Past Events

Past Events

July 14 &15, 2012
July 16, 2011
Ladies of Hip Hop

The Ladies of Hip Hop is an elite group of female artists from around the world that puts women center-stage. Peridance is the home of the Ladies of Hip Hop Festival in NYC, which highlights these amazing female artists! The festival included a weekend filled with open classes, with a performance featuring many of the workshop instructors and performers who are leading today’s hip hop dance scene.

January 21, 2012
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company Preview Performance

"...gorgeous charismatic dancers and imaginative choreographers... a very strong and stirring performance that really touched my heart."
Karen Shapiro, Wet Paint Journal, January 25, 2012
In preparation for its upcoming Spring Season, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company presented a program that included sumptuous Spanish flavored "El Amor Brujo," an excerpt of Igal Perry's "Constructs for 4," a technical accomplishment originally choreographed for the world-renowned Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and the premiere of a new work by Peridance's own Kristin Sudeikis. The Company was also joined by the Peridance Youth Ensemble performing a new work by Gregory Dolbashian!

January 14, 2012
Baila Society Performance and Social

Baila Society collaborates with Peridance to host fantastic nights of dancing, music, socializing, and of course, Salsa! The performances showcase the hard work and dazzling moves of the BASo Performance Class, as well as the professional polish of the Baila Society Repertory Company. After the performance, the audience joined the dancers for an evening of salsa dancing with a live DJ. You can get in on the action by joining a BASo Performance Class! The class runs in cycles of 8 to 10 weeks; click here to find out more!

Baila Society
January 7 & 8, 2012
APAP Showcases at Peridance

"...this APAP Showcase at Peridance was just out of this world. Both my guest and I were just stunned by the consistently amazing quality and variety of dance that we saw."
Karen Shapiro, Wet Paint Journal, January 8, 2012
Peridance Capezio Center carefully selected a dynamic roster of 22 dance companies and choreographers for its APAP presentation debut. Peridance curated two eclectic programs to reflect the artistic excellence, creativity, diversity and audience appeal dance presenters are looking for, helping bring artists and presenters together for successful partnerships. Those interested in finding out more about future APAP presentations can visit our APAP page!

December 18 & 19, 2010; December 17 & 18, 2011
The Nutcracker: a Contemporary Look

Last Winter, Peridance Capezio Center proudly presented an original version of The Nutcracker, conceived, directed, and choreographed by renowned Choreographer Igal Perry. This contemporary version returned for a second year to delight audiences with a brand new take on a perennial classic danced by Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Peridance's resident professional company, young students from The School at Peridance, the Certificate Program, and the International Student Programs.

peridance nutcracker
September 25, 2011
Film Screening: Check Your Body at the Door

Check Your Body at the Door is a large-scale film project involving 30 years (and counting) of shared relationships and histories of the underground club House dancers beginning in the 1980s and early '90s. Filmed during the golden decade of the 1990s, it follows a core group of master free-stylists to the clubs, to their jobs, and in their everyday lives, including Peridance's own Archie Burnett, Brahms “Bravo” LaFortune, Brian “Footwork” Green, Ejoe Wilson, Marjory Smarth. The film premiered at Peridance! Executive Producer: Sally R Sommer, PhD.

September 18, 2011
Love Art Japan Benefit

Peridance joined with Double Take Dance company, led by Peridance instructor Ashley Carter, to produce a performance filled with dance and music to benefit the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami disaster survivors. Guest performers included Sidra Bell, Kristin Sudeikis, Robert Taylor Jr from SYTYCD, and Sarah Marzalek-Kelly.

August 8 & February 6, 2010; August 14, 2011
Peridance Student Showcase

Peridance Capezio Center presents bi-annual Student Showcases that puts the creativity and artistry of our students on stage! The performances bring together groups and solos, live music and poetry, and styles ranging from Ballet to Samurai to Aboriginal fusion. Students from the International and Certificate Programs perform alongside those who take Peridance's open classes for a truly memorable performance. The Showcases offer a perfect opportunity for artists within the Peridance community to express themselves artistically, and for audience members to get a glimpse of what the Center is all about.

Student Showcase 2011
August 7 & February 5 & 6, 2010; August 13 & 14, 2011
Peridance Faculty Showcase

Peridance Capezio Center presents bi-annual Faculty Showcases through which Peridance teachers share beautiful and intriguing choreography with the Peridance community. The choreography demonstrates an incredibly diverse array of styles, from Contemporary Ballet to Afro-Caribbean and from Hip Hop to Flamenco! Peridance takes special pride in showcasing its highly creative faculty and many of our students in an entertaining and diverse program.

Faculty Showcase 2011
July 30, 2011
Summer Intensive Performance

Every year, Peridance Capezio Center offers an intensive four-week Summer program designed for teens, ages 12-17 years, to acquire technical skills, artistry, and performance experience in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theater, and more! Students performed original choreography by professional NYC-based artists as well as world-renowned repertory work for an audience of family, friends, and the Peridance community.

Summer Intensive
June 26, 2011
National Dance Week

National Dance week held its culminating performance at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance! The exciting show included Tap, Polynesian dance, Ballet, Modern, Japanese TAIKO Drum & Tap Dance, Contemporary, Flamenco, and Hip Hop! Some of the fantastic guest performers included Jacob Clemente from Billy Elliot the Musical, COBU Japanese TAIKO Drum, and the American Tap Dance Foundation: Tap City Youth Ensemble.

National Dance Week
June 19, 2011
Certificate Program Spring Concert

Certificate Program students from the 2012 class presented an afternoon of dance that showcased the hard work they've invested in their training through a beautiful and eclectic dance performance. Choreography by Sidra Bell, Nacho Duato as staged by Kevin Irving, Antonia, Alex Sanchez, and Kristen Sudeikis came to life on stage in what was the first of many Certificate Program Spring Concerts to come!

