level from there.
What should I wear to class?
In general, you should wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely yet allows the instructor to see your body alignment, such as leotards, tights, leggings, or yoga outfits. For footwear, ballet slippers are not required for your first class, but are recommended for any subsequent classes. Modern and Contemporary classes are usually barefoot, though jazz shoes or socks may be worn if you wish.
Can I buy dancewear at the studio?
As the name suggests, Peridance Capezio Center is partnered with the dancewear company Capezio/Ballet Makers Inc., and we have a Capezio boutique on the building's lower level. The Capezio Boutique at Peridance is open M-F 11:00am- 6:30pm, and Saturday noon - 5:00pm. You can call ahead to verify that what you need is in-stock or get it ordered for pick up: 212-388-0876. We also have a varity of activewear and accesories with the Peridance logo for sale!
Can foreign students take classes?
Dancers from all over the world take classes at Peridance! As long as you have a Photo ID to show on your first visit, then you are good to go! We recommend you bring some cash (USD) just in case your internationally-based credit or debit card is giving you problems on your overseas trip.
If you are interested in long-term programs for international students (including the F-1 Visa Programs) please visit the International Student Program page. Peridance offers several 3, 6, 12-month, and two-year programs.
Are there children’s classes?
We recommend that children under the age of 15 not take the open adult classes. Peridance proudly offers the PeriChild Program to children ages 18 months to 18 years. Visit the The School at Peridance website to find out more about this esteemed program, its class offerings, and performance opportunities.
Are there any performance opportunities?
Adult dancers may be able to perform at Peridance through certain workshops with an informal showing element at the end of the course, or through the bi-annual Peridance Faculty and Student Showcases held in Peridance’s in-house theater. Students enrolled in our Certificate Program enjoy performance opportunities as part of their curriculum.