DanceFest 2019 in Tompkins Square Park, the destination of the parade at Avenue A and Saint Marks Place, comes alive from 3-7pm with choreographed performances, dance lessons, aerial and social dance – on five stages, all free to the public. 

Main Stage:

Hosted by Donnie D'Amato, the main stage is programmed to showcase a variety of genres and features the best talent found in Dance Parade:

Time Performance (Genre)
3:00 Valerie Feit, Land Acknowledgement
3:01 Louis Mofsie and The Thunderbirds (Native American)
3:07 Paul Taylor Dance Foundation / The Taylor School (Paul Taylor Style Modern Dance)
3:15 Reaction Dance Company NYC (Latin Hip Hop Bollywood Fusion)
3:22 Salay Bolivia - Bloque New Jersey (Bolivian Folk)
3:29 The Dance Conservatory of Baltimore (Jazz)
3:32 Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance (Irish)
3:40 Navatman (Indian Kathak)
3:45 slowdanger (Contemporary / Multidisciplinary)
3:52 Takala Land (Hip-Hop / Street Dance)
3:56 Heidi Latsky Dance (Modern)
4:04 Grand Mashal Ceremony: Bill T. Jones, Baayork Lee, DJ Dara, Louis Mofsie
4:08 Funk Buddha (Urban Experimental / Ethno Hyp Hop)
4:15 Boston Community Dance Project (Contemporary Fusion)
4:21 New York Chinese Cultural Center (Chinese)
4:26 Shot of Scotch NYC (Scottish Highland Dance)
4:34 American Tap Dance Foundation (Tap)
4:41 Dalia Carella Dance Collective (Theatrical / World Fusion )
4:48 Concrete Roses (Hip hop)
4:53 Bryce Dance Company (Bryce Dance Company: Stasis)
5:01 Folk Dance Club "Kaleidoscope" (Folk)
5:06 Lei Pasifika (Tahitian Dance)
5:14 The Destiny Devine Experience (Jazz, Hip Hop)
5:19 Dancing Rubies (Belly Dance Fusion)
5:26 Reshmi Nair (Indian Classical and Folk)
5:34 7MPR Themed Cultural Dance Collective (Chinese Classical Teapot Dance)
5:38 NIA @ IS 281 (7 Rings)
5:46 Glory City (Chinese Han / Traditional)
5:51 Steeledance (Contemporary Modern Ballet)
5:59 Xianix Barrera Flamenco (Flamenco)
6:04 Xochipilli Dance Ensemble (Mexican Folkloric)
6:12 Yosakoi Dance Project 10tecomai (Yosakoi / Japanese Fusion)
6:17 Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center (Afro-Fusion)
6:25 Tropicalfete (Caribbean)
6:27 Red Dance Studio (Classical Chinese)
6:30 Alden Moves Dance Theater (Contemporary Jazz / Modern)
6:36 Energy in the Middle (Roller Disco, House, Gospel Fusion)
6:43 DWebb Fashion Show (Fashion Dance Show)

Family Stage:

Emceed by Shireen Dickson, Jacque Cohen and Jose Rivera, The Family Stage features artists from our Community Engagement programs as well as performances for all ages:

Time Performance (Genre)
3:00 Welcome by Emcee Shireen Dickson
3:01 The School At Peridance - iRep
3:04 I.S. 347 Dance Company
3:13 The School At Peridance - SynKopate
3:16 Clearview Senior Center
3:22 Moving For Life
3:27 R.A.I.N. Neighborhood Senior Center
3:36 University Heights High School
3:40 Fort Hamilton Senior Center
3:45 Tompkins Square Middele School Dance Heros
3:53 Danielle Lima Dance Group
3:58 University Neighborhood High School
4:02 Afro Brazil Arts
4:10 All Star Studios Shining Stars
4:13 B.A.D. (Body All Dancers)
4:17 Baile! Cafe Modern Latin Fusion
4:25 IFE (The Movement)
4:29 Sunshine Dance Studio
4:33 Epitome of Diversity
4:36 Tandava Arts Bellydance
4:45 Explosion Dance Team from Soundview Academy
4:49 StuyNach
4:55 F.O.R.M.A.T.I.O.N Dance Team fromthe Jamaica YMCA
5:00 A.Stars Dance Team
5:04 Dancers Dreamzzz
5:07 High Definition Dance
5:15 I.S. 238 Susan B. Anthony
5:23 Jules of Queens
5:15 Chinese Exquisite Art Assembly
5:23 House of the Roses Volunteer Dance Company
5:20 DJDC- Sparkling Divaz
5:27 CAMS Dance Program
5:31 Amira Elaine School of Dance
5:37 LoMA Dance Majors
5:41 NYC Tap Crew
5:48 Third Street Music Settlement
5:52 CATS Dance Company & School
6:01 University Settlement SONYC @ PS 34
6:05 KBL -- Kids Breaking League
6:14 Urban Dance Opportunities
6:21 BOSS Kids
6:28 Dunhuang flying apsaras dance
6:34 RudanceNY Dance school
6:39 Halo dance Crew-Super kids
6:43 Dreams In Motion

Teaching Stage:

Learn some dance moves from some of the city's best dance teachers!

Time Style / Teaching Artist
3:00 Samba by Danielle Lima (Djniba & Cumba Centers)
3:30 Tap by Tony Waag (American Tap Dance Foundation)
4:00 West African by Funmilayo Chesney (Fusha Dance Company)
4:30 Hustle by 3x World Champion Roberto Pagan and Satomi
5:00 Zumba by Laci Chisholm (Fit4Dance)
5:30 5Rhythms Wave by Tata Lebanidze (5Rhythms Global)
6:00 Shuffle Showcase by Edith Rivera (New Empire Shufflers)
6:30 Salsa on2 (New York Style) by Joseph from Salsa Salsa Studio Brooklyn

Aerial Stage:

Presented by SkyBody and House of Yes, these aerialists showcase their strength, artistry and skill up in the air!

Site Specific Dances

As you stroll through the park, you'll see: Skaterobics, Belly Dance America Welcome Goddesses (Middle Eastern), SkyBody (Aerial), Mallakhamb USA (Ancient Indian Pole dance), Akim Funk Buddha Tea-rarium, Tribe Hamsa & Friends, GROOV3 Dance Sweat Live, S.O.L.A.R. Renegade Virus, Los Andulleros de Santiago (Dominican) and more!

Social Stage & Pirate Ship DJs

Don't miss the Roller Disco Party by the Pirate Ship 3-4:30pm featuring beats by Grand Marshal DJ Dara, Hector, Ali Coleman (House Colation), Skybox (Aerial) & David Kiss (House of Yes) and friends!


Experience Dance Booths

Visit Experience Dance Booths to get inspired to do dance challenges, see shows or find out where you can take dance classes from New York City's best teachers!