2024 Queensboro Dance Festival Tour announces new partnerships and locations. Save the Dates: June 8th to September 15th, 2024

The Queensboro Dance Festival (QDF) is back on tour with over 30 free dance performances, themed parties, and classes throughout Queens outdoor spaces June 8-Sept 15, 2024, announcing its fresh lineup of all Queens-based dance companies, new locations, and new partnerships as they expand their programming across the borough.

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The tour’s opening event on June 8th, 3-7pm will be the only date of the season that will introduce all 25 Queens-based dance companies of diverse cultures and styles, activating several open street blocks and Travers Park in Jackson Heights. Featured dance styles this year include Greek Zeibekiko, Argentine folk, Indigenous Philippines, modern, Chinese, salsa, tap, Mexican, Odissi, Hula, Flamenco, Kathak, Ecuadorian, Jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Bolivian Caporales, ballet, hip-hop, and street styles.

With over 30 free outdoor events this summer, Queensboro Dance Festival will be in Jackson Heights, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Astoria, Corona, Woodhaven, and at added new locations in Far Rockaway, Ridgewood, Flushing, Bayside, and Jamaica. Themed events include a summer garden party, block party jams, and the 60th Anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair. Special guests throughout the season include Queens live bands, local dance studios, senior dance troupes, and popups to honor breakdance becoming an Olympic sport this summer. Audiences can expect to see a different lineup of artists at every event as the festival tours throughout the borough.

“The thrill of every season never gets old,” says Founding Executive Director Karesia Batan. “Every year we meet more dancers, learn about more cultures, see more of Queens. As our festival keeps expanding, the vibe of community and love for dance in Queens only gets stronger from everyone in it.”

“On their 11th anniversary, I congratulate the Queensboro Dance Festival for their ongoing commitment to bringing the performing arts to public spaces,” says Councilmember Shekar Krishnan. “They continue to capture the spirit of Queens, the World’s Borough, by featuring a variety of dance companies, with origins across the globe. I’m proud to support the Queensboro Dance Festival, as we embrace the cultural diversity that can only be found in Queens!”

“QDF does amazing work on behalf of dance and dancers in Queens. I am very excited to collaborate with the QDF team this season,” says Courtney Ffrench, Artistic Director of Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL), which will be collaborating with QDF in JCAL’s Jamfest.

“Queens Theatre is proud to be a long time partner with QDF,” says Taryn Sacramone, Executive Director of Queens Theatre. “It’s a partnership that only deepened over time as we find more ways to work together, including our collaboration in our World’s Fair Theaterama programming this year. We also host Queensboro Dance Festival’s finale every year which actually opens our next season, and it’s the best way to kick us off!”

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This year’s dance companies and schedule below (subject to change).
2024 Queensboro Dance Festival Companies

Barbara Mahler Dances
CarNYval Dancers
Chieh & Yoyo
Cole Collective
Cucala Dance Company
Drye/Marinaro Dance Company
Flamenco Latino
Gotham Dance Theater
Kalli Siamidou
Kinding Sindaw
Monali NandyMazumdar
Nā Pua Mai Ka Lani Nuioka
Neela Dance Academy
Nicole Kadar & Dancers/a movement company
Ricardo Osorio “El Niño”
Rosemarie Madrid Dance Company
San Simon Sucre New York
sarAika movement collective
Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre
Silvana Brizuela Weigel
The Kingdom Dance Company
Umami Playground

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Summer Schedule

-Sat June 8, 3-7pm, Tour Opening Event 34th Ave (93rd-94th, 89-90th) Travers Park (raindate June 9)
-Fri June 21 5-6pm, Evergreen Park Ridgewood
-Sun June 23 2-4pm, Murray Playground LIC
-Fri June 28 6:30 and 7:30pm. Pro Class Xchange #1 TBA at Modega Dance Studio
-Sat June 29 2-4pm, 46th Ave Plaza LIC with PS1 MoMA
-Sun June 30 5-6pm, Beach 94th Stage Far Rockaway
-Sat July 6 6-7pm, B17th Stage Far Rockaway
-Sat July 13 6-7pm, Windmuller Park Woodside
-Sun July 7 2pm and 3pm, Pro Class Xchange #2 TBA at Modega Dance Studio
-Sun July 14 2-4pm, 71st Ave Plaza Ridgewood
-Sun July 21 5-6pm, Roy Wilkins Park, Jamaica
-Sun July 28 1pm, Rufus King Park with Jamaica Performing Arts Center
-Sun July 28 5pm, Corona Plaza
-Tues July 30th 6pm Gantry Plaza State Park LIC with Kupferberg Center for the Arts
-Thurs Aug 1 4-6pm, Lowery Plaza Sunnyside
-Sat Aug 3 5-6pm, Queensbridge Park with Urban Upbound
-Sun Aug 4 6-7pm, Unisphere, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park 1964 World’s Fair celebration
-Aug 6,7,13,14 6-7pm, Dances Around the World’s Boro dance class series, Socrates Sculpture Park LIC
-Sat Aug 10 6-7pm, Hunter’s Point South Park LIC
-Sun Aug 11 2pm and 3pm, Pro Class Xchange #3 TBA at Modega Dance Studio
-Sun Aug 11 5-9pm family programming, CultureLab LIC
-Thurs Aug 15 7-8:30pm, Forest Park Woodhaven
-Sat Aug 17 5-6pm, Fort Totten with Bayside Historical Society and Women’s Center NY
-Sun Aug 18 5-6pm, Diversity Plaza Jackson Heights
-Sat Aug 24 3-4pm, Glow Cultural Center, Flushing
-Tues Aug 27 6-7pm (raindate Aug 28), Athens Square, Astoria
-Tues Sept 10 6-9pm, ‘Dancing with the Queens Stars’ gala, Queens Theatre3
-Sat Sept 14 3pm and 7:30pm, Season Finale Shows 1 and 2, Queens Theatre
-Sunday Sept 15 5pm, Season Finale Show 3, Queens Theatre

Event lineups and updates are rolling out now on www.queensborodancefestival.org