Dance Parade 2018

NYC’s 2018 Dance Parade, DanceFest and Afterparty is Saturday, May 19, 2018, rain or shine. Let’s dance!

If you like to dance, you’ll love the Dance Parade’s 10,000 dancers, over 80 styles of dance from around the world, DJs, live bands, dance lessons, and a dance party of course.

2018’s theme is Cabaret of Life,

Dance Parade 2018

The Dance Parade starts in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, marches past Union Square into Greenwich Village, and finishes in the East Village.

  • Starts at 21st St & Broadway at 1 pm
  • Marches down Broadway onto Union Square West which becomes University Place
  • Turns east onto 8th St
  • The Grandstand is in Astor Place at 4th Avenue
  • Ends at Tompkins Square Park at 3 pm

Grandstand Emcees are Jerry Goldman and Rhina Valentin

Get Grandstand Tickets from $35

DanceFest 2018

DanceFest is a giant dance party in Tompkins Square Park from 3 – 7 pm.

There are dance lessons and a huge dance party with aerial performances and more on five stages.

Cabaret Afterlife 2018

The 2018 Dance Parade wraps up with an afterparty fundraiser at Nublu 151 in Manhattan’s East Village from 8 pm – 12 midnight. $15 – $20

Celebrate the end of NYC’s cabaret law that was enacted in 1926 to keep white kids from dancing with black kids in Harlem. New York City Council member Rafael Espinal introduced the legislation that finally repealed the law in 2017. Let’s dance!

Dance the night away with DJs Doc Martin and 2Melo, and visuals by VJ Krunch at one of Manhattan’s coolest underground clubs. (Do we still have those?)

21 and over. 100% of proceeds support the Dance Parade.

Nublu 151
151 Avenue C
(at 9th St)
East Village, Manhattan

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Grand Marshals

Camille A. Brown

Choreographer, educator and activist.

Mickela Mallozzi

Three-time Emmy® Award-winning host and Executive Producer of the Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzitravel series on the diversity of dance.

New York City Council Member Rafael Espinal

Dominican – American council member for the 37th District in Brooklyn which includes  Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills, and East New York.

Espinal led the effort to repeal NYC’s cabaret law.

DJ Doc Martin

WNHC, New Haven radio personality.

