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Sing and Speak with Joy!

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We Offer a Broadway Bound Class

ADC's Broadway Bound class is a program designed for the student who is interested in being a triple threat -- acting, singing and dancing. This program is geared toward boys and girls ages 10-12 and ages 13 & up. The Broadway Bound Class is course of study that will introduce your child to the performing arts all in ONE convenient location. The class consists of acting, singing and dance. This is an excellent program that will help your child discover his or her strengths and areas of interest. Our Broadway Bound Class will also help to prepare your child for auditions for performing arts high schools and colleges.

Are you interested in the Performance Team?

Are you interested in the ADC Performance Team?
Males and Females ages 8 and up are welcome to audition for the ADC Performance Team. We are always looking for dancers with a positive attitude who are enthusiastic, committed and want more performing experience. Students who show the talent and a strong desire to pursue dance at the high school level or as a career are good candidates for the ADC Performance Team. Dancers must be at least 8 years of age by September of the current school. Auditions take place in the early Fall.

For the audition class a sign up in advance is necessary. Students must bring ballet and jazz shoes, wear a solid colored leotard and wear either caramel or pink tights. Arrive early enough to warm up and prepare for the audition class. Students under the age of 13 must be dropped off and picked up by a parent or guardian.

Astoria Dance Centre's Performance Team provides technique training as well as performance and competition experience. The Performance Team consists 1 additional hour per week to learn choreography. Students are required to take a Ballet class for technique and a Tap/Jazz Combo class. Modern Dance is not required but highly recommended. No audition fee will be charged.
If you are accepted on the Performance Team there will be additional fees and added tuition.

For more information about the Performance Team call 718.278.1567 or email audra@astoriadancecentre.com

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ADC Workshop with Alvin Ailey Company Dancer Ashley Mayeux!

We had wonderful workshops with guest artist, Alvin Ailey Company Dancer, Ashley Mayeux this past Thursday (May 12, 2022)! Our younger dancers learned a snippet of current Ailey repertoire, and our older dancers were able to connect and explore fluidity and concepts of contemporary movement with original choreography from Ms. Mayeux! It was a wonderful afternoon of learning and DANCE! Thank you dancers for attending! And thank you Ms. Ashley Mayeux for a challenging and lovely afternoon!


Join us for an Exclusive ADC Workshop with Alvin Ailey Company
Dancer Ashley Mayeux!

Reserve your spot through our signup genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044eaba623a3f58-adcs4

ASHLEY MAYEUX (Houston, TX) began her dance training at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts and graduated cum laude with a BFA from SUNY Purchase. Ms. Mayeux continued her studies at the Dance Theatre of Harlem and went on to perform in the tour of the Broadway musical Aida. She has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Pointe Magazine and Dance Magazine . From 2012 to 2016 Ms. Mayeux was a member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre from 2016 to 2018. She danced for Alonzo King Lines Ballet from 2018-2021. She’s happy to be rejoining the company in the 21-22 Season.

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Diamond through Ruby Gemstone Levels
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM - Opal through Garnet Gemstone Levels



ADC Annual Student Choreography Showcase

Our 31st annual Student Choreography Showcase was held at ADC this past Sunday,(April 24)and we are so incredibly proud of our young aspiring artists! They created beautiful, touching and cohesive dance pieces. Keep up the great work dancers!

Princess Tea Party

Thank you to all our lovely Princess guests that joined us for our ADC Princess Tea Party yesterday!(April 23)We had a wonderful time dancing, playing games, working on our posture and balance, learning about proper tea party etiquette and manners, and of course enjoying some tea and cookies! Stay tuned for our next ADC princess party!

The National Dance Foundation essay and poster contest submissions are officially closed, we had three beautiful dance posters submitted and we wish all of them the best of luck!
Featured here; one of our Dance Poster submissions from our adorable student, Eirini.
She created a dance poster based on the theme: “Dancers take a stand against bullying”
Bravo and good luck Eirini!

The National Dance Foundation essay and poster contest submissions are officially closed, we had three beautiful dance posters submitted and we wish all of them the best of luck!
Featured here; one of our Dance Poster submissions from our lovely student, Giorgia.
She created a dance poster based on the theme: “What does dance look like?”
Bravo and good luck Giorgia!

The National Dance Foundation is holding a dance essay and dance poster contest!
Students can choose to write an essay on one of the themes stated below, or create a dance poster for one of the themes stated below.
Dance Essay Prize is $25 gift certificate - Dance Poster Prize is $25 gift certificate and your artwork on a T-shirt.

All submissions should be sent to natalia@astoriadancecentre.com no later than March 25th. It will then be sent to the National Dance Foundation who will announce the winners during the 10 days celebrating National Dance Week (April 22nd - May 1, 2022)

True Talent

Another successful day at True Talent Dance Competition! Congratulations
to our 11 & up Performance Team dancers, Miss Audra and the ADC Faculty! We are all so proud of you dancers!!

