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Sing and Speak with Joy!

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  • learning breathing exercises and relaxation techniques that provide a feeling of confidence
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The above can be applied to everything in your life: education, employment and relationships at any age and at any level.

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musicPLAY 'N' MUSIC at Astoria Dance Centre Have Fun With...

Piano Private or Group Lessons
ABRSM Exam. Prep.

To Register or for more information click here or call Mr. Fintan O'Neill at



Music Lessons at Astoria Dance Centre
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Higher Scores. Students with 4 years or more of arts and music study scored 29 points higher on reading, 22 points higher on math and 29 points higher on writing sections of the SAT College Board test (College Board SAT, 2008 College Bound Seniors: Total Group Profile Report)

Better Skills. Arts-based learning is known to promote collaboration, creative problem solving, and the ability to apply learning across different disciplines (Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts, and the Brain. Dana Press 2009)

More Graduates. Schools that have music programs have higher graduation rates than those without programs (90.2% as compared to 72.9%). (Harris Interactive survey of high school principals, Spring 2006)

The National Association of Music Education

Are you interested in the Performance Team?

Are you interested in the ADC Performance Team?
Males and Females ages 9 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 9 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

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.

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!!


Reserve your child's spot through our signup genius link below:

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.
Click here to signup --> https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044eaba623a3f58-princess


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.



Dance Education has so many benefits for your child! The more styles of Dance they learn, the more their technique will not only expand but improve as well! receive a beautiful Tote Bag PLUS 15% off your next purchase at A Dancer's Closet when you add another class. Hurry! Offer is only valid for current students and ends on 12/23/20! Register online today at www.astoriadancecentre.com


Astoria Dance Centre is holding its Annual Holiday Mitten and Glove Drive to benefit children in need. Stop by and bring in a pair of new, unwrapped children’s size mittens or gloves to be placed on ADC's Christmas tree !


Check out ADC's Gratitude Tree! Each leaf was handwritten by our wonderful students! We have so much to be GRATEFUL for! At ADC, We are so grateful to be able to share our love or DANCE with ALL OF YOU!





Astoria Dance Centre's Red Carpet Event

We are so excited to present Astoria Dance Centre's Red Carpet Event For Your Child! Don't forget to sign up soon. The information was emailed to you so please check your inbox.
There is no cost to attend this event.
The dates and time slots listed below are grouped by your child's teacher. Please sign up on the day your teacher will be at the event.


-Each student will have ONE 15 minute time slot for ONE dance they are performing so pick your favorite costume and your favorite dance!

-Families with more than 1 child MUST sign up for TWO SEPARATE 15 minute slots. Each child can only perform ONE DANCE IN ONE COSTUME.

-Your child MUST arrive in her/his costume. The dressing room is closed due to the Covid-19 Protocols.

- Your child may wear her/his hair anyway they like. This is their moment!

- Your child will be walked in on a red carpet into Studio A where you can take pictures with a step and repeat backdrop.

-Your child will continue to walk the red carpet into Studio B where she/he can perform for you ONE annual performance dance or any choreography from the dance or from class. Guests (3) will have center seats where you can video tape your child dancing for you.

-After performing for you, your child will receive her/his performance medal.
If your child was part of our Virtual 5 year and up award presentation her/his trophy can be picked up at this event.

We will be following strict CDC Guidelines, therefore your child and 3 guests will be the maximum number of people allowed to attend our Red Carpet Event. All attendees/guests/faculty and staff must wear masks and the 6 foot social distancing rule will be enforced. Your child can remove her/his mask for dancing and pictures. Our Faculty and Staff will wear masks during the event. We will have protocols in place for everyone's safety. If you are late to your appointment you will have to re-schedule so plan ahead and be there 5 minutes FULLY DRESSED before your appointment time. A Dancer's Closet will be closed so please make sure you have your tights and shoes with you.


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!


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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!



Mitten and Glove Tree Drive - 2018

Thank you to all who helped us decorate our Christmas tree with Mittens and Gloves this Holiday. All donations went to the food pantry/food bank/soup kitchen/homeless support at St. Margaret Mary Church. We collected 86 pairs of mittens/gloves. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.










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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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