UPDATED JULY 2014: If you're looking for dance classes for kids in NYC, look no further. This list includes dance programs in hip hop, ballet, jazz, tap, and modern for kids in Queens including neighborhoods like Forest Hills, Middle Village, Astoria, Jackson Heights, Fresh Meadows, and Flushing.
AMERICAN DANCE AND DRAMA
188-22 Union Turnpike, Flushing
72-24 61st St., Glendale
98-11 Queens Blvd. (at 65th Ave.), Rego Park/Forest Hills
The Dancesource offers ballet, pointe, tap, gymnastics, hip-hop, classical Barata Nathyam, Bollywood Indian dance, Egyptian belly dance, modern, ballroom, and martial arts Arte Jujitsu classes (since 1994). Administration available after school Monday-Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm, Saturday 9:30am-2pm, and Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm. Rental space is available. New classes coming this summer: gymnastics and Zumba! We emphasize fun in our dance technique!
FOREST HILLS KIDS CORNER (TM)
Belle Arti Center for the Arts, L.L.C.
108-10 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
All Star Studios
108-21 72nd Ave., 4th Floor, Forest Hills
The best in the field, “Belle Arti” Center for the Arts, L.L.C. offers lessons in piano, violin, cello, guitar, voice, woodwinds, and music theory for ages 4 and older, and Musical Aurora, a unique music program for children age 2-5. “All Star Studios” offer classes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and acrobatics for ages 3 and older. Currently offering great discounts on music and dance classes. This summer, try Early Bird Rock, and create your own comic book in seven weeks with the New York Times bestselling DC and Marvel artist John Stanisci.
NADIA'S PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
150-33 14th Ave, Lower Level, Whitestone
32-43 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
Moms, party yourselves back into shape! Rock your body in an exhilarating club-inspired atmosphere. Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Step, pole dancing, cardio hip hop, and more fun classes. Get your body back and have fun doing it! More than 12 of the best instructors in the industry. Classes for all ages. Go to vibezstudio.com.