Get ready to shake, shimmy, and samba (or watch from the sidelines) from 21st street and Broadway, through Union Square to Tompkins Square Park. 10,000 parade participants representing over 70 dance styles from around the globe – ballet to Bulgarian, Capoeira to contra, bellydance to ballroom dance, zydeco to zouk. Even roller disco!
The parade starts at 1PM at 21st street, as dancers and floats shimmy, tap, twirl and crunk down Broadway, and then swings east onto Saint Marks, pausing at our Grand Stands in Astor Place and flowing into Tompkins Square Park. The park is where the whole shindig culminates into a rockin dance party, complete with stage and individual performances and free lessons in a myriad of dance styles.
In its mission to promote dance as an expressive and unifying art form, Dance Parade, showcasing all forms of dance, educates the public about the opportunities to experience dance, and celebrates diversity of dance in New York City by sponsoring a yearly city-wide dance parade and dance festival.
On Saturday, May 16, 2015, Dance Parade New York will celebrate it’s ninth year by showcasing 10,000 dancers from 80 styles of dance. Be a STAR and join us on Broadway! DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park will follow with free dance lessons, three stages performances, drum circles, DJ’s and more. Click here to register and promote your dance troupe, school, club or community organization today!
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