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


The Certificate Program offers postsecondary students seeking professional careers in dance an opportunity to hone their technique in a guided environment. We aspire to provide dancers with a multi-faceted dance education, resulting in graduates who are technically accomplished, versatile, and disciplined. Students who complete the program are prepared to work in the competitive international dance arena, supported by strong technique, artistic sensibility, and overall a comprehensive education.

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

The program offers two tracks: Ballet/Contemporary and Commercial. The curriculum offers a minimum of three classes per day, five days a week for each track. The program emphasizes personal attention and mentoring in order to nurture each student's full potential as a performer and an individual.

Ballet/Contemporary Track

This track offers training with established and innovative faculty in classical ballet, modern, and the latest contemporary techniques to prepare students for work with major dance companies and the concert stage. This track includes classes such as pointe, men's class, partnering, improvisation, voice, and more.

Certificate Program Ballet/Contemporary Track graduates have gone to dance with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Parsons Dance, Balletto Teatro di Torino, Ballet Hispanico, Les Ballets Trockadero de Montecarlo, Sidra Bell Dance New York, Gallim Dance, Bat-Sheva Ensemble in Israel, MICHIYAYA Dance, BARE Dance Company, and De Funes Dance Company.

Commercial Track

This track offers training with the industry's leading professionals in hip hop, theater dance, contemporary, and jazz to prepare students for careers on Broadway and in the commercial dance world including music videos, commercials, and industrials. This track includes classes such as contemporary, waacking, house, hip hop, dance hall, ballet, acting, voice, and more.

Certificate Program Commercial Dance Track graduates have worked for the Dr. Oz Show, Beyonce, Kelly Roland (BET), Kanye West, Will Smith, Travie McCoy, Bea Miller, Revlon, Nike, MTV, Google, Youtube, Adidas, Lucille Roberts Fitness, Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, MiAdidas, Camila Cabello, Porsche Cars, and RuPaul's Drag Race, Mystic India - the World Tour, Capezio Brands, Marriott Hotels, and more. Dancers have signed with talent agencies such as MSA and Bloc.

Both Tracks include:

  • 3-4 technique classes per day, 5 days a week
  • Dance and performance-based academic classes
  • Repertory rehearsals with rotating choreographers
  • Performance and choreographic opportunities
  • Access to specialized seminars and workshops
  • Body conditioning classes including Yoga/Pilates/Stretch/GYROKINESIS
  • Personal mentoring and guidance
  • Contact and network-building with top choreographers, teachers, directors, and agents

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion graduating students are expected to achieve:

  • Strong dance technique in the chosen track
  • Ability to obtain employment in the professional field of dance
  • An advanced level multi-faceted dance education
  • A dynamic connection to the local and international dance community
  • Performance experience and stage presence
  • Heightened artistic sensibility
  • Knowledge of music composition, dance history, and the principles of creating choreography

Program Completion Requirements

To meet the academic standards for the Certificate Program, students must fulfill each of the following requirements:

  • Students must have completed 64 credits
  • Students must achieve a minimum C grade, which is a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 1.76
  • Financial account must be paid in full

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