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Global Summer Dance

An innovative teen summer intensive connecting dancers from around the world.

July 1 - 13, 2024

Peridance's Global Summer Dance Intensive is a 2-week comprehensive training program designed for dancers ages 12-17 with the goal to develop, increase, and strengthen their level of technique, self-confidence, and artistry. An experienced and knowledgeable faculty strongly emphasizes clean technique and self-discipline within a nurturing and supportive environment.This program emphasizes contemporary forms and is tailored to push dancers both technically and artistically. Students will study a variety of genres from renowned faculty and work with two fresh and upcoming choreographers in New York City. At the end of the two weeks, Global Summer Dance participants will demonstrate their work in a fully produced performance presented at Peridance's KnJ Theater.

The curriculum will include daily classes in Ballet Technique, Contemporary Forms & Modern Dance, Commercial Dance & Street Styles, Body Conditioning, and Choreographic Projects. The program will feature new works by choreographers Gina Menichino and Tushrik Fredericks!

Peridance is excited to present Global Summer Dance as a way to train, connect, and build within the global dance scene!

Program Dates: July 1 - 13, 2024, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Performance Tech Rehearsal: Friday, July 12, 2024 8:00pm
Performance: Saturday, July 13, 2024 8:00 pm
(Please note: there are no classes on July 4, 2024.)
Tuition: $1350
Program acceptance is by audition only. CLICK HERE to learn more and register for an audition.

Questions? Email program director Oscar Manzo at summerintensive@peridance.com


Students are admitted to Global Summer Dance by audition only. Please visit our AUDITIONS page to register for an in-person audition near you. Students who cannot attend an in-person audition may also audition via online video submission. The Video Audition Form can be accessed HERE. Video audition submissions are accepted until May 31, 2024.

Audition results will be emailed within two weeks of your audition along with the Registration Form. A minimum non-refunable Tuition Deposit and Registration Fee of $550 will be due at the time of registration. Full tuition for the program is $1350.

At this time, Peridance does not provide housing or meals. All participating dancers and their families are responsible for securing their own accommodation for the duration of the program.

Peridance is able to award partial to full merit based scholarships to Global Summer Dance. Scholarships are decided at the time of the audition. Dancers who are awarded a scholarship will be notified at the time of receiving their audition result. Scholarships can only be applied towards the cost of tuition. All dancers and their families are responsible for any housing, travel, meals, or related expenses.


Housing for GSD will be provided at Marymount College Dormitories located at 231-235 East 55th Street, New York, New York 10022. Check in will be June 30th after 12pm. Check out will be in the morning of July 14th by 10 am. The housing option includes a full time chaperone who will take students to and from Peridance Center daily as well as stay with them in the dormitories overnight and on weekends. Housing costs are $1,350 for June 30th-July 14th stay. Meal plans are not available. Each suite is equipped with a kitchenette which includes a refrigerator, stovetop, and microwave. There are multiple grocery stores and dining options in the neighborhood.


Gina Menichino

From Tampa and Miami to LA and now NYC, Gina Menichino (she/her) is a dancer, teacher and choreographer. Gina has danced on stages, TV episodes, and music videos, and has assisted choreographers internationally. She can be seen on NBC's World Of Dance season 3 competing with team Radiance, and music videos including Daya, Tiesto, and Blake McGrath as well as industrial performances for the Emmy's Governors Ball, Tony Robbins Benefit Show, and more. She is grateful to have assisted choreographers and mentors such as Tyce Diorio, Megan Lawson, and Cat Cogliandro. Gina has also worked alongside Nappy Tabs, Tessandra Chavez, and Derek Hough. As a student, Gina studies all aspects of modern artistry such as Horton, Limone, and Graham along with ballet training in Cecchetti, Vaganova, and Balanchine.Gina currently teaches around the nation with her contemporary fusion/improv dance elements. She is devoted to reaching the heart of every human so they will move deeply and believe in themselves. For more information visit www.GinaMenichino.com

Tushrik Fredericks

Recipient of Princess Grace Award (Chris Helman dance honor), nominated by TRIBE (Founding artistic director, Shamel Pitts) in 2021, Tushrik Fredericks is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. Growing up he found himself drawn towards the style 'KRUMP'. He graduated from the Peridance Certificate Program in NYC in June 2015 and has had the opportunity to work with Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY (Danielle Agami, Artistic Director), Sidra Bell Dance New York (Sidra Bell, Artistic director) and UNA Productions (Chuck Wilt). Fredericks was an assistant lecturer to Sidra Bell at The University of the Arts Philadelphia for Sophomore students (2016-2018). In May 2021 Fredericks received 3rd prize for dance at the SoloTanz Festival in Stuttgart for his first rendition of his self choreographed solo '(territory) of the heart' and in May 2023 he showcased the completed rendition of the solo at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn, NY.



Nina Goldman

Bivi Kimura

Nicholas Korkos


Courtney Barth

Dava Huesca

Katrina Perrin


More to come!


Victoria Vargas

Past faculty includes Marc Kimelman, Preston Mui, Ellenore Scott, Dual Rivet, Natasha Walker, Leyland Simmons, Francois Perron, Graciela Kozak, Kai Davis, Ramona Kelley, Ryan Yamauchi, Mindy Moeller, Uko Snowbunny, Cebo Carr, Nicole von Arx, Ryan Martell Ruffin, Breton Tyner-Bryan, Bryn Cohn, Caterina Rago, Dual Rivet, Chris Ralph, Christian von Howard, Diego Funes, Elisabetta Minutoli, Ellenore Scott, Elodie Auger, Gabrielle Lamb, Igal Perry, Jeremy McQueen, Julie Magneville, Laura Rae Bernasconi, Lauren Santos, Luis Salgado, Marko Germar, Michele Assaf, Jordan Ryder, Mike Esperanza, Nikki Holck, Quilan Arnold, Richard Chen See, Roya Carreras, Stephen Pier, Steven Blandino, and Sun Kim.

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