NYC Dance Parade & Dancefest this Saturday
dancers in the 2008 Dance Parade (unstablelandscape)
NYC Dance Parade and Dancefest
Saturday, May 16, 2009
1:00 p.m. in Manhattan
For the third annual dance parade, 3,791 dancers will perform in the streets of Manhattan, dancing in 55 genres--including African, Algerian, Ballet/Ethnic, Ballroom, Belly Dance, Caporales, Cumbia, Disco, Ecstatic, Folkloric, Greek, Hip-Hop, Hooper, House, Hustle and Salsa, Mambo, Modern, Roller Dance, Roller Disco, Sacred, Salsa, Samba, Swing, Tap Dance, Techno, Tinku, Tribal, West Coast Swing, and Zydeco.
More info on the Dance Parade, and DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park, and videos from last year, below...
NYC Dance Parade (unstablelandscape)
After gathering between 27th and 28th between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, The Parade will kick off at 1 pm. Then 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 Salsa, Tango and Waltz East into Saint Marks Street. Our House, Techno and Disco floats will have afternoon shoppers wigglin as they watch us get down in the heart of the East Village. A straight shot from there brings us to DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park.
Dancefest starts after the parade ends, with free dance performances, lessons, and a dance party in Tompkins Square Park, starting at 4:30 p.m.
This terrific event will help heighten public awareness and appreciation of this singularly moving art form. New York has been the birthplace of dance styles such as salsa and tap, and we are delighted to host such a vibrant celebration of rhythmic movement.
Clips from last year's Dance Parade, which took place on Saturday, May 17th, below...
Dance Parade NYC, Pacha Float Martinez brothers
'MISS DANCE AMERICA" at NYC DanceFest
NY Dance Parade 2008 - Part1
NY Dance Parade 2008 - Part 2
Dance Parade 2008
Dance Parade 2008
And Showtrotta has suggestions on where to dance Friday night.