Dance Parade New York 2019

The 2019 Dance Parade New York marches from the Flatiron District to the East Village on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm. FREE (with grandstand option)

The Parade ends at DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan’s East Village from 3-7pm.

You better have fun and dance your you-know-what off or the Dance Police may give you a friendly ticket to free or discounted dance classes and parties.

Anyone can dance in the Parade. You just have to register on

Dance Parade New York 2019

This year’s parade features over 150 dance organizations dancing over 80 unique styles of dance.


In a nod to our vibrant immigrant communities, this year’s theme is “Movement of the People.”

“Movement of the People”

Grand Marshals

This year’s grand marshals are:

Louis Mofsie

Mofsie is a dancer and choreographer who is the founding director of New York’s Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. Mofsie is Indigenous Hopi of Arizona and Winnebago of Nebraska.

Bill T. Jones

Jones is one of New York’s outstanding African-American choreographers. He is co-founder of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

Baayork Lee

Lee is an Indian-Chinese New Yorker whose Broadway dancing career began in the original production of The King and I in 1951.

She developed the Connie Wong character in A Chorus Line (1973) with the choreographer Michael Bennett.  Since then, Lee has become a strong choreographer on her own.

DJ Dara

Dara is an Irish New Yorker drum and bass DJ.

Dance Parade Route

Dance Parade Times

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 1pm.

Latin Dancers in the 2019 Dance Parade New York

We thought we could save some work by only listing the Latin dances. But when you consider that jazz is Creole, hip-hop is Black and Latin, majorette hip-hop comes out of Carnival, and Latin roots are African – you end up with most of the dances.

A couple of things stand out from the lineup. New York City’s Bolivian community is small, but we have many Bolivian dance groups. There is a striking similarity between classical Chinese dance costumes and the Carnivalesque costumes of Latin America. Maybe it is just a coincidence, but the similarity is strong.

These are according to the May 12 line of dance:

1. Grand Marshal Louis Mofsie ~ Indigenous American

2. Movement of the People with the Thunderbirds & Wawacuna ~ Indigenous American / Ecuadorian

3. Danielle Lima Dance Group ~ Brazilian Samba

4. Afro Brazil Arts ~ Mindful Capoeira

6. University Neighborhood High School ~ Afrobeat & Hip-Hop

7. LoMA Dance Majors ~ Contemporary/Urban

9. The School at Peridance Irep ~ Hip-Hop

10. Takala Land ~ Hip-Hop

11. Tomkins Square Middle School Dance Heros ~ Hip-Hop

12. PS 165 Edith K. Bergtraum Dance Company ~ Jazz

17. Captain A-Fighting the war on Cancer ~ Salsa

18. Clearview Senior Center ~ Salsa

19. Fort Hamilton Senior Center ~ Salsa

26. KBL Kids Breaking League ~ Break Dance

27. University Settlement SONYC @ PS 34 ~ Break Dance / Hip-Hop

28. Salay Bolivia Bloque New Jersey ~ Bolivian Salay

33. Funk Buddha ~ Urban Experimental / Ethno Hyp Hop

35. Dance Conservatory of Baltimore ~ Jazz

38. Concrete Roses ~ Hip-Hop

39. B.A.D. Body All Dancers ~ Hip-Hop

40. IFE The Movement ~ Afro Fusion / Majorette

41. Fusha Dance Company ~ African (Congolese)

42. Baile! Cafe Modern Latin Fusion ~ Modern Latin Fusion

45. Big Apple Babes ~ New Orleans inspired Line Dance

52. GRAND MARSHAL ~ Baayork Lee

56. FFCCUSSNY (Sucre) ~ Bolivian Caporales

57. Epitome of Diversity ~ Hip-Hop

59. Ambition’s Pheonix ~ Caribbean

60. CAMS Dance Program ~ Afro Soca Fusion

63. S.K.E. ~ Hip-Hop

64. Explosion Dance Team from Soundview Academy ~ Hip-Hop

69. Fraternidad Cultural Incallajta New York ~ Bolivian Tinkus

70. Fit4Dance ~ Soca/Afro Caribbean

71. Aty Tentayape ~ Tobas Amazon Folklore

72. Dancers Dreamzzz ~ Mambo & Bachata

73. Gift of Dance ~ Latin Fusion

83. Tinkus San Simon Filial VA ~ Bolivian Tinkus

91. Los Andulleros de Santiago, USA ~ Dominican Carnival Dance

92. DJ Hector Mamajuana ~ Dominican Drum & Bass


94. Morenada Bolivia USA ~ Bolivian Morenada

98. Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center ~ Afro Fusion

99. Tropicalfete, Inc ~ Caribbean (Stilts, Mas and Steel Pan)

101. Caporales San Simon La Paz Filial Nueva York ~ Bolivian Caporales

102. Xianix Barrera Flamenco ~ Spanish Flamenco

104. Halo dance Crew-Super Kids ~ Hip-Hop

105. Prancing Buckeyes ~ Majorette / Hip-Hop

108. Caporales Universitarios San Simon Virginia ~ Bolivian Caporales

110. High Definition Dance ~ Hip-Hop

111. BOSS Kids  ~ Hip-Hop

112. Dreams in Motion ~ Hip-Hop

117. The Glassdolls Dance Company ~ Jazz, Majorette, Hip-Hop, Modern

118. Salay Pasión Bolivia USA ~ Bolivian Salay

120. Third Street Music Settlement ~ Jazz / Hip-Hop

121. JNJ Dance Expressions ~ Contemporary West African

122. Awo Iyami Sisters in Dance & Drum ~ West African Dundun (Guinean)

123. The Kingdom Dance Company  ~ Hip-Hop

124. SeServUofPA/Nu’Vizion Step Team ~ Hip-Hop

126. Xochipilli Dance Ensemble ~ Mexican Folkloric

127. Fraternidad Cultural Pachamama ~ Bolivian Tinkus

128. Fogo Azul NYC All Women Brazilian Drumline ~ Brazilian and Funk

129. Conjunto Nuevo Milenio ~ Panamanian folkloric

131. Fraternidad Folclórica Cultural Caporales Universitarios San Simon NY ~ Bolivian Caporales

132. Caporales San Simon Virginia USA ~ Bolivian Caporales

137. Xdance Studio ~ Salsa Fusion

139. MPSD Genies Performance Team ~ Jazz

144. West End Secondary School ~ Jazz

146. Caribbean Connection ~ Caribbean

147. CPE 2 Dream Team ~ Hip-Hop / Caribbean / Step

148. Little Branches of Borinquen ~ Baton, Cheer / Salsa / Bachata

150. Dalia Carella Dance Collective Menagerie d’Arte ~ World Dance Fusion

151. Urban Dance Opportunities ~ Afro-Caribbean

152. Power House ~ Majorette / Hip-Hop

153. Prime Force Dance Team ~ Hip-Hop

156. Flawless Dance Family ~ Majorette / Hip-Hop / Salsa

158. I.S. 238 Susan B. Anthony ~ West African / Hip-Hop

160. Mazarte Dance Company ~ Mexican Folkloric

161. Paul Pellicoros DanceSport ~ Cuban Cha Cha

Dance Parade New York 2019 Tickets

The best things in life are free. Watching the Parade and DanceFest are free.

Grandstand seating is available online from $30 at

At the grandstand, Master of Ceremonies DJ BooshWheelz will call out every dance organization.

DanceFest 2019

The Dance Parade ends at DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park from 3-7pm.

There are five stages of performances, lessons, aerial and social dance. There is dance through the Park. It’s all Free.

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