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We wish to express our gratitude to our Peridance community; thank you for your continued support and generosity as we move through these uncertain times. We look forward to moving with you soon!
Over the past few months, we have worked with our fellow dance studios within Dance Studio Alliance NYC to advocate for our industry while better understanding and seeking clarity and guidance from the city to reopen our studios. Within Peridance, we have further developed our COVID-19 Safety and Reopening plan and have been rigorously preparing for the day we might open our doors to the public once again.
With New York's COVID-19 infection rate on the rise and with the recent closure of public schools, Peridance is being mindful of the health and safety of our community as we plan our next steps forward.
Today, Peridance will begin its soft reopening process. We will bring back our Open Classes slowly over the next couple of months so long as we are permitted to do so barring another city or state lockdown. We will reduce our studio capacity to 20% and all in-studio classes will continue to be offered online as well.
Please click here for our Reopening Plan and here for our daily schedule. We look forward to seeing you soon!
In-Studio Classes: Important Reminders
Register in advance:
Students must register for In-Studio class in advance. No walk on registration will be allowed.
Fill out your health survey:
All registrants are required to fill out a health screening survey per class within an hour prior to arrival at Peridance. Students will not be allowed to enter the building until they have completed a COVID-19 Health Screening Survey. Students will have their temperature taken upon arrival at Peridance Center.
Wear your mask:
Peridance requires all persons to wear a mask while in the building. Peridance will not accept bandanas, masks with vents, t-shirts or other garments tied around the face, or gaiter neck wraps as appropriate mask coverings, as they are not secure and may fall while dancing.
Be on time:
Students will be allowed into the building 10 minutes before their scheduled class time. In order to maintain strict protocols under new COVID-19 regulations, Peridance reserves the right to deny entry to any person who arrives late for a class. Any person who does not arrive within the 10 minute window before their scheduled class time will not be allowed to enter Peridance and attend class. Their place will be forfeited in the class and they will not be reimbursed nor given credit for the class.
For detailed Policies, please click here.
October 1, 2020
Peridance will continue classes virtually for the next two weeks. Before we begin our next phase of Reopening, which will bring the Certificate Program, School at Peridance, and Open Program back to the studio, we will remain closed to address a construction issue that came up during our 6 month closure this Spring. We look forward to welcoming our students and faculty back to the center again soon!
September 4, 2020
We are looking forward to our long anticipated reopening on September 8, 2020! On Tuesday, Peridance will reopen with its full time programs and the International Dance School at Peridance Center. School at Peridance children's classes will begin online on September 10th and will transition to the studio on September 21st.
For the time being, Peridance will delay its scheduled reopening of Open Classes. In order to follow all City and State regulations, we are taking more time to seek clarity from government officials. Peridance has and will take all precautions to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Please stay tuned as we update our community over the next few days and weeks regarding the In-Studio Open Class start date. During this interim period, we invite you to continue to dance with us online. Our faculty will teach from our studios, streamed live to your home! We look forward to seeing you in the studio soon!
August 25, 2020
Peridance is taking a brief IntermissionFrom Monday, August 31st through Labor Day (Monday, September 7th), Peridance Connect Online Classes and Peridance Center will be closed. We will reopen our doors on Tuesday, September 8th for limited in-studio and online classes.
We extend our deepest gratitude to our community for supporting us over these past six months. We have adapted with the times to a new way of dance education; together as dancers, students, and teachers, we have developed and found new ways to connect and move together online. We look forward to new advancements in our online platform and exciting hybrid classes streaming from our studio to your home.
On Tuesday, September 8th, Peridance will reopen with a blend of In-Person, Hybrid, and Online Classes.
As excited as we are to be together in the studio again, we recognize the potential anxiety that comes along with our reopening. Peridance regards safety first and foremost. Moving forward, you will have the choice of dancing with us in the studio (limited space available) or from the comfort of your own home. Our reopening plan is published online for you to read as you consider how to continue dancing with us (online or in-studio). We look forward to seeing you again on September 8th!
Visiting Peridance? Click here to take the daily survey!
The School at Peridance (SAP) (Children & Teen Classes) is following the DOE and delaying the In-Studio start date. Click here to learn more.
Peridance's list of resources on testing, medical support, mental health support, and more:
Find a Testing Site Tool from DOH- Guide on testing by area. Type in your zip code and find a testing site near you.
NYC Health and Hospitals Testing Resources- Guide with a list of Free Antibody and COVID Testing sites from NYC Health and Hospitals.
NY City Council Resource Tool- Guide to resources around the city by borough.
Health and Community
Public Health Information for New Yorkers- Compiled from Information from WHO, CDC, New York State and New York City
Community Resources- Resources for New Yorkers by area
Mental Health Support for New Yorkers- A guide from NYC.gov
Office of Mental Health- Emotional Support and Mental Health resources from New York State.
NYC Resource on Food Delivery- How to receive food deliveries while in isolation or quarantine.
For any COVID related inquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 1, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 and the close of non-essential businesses issued by Governor Cuomo, Peridance Center will be CLOSED from Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through the end of the Quarantine.
For general or specific questions please email us:
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For General COVID-19 Questions:
March 16, 2020
We hope that you are healthy and safe. Peridance has taken every measure possible to stay open during this evolving COVID-19 situation, however, with the recommendations by the city and for the safety and health of our Peridance family, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close.
Peridance will be closed starting tomorrow, Tuesday March 17th through Sunday March 29th.
We understand how difficult this situation is for everyone within our community and across the globe and appreciate your continued support. We will continue to update you. Please also check on this webpage for more updates. Please do not hesitate to email us with any need or concern, our staff is going to be operating on a limited schedule.
We can't wait to resume to normal and keep doing what we do best. We love and appreciate you as always!
March 8, 2020
Dear Peridance family,
The health and safety of our staff, faculty, and students will always our first priority. We will continue to be diligent in our precautions in facing the evolving situation around COVID-19.
Peridance continues to operate as usual. Please check this page for any updates and follow the guidelines below:
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after visiting the restroom, before eating,
after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or touching your face.
-If you are not feeling well, you should remain home.
-A washing station is available on the ground floor.
-Cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow, not your hands.
-Use wall dispensers on each floor of the studio. Ask assistance if you cannot find them.
-The Front Desk is instructed to wipe down ballet barres and encourage students to wipe hands after class.
-Our cleaning crews are professionally cleaning on a daily basis and are regularly disinfecting surfaces such as benches, faucets, toilets, paper towel dispensers, doorknobs, barres, and studio floors.
-Health guidelines are posted throughout the Center.
If any further actions are required, we will update this page. Let's work together so that we may continue to stay healthy!
For the most up-to-date information, Please visit the NYC Health Department's website and social media channels. We encourage everyone to pay close attention to the announcements and advice of these public health experts.
Full-Time Program Students
-Students who are coming from abroad are required to self quarantine for 14 days.
-Students who are sick and staying home are required to contact their Program Direct/Coordinator to make arrangements.
-We recommend students to avoid travel - for a most up to date list of locations with confirmed COVID-19 cases go to CDC.gov. Also go to Travel.State.Gov for more information.
Peridance's Front Desk Managers will extend a class card expiration upon request for Drop-In Students who are sick and must stay home. Please send a written request by email to email@example.com/ Subject line "Card Extension".
Peridance will refund the deposit only if an event is canceled.
Children and Teens: School at Peridance
The School at Peridance will be closed from Monday, March 16th - Saturday, March 28th. During these next weeks, the administrative team will work on a make up class schedule to be offered to students for these missed classes. We will reach out to all families directly when a schedule has been determined.