Semester Sessions

fall: OCTOBER 15th 2018 to FEBRUARY 2ND 2019 

spring: February 4TH to june 15th 2019


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How To Register Online or in Person

Advance registration is required. Payment is due at the time of registration and reserves a child’s place in class. Registrations are processed in the order they are received. You will receive confirmation and class calendars via email. Class sizes are limited.

In person, visit 34-01 Steinway Street, 2nd floor, Astoria, NY, 11101. 

By phone, call 212.398.5903.

For more information contact:


 + $20 for a First time trial class

We offer a one time trial of $20 for the first class ( does not include attire). Trial classes are available if there is still space in the class by the first day of the semester.  Students are allowed to attend one trial class for a fee of $20. Students must notify the School Administrator whether or not they plan to register for the class 3 business days or their spot will be forfeited.

For more information contact:  

Students must commit to a minimum of one semester. 10% discount for students who register for multiple classes. 10% sibling discount.

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The lapa for girls and the T-shirt for boys ($15 each) are INCLUDEd in the semester tuition. Other attire must be provided.

GIRLS 4-8:

  • Lapa (African Fabric Skirt)

  • Baby Blue Leotard

  • Black Leggings or Footless Tights

  • Bare Feet

GIRL 9-14:

  • Lapa (African Fabric Skirt)

  • Royal Blue Leotard

  • Black Leggings or Footless Tights

  • Bare Feet



  • African Tie-dye DDKids T-Shirt

  • Black Shorts or Black Sweat Pants

  • Bare Feet


  • Saturday November 24th, 2018: Thanksgiving Break

  • Monday, December 24th, 2018 to January 5th, 2019: Christmas Break

  • Monday, January 21st, 2019: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Monday, February 18th, 2019: Mid-Winter Recess

  • Monday, April 22nd, 2019 & Wednesday, April 24th, 2019: Spring Break

  • Saturday, May 25th & Monday, May 27th, 2019: Memorial Day

School Policies

  • Missed Classes: There are no make-up classes at this time.

  • Absences: It is not necessary to report a student’s absence. However, anticipated absences of several classes should be reported to the Front Desk Receptionist. 

  • Class Times: Classes begin and end on time. However, please allow a two or three minute grace time in between classes. 

  • Level Placement: Level assignments are based on age and proficiency.  Systematic progression through each level should not be the expectation.

  • Class Level Adjustments: Students will be placed in classes based on their registration selections. However, it may be necessary to reassign a student to a different class of a more appropriate level.

  • Cancellations: The school reserves the right to cancel any class with an enrollment of less than five students. In the event of class cancellation, we will contact you with a second option, or a full or pro-rated refund will be given. 


  • Enrollment is open throughout the semester. However, enrolling before the first class of the semester is more conducive to students’ learning.

  • The Children and Teens: This program is designed for students 4–18 years old.  We do not hold auditions. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Class size is limited.

  • Parent/Toddler: This program is designed for students 18 months - 3 years old.  We do not hold auditions. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Class size is limited.

  • Wait List: When class capacity is reached you will be unable to register.  You may choose another class or be asked to be added to the wait list.  There is no charge to be added to the wait list. If and when a space opens up you will be contacted via phone or email, and full payment will be expected upon enrollment.

  • Age Restrictions: A child must reach the age requirement on or before September 30.   


  1. Inform us of any medical, physical or emotional problems your child may have, so we are fully prepared to facilitate.

  2. Children are not allowed in any of the studios without a teacher.

  3. Parents and guardians should clean-up after their children, toys included.

  4. No running in hallways or jumping on the front lobby stairs.

  5. Please fold ALL strollers and line them up next to the designated wall - it's a fire hazard to block stairways.