Get a front row seat to celebrate the most culturally diverse event in the world!


This year’s theme, “DECADE OF DANCE,” recognizes Dance Parade’s 10th Year Anniversary and celebrates over 75 unique styles and cultures.  Buying a Grandstand Seat is a great way to be apart of our effot to inspire dance in New York City.  100% of  grandstand proceeds go to support Dance Parade, DanceFest and bringing teaching artists into schools, senior and community centers through our Community Engagement Program.



On Saturday, May 21, 2016 get the best seat on the parade route as 10,000 dancers stop and perform in front of this year’s Grandstand!  Watch over 150 dance organizations be announced by our emcee DJ BooshWheelz as they turn at the Parade’s “Elbow” and dance their way to Tompkins Square Park for DanceFest. Bring your camera–there’s no other event quite like this one!


The Grandstand will be on 8th St and University Place on the SW corner.


Seating begins at 1 PM


This location is perfect for viewing the parade and is within walking distance of DanceFest, the post-parade festival at Tompkins Square Park. Our Master of Ceremonies will announce each group and all dancers will perform in front of the Grandstand.

Funds raised from grandstand seating will support the cost of Dance Parade & Festival.

We will boogie our way down Broadway, hula, swing and Irish step our way past Union Square and into University Place. At Eighth Street we will Salsa, Tango and Waltz East into Saint Marks Street. Our House, Techno and Disco floats will have afternoon shoppers wigglin as they watch us get down in the heart of the East Village. A straight shot from there brings us to DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park.  At DanceFest we will come together and celebrate watching free dance performances, be able to take free dance lessons and enjoy a Dance Party.

Our mission is to promote dance as an expressive and unifying art form by showcasing all forms of dance, educating the general public about the opportunity to experience dance and celebrate the diversity of dance.


$35 up until April 1st.
Space is limited.
Your contribution helps support Dance Parade.

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