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and the environment comfortable and friendly."
Marina Z., longtime student
Interview with Christina Renckens, 22 of Hulsberg, The Nederlands International Student Program Participant
What was the process like for you to join the International Student Program at Peridance?
"Easy! I initially joined the Limón program at Peridance and received an F-1 Visa. Once graduating the Limón program I continued my studies with Peridance Center as part of their International Program. It was very simple and straightforward to process my paperwork and to transition from one program to the other. Finding a student dorm in New York City was not a problem either."
What made you decide to continue your study at Peridance?
"I felt the need to continue my dance training for a bit longer, after finishing the Limón Program. Peridance was an easy choice, due to the flexibility they have in choosing the classes you want to take. Moreover, I got the opportunity to work part-time as a dance teacher, as part of my curricular practical training. I used to work a lot as a dance teacher back home in the Netherlands, and I started to miss the interaction with students. So this was the perfect combination; continuing my dance studies while being able to teach!"
What do you like about the classes at Peridance?
"It's nice that I can adjust Peridance's classes to my daily schedule. It allows me to explore different teachers and find the ones I understand and my body works well with... I now have 4 or 5 favorite teachers. I return to their classes regularly because they all have improved my understanding of dance substantially."
"Amazing experience, great variety of techniques and styles, great class quality, amazing place, great people, we would definitely do it again at the first chance we get!!" - French student from Epsedanse dance group, March 2016
"An outstanding experience with the open 3 month program. A self development and confidence journey through all categories of dance and improvisation. Highly recommended for all ages and abilities. What a wonderful memorable experience I take with me. Thank you to the Peridance community." - Kate Fitzgerald, New Zealand, Spring 2016
"I am glad I got to spend three months at Peridance Capezio Center. The time here has challenged and helped me grow personally, technically, in terms of artistic expression as well as to how I relate to other dancers and our environment". - Tuva Selmer-Olsen, Norwegian, Fall 2015
"I completed the six month Seminar Program in November 2016. Apart from my core seminar classes, I was able to tailor the program to meet my individual interests by building my own schedule from Peridance's Open Class catalogue. This in turn enabled me to take classes in a variety of genres. At the same time I could develop my technique in an environment where I was made to feel welcome by the faculty and could collaborate with students from around the world. I am immensely grateful for these features and for my time at Peridance Capezio Center International Dance School." - Natasha Frater, Great Britain, Seminar Program, Fall 2016
"I found it so exciting to go to so many different classes. It was a lot of information and impressions, but it was totally worth it. It was also great to take other classes to discover that the principles of the Humphrey/Limon technique are a great help and very adaptable to other dance styles too. Once I found the additional classes and the styles and teachers I wanted to follow at Peridance, it was just an amazing journey, ready to make you grow!" - Helen Hannak, Germany, Limon Intensive, Fall 2016
"I am glad I got to spend three months at Peridance Capezio Center. The time here has challenged and helped me grow personally, technically, in terms of artistic expression as well as to how I relate to other dancers and our environment." -Tuva Selmer-Olsen, Norway, Independent Study Program, Fall 2015