On March 12, Pilates on Fifth joined Peridance Capezio Center and many others to celebrate the opening night of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company's 2016 season at a benefit honoring the renowned school and company. Peridance, the internationally renowned dance studio located in Union Square, recently adopted Pilates on Fifth's teacher training program, the Pilates Academy International.  Pilates on Fifth is so proud and honored to be a part of this prestigious school's teaching program.

Founded by dancer Igal Perry in 1983, Peridance has been a core member of New York City's dance community for over 30 years. Peridance partnered with Capezio/Ballet Makers Inc., to form Peridance Capezio Center in 2007 and offers over 250 weekly adult and children's dance classes. Pilates on Fifth and the Pilates Academy International will continue the reputation for excellence in education with Pilates teacher training.

The school's excellence in dance training was highlighted in the beautiful performances by the eight talented men and women of the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. The strong, solidly trained dancers moved through three works by diverse choreographers, including Perry. “After Lazarus” opened the evening with grounded, synchronous movement. A favorite was “Into the Light,” a more balletic piece by Jae Man Joo with flattering unitards that showed off the dancers’ perfect combination of strength and grace. Perry’s “Dia-Mono-Logues (First Movement)” rounded out the evening with innovative choreo and athletic partnering.

Pilates on Fifth and the Pilates Academy International hope to help the dancers of Peridance (and all dancers!) maintain healthy, strong bodies with its PMA registered Pilates teacher training program.  The Pilates Academy International offers anatomy review courses as well as Pilates exercise courses in mat, reformer, cadillac, chair and barrels.