The Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre is a performing modern dance company promoting greater awareness and appreciation for dance. Their dance academy located at 66-85 73rd Place, Middle Village, Queens, NY 11379, presents Free Sunday Arts Performances series during which The Academy will showcase six emerging NYC choreographers. Sponsored by Queens Council on the Arts, all events are FREE and Open to the General Public. Scheduled performances: June 5 at 5 pm, Molissa Fenley and Dancers and Elinor Harrison; and June12 at 5 pm, kerPlunk Dance and NØA DANCE.
The Academy is also proud to participate in the Queens Council on the Arts’ Queens Art Express, a Queens borough-wide festival during which The Academy will feature original artwork by fine artist, Stravos Pavlides; Thursday June 16 at 8 pm – 11 pm – Artist Reception; Friday June 17 at 8 pm -11 pm, Saturday June 18 at 5 pm – 8 pm. Sunday, June 19 at 5 pm- Free Sunday Performances: Sidra Bell Dance NY and Julian DeLeon. All events are FREE and Open to the General Public.
As an extension of the dance company, The dance academy serves as a permanent home allowing the company to invest in the artistic, creative and educational needs of the Queens community. The Academy’s mission is to offer professional dance instruction and arts education to a diverse income area that is lacking in arts, cultural and community activity. The Academy is a long-term, innovative, exploratory learning center for children, parents and adults that will bring the joy of dance to the community. The Academy will teach the art of ballet; modern dance and other art forms. In addition, it will foster opportunities for active and healthier lifestyles by engaging the community with alternative recreational activities.