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Children's and Teen's Dance Classes in NYC

The School at Peridance with its renowned programs for students of all ages and levels was established in 1983 and has been recognized as a pioneer in dance education within the New York Dance Community. Offering classes and training for students ranging from 18 months to 18 years, The School at Peridance features a progressive interdisciplinary approach to dance training, emphasizing a thorough understanding of various dance techniques, while promoting self-expression and creativity.

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*Classes begin Monday, September 9th*

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The School at Peridance

Toddler Program

Offering dance classes for children ages 18 months to 3 years old.

Young Movers Program

Offering dance classes for children ages 3 years to 6 years old. These young students are carefully guided through basic exploration of motor skills, musicality and rhythms in a fun and creative environment.

PeriChild Program

Offering dance classes for children ages 6 to 13 years old. As students grow and mature, discipline and basic vocabulary of various techniques are introduced through positive and nurturing teaching methods. The program's structure allows students, according to their age and level, to choose their favorite style of dance.

PeriTeen Program

Offering extensive dance classes for students ages 13 to 18 years old, in an array of disciplines including Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap. The program's structure allows students, according to their age and level, to determine the frequency and diversity of their after-school training. Classes are offered in various levels, from beginner to advanced.

Core Program

The pre professional dance training program of The School at Peridance. For students ages 8 to 18 years old who have a desire to train at an accelerated pace with focus on proper Ballet technique, strength, flexibility and body alignment. Additional attention is given to musicality, movement quality and anatomically correct work. Classes in the Core Program gradually increase in quantity throughout the levels and eventually include other techniques such as Jazz, Modern, and Contemporary, in addition to multiple Ballet classes a week. There are seven levels in the Core Program, with the last two levels being the Junior and Senior Youth Ensembles, which are student repertory companies that regularly perform throughout NYC (more info below). All students are required to audition every year, and acceptance into higher levels are contingent upon technical progress throughout the school year as well as the end-of-year audition. While the Core Program has an emphasis on Ballet classes to develop and maintain a strong technical foundation for all Core students, the mission of the Core Program is to nurture well-rounded and versatile dancers who are proficient in all dance styles.

Acceptance into the Core Program is by audition only.
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Peridance Junior & Senior Youth Ensembles

Not-for-profit outreach youth dance companies for dancers ages 14 to 18 years old. The dance training that Ensemble members receive are the highest levels of the Core Program (more info above). In addition to the extensive, well-rounded curriculum of classes, Ensemble dancers have the opportunity to work closely with renowned choreographers and to participate in performances in New York City! Peridance Junior & Senior Youth Ensembles have positively influenced hundreds of children from various organizations by extending their knowledge and love for dance through performances and interactive workshops, inspiring participants and enhancing their sense of community. Collaborations with organizations include: University Settlement, Services at the Beacon, and Turn 2 Foundation.

Acceptance into the Peridance Junior & Senior Youth Ensembles is by audition only.
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