Saturday, March 23, 2024

Call for Queens Based Choreographers (deadline: 4/21)

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Call for Queens - Based Choreographers

Dance Astoria is seeking Queens – based choreographers for the 10th annual Dance Astoria festival held outdoors at the Pigs Beach, Astoria, NY. This year, the festival will take place from 2-5pm on Sunday May 19th, 2024. Each year the dancers and choreographers blow us away with their artistry and profound work and we can’t wait to see what Queens is cooking up this year! 

Queens’ residents are encouraged to submit choreography from all styles of dance including contemporary, classical, and cultural dance forms. We take pride in the diversity of dance that is presented each year at Dance Astoria - Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Contemporary, Capoeira, Latin Dances and Cultural Dances! 

In case of rain, there is an indoor performance space or a rain date will be promptly announced. Works submitted can be no longer than 5 minutes, and please keep in mind, Dance Astoria is a family friendly event open to the public. Please make sure your material and music is appropriate for children. There is no raised seating so we recommend limited floor work in order to ensure that you are visible to the audience.

There is no fee to submit and no fee to perform if accepted. There are no ticket fees to attend. Dance Astoria is a sponsored performance by local businesses so that we can continue to offer high-caliber dance to the public for free! 

Choreographers may apply with previously performed work, or submit a proposal for a new piece. If submitting a previously performed work, please submit a YouTube or Vimeo link of this piece. For a proposal of new work, submit a video link of previously created work (rehearsal footage is acceptable).

In order to apply, email the following information to Please also direct any questions about the festival or application process to this email. Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed or accepted. Submitting choreographers must be connected to the Queens community through residency, choreography, or dance education in some form. 

Deadline to apply is Sunday April 21st, 2024. Choreographers will be notified of acceptance by Sunday April 28th, 2024. 


Name of Dance Company/Choreographer:

Brief Dance Company/Choreographer Bio:

Choreographer Address:  

Name of Piece:

Style of Dance:

Number of Dancers (stage is approximately 10 x 15 ft):

Length of Piece (5 minute maximum):

Description of piece or proposal: 

YouTube or Vimeo Link (please include password if password protected):

Any other information you wish to share such as prop usage, live music, etc: 

Please submit at least one photo in a JPEG or PNG format for promotional purposes if accepted into the festival.


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