Students must enroll in the International Dance School / Peridance Center in order to be accepted into international dance programs at Peridance and apply for a F-1 visa. The following process is for all new, returning, and transfer students.
Note that if you are applying for the Certifticate Program or the Limon Program, you must audition for and be accepted into these programs before starting the process described below.
Click on this link to get access to the Registration Form.
Once your registration has been processed, including the non-refundable registration fee of $350, you will receive a link to the Admission Package.
Complete the Admission Package and make your initial tuition payment (complete instructions are in the Admissions Package). All documents should be submitted no less than 3 months prior to the start date of your program. Note that translation into English will be required for most documents. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about translation requirements.
Once your Admission Package has been reviewed and approved an Acceptance Letter and I-20 document will be sent to you in your homeland. It is extremely important that you write your home address, including postal code, clearly and fully in your Admissions Package. The Acceptance Packet will be sent to you by FedEx and will take 3-5 days to reach most countries.
New Students: Once you receive your I-20 document, go to SEVIS and pay the SEVIS registration fee. Remember to print a copy of your receipt. You must schedule an in-person interview at your local USA Consulate and pay the applicable appointment interview fee. Payment of the SEVIS registration fee and visa interview fee are not handled by Peridance and are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Once you receive your F-1 visa, you can make travel arrangements. You are permitted to enter the United States up to 30 days prior to your program start date. Do not enter as a tourist or use any other type of visa besides your F-1 visa.
Transfer Students: You will receive your Acceptance Letter and a Transfer-in form by email. These are to be delivered to the International Student Advisor at your current school so that he/she can release your records to Peridance. Once your records have been released you will be issued a new I-20 by the DSO at Peridance.
New students: It is best to allow a minimum of 3 months for the entire process, although it can be expedited if necessary.
Transfer students: Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing your documents.
International Student Cancellation/Refund Policy:
No refund will be issued unless the US Consulate has denied your visa application. Peridance must receive official documentation of this denial and your initial I-20 document before a refund will be issued. The registration fee of three hundred fifty ($350.00) dollars is non- refundable.
For students who have been admitted with reduced or waived application fees, the amount of the registration fee ($350.00) will be deducted from the amount of tuition already paid before a refund is issued.
If a refund is due, a payment will be made by check only and will be addressed to the original party that made the initial tuition payment minus a ten percent (10%) processing fee and any other fees incurred (shipping, credit card etc.). Absolutely no refund will be given for any other reason once the student has entered the United States of America or, in the case of transfer students, after the start date written on the I-20 document.