has served over 1,500 children in the Dance Break
Tri-State Area since 2016.
The amazing dedication of the Peridance Youth Ensemble has year after year nurtured the passion for dance, sparked creative curiosity, and created a safe place for personal expression in our young dancers. It is a true community partnership that brings young talented people together to learn, have fun, and develop skills. In deep appreciation, we love you, Peridance!
Monique Flores / Senior Program Director University Settlement
A dance company that represents many colors, shapes and forms. To see dancers in varying body types and cultures is the essence of the diversity in New York City and a poetic mirror of the community in which they live.
Tal Ben-Oni / Streeters
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company brought dance, but so much more to our school assembly. Our students were completely engaged from start to finish, and even had the opportunity to participate as audience members, connecting with both their bodies and with their minds. Thank you, Peridance!
Katie Miller / PS87 Enrichment Committee Co-Chair
I really believe that Peridance is an incredible place and that my daughter's experience has helped her grow in very important ways; ways that will impact who she is and how she approaches things for the rest of her life.
JoAnne Schlesinger / Parent
An After School Outreach Program for K-12 Students
Dance-Break is an arts-in-education outreach initiative that focuses on bringing Company teaching artists into local schools, including in low-income, immigrant, and at-risk communities, making dance accessible to all students.
Dance Break will bring out artistry and originality from your students by giving them the chance to create their own spin on easy-to-learn repertory from Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. We invite you to provide your students with an exclusive peek into the Company's exceptional repertory and then guide them in transforming the choreography using their personal stylistic choices. Through this exercise, the students learn to feel confident about making bold choices, promoting self-expression.
Dance Break provides an opportunity for children to experience and learn the value of movement and cultural diversity.
An engaging performance of current company repertory.
A compositional dance class following the performance led by company members, which includes:
Warm-Up: warming up the body using isolation, rhythm, and spatial awareness
Choreography: breaking down and learning a short structured excerpt from the performance
Compositional Exercises: using improvisation and composition to create a new dance based off the learned choreography
Led by two teaching artists
A single two-hour workshop
Suitable for grades K - 12
Day and time of workshop built around the school and teachers' requests.
Includes a culminating Q&A and open discussion with the artists
2 microphones (wireless preferable though not required).
Sound system with an iPhone or computer hookup and speakers
Load-in: approximately 35 minutes / Load-out : approximately 10 minutes
DOE Vendor Details
NYC Department Of Education Vendor ID: THE236256
DOE Vendor Name: THE PERIDANCE ENSEMBLE, LTD.
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company is an IRS approved 501(c)3, Federal Tax ID number is 13-3236256.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for a fuller description of these activities and details.
Read more about our mission and Diversity and Inclusion Statement.