Compared to a traditional ballet school, the Peridance Certificate Program is designed for dancers ages 17+ who wish to strengthen their training in contemporary dance while enjoying the cultural landscape of New York. Many dancers choose this program as a stepping stone between their formal dance education and joining professional dance companies. The Certificate Program’s renowned faculty and comprehensive curriculum prepares students to be technically accomplished, versatile, and fully equipped to be successful in the professional dance world.
The program offers two tracks: Ballet/Contemporary and Commercial Dance. The curriculum consists of a minimum of 3 to 4 classes per day, five days a week. The program emphasizes personal attention and mentoring and nurtures each student’s full potential as a performer and an individual. Students attend technique classes in varying dance styles relevant to their chosen track and non-studio classes and seminars that flesh out their education and knowledge of the field. Letter grades are awarded in all technique and non-studio classes, as well as in workshops, performance analyses, and independent study projects.