Congratulations to our little stars on an outstanding performance at True Talent in NJ today! #truetalentcompetition

ADC’s small petite group had so much fun on stage today at True Talent in NJ! �� These little stars received Gold for both of their dances and 3rd overall in their category for lyrical, 4th for jazz. And a special “powerful potential” judges award. Thank you True Talent Dance Competition! Congratulations to Miss Audra and to all of the ADC teachers!

2021-2022 ADC Performance Teams



Encanto Themed Parties @ ADC

Thank you to all of our guests! We had a FANTASTICAL and MAGICAL time!



Valentine's Day Party....




Frozen Dance Party

“The cold never bothered us anyway…” we had a fantastically FROZEN party and would like to thank all of our lovely guests for coming! We danced, we played dancing games, we made our very own Olafs, painted our nails and played Frozen Bingo!
See you at the next ADC party!



Holiday Spirit Week @ ADC - 2021



ADC Mitten & Glove Tree Drive 2021



Annual Holiday Showcase - 2021

Our Beloved Annual Holiday Showcases have begun!

Presenting original ballet, modern and jazz choreography, we hold this ADC tradition very dear to our hearts!



Drop and Shop Holiday Party - 2021

We had so much fun at both of our Drop and Shop Holiday party! Our dancers learned a fun combination, played some “reindeer games”, watched holiday performances, made their own mini Santa’s, got their nails done, and decorated and ate some delicious cookies!


Drop & Shop Holiday Party - Sunday Dec. 12







SpoOktacular Boo-Bash Parties @ ADC

We had two SpoOktacular Boo-Bash Parties last week! We danced to spoOky tunes, played fun games, made some jack o lantern crafts and of course we can’t forget the candy!! Thank you to all who joined us!




Princess Party - August 18, 2021

Our princesses had a wonderful time at our Party yesterday afternoon! We did a mini ballet class, a pantomime dance, played princess freeze dance, had a fun hoola hooping session, created our very own castles, got our nails done at the royal nail spa, and had a snack before saying goodbye. Thank you to all the lovely princesses who attended!





Princess Party - August 10, 2021

Our Princess guests had a royally fun time at yesterday’s party! We had a mini ballet class, learned a pantomime dance, played princess freeze dance, got our nails painted at the royal princess spa, created personalized princess mirrors and ended with a quick snack!
Thank you to all our princesses for joining us!!


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A glimpse at our urban movement POP UP last Thursday. Such a fun and energy filled class! Thank you Miss Katherine! And thank you dancers for Popping up and giving it your all! You looked fantastic!!





ATTENTION: Open to student 8 years old and up!
URBAN MOVEMENT POP UP CLASS with ADC alumni Miss Katherine Castrejon!
THURSDAY JULY 29th 6:00 - 7:00 PM POP UP and take this fun single class for only $25!
You do not have to be currently enrolled in ADC's summer 2021 program to participate!
Reserve your spot for our POP UP CLASS through our signup genius link below, or call the front desk at (718) 278-1567.

ADC Performance Team

A huge congratulations to ADC’s Performance Team members and Ms. Audra! They competed 4 dances at Step Up 2 Dance competition this weekend and finished their season with 3 platinums and 1 high platinum award! As well as 2nd place in their category for “Can’t hurry Love” and 4th overall high score for “Turning Tables”.

We are so very proud of our Performance Team dancers and their hard work this year! Bravo ladies!! Thank you Ms. Audra for wonderful dances!



Our Beach Luau Party was tons of fun!
We danced to some Hula choreography, played follow the leader & LIMBO, had some HOOLA HOOPIN' fun, created our very own Lei/flower crowns, painted our nails at our mini tropical nail spa, and had a small snack. Thank You to all our attendees, we had a blast!
What will our next dance party theme be?! Stay tuned...






A fun beach luau dance party you won't want to miss!

Reservation Link


Here's the link to reserve your spot.




Congratulations to ADC’s Broadway Bound Class on a very entertaining and fun in-studio Acting Showcase. We can’t wait to hear you sing and dance at our 2021 virtual dance performance! Special thanks to Miss Audra for being such a terrific educator!


So proud of the beautiful, kind, sweet and talented Emerald gemstone dancers. Wishing them the best as they head to college.

We had a BLAST at yesterday's Super Hero Dance Party! We learned a fun combo to "Heroes", played games, had some superhero limbo fun, and drew ourselves as superheroes!
Thank you to all our dancers who attended!


Sunday, June 6th 1:00-2:30PM open to ages 5-8
Come dressed as your fave superhero and let's dance, create, party and play!
$30 per dancer
Reserve your spot through our signup genius link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044eaba623a3f58-super


Open to Diamond through Emerald levels and Broadway Bound.
Saturday June 5th - $30 per dancer
Reserve your child's spot through our Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044eaba623a3f58-adcs2





Some highlights from our Princess Tea Party!

