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Peridance Capezio Center firmly believes that one of its responsibilities, as a major New York City dance hub, is to demonstrate a commitment to giving back to the local, national, and international communities. The Center's faculty, students and staff dedicate themselves to be part of this mission and to make a positive change in their communities as well. There are three opportunities to gain scholarship at Peridance.

1. Training Programs



Peridance Capezio Center offers a limited number of partial and full scholarships each academic year through an Online Application for its dance programs: Certificate Program, Blueprint Intensive, Teen Summer Intensives, and International F-1 Visa Program.

MERIT-based & NEED-based Scholarships:
Awarded according to the following criteria and requirements:

  • High technical proficiency demonstrated in an audition in person or by video (see instructions online).
  • Previous performance experience (CV or Resume).
  • Audition in person or by video (see instructions online).

  • A one-page written statement of the intent to pursue a professional career in dance.
  • Recommendations by two dance professionals (teacher, mentor, choreographer, etc.).





  • Need-based scholarships are awarded according to the following ADDITIONAL criteria:
  • Clear demonstration of financial need or any special circumstances.

  • Applicant and/or parent (if a minor) must provide financial documents showing income current income and other assets.


  • CERTIFICATE PROGRAM & INTENSIVE SEMESTER STUDENTS ONLY:
    Work-Study Option: On-campus work for a reduction in tuition option is available to prospective and current students. Applicants must demonstrate a strong study ethic, job-related skills, professionalism, as well as a financial need, if applicable. Qualified applicants are granted Work-Study positions at Peridance's sole discretion.

    2. Dance Competitions




    In order to promote artistic excellence, Peridance is proud to sponsor several major national and international organizations by awarding scholarships to promising young dancers who attend Master Classes and Auditions. Peridance gives scholarships to: Ash Productions, Baila En New York, Bella Moxi, Fini Dance, High Demand, Intrigue Dance, Millennium, NYC Dance Alliance, Open Call, The Pulse, Prima Danse, Shake the Ground, Wind Up Dance Tour, World Dance Movement.

    3. Outreach




    Peridance recognizes the importance of dance education in the public sector, especially for underserved students. Through its non-profit organization, the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, it provides free dance performances, classes, and workshops, as well as free tickets to annual performances. For more information please visit http://www.peridance.com/pcdc/outreach.cfm


    To start an application today please go to our Online Application.

    For more information, please email the proper correspondent from our Contacts page.