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DeVore Dance Center


Established 1990.

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DeVore Dance Center


Established 1990.


The DeVore Dance Center is the home of a cultural arts program stressing performance arts, academics and character development. We are dedicated to building character and enhancing the cultural development of our students. Through the programs offered at DeVore, we expand, cultivate and educate our youth. It is our goal to reawaken their sense of community through the arts.  We are dedicated to setting forth our youth in a positive direction. 

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Celebrating 25 Years


The video below is dedicated to all those who taught or danced at DeVore before opening up their own studios or pursuing careers in performing arts. (Choreographed by Brian K. Hawthorne and performed the Jr Pro class)

Celebrating 25 Years


The video below is dedicated to all those who taught or danced at DeVore before opening up their own studios or pursuing careers in performing arts. (Choreographed by Brian K. Hawthorne and performed the Jr Pro class)

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Carolyn DeVore


Founder

Artistic Director

Carolyn DeVore


Founder

Artistic Director

HER VISION

Carolyn DeVore, Founder/Artistic Director of the DeVore Dance Center, was born and raised in St. Alban's Queens.   25 years ago, she had a vision to reach young people through the art of dance.

Ms. DeVore holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Dance and Secondary Education from Brooklyn College and a Master Degree in Special Education from Adelphi University. Ms. DeVore attended the Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center, where she studied with distinguished dancers and choreographers – Micheal Peters, Ben Vereen, Arthur Mitchell, and Bernice Johnson herself.

Through its 25 years, DeVore Dance Center has attracted thousands of dancers from throughout New York. Students have enjoyed the opportunity to learn directly from Ms. DeVore and to experience dance on a higher level. 

 Ms. DeVore has received many awards including:

  • Queens Borough Presidents, Special Recognition Award2008
  • US Congressional Award 2001
  • Who's Who of American High School Teachers - numerous

Ms. DeVore employs an extremely creative team of dancers, drummers, and administrative staff.   Ms. DeVore's patience, and discipline led her team and students to a brand new dance studio in 2007. 

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Studios


Studios


State of the art dance rooms with sprung wooden dance floors