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Peridance Capezio Center is home to all styles, all levels of dance and provides a broad spectrum of over 250 weekly adult and children's dance classes in a nurturing, professional environment.

We prepare dancers for the continually evolving, international dance arena through Peridance's world-renowned Faculty, International Student Program, Two-year Certificate Program and The School at Peridance.

The Center is also home to the acclaimed Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, formally Peridance Ensemble.

Rooted in the Union Square area, in the heart of New York City, Peridance Capezio Center is housed in a beautiful landmark building, featuring six spacious, sprung and column-free studios and an in-house state-of-the-art facility, The Salvatore Capezio Theater, available for rentals, showcases and performances, . The Center's robust amenities include a coffee shop and Capezio Boutique.

For more than 30 years, Peridance has been a core member of New York City's dance community. Founded in 1983, Peridance partnered with Capezio/Ballet Makers Inc., to form Peridance Capezio Center in 2007.

Read an article from World Arts Today on Peridance's 30th anniversary!

Commended by Dance Magazine as "a place for serious dancers", Peridance Capezio Center has continually maintained its reputation for excellence drawing students in from around the globe. Peridance Capezio Center offers technique classes in all major dance disciplines for dancers of all levels. Each year, students and professionals from all over the world come to experience a wide range of workshops and master classes offered by a roster of internationally acclaimed guest teachers and choreographers. The center's curriculum also integrates a variety of classes, for the dancer and non-dancer alike, designed to strengthen the body and increase flexibility of movement.

Peridance Capezio Center enjoys strong affiliations and close relationships with various professional companies and dance institutions, creating a vibrant dance community that enhances both educational and networking opportunities. Students directly benefit from being immersed in this vibrant dance community, enriching their day-to-day study and obtaining opportunities to further their career.

Peridance Capezio Center is the culmination of years of hard work and a firm belief in dance as a positive force. The integration of the traditional technique classes offered alongside the cutting-edge dance styles emerging today has enabled the school to maintain its original premise: offering dance education with integrity and high quality, without being compromised by commercialism. It is the fulfillment of Igal Perry's artistic vision and a source of inspiration for those who want to make dance an important part of their lives.

Our Mission

  • Maintain a strong national and international presence in dance education, as a leading New York City dance school
  • Offer dance classes of the highest caliber in all styles, on all levels of technical proficiency, and for all ages
  • Provide methodical programs of study for domestic and international students
  • Equip dancers with the requisite proficiencies, skills, and techniques to prepare them for the professional dance field
  • Give dancers the opportunity to learn repertory and work closely with renowned guest artists and master teachers
  • Provide affordable and safe rehearsal and performance space for artists to create and perform

Board of Directors

Deborah Smulian Siegel
Helen Pickett
Rachel List
Ari Marcus
Igal Perry
Marlene Cohen

Peridance Capezio Center is licensed by the State of New York to operate as an institution of dance education. International Dance School/Peridance Center is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

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Contact Us: 126 East 13th Street New York, NY 10003 U.S.A. | Tel: 212-505-0886 | Fax 212-674-2239 | Email: Info@peridance.com
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