Dance Break brings out artistry and originality of your students by giving them the chance to create their own 'spin' on repertory from Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. 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.
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 Exercise: 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
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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!
Senior Program Director University Settlement
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!
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.
Jo Anne Schlesinger