The Sessions Online

Ages 13+

Whether you are a professional dancer looking for an edge in the next audition, or a dance enthusiast who wants to learn from a pool of world-renowned choreographers, Peridance’s Online Workshops provide you with the tools vital for a successful dance career!

Join “The Sessions” this summer!
Peridance’s popular Sessions offer a wide variety of repertory workshops held by a roster of internationally acclaimed guest teachers and choreographers. 
We invite you to learn new rep and connect with leading dance companies, artistic directors, choreographers, and fellow dancers. This summer we offer our Sessions as a virtual drop-in class that anyone can join at any time. 

Upcoming Sessions

Nai-Ni Chen
Wed, 7/8 & Thurs, 7/9 | 3:00pm

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Tue, 7/14 & Wed, 7/15 & Thurs, 7/16 | 10:00am

The Sessions

Nai-Ni Chen

Wednesday, July 8th |
3:00 – 4:30pm ​

Thursday, July 9th |
3:00 – 4:30pm ​

Nai-Ni Chen will lead the modern technique workshop with the emphasis on her unique technique and movement style-“Kinetic Spiral.” By using the proper use of breath and energy her technique centers around the exploration of a wide range of physically challenging, intricate movement ideas that combines the grace, sensibility and strength can be found in Chinese Martial Art and modern dance. Excerpts of dances from her signature works will be taught during the workshop.


Touring for over 20 years around the United State, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has been presented in major performing art centers and in colleges for over 30 states across the country. In addition to domestic touring, her company has also visited international festivals in Mexico, Canada, BVI, Guatemala, Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, South Korea and China. Artistic Director, Ms. Chen has received multiple years of Choreographer’s Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and from New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her work has also been commissioned by the Joyce Theater Foundation, the Lincoln Center Institute, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Dancing in the Streets, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and New Jersey Performing Art Center. Besides creating dances for her own Company, she has choreographed the opera Turandot for several productions and was commissioned to create work for New Jersey Ballet, Dancing Wheels Company and Ballet Met in Ohio. She has taught master classes at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in Germany, Russia, Poland, Taiwan, China and Mongolia. She was invited to set her work on students in professional schools and colleges including the Ailey School and Long Island University in New York and Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. She has been a principal affiliate artist of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center since its inception. On television, Ms. Chen is an often-featured artist on PBS/NJN’s “State of the Arts.”

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Led by Craig Black

Tuesday, July 14th |
10:00 – 11:30am 

Wednesday, July 15th |
10:00 – 11:30am 

Thursday, July 16th |
10:00 – 11:30am 

Workshop Description
Led by company dancer Craig Black, this intermediate/advanced workshop will allow you to “take a peek into Hubbard Street” by learning current company rep. The day will begin with an abbreviated ballet barre or improv based warm-up. Once warm we will dive into learning Hubbard Street rep that has been adapted to work entirely in your home space. This workshop offers a personalized Hubbard Street experience allowing the dancers to connect, investigate and explore together.

Teacher Bio:
Craig Black began dancing at South Bay Dance Center at the age of ten. The California native was captain of his San Jose high school’s nationally ranked dance team. In 2011 Craig received his BFA from The Juilliard School where he was awarded the 2010 Princess Grace Award in Dance. He has received additional training at summer programs such as Springboard Danse Montréal, Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive, and The School at Jacob’s Pillow where he was given the 2011 Lorna Strassler Award for Student Excellence. Craig joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in the fall of 2017 after finishing six seasons with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. He has had the pleasure of dancing works by Aszure Barton, Jirí Kylián, Jorma Elo, Cayetano Soto Ramirez, William Forsythe, Alejandro Cerrudo, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Robyn Mineko-Williams, Nacho Duato, Peter Chu, and Kyle Abraham along with many others. On top of his professional dance career, Craig is a passionate teacher. He has taught and choreographed for many schools and studios throughout the United States. In addition, Craig is guest faculty for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago main company, Hubbard Street Professional Program, Steps on Broadway, Peridance Center, New York City Dance Alliance and Dupree Dance.

Andrea Miller / GALLIM

Monday, July 20th |
12:30 – 2:00pm ​

Wednesday, July 22nd |
12:30 – 2:00pm 

Friday, July 24th |
12:30 – 2:00pm 

Workshop Description


Andrea Miller is the founder, Artistic Director and choreographer of Brooklyn-based company Gallim. She has established herself as a perpetually groundbreaking artist who brings unbridled empathy, intimacy, and sensitivity to her work. A sought-after creator and collaborator in dance, art, film, theater, tech, and fashion, Miller was named 2017/2018 Artist in Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, becoming the first choreographer to hold that distinction. Miller’s highly acclaimed works and commissions have been performed worldwide including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Frieze Festival, Art Basel, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, BAM Next Wave, The Joyce, Jacob’s Pillow, Spoleto USA, Theatre National de Chaillot, Grec Festival de Barcelona, The Grand Theatre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Theaterhaus Stuttgart, and Canal Madrid among others. Recent Commissions include Guggenheim Works & Process, Rambert2, Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey II, Pennsylvania Ballet, NDT2, Bern Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, A.I.M, The Juilliard School, Ballet Hispanico, Grace Farms, Noord Nederlands Dans. Film Credits include The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018), directed by Xavier Dolan and In this Life starring Robbie Fairchild.Collaborations in Fashion include Hermès, VOGUE, Lacoste, and Calvin Klein. Additional awards and honors include: Guggenheim Fellowship, Sadler’s Wells Jerwood Fellowships, Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship in Choreography, Special Projects Awards and Works in Progress Award, New York City Center Choreography Fellowship, Joyce Theater Artist in Residence. Miller’s educational programming is run from Gallim’s Brooklyn home studio and has been brought to Universities and educational centers across the US, including Harvard, Juilliard, Barnard, NYU, Marymount, Wesleyan, UCSB, among others. Currently Gallim is running classes and programming virtually

