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Peridance Center firmly believes that one of its responsibilities, as a major New York City dance hub, is to demonstrate a commitment to giving back to the local, national, and international communities. The Center's faculty, students and staff dedicate themselves to be part of this mission and to make a positive change in their communities as well. There are three opportunities to gain scholarship at Peridance.

1. Training Programs

Peridance Center offers domestic and international students a limited number of partial and full MERIT-based scholarships (10%, 20%, 50%, 75% & 100% Scholarships) each academic year through an Online Application for its dance programs:

  • Certificate Program
  • Independent Study Program 6-Month and 12-Month
  • BLUEPRINT Summer Program
  • Global Summer Dance

  • MERIT-based Scholarships:

    Awarded according to the following criteria and requirements:

  • High technical proficiency demonstrated in an audition in person or by video (see more details on the scholarship application form).
  • Previous performance experience (CV or Resume).
  • A one-page written statement of the intent to pursue a professional career in dance
  • Recommendations by two dance professionals (teacher, mentor, choreographer, etc.)


    *Currenty there is no position available.
    Work-Study Option: On-campus work for a reduction in tuition option is available to prospective and current students. Applicants must demonstrate a strong study ethic, job-related skills, professionalism, as well as a financial need, if applicable. Qualified applicants are granted Work-Study positions at Peridance's sole discretion.

    To start an application today please go to our Peridance Scholarship Application. ($50 application fee is required).

    2. Dance Competitions

  • To promote artistic excellence, Peridance is proud to sponsor several major national and international organizations by awarding scholarships to promising young dancers who attend Master Classes and Auditions.
  • Peridance gives scholarships to: Ash Productions, Baila En New York, Bella Moxi, Fini Dance, High Demand, Intrigue Dance, Millennium, NYC Dance Alliance, Open Call, Shake the Ground, Wind Up Dance Tour, World Dance Movement.
  • For more information, please email Carissa Fodera at

  • 3. Outreach

    Peridance recognizes the importance of dance education in the public sector, especially for underserved students. Through its non-profit organization, the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, it provides free dance performances, classes, and workshops, as well as free tickets to annual performances.


    4. Open Classes

    Professional Dancer FREE Ballet Classes


    As the NYC dance community continues to reopen and embark on a new chapter of live performances, Peridance Center is excited to support professional dancers by providing the opportunity to train for FREE in select In-Studio Open Classes.

    5 free spots will be available in all 11:35am Ballet classes Monday-Friday.

    If you identify as a professional dance artist, please email with verification of employment. Examples include, but are not limited to:

    • Current Company contract
    • Dancer profile on a company website
    • Email confirming employment with a choreographer/artist/company
    • Freelance gig contract

    Dancers must be preapproved in order to redeem free class. Spots will be granted on a first come first serve basis. In order to maximize the number of dancers participating in this offering, each dancer can redeem a free class only two times per month.

    For more information, please email the proper correspondent from our Contacts page.

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