Submission period: February 12-March 11, 2024
Deadline: Monday March 11, 11:59pm
Welcome, Queens dancer! We are excited to meet you and learn about your work. The QDF tour is an exciting schedule of performances and classes, where you will feel a community of Queens dancers in all of its vibrant diversity. Participating dance groups will also receive free benefits including performance photo & video, rehearsal space, dance classes, teaching opportunities, professional development workshops, and access to a network of Queens arts & cultural resources. Please remember to be eligible to apply, you must be based in Queens as an individual resident or dance company, with a Queens mailing address.
The Queensboro Dance Festival is programmed to represent a strong, diverse range of cultural and contemporary dance cultivated in Queens. Choreographers and dance groups of various cultures and techniques, dancers with disabilities, and integrated dance groups are all welcome to apply. BIPOC-led and/or BIPOC-majority dance groups are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Dance proposals will be reviewed by a panel. Panel criteria is: clarity of the dance proposal, strength of dance technique, alignment with the festival’s mission, and ensuring there is a diverse range of cultures and dance styles represented overall.
As a guide during the application, please refer back to the Call for Dancers/FAQ page on our website, and we invite you to attend our final Tour Info Meetup in-person on Saturday March 2, 11:30am-12:30pm at Glow Cultural Center.
Suggested choreographic prompts
We want to uplift your dance works, but as a nod to the Queens' arts & culture, public spaces, and celebrations we will be a part of, here are some suggested prompts we welcome you to incorporate into your work. These are suggested and NOT required:
- Queens Pride
- Female empowerment
- Lewis Latimer (in partnership with the Lewis Latimer House in Flushing)
- Louis Armstrong
- Happenings or history of your Queens neighborhood
- Summertime in Queens
Also inside the form:
- Mandatory dates
- Requirement to upload video file (no online links) of your proposed dance work, updated resume, and high-res company or choreographer photo
It will take about an hour total to fill the form, review the dates, and upload your video work sample. You can save your progress and come back to your form later if needed. We strongly suggest you always take a final look at your submission to make sure you selected the correct dates and spelled everything correctly. Once you have submitted your form, you will not be able to submit another one, and you will not be able to edit your submission.
If submission forms are incomplete or do not follow format requirements, they may be disqualified.
Thank you for your interest in joining the QDF community and 2024 tour!
Deadline: March 11, 2024 11:59pm