Line of March

  1. Skin Dance Company ~ New York, NY.
  2. Fusha Dance Company ~ African dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  3. PS 56 The Lewis H Latimer School ~ African dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  4. GRAND MARSHAL Camille A. Brown.
  5. Fit4Dance ~ Haitian dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  6. American Tap Dance Foundation ~ Tap dance from New York, NY.
  7. Paul Taylor Teen Ensemble ~ Modern dance from New York, NY.
  8. Young Bulgarian Voices NY & Bosilek Bulgarian Folk Dance Ensemble ~ Bulgarian Folk dance from Morristown, NJ.
  9. Dancing Rubies ~ Belly dance from New York, NY.
  10. Bellydance America Raks Stars ~ Belly dance from New York, NY.
  11. Navatman ~ Indian Bharatanatyam / Kathak dance from New York, NY.
  12. Ajna Dance ~ Bollywood / Bhangra / Classical Indian dance from New York, NY.
  13. FE Bellows Elementary, Rye Neck
  14. New York Chinese Cultural Center ~ Chinese dance from New York, NY.
  15. North America Sports Union ~ Chinese Classical dance
  16. Eye Catching Circus presented by Passport to Taiwan ~ Taiwanese Acrobatic dance from New York, NY.
  17. Saung Budaya Dance ~ Indonesian dance from New York, NY.
  18. Rhythm Locura ~ Latin / Ballroom dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  19. Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders ~ Salsa
  20. Fort Hamilton Senior Center ~ Salsa
  21. Friends of Argentine Tango ~ Argentine Tango from Brooklyn, NY.
  22. I Dance Like U ~ Audience Participatory dance from
  23. Salay Bolivia USA ~ Bolivian Salay dance from Elizabeth, NJ.
  24. Sabrina Evangelista ~ Samba de Gafieira dance from Astoria, NY.
  25. FogoAzul NYC Brazilian Drum and Dance ~ Brazilian Bloco Group dance from Queens, NY.
  26. Habitat Fire Drumline ~ Marching Band from Yonkers, NY.
  27. San Simon USA ~ Caporales dance from Germantown, MD.
  28. Better Chinatown USA ~ Traditional Chinese / Lion dance from New York, NY.
  29. Fairy Troupe ~ Chinese dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  30. Chinese Exquisite Art Assemble Inc. ~ Chinese Folk dance from Flushing, NY.
  31. University Heights (Phoenix Rising) ~ Hip-Hop from Bronx, NY.
  32. Brooklyn Gatorettes ~ Hip hop/majorette from Brooklyn, NY.
  33. The Litefeet Nation ~ Litefeet dance from Bronx, NY.
  34. Fully Focused Dance Intensive ~ Hip Hop.
  35. Flowers of Hope NY ~ Community Fusion dance from Rosedale, NY.
  36. World Dance Initiative ~ Korean dance from New York, NY.
  37. Caporales San Simon Virginia ~ Caporales dance from Springfield, VA.ón-Va-1053293131356946/
  38. Kostume Kult ~ Burner Free-Style dance.
  39. Tinkus San Simon Filial Virginia ~ Bolivian Tinkus dance from Silver Spring, MD.
  40. BOSS Kids / The Jona Show ~ Contemporary Hip Hop from New York, NY.
  41. The Factory Lola ~ Contemporary dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  42. Koin & Co Dancers ~ Contemporary dance from New York NY.
  43. Boston Community Dance Project ~ Contemporary Fusion dance from Worcester, MA.
  44. North America Sports Union ~ Chinese Classical dance.
  45. Porcelain Playhouse ~ Hip Hop, Majorette, Jazz dance from Flushing, Queens, NY.
  46. Beat Addikts United ~ Hip-Hop from Bear, DE.
  47. 3rd Street Music School Settlement ~ Jazz / Hip Hop.
  48. BAD ~ Hip Hop
  49. Moving for Life ~ Movement Therapy from New York, NY.
  50. Clearview Senior Center ~ Therapeutic dance.
  51. High Definition Dance ~ Acro Jazz Hip-Hop from New Windsor, NY.
  52. House of the Roses ~ Creative Movement from New York, NY.
  53. Samba Art & Culture ~ Samba dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  54. Baile! Cafe Modern Latin Dance Team ~ Latin Fusion dance from Bronx, NY.
  55. I.S. 347 School of Humanities ~ Modern dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  56. Tandava Arts ~ Belly dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  57. GRAND MARSHAL Mickela Mallozzi.
  58. NYC Media Channel 25
  59. University Neighborhood High School ~ Afro-pop, hip hop and salsa from New York, NY.
  60. NYC Tap Crew ~ Tap dance from Queens, NY.
  61. Captain A Fighting The War On Cancer, Inc. ~ English – Pop dance from Bronx, NY.
  62. Tatiana’s Dance Company ~ Salsa, Hip Hop and Baton Twirling from Bronx, NY.
  63. ProAm Dance Team ~ Latin Dance, HipHop from New York, NY.
  64. A.Stars Dance Team ~ Hiporette
  65. PS 165 Edith K Bergtraum Dance Co. ~ Jazz dance from Flushing, NY.
  66. Takala Land Dance Studio ~ Hip-Hop from Flushing, NY.
  67. Broadway Bodies Dance Team ~ Hip Hop.
  68. Shot of Scotch NYC ~ Scottish Highland dance from New York, NY.
  69. Niall OLeary School of Dance ~ Irish Step dance from New York, NY.
  70. Folk Dance Club Kaleidoscope ~ Slavic Folk dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  71. Francis Lewis High School ~ Cheerleading from Fresh Meadows, NY.
  72. Dardo Galletto Dance ~ Argentine Tango from New York, NY.W
  73. Dancer Dreamzzz ~ Mambo-Salsa from Bronx, NY.
  74. Fraternidad Folklorica Cultural Ruphay ~ Bolivian Caporales dance from Alexandria, VA.
  75. GRAND MARSHAL Doc Martin.
  76. Salaam Arts & Inspiration ~ Groove dance from New York, NY.
  77. MPSD Genies ~ Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and African dance.
  78. S.K.E. (spunky kidz entertainment) ~ Hip Hop from Bronx, NY.
  79. Art of Stepping ~ Step dance from New York, NY.
  80. Curet Performance Project Inc. ~ Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop and Ballet.
  81. Explosion Dance Team ~ Hip Hop / Majorette from Bronx, NY.
  82. RACSteppers ~ Step Team from Brooklyn, NY.
  83. Akim Funk Buddha
  84. YAI ~ Pop interpretation from New York, NY.
  85. L. De. Dance School ~ African Fusion from Paterson, NJ.