May 7, 2011

Djoniba Dance & Drum Centre, in association with Peridance Capezio Center, presented an unforgettable evening of music and dance, in an amazing array of styles including African based, Hip Hop, House, Jazz, Salsa, and Tap! Wonderful artists, many of whom are part of Peridance's renown faculty, shared their own styles, movements, and rhythms with an enthusiastic packed crowd!

April 16, 2011
Peridance Youth Ensemble Fundraiser

Peridance Youth Ensemble's annual fundraiser seeks to raise funds for the company to continue working with various after school programs including University Settlement and Free Arts NYC. Thank you for joining us in our efforts to spread the love of dance to at-risk communities and Youth throughout New York City.

Peridance Youth Ensemble Fundraiser 2011
October 5, 2010
Bailando por una Causa

An array of choreographers and peformers came together in support of the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community. The Baila Society, along with Igal Perry, Djoniba Dance and Drum Centre, Cecilia Marta, Nelida Tirado, La Jon Dantzler and others, presented " Bailando por una Causa" an amazing evening of dance where proceeds benefited the Latino Commission on AIDS.

baila society aids benefit
May 22, 2010
Dance Parade

The 4th Annual New York City Dance Parade kicks off Saturday, May 22nd, from 21st street and Broadway, through Union Square to Tompkins Square Park. Get ready to shake, shimmy, and samba (or watch from the sidelines) with 10,000 parade participants representing over 70 dance styles from around the globe - ballet to Bulgarian, Capoeira to contra, bellydance to ballroom dance, zydeco to zouk. Even roller disco!

The parade starts at 1PM at 21st street, as dancers and floats shimmy, tap, twirl and hustle down Broadway, and then swings east onto Saint Marks, flowing right into Tompkins Square Park. The park is where the whole shindig culminates into a rockin dance party, complete with stage and individual performances and free lessons in a myriad of dance styles.

Get all the information on the 4th Annual Dance Parade at, where you can also sign up to boogie down with one of the dozens of groups participating on May 22nd.

dance parade 2010
April 21, 2010
Immigrant Week Celebration in Union Square;
Peridance Capezio Center, Djoniba Dance & Drum Centre and Baila Society together celebrated the Seventh Annual Immigrant Week 2010, April 21, 2010

Declared an official, annual celebration by Mayor Bloomberg in 2004, Immigrant Heritage Week honors the vibrant immigrant cultures, heritages and communities found in every corner of the City. Peridance is proud to host public event with classes demonstrations and performances on Wednesday, April 21, at Union Square alongside Baila Society and Djuniba Dance & Drum Centre.
immigrant week celebration in union square
April 17&18, 2010 PeriChild Spring Fundraiser

On Saturday, April 17th & Sunday, April 18th Peridance Capezio Center opened up its doors to several young and professional dance companies for their 10th Spring Fundraiser!

All proceeds go directly towards out-reach non-profit children's dance company, Peridance Youth Ensemble. This was the first performance we have had in our brand new Salvatore Capezio Theater and it was a huge success. The Peridance Youth Ensemble performed works by Diego Funes, Sean Curran and a re-staged version of Martha Graham's, "Steps in the Street" originally choreographed in 1939. Other performers for this diverse event were Young Dance Collective, Dancewave Company, Harkness Repertory Ensemble, Steffi Nossen Dance Company, Diego Funes Dance Company, the Limon Professional Studies Program, Sean Curran Company and Baila Society. It's an event you won't want to miss next Spring!

perichild fundraiser 2010
February 21, 2010

The Peridance Youth Ensemble performed in the Annual Dancers Responding to AIDS event, Stars of Tomorrow on Sunday, February 21st, 2010 at The Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase College, alongside many other talented young dancers from the
tri-state area.

Together these companies help raise awareness and funds to help actors, dancers & artists suffering from HIV/AIDS. This is an event we do every year without hesitation and this year the Ensemble raise just over $1000 for this event. Congratulations dancers!

perichild dra 2010
February 20, 2010
Haiti Fundraiser
Thank you for attending the Djoniba Dance Center and Peridance Capezio Center's Fundraiser for our Haitian Artists!  The show was a great success and could not have happened without you.  Because of your generous support, we were able to give almost $4100 to our Haitian artists' families!  We and our artists are most grateful.
Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!
More images, click here
peridance haiti fundraiser
February 7, 2010 Dancewave's Kids Cafe Festival The Peridance Youth Ensemble performed (Another) Metal Garden, choreographed by Sean Curran in collaboration with the dancers at Dancewave's Annual Kids Cafe Festival on Sunday, Feb 7th 2010. perichild dancewave's kids cafe festival 2010
January 24, 2010
Open House
The School at Peridance opened its doors for our exciting Spring Open House on Sunday, January 24th. There were sample dance classes including African taught by Djoniba Dance Center, Salsa taught by Baila Society, Samurai Sword Fighting taught by Yoshi Amao, Creative Movement taught by Naoko Moriyama & Tap taught by Tamara Saari. Along with the festive dance classes, Peridance offered a great sampling of snacks and beverages (pizza donated by PIE by the Pound) as well as gift bags to all attendants and fun fun fun! You won't want to miss next year's Open House. perichild open house 2010
December 20, 2009
Nut.Cracked DTW
Our very own children's non-profit dance company, the Peridance Youth Ensemble, had the great opportunity to perform with David Parker and The Bang Group in the quarky and fun Nut/Cracked on Dec 20th, 2009 and Dance Theater Workshop. perichild in nutcracked at DTW
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