The DanceSource is a renowned dance studio in the Rego Park/Forest Hills, NY area. This studio was formerly Ballet Arts School of Forest Hills (established 1974), and merged with The DanceSource in 2006. We have a strong, professional staff of dance instructors, the finest New York City has to offer. We offer Ballet, Modern, Gymnastics, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Zumba, Bollywood, Barata Nathyam, Kathak, Georgian Dance, Belly Dance, and More! We offer private lessons, wedding dances, and rental space is available. Dance class is available for 2 ½ years through adult, for beginners up to professional levels. Dance class is for any and all people who wish to dance.
Come try and class, then see if you want to sign up. We welcome you to The DanceSource, where our smaller classes offer you a great amount of attention and better results from learning in a smaller class environment. Your first lesson at the DanceSource is a FREE TRIAL!!!! So what have you got to lose?
An artistic dance form performed to music using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures. Classical ballet, which originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century, is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements and the use of pointe shoes.
A free, expressive style of dancing started in the early 20th century as a reaction to classical ballet. In recent years it has included elements not usually associated with dance, such as speech and film.
Exercises developing or displaying physical agility and coordination. The modern sport of gymnastics typically involves exercises on uneven bars, balance beam, floor, and vaulting horse (for women), and horizontal and parallel bars, rings, floor, and pommel horse (for men).
A dance originating in the Middle East, typically performed by a woman and involving undulating movements of the belly and rapid gyration of the hips.
A dance performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps, characterized by rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels.
We have all dancing sessions for kids too!
Dianna is from southern Oregon, and trained in Ballet, Tap, Gymnastics, Jazz and Hula, and began teaching at age 13 through high school. She went onto University of Oregon, where she graduated with a B.A. in Dance/Choreography, with a minor in Spanish. She then went to UCLA to complete an M.A. in Dance/Choreography and an M.F.A. in Theater Arts - Producer’s Program, with an emphasis in Arts Management. In 1986, she was invited to work as Company Manager for Joffrey II Dancers, which toured the lower Eastern United States for a year. She then went on to company manage other companies, including Corner Stone Theater Company, and other arts organizations. Dianna then went to work for JPMorgan Chase for a total of 12 years. Finding it necessary to return to her cultural training, Dianna opened The DanceSource in 1996, in small venues throughout Forest Hills, NY, and later merged with Ballet Arts of Forest Hills in 2006, becoming the Director and Owner of the DanceSource. We are proud to offer a very diverse range, and strong technique of dance forms for all who wish to dance.
Arlee Chadwick first joined the Dance Source in 2006. She has enjoyed teaching tap and jazz over the years. She has performed for kids all over the world as a dancer and a puppeteer. She was most recently seen as "Rose" in the off Broadway production of That Golden Girls Show! a Puppet Parody at the DR2. She also pulls strings as a resident company member at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park and the Puppet Mobile. She has appeared as a puppeteer in first national tours of The Little Prince, My Little Pony Live!, Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live!, and the world premiere of Noel MacNeal's Mouse King, and as "Dorsal" with John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean and Reusable the Musical at the NY Aquarium and Bronx Zoo also by John Tartaglia.
Katie was born and raised in Queens, NY of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent. Her development in dance began at the age of 3 at The DanceSource (Rego Park, NY) with Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz & Gymnastics. Katie was later accepted to Repertory Company HS for Theatre Arts as a dance major, where she trained extensively in several styles including Modern, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, African and Latin dance. Yearning to further her education in dance on a more advanced level Katie ventured to some of Manhattan's most prestigious dance schools including Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, & Steps on Broadway. It was there where she was exposed to styles such as House, Whaacking, Vogue, Breaking, Popping & Latin Jazz. Upon graduation, Katie received a dance scholarship to study as dance major at Dean College Dance Conservatory in Franklin, Massachusetts.
At 12, Angelina Haque began her study of Indian Classical dance in Moscow (Russia) under the founder of the first Classical Indian Dance group in former Soviet Union, Galina Das Gupta. Angelina Haque performs with Bahar Dance and Janaki Patrick’s Kathak Ensemble. She specializes in Mohiniyattam and Kathak. Angelina performed at The 300th Anniversary of Buddhism in Russia; for celebrities, including Svyatoslav Roerich and Dalai Lama, and at such prestigious stages of Russia, as Hermitage Theater and Tchaikovsky's Concert Hall, participated in From The Horses Mouth, Celebrating Indian Dance in America production in New York, April, 2017.
What we do here at the DanceSource!
We offer your very first one hour lesson as a FREE TRIAL LESSON. Then we ask for payment, and you choose the option that suits you and your budget. We also offer 1 hour private lessons for $75.00/hour.
1 or 2 individual classes
1 or 2 dance styles
1 or 2 days / week
Good for up to 14 weeks (3 1/2 months)
Please contact us with any questions!