August 16, by Nathaly Pesantez
The Sunnyside Ballet Studio will be hosting an open-house event in celebration of their grand opening at their new location late August.
The event will be held at the new studio, located at 49-02 Queens Boulevard on the 4th Floor, on August 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will have face painting, jewelry making, nutcracker-esque props for an instant-camera photo shoot, and games for children to enjoy.
Yasko Takeno-Williams, the founder and director of the studio, said the new location is three times larger than the previous one, and took about a year and a half to complete.
“We are expecting a lot more students from the community,” Takeno-Williams said. “We are also hoping to get more students from Jackson Heights, Woodside, and other parts of western Queens as well.
The Sunnyside Ballet Studio, which used to be located at 46-01 Greenpoint Avenue, began in 2009 as part of the Sunnyside Arts Cooperative, offering ballet classes for ages 3 and up, taught by age groups. Tap, Theater Dance, and Hip Hop are also taught at the studio.
The ballet studio will also begin offering classes for adults after many inquiries some time in September.
For information on Fall classes, visit the Sunnyside Ballet Studio page.