DanceFest 2023 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)

2:45 PM
Emcees Jose Rivera:& Shireen Dickson
Land Acknowledgement
3:00 PM Bombazo Dance Company Bomba Puertorriquena
3:09 PM Taylor School - Taylor Teen Ensemble Modern Dance
3:15 PM Full Circle Souljahs Classic Hip Hop & Street
3:21 PM RuDance NYC Latin / Ballroom
3:30 PM Alison Cook Beatty Dance Modern
3:39 PM Heartbreak Crew Hip Hop
3:44 PM Shot of Scotch NYC Traditional Scottish Highland Dance
3:53 PM MOVE|NYC| Contemporary
4:02 PM Princess Lockerooo and the Fabulous Waack Dancers Waacking
4:06 PM Yvonne Gutierrez Herencia Dancers Flamenco and Salsa on 2
4:12 PM A-Y Dancers Concert Contemporary
4:18 PM MasterZ at Work Dance Family Voguing. House. Hip Hop. Street Jazz
4:25 PM EVIDENCE, A Dance Company Contemporary, African and Afro-Cuban
4:34 PM Grand Marshal Ceremony: Honoring Ronald K. Brown, Elizabeth Streb & Natasha Diggs  
4:43 PM STREB Extreme Action PopAction
4:50 PM Sunshine Dance NYC Chinese Dance
4:56 PM Heidi Latsky Dance Physically Integrated Dance
5:01 PM Glory City Chinese Traditional & Contemporary
5:07 PM Mazarte Dance Company Traditional and Contemporary Mexican Dance
5:12 PM Yosakoi Dance Project 10tecomai Yosakoi
5:17 PM Saung Budaya Indonesian Dance Group Indonesian Dance
5:23 PM The Findyhoppers featuring Brooklyn Swings Swing
5:29 PM Sun Kim Dance Theatre Popping
5:34 PM New York Chinese Cultural Center Chinese dance
5:38 PM San Simon Sucre NY Bolivian Caporales
5:43 PM Fusha Dance Company African Congolese Contemporary
5:48 PM Xianix Barrera Flamenco Co. Flamenco
5:56 PM NIA @ IS 281 Dance Team Contemporary
6:05 PM Kinding Sindaw Heritage Foundation Southern Philippines Melayu
6:14 PM House Head Session House Dance
6:22 PM JBelly School of RAQ: Bellydance Bellydance
6:28 PM Folk Dance Club Kaleidoscope Slavic Folk Dance
6:36 PM Lauren Settembrino Contemporary
6:41 PM American Tap Dance Foundation Tap Dance
6:50 PM Masala Bhangra Bhangra / Bollywood

Family & Community Stage:

The Family Stage & 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)

Time              Performance & Genre (click to visit websites)

3:00 PM   Emcee Jacqueline Cohen &
Andre Archimbaud: Land Acknowledgement
3:00 PM   Hidden Treasure Dance Company Majorette
3:06 PM   PS 56 The Lewis H Latimer School Asian Fusion & African
3:11 PM   Miss'ile Rollerdance Company Roller Dance
3:14 PM   Rok Nation Dance Team Hip Hop
3:19 PM   I.S. 347 School of Humanities Congolese
3:24 PM   NC Chapel Hill Chinese Folk Dance Club Chinese Qipao
3:30 PM   Carnyval Dancers Afro-Caribbean
3:36 PM   Dancers Dreamzzz Salsa
3:39 PM   C.I.C.T. (Creative Individuals Coming Together) Hip-Hop & Street Jazz
3:45 PM   SVA Elite Dance Nation Hip Hop, Soca,
3:49 PM   Manhatitlan Mexican Folkloric Dance
3:56 PM   Royal Majesty Dance Company Majorette
4:00 PM   NYC iSchool Latin Social Dance & Hip Hop
4:05 PM   Tryptinis Lithuanian Folk
4:10 PM   Success Academy Charter Schools- Network Dance Team Hip Hop
4:17 PM   Kazanami Yosakoi
4:22 PM   Reaction Dance Company NYC Hip Hop Bhangra Fusion
4:29 PM   The Kingdom Dance Company Hip Hop / Dancehall / Afrobeat / African
4:37 PM   Energy in the Middle Dance Roller skaters
4:41 PM   NIA @ PS/IS 121 Hip Hop
4:44 PM   Ghungroo School of Dance Folk
4:48 PM   NIA @ PS 176 Hip Hop
4:52 PM   NIA @ PS 216 Cultural Dances
4:55 PM   All Star Studios Jazz
5:02 PM   NIA @ IS 303 Dance Team Hip Hop
5:06 PM   The Academy Marching Panthers Majorette
5:14 PM   Kids Breaking League Break Dance
5:20 PM   Break Dance Battle (16 and Under)  

Teaching Stage:

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

AREA D: DanceFest's Teaching Stage is in the Northwest corner of Tompkins Square Park near Avenue A & East 10th Street

Time               Class (with links to website)

3:00 STREB Kids Company PopAction
3:30 STREB Kids Company PopAction
4:00 RuDance NYC, with Paul and Lulu Ru Latin / Ballroom
4:30 American Tap Dance Foundation Tap Dance
5:00 Jeff Selby New Style Hustle
5:30 Masala Bhangra with Sarina Jain Bhangra / Bollywood
6:00 Fit4Dance with Laci Chisholm Hip Hop, Soca, Afrobeat, Dancehall
6:30 Ballet Hispanico Latin Social Dance (for beginners)

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:



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Social Dance​ ​ ​​​     (​Area​ C)​


  Kaisokah Moko Jumbies USA Caribbean Carnival

NYC Hoop Troupe

Bloco La Conga, Afro-Cuban/Fusion

Princess Lockerooo and the Fabulous Waack Dancers

Los Andulleros de Santiago (Dominican Carnival)

Lizzie Blasquez


Hustle Bunch & Jeff Selby


Tandava Arts

Manhattan Samba

Tandava Arts (Belly Dance)

Museum H Studios

Los Andulleros de Santiago (Dominican Carnival)

Dancing Matters

Princess Lockerooo Soul Train​ Line​


NYC Hoop Troupe

Manhattan Samba

Daniel Bakst

Pujally NJ (Bolivian)

Tandava Arts (Belly Dance)

Dancing Matters



Social Stage:

Area C: A favorite with festival goers, don't miss the chance to boogie down with a DJs Tone Love, Bobby Morales, Ali Coleman and Dance Parade's 2023 Grand Marshal: Natasha Diggs

Experience Dance Booths

Visit Experience Dance Booths to get inspired to do dance challenges, get interviewed on the radio, get a professional photo by a Professional Photographer or find out where you can take dance classes from New York City's best teachers!

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