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company

Monday, July 27th |
1:00 – 2:30pm 

Wednesday, July 29th |
1:00 – 2:30pm 

Friday, July 31st |
1:00 – 2:30pm 

Workshop Description
Join us this July for a 3-day virtual experience led by Artistic Director Igal Perry and PCDC dancers. The workshop will focus on current company repertory from its diverse body of works including recent creations by Igal Perry and guest choreographers Alice Klock, Yoshito Sakuraba, and Norbert de la Cruz III. Part of the workshop will be dedicated to a personal discussion and Q&A with Perry and the dancers, where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the company’s recent activities.
To find out more about Peridance Contemporary Dance Company go to


Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (PCDC) is committed to leadership in performance and creative collaboration among high-caliber dancers, choreographers, composers, musicians, and designers. The company aspires to advance the performing arts in New York City, as well as nationally and internationally, through its performance and outreach programs. ​ New York City’s Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, led by Founder and Artistic Director Igal Perry and Executive Director Yarden Ronen-van Heerden, has been a powerhouse of expressive and athletic dance since 1984. Operating from its home at the renowned Peridance Center in Union Square, the company presents an annual New York Season at the KnJ Theater at Peridance. In addition to Perry’s signature works, described by the NY Times as “blessedly inventive,” PCDC annually commissions notable guest choreographers and collaborators. In the past five years, PCDC’s domestic and international tours have brought contemporary dance to over 48,000 audience members around the globe at festivals and venues such as the Ent Center for the Arts in Colorado Springs, Jacob’s Pillow, Spring to Dance St. Louis, the Staller Center at Stonybrook University, the Butler Arts Center in Indianapolis, the Suzanne Dellal Dance Centre for Dance and Theater in Tel Aviv, Ballet Internacional de Buenos Aires, Florence Dance Festival, Seoul International Dance Festival, and many more. PCDC provides access to free dance workshops for children in low-income and immigrant communities through its outreach program, Dance Break. The company continuously offers free classes and outdoor performances through organizations such as CityParks’ SummerStage, Broadway Cares, and the Union Square Partnership. PCDC is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Harkness Foundation, Google, the Jewish Communal Fund and many individual donors.

How it works


View our The Sessions online schedule and click "the Sign Up Now" Button. 

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Complete your registration via MINDBODY. You'll receive a confirmation email from*. Ensure that your email address is correct, and that you’ve opted in to receive emails from us. The name appearing on your zoom account must match the name used to register for class for security measures.


Download Zoom for mobile or desktop prior to your class. You do not need to create a Zoom login


Once you’re within 60 minutes of the class scheduled start time, you’ll receive another email from* with a unique link to access the live stream. Not seeing the email? Search your spam and promotions folders. Look for subject lines containing the phrase "live-stream link"
  • Download Zoom for either your mobile device or desktop prior to the start of your first class. You do not need to create a Zoom login or account to take our livestream classes.
  • Make sure you are in a place with a good internet connection–otherwise, the stream may skip! 
  • The Sessions are for Ages 17+. We also have summer sessions for Children & Teens, Global Summer Dance.
  • Ensure live-stream links arrive in the inbox (Gmail) *Make sure to add to your email
  •  Your live-stream link can only be used once, so please do not share with other students! 
  •  Arrive 10 min before class starts to make sure there are no technical issues. Our staff will be present to help with any technical difficulties.
  • Once you enter the class waiting room, at the start of class, you will be added to the virtual class via Zoom where you’ll see the faculty member, as well as other members of the class.
  • Your previous Peridance class card series will not be valid on livestream classes. Once we reopen, all class series will be extended.
  • All classes are in Eastern Standard Time for New York, USA (EST), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC -4:00).

*We’re partnering with FitGrid (a fitness technology company) and Zoom (an online live-streaming service) to live-stream your favorite classes so that you can stay active and connected during this uncertain time.


Per Session

$ 10 per class*

* Non-transferable, non-refundable, cannot be shared



  • Once the class begins, the teacher will automatically mute everyone to ensure that the video footage stays on the teacher. It is helpful if you can double-check this by looking in the lower left-hand corner of your screen.
  • You can unmute yourself if the teacher initiates conversation. Otherwise, all communications should come via the ‘chat’ feature during class.
  • If you find your live streaming lagging, you may turn off your camera to speed up your internet. Your name will still appear and you will still be able to be a participant in the class.
  • If you cancel your class online up to 2 hours before class start time, your class will be credited back to your account to use at a later time. 
  • If you cancel your class online within 2 hours of class start time, your spot will be forfeited and you will lose the class.
  • There are NO refunds or exchanges for the Sessions Workshops.
  • Internet Issues on Peridance Side: if the teacher or host drops out due to internet connectivity issues more than twice and cannot make up time by adding additional time at the end of the class, a credit will be awarded for that single class to your MindBody account for you to use at a later date.
  • Internet Issues on the student side (your side): if you have signed up and paid for a class and cannot attend due to bad internet connection, we will retain a credit for you for that class. If your internet drops during a class more than twice and you cannot complete class, please notify us at and we will determine to retain you a class credit based on our class administrators report.