New York’s annual Dance Parade was held this year on Saturday May 19th on a gorgeous early summer day. The festivities began near Madison Square Park where dancers began parading down past Union Square—where MCA Day (A Celebration of Adam Yauch) was also taking—then into the East Village along St. Marks before ending in Tompkins Square Park.
People came from all dances of life to tango, waltz, pole, and cheer their way along the parade route. The disco floats and the costumes were full of color, while the energy had regular people moving along to the music.
Then in Tompkins Square Park, dance troupes and dance schools provided information from their booths, on-site dance classes, more engaging music, performances from silk and trapeze artists while a main stage held demonstrations from other groups. All this while park regulars continued to skateboard or play basketball on the courts.