Dance Break

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.


Curriculum

  • 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

Program Benefits

  • 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 

Contact Us

Please reach out to pcdc@peridance.com for more information.

Read more about our mission and Diversity and Inclusion Statement.

 Dance Break has served over 1,500 children in the
Tri-State Area since 2016.

"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  Parent 2019

"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  Parent 2019

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

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.

 

Jo Anne Schlesinger

Parent

126 E 13th ST New York, NY 10003 |  212-505-0886 | pcdc@peridance.com

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Dance Break workshop with Dance to Unite