I have to admit this right up front.  You’re talking to a girl that got kicked out of ballet class when I was about six-years-old.  Not that it was devastating to me at all, rather, I believe I delivered a swift blow to my mom’s ego.  I mean, how many little girls are asked to leave ballet school?  I snicker about it to this very day.  Kicked when I should have turned, turned when I should have kicked; a graceful swan I was not destined to be.  So I think this would be an amazing opportunity for me to delve into a subject that isn’t my area of expertise at all.  I will attempt to remember the differences between pirouettes and a demi plié.  Here are the best picks for ballet in Queens…wish me luck!

LONG ISLAND CITY SCHOOL OF BALLET – Long Island City, NY

This ballet school places emphasis on making and producing various cultural and artistically distinct productions, while keeping ballet fun and fit for all that participate.  Located in the heart of the Queens community, this school is determined to provide ballet to all that are interested in participating, including the provision of dance scholarships for its students and mentoring programs to the community.  Offering classes to children and adults, this school offers everything to its ensemble of potential dancers.

ASTORIA SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS – Astoria, NY

This school’s mantra is to create the finest ballet environment that Queens has to offer; making available its modern dance facilities and superior quality classes en masse.  Both founders and directors are both ABT® certified instructors and are extremely passionate about their craft.  Whether you’re an adult just starting, or have a child that may be extremely passionate about ballet, you will be totally equipped for an exciting future in the world of dance with this terrific school.

QUEENS DANCE PROJECT – Bayside, NY

This ballet school is more equipped to handle your little ballerina…and then some.  Located in the heart of Bayside, they offer a complete comprehensive program of dance and fitness to all age groups.  Queens Dance Project offers a variety of classes, including ballet, tap, Zumba, salsa, cardio ballet, yoga, belly dance and even pole fitness to its students.  For your competitive child who’s not afraid to audition, they offer regional competitive classes for ages seven and up.  They provide a fun environment to learn how to twirl around, while wearing your finest tutu.