  86. Center Of Attention Dance Company ~ Majorette from Brooklyn, NY.
  87. The Legendary House of Ninja ~ Vogue from Manhattan, NY.
  88. Energy In the Middle ~ Roller Disco from Freeport, NY.
  89. GRAND MARSHAL Council Member Rafael
  90. House Coalition ~ House dance
  91. ShapeUp Brooklyn ~ Aerobic dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  92. The Loft Practice ~ Freestyle House from New York, NY.
  93. Los Andulleros ~ Dominican Santiago dance from Bronx, NY.
  94. Damir Tasmagambetov ~ Indian Bharatanatyam dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  95. Aindrila Dance and Fitness ~ Indian Classical / Bollywood Fusion dance from Colonia, NJ.
  96. Learn Bhangra ~ Indian Bhangra dance from Jersey City, NJ.
  97. Yuvalaya School of Dance ~ Indian Bharatanatyam / Kalakshetra dance from New York, NY.
  98. Halo Dance Crew ~ Hip-Hop Jazz dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  99. Jules Performance Arts ~ Majorette / Afrobeat
  100. Bronx Envision Academy (BEA Dance) ~ Jazz dance from Bronx, NY.
  101. John Jay School For Law High School ~ Jazz / Majorette from Brooklyn, NY.
  102. Tinkus San Simon USA (Ricardo Espinoza) ~ Tinkus dance from Fairfax, VA.
  103. Fraternidad Folklorica y Cultural Caporales San Simon Universitarios Filial NY ~ Bolivian Caporales dance from Queens Village, NY.
  104. 5Rhythms ~ 5Rhythms.
  105. The Hoop Movement ~ Hoop dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  106. The Floasis ~ Fire dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  107. Be Wild Woman ~ Fee form dance with nature
  108. Junxion / Ecstatic Dance ~ Ecstatic dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  109. Fraternidad Salay Cochabamba VA USA ~ Bolivian dance from Falls Church, VA.
  110. Urban Dance Opportunities ~ Caribbean dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  111. The Golden Dancerettes ~ Majorette from Rosedale, NY.
  112. Water Dancers ~ Post-Modern Improvisatory dance from New York, NY.
  113. Saung Budaya Dance ~ Indonesian dance from New York, NY.
  114. Incallajta New York ~ Bolivian Pujilay dance from Astoria, NY.
  115. Connecticut Dance Center ~ Street Jazz dance from Stamford, CT.
  116. DivaDance NYC ~ Hip Hop dance from New York, NY.
  117. Infinite Movement Inc. ~ Old School and New School Hip-Hop dance from New York, NY.
  118. NIA Community Services Network / IS 231 ~ Modern, Lyrical, Jazz dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  119. West End Secondary School ~ Theater Jazz dance from New York, NY.
  120. The Prancing Buckeyes Dance Team ~ Majorette from Columbus, OH.
  121. PYNQ Dance Troupe ~ Majorette / Hip Hop dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  122. Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School Cheerleaders ~ Cheerleading.
  123. The Power of You Teens (PowerGirls!!) ~ Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk dance from West New York, NJ.
  124. LI Zumba ~ Zumba Dance Fitness from West Islip, NY.
  125. Center for Creative Education: Energy Dance Company & Dance Xross Fitness ~ Hip-Hop dance from Kingston, NY.
  126. Dance in Tribeca ~ Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop & Agro Beat dance from New York, NY.
  127. JNJ Dance Expressions ~ Contemporary West African dance
  128. The Cool School of Performing Arts ~ Street Jazz, Contemporary, Agro-Beat from Upper Montclair, NJ.
  129. Morenada Bolivia USA ~ Bolivian Morenada dance from Springfield, VA.
  130. Reaction Dance Company NYC ~ Bollywood, Hip Hop, Caribbean, Salsa and  Contemporary dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  131. Red Dance Studio ~ Chinese Classic dance from Ozone Park, NY.
  132. The Goode Dance Project, Elite NYC ~ Hip Hop / Modern dance from Jamaica, NY.
  133. Rudanceny Ballroom Dance School ~ Ballroom/Latin dance combining ChineseTraditional elements fromFlushing, NY.
  134. NY USA Dance ~ Ballroom and Latin dance from Queens, NY.
  135. Ballet International Africans ~ Traditional and Contemporary West African Dance of Guinea, Senegal, and Mali from Jamaica, NY.
  136. American Liberty Ballet ~ Ballet.
  137. Rudanceny Ballroom Dance School ~ Ballroom/Latin dance combining ChineseTraditional elementsFlushing, NY.
  138. American Dance Therapy Association NYS Chapter ~ Dance Therapy from New York, NY.
  139. Arthur Murray Broadway ~ Ballroom and Latin dance.
  140. Fraternidad Cultural Pachamama ~ Tinkus (Bolivian Folk) dance
  141. Something Untouchable Dance Company Llc ~ Hip-Hop / Majorette from New York, NY.
  142. Destined to Dance Performing Arts Center (Move of God) ~ Majorette / Hip-Hop from Roosevelt, NY.
  143. I Am Dancers ~ Majorette / Hip Hop.
  144. The Golden Dancerettes ~ Majorette from Rosedale, NY.
  145. Salay Pasion Bolivia USA ~ Bolivian Salay dance from Annandale, VA.
  146. Masala Bhangra ~ Indian Bhangra dance from New York, NY.
  147. Broadway Dance Center ~ Contemporary / Jazz / Hip-Hop from New York, NY.
  148. Agrobeats Dance NYC ~ Agrobeats from New York, NY.
  149. The Bronx School of Young Leaders (MS331) Dance Club ~ Street Jazz / Hip Hop dance from Bronx, NY.
  150. FFCCUSS Bloque NY ~ Caporales dance
  151. Khaita Joyful Dances ~ Tibetan dance from Brooklyn, NY.
  152. Face of Mia Bella ~ Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Majorette.
  153. Tropicalfete Dance, Stilts, Masquerade and Steel Pan Production ~ Caribbean dance from New York, NY.
  154. Kaisokah Moko Jumbies USA, Inc. ~ Caribbean Carnival dance from Springfield Gardens, NY.Kaisokah Moko Jumbies USA, Inc.
  155. ToneLove Productions Inc. ~ Hustle and Freestyle dance from New York, NY.
  156. Fraternidad Cultural Pasion Boliviana ~ Tinkus dance from Queens, NY.

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