December, 2013


Astoria’s Rockette steps into the season

In late-September as many people are trying to squeeze another drop out of a waning summer, Lori Barber is already dreaming of a white Christmas. Comment

November, 2013

Kew Gardens Hills

Professor at Queens Col. puts out book on tango

Queens College hosts an event this Friday to determine just how many it does take to tango. Comment

August, 2013


St. Mary’s hosts program where patients strut their stuff

The children at St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children in Bayside were all smiles last Thursday as they showed off their dance moves with dancer Val Chmerkovskiy from the reality competition show “Dancing with the Stars.” Comment

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July, 2013

Richmond Hill

Ballerina makes the leap home to Richmond Hill

It was an afternoon of ballet memories. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows store attracts a wide clientele

Despite never having been a professional dancer, Ben Hahn has devoted most of his life to those who are. Comment

Maspeth pupils win gold in ballroom competition finals

A group of Maspeth students tangoed their way to a gold medal in the annual Dancing Classrooms ballroom final, but fell a step short of the grand prize. Comments (3)

June, 2013


Dancing teams from Maspeth and Woodside to compete in final

Two western Queens schools have secured spots in the Dancing Classrooms’ final Sunday, as other teams are slated to compete for the remaining spots Thursday. Comment
Forest Hills Gardens

Two SE Queens schools win ballroom dance gold

The gymnasium at PS 101 in Forest Hills Gardens roared with students from nine different schools in Queens, each rooting for their team to win the competition — not of basketball, but ballroom dancing. Comment

March, 2013


Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance paints Whitestone green

Many may have “Riverdance” or “Lord of the Dance” in their minds when asked to think about Irish dancing, but jigs and reels can be found much closer to home. Comment
Forest Hills

Forest Hills HS pulls plug on wild student video dance

It was a real shake-up for one Forest Hills High School senior, who attempted to dance his class’ name onto the growing list of viral Harlem shakers taking over the Internet. Comments (5)

February, 2013

Long Island City

LaGuardia College holds anti-violence V-Day dance

Valentine’s Day is a day of romance, but a protest at LaGuardia Community College last week focused on helping the most vulnerable women love themselves. Comment

January, 2013


Dance floor flavor comes to Queens’ entertainment scene

Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside is unveiling the African roots of tango in music and dance with the world premiere of “afroTango” starting Friday and running eight weeks. Comment
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