Queensboro Dance Festival Deadline: March 9


The deadline for the 2018 call for Queens-based choreographers is now approaching. For all Queens-based choreographers interested in performing in the Opening Weekend of the Queensboro Dance Festival, please make sure your submission is in before March 9th. After March 9th, submissions for the Opening Weekend will no longer be considered, so make sure you complete your submission now if you’re interested. The deadline for the rest is April 2nd. The schedule will be as follows.


Thursday May 10
Season opening event at Queens Theatre, Flushing

Friday May 11Milton T. Bassin Performing Arts Center, Jamaica
Saturday May 12: LIC Springs, Long Island City

SEASON TOUR:  May 10 – October 14
QDF 2018 will tour 20+ diverse performances and events throughout Queens neighborhoods’ theaters, libraries, parks, plazas, and streets.  Our mission is to strengthen the dance community in Queens and garner a greater appreciation for Queens dance.


Upon selection, participating companies receive:

  • $1000 space grant at Queens Theatre for each participating dance company
  • FREE to apply, FREE to participate
  • Unique experience to dance throughout and see Queens
  • Some performance venues have special creative options
  • Access to free and discounted rehearsal space
  • Free master classes
  • QDF Class Xchange: paid opportunities to teach and take free dance class from fellow participants
  • QM3 initiative:  Queens Movers + Musicians Making, a new program cultivating collaborations between Queens musicians & dancers
  • Networking events & parties to meet other Queens artists and resources
  • Special access to various Queens arts institutions
  • Chance to connect with the Queens dance community and your neighborhoods
  • Video and photo footage

Tour details, FAQ and APPLICATION at

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