Welcome to the Queensboro Dance Festival

all cultures, all styles, all Queens

Queensboro Dance Festival 2020 is May 16-October 4

Summer lineup announced soon!

COVID-19 Dance Artist Relief Resources

Emergency funding, lost wages, healthcare and more due to coronavirus outbreak

NYC Open Source List via New York Live Arts

Resource List via Creative Capital

Emergency Grant Requests via Indie Theater Fund

BE HEARD: Please fill out this survey via Dance/NYC so the response to serve us

is as effective as possible

All QDF 2020 programming is currently proceeding as scheduled.  Any changes will be announced here, via our newsletter, and social media. Stay in touch!

Hear from last year's dancers and audiences!

Our 2019 Scrapbook


What is the Queensboro Dance Festival?

Free Dance Performances & Classes

From May to October every year, the Queensboro Dance Festival is a tour featuring Queens-based dance companies of diverse cultures & styles.  We tour various indoor & outdoor venues throughout Queens neighborhoods, offering free performances, dance classes, and other unique ways to connect Queens audiences to local dance.  


The Queensboro Dance Festival also serves as a Queens career resource for dancers by providing access to free rehearsal space, dance classes, workshops, teaching opportunities, professional development workshops, and artist meetups. 

Our mission is to strengthen the dance community in Queens, and garner a greater appreciation for Queens dance.

Our Milestones

QDF 2018 launched its 5th anniversary season with our new official tour across Queens theaters, parks, plazas, and libraries, reaching over 20 neighborhoods.  


Beginning the year as a Queens Pride Honoree for our community work, last season boasted 26 diverse dance companies from Queens, 31 performances and classes, and 21 dance work premieres.  We also hosted international group the Inner Mongolia Performance Arts Troupe as their NYC debut right here in Queens.  Our 2019 season is now our biggest tour yet, and recently finished the year as the inaugural recipient of TFC Best of Arts & Humanities Award.

The QDF 2020 Tour runs May 16 - October 4.  Join us at our May 16 Kick-off at Lou Lodati Park!  Details announced soon.

Neighborhood Community Engagement

Every show on tour is a different line-up of Queens companies of all cultures and styles, featuring various audience activities including Question & Answer sessions with the dancers, dance games, and our QDF Dancebacks, where audience members get to take a mini dance lesson with our companies. Be sure to follow us, subscribe, and check back here for announcements!  

Photo credits: Josef Pinlac, Noel Valero, Reiko Yanagi, QDF staff

2019 QDF Featured Show Sponsors

We are proud to be supported by local businesses and season funders.  Thank you to our Sponsors!

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