Floats, bands, DJs, and thousands of dancers will parade down Broadway, showing off almost every style and culture of dance. After the parade, check out DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park. You can watch free dance performances and even join the fun with free dance lessons and workshops scattered throughout the Park.
“More than 10,000 dancers and more than 200 dance groups will showcase 80 unique dance styles and cultures down Broadway in a multi-cultural, rhythm-infused, magical display of movement, art and color. Styles as diverse as African, Balkan, ballet, belly dance, bhangra, Bolivian Tinkus, cheer, hip hop, house, Jamaican Dance Hall, modern, Morris, Peruvian, roller disco, samba, Tahitian, tango and zouk will all be featured.”
WHAT: New York City’s 2013 Dance Parade and Festival – Free admission. Free dance lessons.
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2013. Parade kicks off at 1pm. DanceFest to follow.
WHERE: In the heart of New York City’s East Village – The Parade starts at 21st Street and Broadway, moves south through Union Square, into Astor Place where each group dances before a Grandstand. Turning east on St. Mark’s Place (8th Street). DanceFest at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village.