Our princess guests came dressed to impress, did a little ballet, played games, decorated their own teacups, got a mini crash course on proper tea party etiquette and enjoyed some afternoon tea time together. Thank you to all the dancers that joined us. It was a lovely afternoon.

More ADC dance parties coming soon...what will the next theme be??? Stay tuned!



Princess Tea Party Time at ADC!
Sunday May 16th 1:00-2:30 PM at Astoria Dance Centre.
SignUp through our link below! Your child can also bring a friend to join the fun!
$30 per attendee.
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Some highlights from last week's special Frozen Dance Party! Our dancers and some of their friends, came dressed as royal princesses! They had a coronation ceremony, played fun games, danced, had an obstacle course, built their own snowman, and even had a nail spa! Our event was hosted by Princess Belle and she brought her special guest, Princess Anna to join in the fun! Thank you to everyone who came! We had a royally good time! Stay posted for more ADC themed dance parties, coming soon!









New virtual session starts on April 10th!
Register online today by clicking here or call (718) 278-1567




Congratulations to ADCs 2021 performance team dancers. They performed four outstanding routines at the True Talent dance competition held in Woodbridge, New Jersey. The teams next event will take place on Sunday, April 25 with an in studio showcase and a fundraising event to benefit the Andrea Rizzo foundation.
For more information about becoming a team member please inquire by calling 718-278-1567


Exclusive Workshop at ADC

We are so excited for our Exclusive Workshop with Broadway Performer, Raymond J. Baynard! It's happening this Sunday!

In-Studio space available ONLY in our 3:30-4:30 PM workshop
Raymond has toured with Disney's The Lion King, Hamilton, is currently casted in Hamilton on Broadway, and will soon be performing with MJ the Musical!

This workshop is available to gemstone levels Ruby, Opal, Topaz, Garnet Emerald, Performance Team and ADC's Broadway Bound Class. Hurry and reserve your child's spot today! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity. #astoriadancecentre

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In February we celebrated Valentine's Spirit Week at ADC.
We shared the love by expressing how we feel about one another on hearts and by wearing pink and red dancewear throughout the week.


ADC Covid-19 Protocols




Backstage Competition 2020

Congratulations to these lovely, talented PT dancers and Miss Audra on a very successful performance yesterday @backstagecompetition.

National Dance Week 2019 at Astoria Dance Centre!

Congratulations to all the young aspiring choreographers.
Student Choreography Showcase and some studio fun!



Dreas Dream Dance-a-thons and Zumba fundraiser 3/31 and 4/7 @astoriadancecentre. Thank you to all the ADC faculty, dancers and parents who let their hearts move their feet. We are almost at our goal of $1,000. Donations are still being accepted!


Astoria Dance Centre
Performance Team

Congratulations to the ADC PT for their outstanding performances in March at Backstage and in April at the ADC Team Showcase. We are so proud of you. Congrats on your Jazz small group overall high score.



2018 Holiday Showcase

Special Thanks to all of the ADC Dancers and Miss Natalia who helped to make our 2018 Holiday Showcases a success! Your Performances and passion for dance made a lasting impression on the younger ADC students!



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Employment Opportunities With Us

Astoria Dance Centre periodically seeks to fill teaching positions for its Children's Division 3-9 and for 10 year olds and up in tap and jazz. Only teachers experienced working with children and teens need apply. ADC is looking for substitute teachers year-round. Flexible hours from 4 to 9 PM and all day Saturday during the school year. Send your resume and cover letter to
Maureen A. Gelchion
Astoria Dance Centre
42-16 28th Avenue
1st and 2nd Floor
Astoria, NY 11103
Fax 718.278.4372 or Email




Did you know?

Astoria Dance Centre now in its 37th year has been providing quality dance education to the Queens Community since 1983.

Our faculty hold University Degrees and/or certifications in Dance Education. Astoria Dance Centre is a member of the International Dance Entrepreneurs Association IDEA an organization that promotes all that is good in dance education.

Our students have been accepted to prestigious performing arts schools as: Frank Sinatra High School for the Performing Arts, Talent Unlimited, LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts and SUNY Purchase and many other colleges and universities for dance.
Our students have won many scholarships and awards, have performed on Cable TV, HBO, Cruise Lines and on and off Broadway!
We also offer voice, acting, piano and a Broadway Bound Class!
That we have 2 spacious central air-conditioned dance rooms with full length mirrors, marley floors and view windows for parent observation.


Volunteer Opportunities

If you have a lot of time to give or if you just have a little time here and there we welcome all volunteers! ADC volunteers do everything from ushering to selling t-shirts and flowers at performances; answering phones during morning or evening hours; organizing bake sales and other fundraising events for the ADC performance team dancers.



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Astoria, NY 11103
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