DanceFest 2024 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:

AREA A: The Main Stage is programmed to showcase a variety of genres and features the best talent found in Dance Parade:

Area A: DanceFest's Main Stage is off of East 7th Street between Avenues A & B

Time             Performance & Genre (click links to visit websites)

2:50 PM Welcome & Land Acknowledgement
2:55 PM Batalá New York AfroBrazilian drumming and dancing
3:01 PM Missile Team Rollerdance
3:05 PM American Tap Dance Foundation Tap Dance
3:14 PM Sunshine Dance NYC Chinese Dance
3:27 PM Shot of Scotch NYC Scottish Highland
3:34 PM Dancing Classrooms Ballroom Dancing
3:40 PM Ephrat Asherie Dance Street & Club dance (Breaking, Hip-Hop, House, Vogue & Hustle)
3:46 PM P.U.S.H Dance Company Hip-Hop
3:53 PM House Head Session House
3:59 PM Mazarte Dance Company Traditional Mexican Dance
4:08 PM Grand Marshal Ceremony n/a
4:19 PM Grand Marshal Lil Buck Memphis Jookin
4:23 PM Kyle Marshall Choreography Contemporary
4:30 PM Alison Cook Beatty Dance Modern
4:39 PM Queens College Dance Team Jazz / Pom
4:43 PM sarAika movement collective Contemporary
4:50 PM Rogue Wave Contemporary Floorwork & Partner Dance
4:59 PM NIA Dance Team at IS 281 Hip-Hop
5:08 PM Kazanami Japanese Yosakoi
5:13 PM Fusha Dance Company African Congolese Dance
5:17 PM Get Empowered Global Dance & Tap
5:26 PM JBelly School of RAQ: Bellydance Bellydance
5:34 PM Nanm A Robenson Mathurin Dance Company Haitian Traditional Dance
5:43 PM Thai Life Archeological Traditioal Thai Dance
5:49 PM Lei Pasifika Hula & Ori Tahitian
5:56 PM Glory City Chinese Style Jazz
6:01 PM i KADA Dance, Inc Contemporary Dance
6:10 PM The Kiki Royal Haus of Silk Vogue
6:17 PM Belly Dance America and Serena Studios Belly Dance
6:26 PM Folk Dance Club Kaleidoscope Slavic Folk Dance
6:35 PM The Kingdom Dance Company Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Afrobeat & African
6:41 PM Yvonne Gutierrez Herencia Dancers Flamenco & Salsa

Community Stage:

The Community Stage features artists from Dance Parade's Community Engagement programs as well as performances for all ages! Capping off the program is The Kids Breaking League Dance Battle (16 & Under). Winners will receive cash prizes with the winner advancing to an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles for the Final rounds of competition!

DanceFest's Family Stage is in the Northwest corner of Tompkins Square Park (East 10th Street & Avenue A)

Est Time*     Performance & Genre (click to visit websites)

