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    Performance Project

    A multi-day intensive performance and training project with New York City's master dance artists. A select group of students will be chosen to join us at Peridance for this exclusive opportunity. Each Performance Project is tailored specifically to the artist and their personal creative process. The intensive will culminate in a filming at Peridance's KnJ Theater, with footage provided to each participant.


    Work with Creative Director and Choreographer Rhapsody James in this 4-day performance and training program.

    BIO: Rhapsody James is a native New Yorker and graduate of Purchase College. With over twenty years of experience within the dance community she continues to be one of the worlds most sought after choreographers and instructors to date. Her choreography credits include: Beyonce, Madonna, Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, Puff Daddy & Trey Songz. Along with teaching all over the world from Japan, Italy, Finland and Canada. She is also the founder of the leading Commercial Dance dance training program, Motivating Excellence. So not only has she curated tours and live performances for some of the industry's top artists but she is also responsible for training some of the industry's top dancers. Noted for her innovative and visionary marque, Rhapsody continues to break boundaries as a Creative Director with her projects Siren Assassins, Sin Sisters of Darkness and hybrid dance company R.ED (Rhapsody En Dance).

    Dates: December 16th - 17th: 6:45 - 9:45 pm, December 18th: 5 - 8 pm, December 19th: 9 am - 1:30 pm
    Price: $280
    Location: Peridance Center (In-Studio!)

    What's included:
    • Street-styled classes focusing on texture and performance
    • Through the dissection of musicality, staging, freestyle and choreographed movement, Rhapsody will bring forth a new outlook on how a dancers performance can go from being standard to being inspiring
    • Creation of a new original dance piece, performed and filmed in the KnJ Theater in front of a live audience
    • Curriculum:
        Students will learn 3 different sections of a song with 3 completely different feels (texture) and we will then put it all together for one cohesive performance presentation.
        Day 1 - Section One (The Foundation)
        Day 2 - Section Two (The Vibe)
        Day 3 - Section Three (The Feel)
        Day 4 - Show Day - PERFORM!

      DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply today! Applications will close on december 1st at 11:59 pm ET.

      No credit or reimbursement will be given for cancellations or for not showing up for class.

    Work with Artist Lizz Picini in this 3-day performance and training program.

    Dates: January 21: 6:35 - 9:35pm, January 22: 5 - 8pm, January 23: 1 - 6pm
    Price: $280
    Location: Peridance Center (In-Studio!)

    What's included:
    • Theater and jazz technique classes
    • Q&A sessions about working in the industry as a performer, creative, educator, dance captain, and more!
    • Mock Auditions with 1-on-1 feedback
    • Final performance performed at the KnJ Theater, filmed for dancers' personal use

      Applications will open on Thursday, December 2nd. Applications will close on January 3rd at 11:59 pm ET.

      No credit or reimbursement will be given for cancellations or for not showing up for class.


    Choreographed by Candace Brown
    Filmed & Edited by Ali Castro
    Lighting by Richard Scandola
    Music: Rihanna - "Lemme Get That"
    Dancers: Simone Alston, Lynn Aranda, Malcolm Batten II, Mackenzie Bednarek, Danielle Bellinger, Bo Belza, Alesha Camacho, Alyssa Chang, Maria Citarella, Billy Cohen, Mekhi Cuffee, Liza de la Garza, Desiree Dixon, Christine Flores, Kristalyn Gill, Reagan Gordon, Hayley Greene, Quill Huntley, Emily Knieriem, Jeanne Kopetic, Arianna Marrero, Melanie Molina, Christianne Moss, Nyla Murray, Devin Niomi, Robby Olmos, Marina Poudret, Manuel Rodriguez, Julia Russo, Andrew Solis

    Choreography: Kenichi Kasamatsu
    Filming & Editing: Jordan Ryder
    Lighting: Richard Scandola
    Dancers: Lyrie Wang, Christina Pal, Olga Rabetskaya, Turk Hasnan, Imani Wisdom, Paige Saxby, Amanda Arenas, Jessica Wang, Russell Somoza, Melissa Guerra, Kyle Choy, Sofia Nikitina, Kawin Rattanakorn, Jade Matthew, Maya Zamore, Lee Hudsonn, CJ Marquez, Shuhan Xie, Utsav Shah, Darren Geng, Betty Peng, Miranda Benitez, Niel Liu, Yujie Jiang, Darina Korneeva, Caroline Poulis, Lucy Hu, Jada Manaloto, Christina Heaney, Alexis Payton

    Choreography: Al Blackstone
    Assistant to Choreographer: Nicole Morris
    Lighting: Richard Scandola
    Filming & Editing: Jordan Ryder
    Music: "Only Home I've Ever Known" by the California Honeydrops
    Dancers: Jenavieve Adams, Ariana Andretta, Kayleigh Bowen, Mackenzie Burtt, Brooke Cheek, Julianna DiCostanzo, India Dobbie, Sadie Fraser, Nicole Freeman, Jill Gittleman, Ishmael Gonzalez, Erin Grgas, Lana Hankinson, Rachel Hunt, Emma Kempson, Emily Knieriem, Sam Lobel, Cameo McHenry, Chloe Mollis-McBride, Nicole Morris, Omar Nieves, Yurika Ono, Majo Rivero, Callie Rosenbaum, Esther Sanchez, Vivian Leilani Shay, Meghan Stenqick, Emily Thamm, Jenna Veal, Sophie Visscher-Lubinizki, Bailey Williams, Ryan Winkler, Annika Wong, Mayu Yamashita

    A behind-the-scenes glimpse into Emily Greenwell's process.

    Choreography: Emily Greenwell
    Filming & Editing: Jordan Ryder
    Lighting: Richard Scandola
    Dancers: Payton Brewster, Steven Camacho, Johnna Crocce, Liza De la Garza, Kristalyn Gill, Gabrielle Girard, Hannah Graham, Hayley Greene, Emily Greenwell, Abby Haynes, Julie Joseph, Kazimir Klein, Isabella Lee, Hope Lewis, Kiley Madigan, Jada Manaloto, Sydney Maple, Moriah Markowitz, Alexis Payton, Lo Poppy, Sarah Richman, Savannah Roberts, Kimberly Sheu, Erika Shi, Madeline Song, Melody Tai, Jordan Tortorella, Milcah Umali



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