Core Training Program

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The School at Peridance offers a unique training program known for providing students with the necessary tools for a (professional) career in dance. The program is divided into age appropriate tiers of study, which enables students to progress according to their talent and ability. The School's renowned Core faculty, led by Igal Perry Artistic Director of Peridance Capezio Center, offers a well-rounded syllabus developed in partnership with Karin Averty, Master Teacher and Director of Curriculum Development. The aim of these ballet training programs is to provide these young artists with multiple opportunities to develop their technique and artistry in a nurturing classroom environment.

Core Program (7.5 - 14yrs)

This program trains young students at an accelerated pace, focusing on proper Ballet technique, strength, flexibility and body alignment. Additional attention is given to musicality, movement quality and anatomically correct work which is closely monitored and evaluated in order to ensure each students’ growth and progress. Core students are also encouraged to take additional technique classes in Modern and Jazz.
The program offers four tiers of study:

Pre Core Ages 7-8     2 Ballet Classes per week required
Core I Ages 8-9           2 Ballet Classes per week required
Core II Ages 9-11        3 Ballet Classes per week required
Core III Ages 12-14     4 Ballet Classes per week required

Preparatory Track (13-16yrs)

The Preparatory Track is an extension of Peridance's Core Training Program and a preparation company for the Peridance Youth Ensemble. This training program provides a diverse curriculum in Ballet, Modern and Jazz, which is designed to improve technical ability and provide a vast knowledge of movement quality, musicality and anatomically correct work. During the Fall, Preparatory Track students learn two repertory pieces which are performed in various NYC venues throughout the Spring alongside the Peridance Youth Ensemble.

Peridance Youth Ensemble (14-18yrs)


Peridance Youth Ensemble is a non-profit outreach youth dance company founded in 2000 as a natural extension of the school and as a preparation for the professional company, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. Members of Peridance Youth Ensemble are chosen by audition from New York City and surrounding areas. In addition to the extensive, well-rounded curriculum of dance classes, the dancers have the unique opportunity to learn choreography from established choreographers allowing them to acquire maturity and confidence on stage. Through performances and interactive workshops in different venues around the city, the talented Ensemble dancers develop relationships with hundreds of children by extending their knowledge and love for dance to the next generation of performers.

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