2:45 PM Welcome & Land Acknowledgement
2:50 PM All Star Studios Jazz
2:56 PM RBDC Indian Semi-Classical, Folk and Bollywood
3:03 PM Hālau Hula O Nā Mele `Āina O Hawai`i Hawaiian Hula
3:12 PM Waterside Dance Company Jazz. Hip-Hop & Modern Contemporary
3:17 PM Guizhou American Association Chinese Miao Traditional Dance
3:22 PM Ms. Aly’s Dance Studio Lyrical/hip Hop
3:26 PM Taylor Teen Ensemble Modern
3:33 PM Bronx Arena High School Break Dance
3:37 PM Kids Breaking League Breaking
3:42 PM Brooklyn Royal Diamonds Dance Company Majorette, Hip-Hop, Acro
3:47 PM Dancers Dreamzzz Salsa On2, Bachata, Hip-Hop
3:51 PM The Confident Bellas Hip-Hop, Majorette, Soca & Afrobeat
3:57 PM Free Focus Dance Company Street Styles: Hip-Hop, House & Break Dancing
4:04 PM NIA @ MS 443 New Voices Hip-Hop
4:08 PM I.S. 347 & P.S. 86 Hatian Dance
4:11 PM NIA @ PS 247 Hip-Hop
4:15 PM NIA @ PS 176 Hip-Hop
4:20 PM NIA @ PS 216 Hip-Hop
4:24 PM Big Apple Hoopers Hula Hoop Dance
4:30 PM C.I.C.T. (Creative Individuals Coming Together) Street Jazz / Hip-Hop
4:34 PM PS 86K - Bushwick Magnet Multimedia Arts Academy Latin Dance
4:38 PM Ballet Tonantzin Mexican Folkloric
4:44 PM Angels of Distinction Incorporation Majorette
4:48 PM Collaborative Arts Middle school Soca, Afro-Caribbean.
4:56 PM Museum H Studios Contemporary Khmer Theatrical Dance
5:00 PM Moving For Life Contemporary Aerobic Dance
5:09 PM Full Circle Souljahs Classic Hip-Hop Street & Club dance
5:15 PM Fit4Dance Hip-Hop
5:20 PM Thai Life NY Thai Traditional Dance
5:26 PM Beacon Cheerleaders Cheer
5:30 PM Energy in the Middle Dance Roller Skaters Roller Dance
5:35 PM i KADA Dance Center Kpop Dance
5:44 PM San Simon Sucre New York Caporales
5:48 PM Lower East Side Preparatory High School Bachata
6:00 PM Fusion Bellydance NYC Fusion Bellydance (Tribal Fusion Bellydance)
6:04 PM Dominican Dance Group Dominican Folklore
6:10 PM Moving For Life Contemporary Aerobic Dance
6:15 PM Manhatitlan Mexican Folkloric
6:19 PM Grupo Cayena Dominican Folkloric
6:26 PM Taylor Lovett Dance Academy Incorporated Afro Carribean
6:32 PM The New York Conservatory For Dramatic Arts Dance Theater, Jazz & Hip-Hop
6:36 PM SVA Elite Dance Nation HipHop, Soca, AfroBeats, Latinfusion - Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggae
6:42 PM Urban Dance Opportunities Afro Caribbean
6:47 PM Karla Florez School of Dance Colombian Folk Dance
6:55 PM KC Marching Falcons Drill Team & Drum

*Times are estimated accurately as possible

Teaching Stage:

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

DanceFest's Dance Education taps into the Joyce Theater's exciting new New York Center for Creativity & Dance. Located on the Northwest corner of Avenue A and East 10th Street, enjoy a dance class from some of the city's best dance teachers!" 10th Street & Avenue A)

Studio 1
Studio 2
Studio 3
Presented by Peridance
Studio 4 Gymnasium
3:00 PM
Talia Putrino - Open Level Jazz (presented by Mark Morris Dance Group)
Paul Ru / RuDanceNY - Tango/Salsa/Cha-Cha
Baila Society/Edwin Tolentino - Salsa
4:00 PM
Talia Putrino - Open Level Jazz (presented by Mark Morris Dance Group)
Tony Waag - Beginner Adv. Tap (presented by American Tap Dance Foundation)
Mike Esperanza - Contemporary
Dancing Classrooms - Intro to Social Dance for Individuals & Families
5:00 PM
GM Lil Buck:
Susan Hebach - Absolute Beginner Tap (presented by American Tap Dance Foundation)
Uko Snowbunny - Hip Hop
Taylor Lovett - Afro Caribbean
6:00 PM
Tom Sullivan - Moving For Life
Laci Chisholm / Fit4Dance - Lit Fit
Miyabi Wright - House

Site Specific Dances

As you stroll through the park, you'll be met with a variety of dances from around the world!

DanceFest's Site Specific dancers are featured throughout the park, especially at these hotspots:

Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 Site 4 Site 5
3:00 PM
Los Andulleros de Santiago
(Dominican Carnival)
Bloco La Conga
The Physical Plant (Phillipine Traditional Dance)
ZCO/Dance Project (Physically Integrated Contemporary)
Anuruk Dance Association of New York (Traditional Thai)
4:00 PM
Tandava Arts - Whimsical Hips
Samba New York!
Kaleid Dance Collective (Contemporary)
5:00 PM
The Findyhoppers featuring Brooklyn Swings
Freaky Deakies & Big Apple Hoopers
Let Hair Down (Contemporary)
6:00 PM
Kaleid Dance Collective
Museum H Studios
(Khmer Theatrical)

Social Stage:

Area C: A favorite with festival goers, don't miss the chance to boogie down with legendary local Djs!

3pm - 4:45pm Vinyl Nights kick off set with DJ Misbehaviour & Kenny Parker

4:45pm - 5:30pm DJs Tone Love & Bobby Moralis Disco Love set

5:30pm - 6:15pm Liquid Todd (SiriusXM BPM)

6:15pm - 7:00pm Ameer (House Coalition)

Experience Dance Booths

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