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San Simon New York USA, Caporales, New York Dance Parade 2011, East Village, New York City - 15

New York Dance Parade 2011.

 

Caporales Group: San Simon USA.

 

Taken on St. Mark's Place. East Village, New York City.

 

Dance parade is an annual parade and festival that showcases dance of all kinds as an expression of art and culture. It takes place in New York City each May, on the Saturday before Memorial Day.

 

Greg Miller, a social entrepreneur and dance aficionado, established the non-profit organization in December, 2006 and led an all-volunteer group that produced the inaugural parade on May 19, 2007. Over 2300 dancers from 75 organizations made their way down Manhattan’s Broadway and Fifth Avenue on and around eight floats. Ending in front of the Washington Square Memorial Arch, the parade culminated in 31 performances highlighting native New York dance styles such as hip-hop, jazz dance, break dancing, and salsa.

 

As defined by its Board of Directors, Dance parade’s mission is “to promote dance as an expressive and unifying art form by showcasing all forms of dance, educating the general public about the opportunities to experience dance, and celebrating diversity of dance in New York City by sponsoring a yearly city-wide dance parade and dance festival”.

 

The 2011 New York Dance Parade took place on Saturday May 21st. The parade featured swing dancing, samba, tango, pole dancers and more. Source

 

New York Dance Parade 2011 Website

 

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Taken on May 21, 2011