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NYC Mayor Eric Adams to attend the Dance Parade on MAY 21st, 12:00 PM START

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Joined by Ballet Hispanico, Grand Marshals Heidi Latsky, Rich Medina and Eduardo Vilaro

NEW YORK - s4story -- Dance Parade New York, the annual celebration of dance in all its forms, returns LIVE on Saturday, May 21st, commencing at 12:00 noon at Broadway and 20th Street. At 11:45am, New York City Mayor, Eric Adams will lead out the parade at a ribbon cutting ceremony including remarks from this year's three Grand Marshals HEIDI LATSKY, Artistic Director of Heidi Latsky Dance; RICH MEDINA, hip hop DJ; and EDUARDO VILARO, CEO and Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico.

130 dance groups will be featured on foot and on parade floats, featuring over 100 genres of dance, including African, ballet, bhangra, Bolivian, Brazilian, breakdance, Serbian, Mexican, Chinese, contemporary, hip-hop, Irish, Indonesian, lindy hop, salsa, and tango.

The parade kicks off at 12 Noon at 20th Street and Broadway in New York City winding its way down university place turns east along 8th Street.

DanceFest serves as a grand finale to the parade from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park which includes curated performances on five stages, "Experience Dance Booths," two teaching areas of various dance styles and a dance party, it's all free to the public.

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Making a happy return are the "New York Dance Police" (NYDP), who like to see spectators in a dancing mood. Anyone seen not dancing could be issued a "non-moving violation" that comes with a fine - a $10 off coupon for the official After-Party at Nublu. This starts at 9pm till late, 151 Ave C.

DanceFest highlights in Tompkins Square Park from 3-7pm:

Main Stage: See a vast array of dance culture from around the city and around the world.

Family Stage: Featuring teaching artists and their students from the Community Engagement programs as well as performances for all ages.

Teaching Stages: Take a free dance lesson from New York City's best teachers.

Aerial Stage: Aerialists showcase their stamina, strength and artistry and skill up in the air!

House of Yes Stage: DJ Rich Medina invites all to bring your best moves to the social stage which represents the style of dance oppressed from the 91 year old NYC cabaret law which parade organizers helped repeal.

#backtothestreets and #danceparadenyc

Dana K Humphrey

Source: Whitegate PR INC

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