After years of waiting, Peridance has finally opened in new location. The Peridance Capezio Center is now open on E. 13th Street. My daughter has been taking ballet at Peridance since she was four years old but unfortunately at less than ideal, rented space while the renovations took place at the E. 13th Street location.
The new location is three floors with open windows so the parents can watch their little ballerinas dance away if they so choose or wait upstairs in a cafe area. The downstairs waiting area is filled with toys for younger siblings to occupy themselves along with a locker room for dancers to store their things.
Peridance offers a very robust child’s program that ranges from the traditional ballet class to the more stylized, modern dance like hip-hop and jazz and even offers the youngest dancer a place to dance. The Young Movers Program takes in children as young as 18 months.
For the adult set, Peridance is renowned for the depth and breath of the teachers and classes offered. The types of dance offered includes, salsa, limon, Graham &Taylor based, Afro-Caribbean and many more.
Spring Session is about to begin February 1.
Peridance Capezio Center
126 E. 13th Street b/w 3rd and 4th Avenue
About the Author: Linda Grant and her adopted daughter live in downtown Manhattan. Like so many thousands of people she was laid off in December 2008 from her marketing position at a Tarp bank. While she is in search of her next job, she is writing a book focused on her adoption experience as a Japanese/African American single woman and at her blog New York Single Mom. You can also follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nycsinglemom.