Upcoming Events

"Dance Workshop 2022 – a site-responsive performance event on the QCC Campus"

Dates: Thursday, May 5th 6:30pm
Friday, May 6th at 6:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, May 7th at 12 noon

Admission: Free

Location: Queensborough Community College,
222-05 56 th Ave,
Queens, NY 11364 (Beginning on the athletic track)

Choreography by: Guest Artists: Robert Battle and Joya Powell and Faculty members, Nicole McClam and Kevin McEwen

Minji dancing and leaning to the side

Performance by: Brook Lyn Gonzalez, Dominic Epps, Nyale Jenkins, Shelli Ligonde, Jade Medrano - Osorio, Zarina Medwinter, Aliyah Morris, André Murph, Phillip Pettiford, Tyshaun Stokely and Vanessa Whyte

Proof of Covid19 vaccination or negative PCR test from the previous 7 days is required to enter campus, and we ask that audience members wear mask s .

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"Dance Program Open House for Prospective Students"

Date: Saturday, May 31st 12-3pm

Location: Queensborough Community College, RFK Hall (gym)
222-05 56th Ave,
Queens, NY 11364

  • Master classes in Contemporary Dance and Improvisation
  • Performances by current students and alumni
  • Information about our National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) Accredited Program and alumni achievements
  • Admissions Guidance
Battle Victoria and Caitlin dancing

QCC is the only NASD accredited Community College in the tristate (NY, NJ, CT) area. Our students work with nationally reknowned Guest Artists.

Our graduates have transferred to such outstanding dance programs as: Rutgers, Montclaire State, SUNY Brockport, Marymount Manhattan, Adelphi and Hofstra. Our alumni have danced professionally with artists such as Nicki Minaj, Edissa Weeks, Ping Chong, Wally Cardona, Netta Yerushalmi and more. They have taught in public schools and private studios including Peridance. They have worked as choreographers in Hip Hop, contemporary dance and other genres.

Community College is the most affordable way to start your college career, allowing you to save money and build the academic and college dance skills you will need in order to transfer to an outstanding 4-year dance program. We see many students who are not quite ready for a competitive BFA program right after high schoool build those skills in 2 years in our program and receive dance and academic scholarships when they transfer.

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Once you register, you will receive an email from Cleared4 asking for your proof of covid-19 vaccination. Once that is submitted and approved, you will be allowed access to campus.

Other ways to learn about our program - Check out these events:

  • Dance Workshop Performances Thursday, May 5th, Friday, Mayth at 6:30pm (rain date Saturday, May 7th at 12 noon
  • Special guest artist performance Friday, May 27th at 6:30pm
  • Faculty member Kevin McEwen's Kofago Dance Ensamble performance Saturday, May 21st, 7pm at Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY Culture Lab website

Student Dance Concert

Why major in dance at QCC?

The QCC Dance Program offers somatics training to build technical excellence, leading guest artists in the field, and full-time faculty who are working artists!

Somatics: All of our full-time faculty are experts in somatic techniques (Bartenieff Fundamentals and GYROKINESIS®), which form the foundation of their approach to dance training. This groundwork increases your range of motion, helps you achieve technical virtuosity and expressiveness, equips you to avoid injury and allows you to dance safely long into the future.

Guest Artists: Every year our students perform a piece by Robert Battle, Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and a piece by at least one other guest artist. Our students have performed works by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (Urban Bush Women), Kyle Abraham, Jennifer Archibald, Step Afrika! Marjani Forté Saunders, Paul Taylor, Keith Thompson and others.

Full-time Faculty Who Are Also Currently Working Artists: All of the full-time faculty are working artists who have active performing and choreographic careers in New York and tour internationally. Students have extensive one on one time with the faculty in addition to their classes. It allows the faculty to prepare the students for what is currently happening in the field. It deepens their ability to mentor and guide students into careers that the students’ desire as well as connect students with other artists in the field who match their career goals.

QCC Dance Program Student Handbook QCC Dance - Associate in Science degree (AS)

Campus Cultural Centers

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The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.