On May 16th, 2020 get the best seat on the parade route as 10,000 dancers stop and perform in front of this year’s Grandstand!  Watch 150 dance organizations be announced by our Emcee as they dance their way to Tompkins Square Park for DanceFest. Bring your camera–there’s no other event quite like it!

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

$35 to $100 Grandstand Tickets support the production of Dance Parade and DanceFest

Where:  As usual, Grandstand will be stationed on fixed bleacher seating at the intersection of Eighth Street and Fourth Avenue (at Astor Place)

When:  Seating begins at 12:30pm. Your ticket assures you of a seat in the Grandstand however, seating is open for those with tickets so for the best seats plan to arrive early. Water will be distributed to those in the Grandstand.

Why:  This location is perfect for viewing the parade and is within walking distance of DanceFest, the post-parade festival in Tompkins Square Park. Our Master of Ceremonies will announce each group and all dancers will take their turn performing in front of the Grandstand. Complete with a PA System and state of the art DJ mixing audio platform, watching dance performances by 100+ companies is an experience like no other!

Purpose: 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 turn left and Salsa, Tango and Waltz East into Saint Marks Place. Our House, Techno and Disco floats will have afternoon shoppers wigglin as they watch us get down in the heart of the East Village.

The Grandstand at 8th Street and Saint Marks Place seats over 200 people.

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.

Price:  Earlybird price of $35 and $50 the Day of the Parade.

Day of Parade ticket sales start at the grandstand at 1 PM. Space is limited.

The Grandstand will feature Emcees Jerry Goldman and Rhina Valentin who will announce each group as they make their way past and begin the final blocks of the parade. Contact for more information!