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JCAL Winter/Spring Registration (Classes Begin January 12th)

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

Every Saturday, students of all ages converge at JCAL to attend its diverse arts classes. JCAL's School of the Arts help students pursue creative expression, passionate learning and artistic development. We offer more than 40 different classes for children, teens,…

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Kassoumaii an African Cultural Celebration Kevin McEwen and Kofago Dance Ensemble

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

10:00 am Afrobeat kids class (7 and up) 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Traditional West African Dance class (teen and up) 6:00 - 6:45 Kofago Dance Ensemble showcase and talk back with Kevin McEwen. West African dance and culture (Senegal…

Free

Akwaawbaa Dance Film and Master Dance Class w/ Shola Jones

Jamaica Performing Arts Center 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

Fanike! African Dance Troupe is pleased to present a Black History Month Cultural Gala Weekend -- Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday February 24th. Sunday -- Day 2 -- will feature the film Akwaawbaa Dance by Olubayo Jackson. A cultural workshop…

$10 – $15

Mari Meade Dance Company

Meade’s class begins on the floor in a welcoming and warming movement phrase. As students come to standing they explore a diverse movement vocabulary that draws from the techniques of Limón, Cunningham, and Release, as well as a variety of…

Youth Dance Showcase

York College Milton Bassin Performing Arts Center 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica

Join York College for the 1st annual Youth Dance Showcase! Held in The Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center, the event will be showcasing dancers from local Dance Schools and High Schools in the Queens and greater New York Area.…

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Learn to Dance Soca!

Queens Library - Cambria Heights Branch 218-13 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights

Instructor Davin McLeod shares the history and movements of this masquerade dance, the "soul of Calypso" and "the power of movement," which is performed at the annual Caribbean Carnival. You do not need to know how to dance to participate,…

Free
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King Manor Traditions Festival

King Manor Museum 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park), Jamaica

Join the folks at King Manor for their fourth annual Traditions Festival! It's a weekend full of food, music, art, and crafts in Jamaica from the 18th century to modern times, bringing the past and present together for a celebration…

Free

JCAL School of the Arts Open House

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

Come to experience #jcal's School of the Arts in dance, acting, voice, keyboard, guitar, digital arts, studio art, ceramic art, and cartooning. ALL FREE!

Free

Go Far, Go Together: African American Dance Workshop

Queens Library - Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

In celebration of Black History Month, the Central Library invites you to attend this cultural dance workshop. Dances will be viewed from historical, social and cultural angles, and common themes connecting dance with other disciplines will be explored. Visit QUEENSLIB.ORG/BHM2020…

Free

Omar Edwards’ Workshop: Dancin’ the Music

Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning 164-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

Students are inspired to take tap dancing to a new level using their feet as percussive instruments. Omar Edwards, accompanied by his multi-instrumentalist bandmate Shaine Wilson (on bass, drums, keyboards and vocals), will lead a jam-packed workshop where the students…

Free

Omar Edwards’ Workshop: Dancin’ the Music (Postponed)

Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning 164-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

Students are inspired to take tap dancing to a new level using their feet as percussive instruments. Omar Edwards, accompanied by his multi-instrumentalist bandmate Shaine Wilson (on bass, drums, keyboards and vocals), will lead a jam-packed workshop where the students…

Free

Youth Connect Tour 2021

Rufus King Park 150-29 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

Live music, dance performances, free food, gifts and dynamic speakers to bring together the teens in our communities in every borough. Brought to you by the Renaissance Youth Center in partnership with the NYPD. Let's showcase our teens in a…

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Making Moves Dance Festival 2021 ~ To Life!

Jamaica Performing Arts Center - Lawn 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

After pivoting to an online model in 2020 due to COVID-19, JCAL is now returning this storied festival to the community. Making Moves Dance Festival 2021 ~ To Life is a free two-day event set to take place on the…

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Making Moves Dance Festival 2021 ~ To Life!

Jamaica Performing Arts Center - Lawn 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

After pivoting to an online model in 2020 due to COVID-19, JCAL is now returning this storied festival to the community. Making Moves Dance Festival 2021 ~ To Life is a free two-day event set to take place on the…