As your kids start a new school year and exercise their minds again, it’s a great time to sign them up for an extracurricular activity that will exercise their bodies, such as dance. Here’s a list of places in Queens where they can take dance classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and more.
All Star Studios
108-12 72nd Avenue, Forest Hills, 718-268-2280
Ballet, tap, jazz/contemporary, theatre, hip-hop and gymnastics/acrobatics. New students can come try a class commitment free. Private lessons also available.
Heavenly Bodies Dance & Exercise Studio
85-20 101st Street, Ozone Park, 718-843-7222
Ballet, pointe, jazz, tap and hip-hop for students 3 years old and up.
Landrum School of Dance
11-02 Clintonville Street, Whitestone, 718-767-9787
Ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip-hop, musical, theater, acrobatics and much more. All boys classes are 50 percent off (excluding company classes).
Louise Benes Dance Company
87 – 18 114th Street, Richmond Hill, 718 849-3099
Creative movement, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip-hop for beginners of all ages, including toddlers through to adults.
Moves & Motions Dance Academy
7402- Eliot Ave, Middle Village, 718-672-3700
70-20 88th Street, Glendale, 718-417-8500
This dance school has two locations in Queens and classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, gymnastics and acrobatics, cheer dance, and nursery and pre-school dance. Private lessons available.
Nadia’s Performing Arts Centre
150-33 14th Avenue, Lower Level, Whitestone
Voted best children’s dance school by the Queens Courier’s Best of the Borough 2012, it offers classes in pre-ballet, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, musical theatre and more.
Rising Stars Dance Studio
11005 Liberty Avenue, Richmond Hill
Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, salsa and acrobatics classes for all ages.
Robert Mann Dance Centre
214-10 41st Avenue, Bayside, 718-225-3696
Classes for beginners through professional levels for both children and adults in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, acrobatics modern, theatre dance, stretch Zumba and ballroom. In addition, it offers four special programs for children from 1.6 to 7 years old.
Studio E School of Dance
187-16 Union Turnpike, Flushing, 718-264-0100
Classes in ballet and pointe, hip-hop and street styles, tap, contemporary/lyrical, creative and pre-ballet classes for 3 to 5-year-olds and a Music Together program that offers music and movement classes for mixed ages (birth to 4 years old).
The Astoria Dance Center
42-16 28th Avenue, Astoria, 718-278-1567
Classes offered include a Dance Together programs for ages 2 and 3 (with a parent), pre-school dance for ages 3.5 to 4.5, pre-dance for ages 4.5 to 5.5, pre-ballet, jazz and tap for ages 6 to 9 and classes in ballet, tap, jazz and modern for ages 10 through teens.
The Dance Project
150-47 Willets Point Boulevard, Whitestone, 718-353-2450
Classes in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, modern and hip-hop. There is also a program where boys, 10 and up, can take hip-hop classes for free.
The Dance Source
98-11 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, 718-997-1278
Classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, gymnastics, ballroom, hip-hop, ballroom and international ballroom for all ages and levels. Private coaching and private classes are available by appointment.