The dance groups represent the most culturally diverse borough of NYC. Along with dance performances, the festival includes classes, Q&A sessions with choreographers, and background information about a particular dance style.
Queensboro Dance Festival 2020 includes Arabic Bellydance, Ballet, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Cumbia, Flamenco, Greek, Hawaiian, Hip-Hop, Indian, Jazz, Latin Ballroom, Mexican, Modern, Tap, and West African.
Queensboro Dance Festival 2020 videos air on Mondays and Thursdays at 4 pm with an Aug. 7 episode at 8 pm.
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June 1: Gotham Dance Theater (Sunnyside);
June 5: Anup Das Dance Academy (Astoria);
June 8: Noora Dance Theater (Astoria);
June 12: Drye/Marinaro Dance Company (Forest Hills);
June 15: Amy Marshall Dance Company (East Elmhurst);
June 19: FANIKE! African Dance Troupe (Springfield Gardens);
June 22: Urvashie Kissoon (Forest Hills);
June 26: RU Dance NY Ballroom Dance School (Flushing);
June 29: Elisabetta Minutoli (Sunnyside);
July 3: Manhatitlan (Long Island City);
July 10: Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre (Long Island City);
July 13: Exquisite Chill (Jamaica);
July 17: Vivarta Arts-Preya Patel (Kew Gardens);
July 20: Barbara Mahler Dances (Jackson Heights);
July 24: Flamenco Latino (Jackson Heights);
July 27: Greek American Folklore Society (Astoria);
July 31: chrisbelldances (Long Island City);
Aug. 3: Mala’s Odissi (Forest Hills);
Aug. 7 at 8 pm: The Kingdom Dance Company (Rosedale);
Aug. 10: Na Pua Mai Ka Lani Nuioka (Forest Hills); and
Aug. 14: Mae Mae Dance Studio (Flushing).
Bonus productions with Queens Library at 2 pm.
- June 4: Indian Kathak Dance;
- June 11: Mexican Folklore; and
- June 18: Arabic Bellydance.
“A feeling of connection and creativity is especially important during this time,” stated Karesia Batan, who founded QDF in 2014. “It was important to us that we find a way to still serve our community, by staying engaged with our Queens dancers and audiences. We want to keep everyone dancing as much as we can.”
Photo courtesy Queensboro Dance Festival via It’s in Queens