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Train in the Certificate Program and prepare for a professional dance career while experiencing Peridance's vibrant dance community in the heart of New York City!


The Certificate Program offers postsecondary students a two-year training for high-level intermediate and advanced students who plan on a professional career in dance. The program includes 72 weeks of study, divided into four semesters with spring, winter, and summer breaks integrated into the teaching year. Enrollment is by audition and limited to applicants between the ages of 17 to 25 years old. The program emphasizes personal attention and nurtures each student's full potential as an individual and as a performing artist. The faculty is made of established as well as innovative teachers and choreographers.

Peridance's unique approach to post-secondary studies in dance is relevant to educating and shaping today's ballet, contemporary, and commercial dancer. Since its inception, Peridance's post-secondary educational program, the Certificate Program, has achieved major success in producing graduates who are equipped to successfully secure work in today's dance world or alternatively to further their education by continuing their studies towards obtaining a degree in dance in universities around the world.


The purpose of the program is to:
  • Help students achieve an advanced level of technique in a variety of dance disciplines and foster a student's extensive knowledge of the selected dance track
  • Help students advance their understanding of dance as an art form while nurturing their artistic sensibility and developing performance skills
  • Provide a platform for students to work with established artists who are currently shaping the local and international dance arenas
  • Prepare students to work with major dance companies on the concert stage
  • Develop students' professional attitudes and the discipline necessary to succeed in the field
  • Nurture each student's full potential as a performer and an individual

Curriculum Overview

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