DanceFest 2018 in Tompkins Square Park, the destination of the parade at Avenue A and Saint Marks Place, comes alive with choreographed performances, dance lessons, aerial and social dance – all free to the public.  Five stages and site specific work throughout the park offer something for everybody including performances by culturally diverse participants from the parade and an opportunity to learn dance from the city's best dance teachers! 

Pirate Ship DJs

The Pirate Ship will cast off from the parade and set sail into the Northeast corner of the park again to host Grand Marshal Doc Martin (WBLS), Ali Coleman (House Coalition and David Kiss (Kostume Kult). 

The vibe from last year was full of love, joy with a diverse crowd of freestylin street dancers:

Teaching Stage:

30 minute teaser lessons from some of New York City's most talented teaching artists:

Time Style & Teaching Artist
3:00 Zumba by Laci Chisholm (Fit4dance)
3:30 Beginner's Tap by Max Pollak (American Tap Dance Foundation)
4:00 Circle Dances by Catherine Springer (Bosilek Bulgarian Folk Dance Ensemble)
4:30 Ballroom & Latin by Esther Frances (Arthur Murray Broadway)
5:00 5Rhythms by Ray Diaz (5Rhythms Global)
5:30 Hip-Hop by Jamie J (Broadway Dance Center)
6:00 Tango by Audrey Martinez (Friends of Argentine Tango
6:30 Bhangra by Rizwan Dhanidina (Masala Bhangra)


Main Stage:

Emcees Donnie D'Amato and Brian K. Austin present some of the Dance Parade's most diverse and artistically talented artists:

Time Presentations by Style
3:00 Taylor Teen Ensemble Paul Taylor-style modern dance
3:08 Emcee Donnie and Brian Welcome & Introduction  
3:11 Ajna Dance Company Bollywood / Semi-Classical Indian Dance
3:19 The Factory Lola Contemporary ballet
3:23 Chinese Exquisite Art Assemble Inc. Chinese classical dance
3:28 Salay Bolivia USA Salay bolivia
3:35 Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance Irish Dance
3:40 Saung Budaya Dance Indonesian traditional dance
3:47 Rhythm Locura Latin (salsa)
3:52 Koin & Co Dancers Contemporary fusion
3:57 Skin Dance Company Dance Fitness Contemporary
4:04 Belly Dance America Presents Mosaic Middle Eastern Dance
4:13 Eye Catching Circus presented by Passport to Taiwan Taiwanese Acrobatic
4:22 Danielle Lima Dance Group Samba
4:29 Halo Dance Crew Hip Hop/Sensual
4:38 Grand Marshal Awards  
4:51 NYC Dance Arts Entertainment Hip Hop/Break Dance/Acro
4:56 Tai Shai Associations Lion Dance Troupe Tai Shai Associations Cultural Dances Troupe Traditional Lion dance with Kongfu
5:03 Dancing Rubies Cabaret belly dance
5:08 Legendary Iconic House Of Ninja Vogue
5:14 New York Chinese Cultural Center Traditional Chinese Dance
5:23 Damir Tasmagambetov Indian Classical dance: Bharatanatyam
5:29 NIA Dance Team at IS 281 Jazz/Hip Hop
5:35 Shot of Scotch NYC Scottish Highland Dance
5:43 ProAm Dance Team Latin / Hip Hop
5:50 Bosilek Bulgarian Folk Dance Ensemble Bulgarian Folk
5:56 Better Chinatown USA & China Cheongsum Chinese traditional / cheongsam fusion
6:02 American Tap Dance Foundation Tap
6:10 Jules Performing Arts Afrobeat Majorette Modern
6:17 Tropicalfete Dance Caribbean
6:26 Arthur Murray Broadway Ballroom and Latin
6:35 Takala Land Dance Studio Hip Hop
6:43 Energy In The Middle Energetic soul disco roller skating


Family Stage:

Emcees Carlye Eckert, Fitz and DJ McDonald present Dance Parade's Community Engagement Programs and some of their Stars on Broadway!

Time Presentation by Style
3:00 Emcee Carlye Eckert Welcome  
3:03 PS 56 The Lewis H Latimer School African
3:10 Ft Hamilton Senior Center Salsa
3:14 Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders Salsa
3:22 University Heights HS Hip-Hop
3:26 Clearview Senior Center Moving For Life
3:37 Ajna Dance Company Bollywood / Semi-Classical Indian
3:48 Boston Community Dance Project Contemporary Fusion
3:54 University Neighborhood High School Jazz Hip Hop
3:59 Baile! Cafe Modern Latin Dance Team Latin Fusion
4:05 Porcelain Playhouse INC line dance
4:08 Beat Addikts United Hip Hop
4:12 University Neighborhood High School Latin Fusion
4:16 High Definition Dance Hip Hop
4:24 House of the Roses Creative Movement
4:28 BAD Hip Hop Lite Feet
4:33 American Tap Dance Foundation Tap
4:42 S.K.E (spunky kidz entertainment) Hip hop
4:44 RACSteppers Step-Dance
4:52 Curet Performance Project Inc. Lyrical, Afro and Hip Hop
4:56 Fully Focused Dance Intensive Old School Hip Hop
5:00 Aindrila’s Dance & Fitness Co Afro Contemporary
5:06 Explosion Dance Team Hip Hop from arpund the world
5:13 LI Zumba Zumba
5:21 Tatiana’s Dance Company Salsa On2
5:24 Dancers Dreamzzz Bachata is a Latin dance the is dance at parties as well as social social da
5:27 Tandava Arts Bellydance
5:35 Ecstatic Dance DJ 2melo