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Amy Brandt on Friday, May 16, 2014
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Tomorrow, over 10,000 dancers will descend on the streets of New York City to revel in the Eighth Annual Dance Parade and Festival. Over 155 groups in 77 genres will be represented, from ballet to salsa to—yes—roller disco. The parade also features an international smorgasbord of folk dance, led by the Isra Ukrainian Folk Ensemble in recognition of their nation’s current political struggles. The grand marshals are none other than Urban Bush Women’s Jawole Willa Jo Zoller and tap luminary Savion Glover. Also keep an eye out for The Paul Taylor Teen Ensemble and waacking sensation Princess Lockeroo’s Soul Train Float.
The parade starts at 1pm at 21st and Broadway and weaves its way east, culminating in a four-hour festival of free performances, lessons and social dancing in Tompkins Square Park. Thinking of getting your groove on? Click here for more information.