A Dancer’s Guide to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Don’t forget to turn on the TV tomorrow morning while preparing your feast. Because the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is more than just a guilty pleasure: It’s a chance to see dancers from around the country and snippets from some of the most exciting new Broadway musicals. The show starts at 9 am EST on NBC. Here are the dance highlights we know about so far:

The Rockettes kick off the holiday season. Photo courtesy Macy's.
The Rockettes kick off the holiday season. Photo courtesy Macy’s.

The Radio City Rockettes, always one of the parade’s signature performances

Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical, sure to put you in the holiday spirit

Cats, showcasing Andy Blankenbuehler’s new take on Gillian Lynne’s iconic choreography

Paramour, Cirque du Soleil’s first Broadway production

Waitress, with a number choreographed by Lorin Latarro

A sneak peek of Hairspray Live (the full show airs on NBC December 7)

+ Boston’s Sayat Nova Dance Company, Armenian folk dance

The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees from Alameda, California, costumed as, yes, Christmas trees

150 students ages 9-16 from Jacques d’Amboise’s National Dance Institute, celebrating Harlem with a routine set to swing and hip-hop music

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

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