Monday, June 24, 2013

Things You Should Know: Peridance's 30-Year History

photo Karli Cadel


1983: Peridance Center, now Peridance Capezio Center, opens its doors on 18th Street, downtown New York.

1984: Peridance Ensemble is founded, now known as Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (PCDC).

1983‐1984: Peridance acquires the Carnegie Hall based International Dance School. Peridance establishes an International Student Program and a Scholarship Program.

1984: Peridance launches a Studio Theater Series, now known as Faculty and Student Showcases.

1985: Children’s Program’s first semester – then called the PeriChild Program, now The School at Peridance. PCDC receives its first New York Times review.

1986: PCDC debuts performances at The Joyce Theater in New York.

1985‐1995: PCDC tours to Korea, Alaska and Italy.

1991: Peridance Center relocates to a new home on 4th Avenue and 13th Street.

Early 1990’s: Peridance pioneers the offering of open Hip Hop and Street Dance classes.

1992: Peridance establishes a Summer Intensive program, featuring an international roster of master teachers and choreographers.

1993: First year-­end recital of the PeriChild Program at the Pace University theater.

2000: Peridance pioneers a full Bournonville Intensive with master teachers from the Royal Danish Ballet.

2004‐2005: The Limon School finds a home at Peridance Center.

2006‐2007: Peridance establishes a unique partnership with Capezio/Ballet Makers, and construction begins for a new home.

2009: Peridance begins hosting a full New York Style Salsa program, together with Baila Society.

2009: Djoniba Dance Centre finds a home at Peridance.

2010: Peridance Capezio Center celebrates the Grand Opening of its new location, a landmark building on 13th Street.

2011: The Salvatore Capezio Theater is established, and the Certificate Program is launched.

2012: Grand opening of the Salvatore Capezio Theater, and launch of APAP Showcases at Salvatore Capezio Theater. Blueprint Summer Intensive is launched.

Peridance Capezio Center's rich history and 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration live on in its Facebook fan page.

Don't miss out on your last chance to receive 30% off ALL Peridance Capezio Center Merchandise, in honor of the 30-year milestone. Visit the Cafe now through June 30, 2013, while supplies last!

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