Saturday, February 22, 2020

Dance Astoria - Call for Choreographers

Dance Astoria Photo PC: Eric Bandiero

Call for Queens - Based Choreographers!

Dance Astoria is seeking Queens - Based Choreographers for the 7th Annual Dance Astoria festival, held outdoors at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria, NY. This year the festival will take place from 3pm - 6pm on Sunday, May 31st, 2020.

Queens' residents are encouraged to submit choreography from all styles of dance, including contemporary, classical, percussive and cultural dance forms. Stage is raised painted wood, and in case of rain, there is an indoor performance space which is also wood. Works must be a maximum of 5 minutes and please keep in mind, Dance Astoria is a family friendly event, open to the public. There is no fee to submit and no fee to perform if accepted. Each company will receive a 30 minute technical rehearsal in the space, between 10am - 2pm the week before the festival. 

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 application 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 5th, 2020. Choreographers will be notified of acceptance by Saturday, April 18th, 2020. We greatly look forward to reviewing your work!


Name of Dance Company/Choreographer:

Brief Dance Company/Choreographer Bio: 

Choreographer Address:  

Name of Piece: 

Style of Dance: 

Number of Dancers (stage is approximately 700 sq ft): 

Length of Piece (5 minute maximum): 

Description of piece or proposal: 

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


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