Jon is back in Brooklyn (hooray!!!) but sadly these next few days are going to be filled with me cramming for a final that is scheduled for Monday. However, I'm allowing myself a few hours of fun for this Saturday as we are planning on heading into the city for Dance Parade 2012! We missed this event last year because I was out of town and promised each other that we would make it to this year's.
"On Saturday May 19, 2012 over 10,000 dancers will converge on the streets of New York City showcasing 74 forms of dance in a free outdoor dance parade and festival!
The parade route starts on 21st street. We will then progress in the history of dance order and boogie our way down Broadway-- Hula, swing and samba our way past Union Square and into University Place. At Eighth Street we will Salsa, Tango and Waltz East into Saint Marks Place and our Grandstand in between 3rd and 4th Aves. Our House, Techno and Disco floats will have afternoon shoppers wigglin as they watch us get down in the heart of the East Village. A straight shot from there brings us to DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park. At DanceFest we will come together and watch free dance performances on stage and at specific sites throughout the park--Free dance lessons are offered or you can enjoy a Dance Party.
Our mission is to promote dance as an expressive and unifying art form by showcasing all forms of dance, educating the general public about the opportunity to experience dance and celebrate the diversity of dance."
* Here's a little preview (the very dramatic music was cracking me up).