Dance Parade New York is the world’s only parade to exclusively celebrate and showcase the diversity of dance. This annual celebration of eclectic dance styles from around the world boasts tens of thousands of dancers and spectators, more than 75 styles of dance and nearly 200 dance groups. The parade is a colorful explosion of beautiful dancers. A family and community favorite, the yearly parade is a one-of-a-kind display of New York’s richly diverse artistic community and the cohesive impact it has on the international community. The parade commences at Broadway and 21st Street, travels south through Union Square, turns East onto 8th Street and continues into Tompkins Square Park in the East Village. As the parade filters into the park, it transforms the space into a world of spirited dance displays and interactive activities. At DanceFest hours of on-stage performances, dance lessons, workshops, kids’ activities and dance parties await those attending this post-parade festival. Both the parade and festival are excellent ways to educate the community about the evolution of dance, the vital role it has played in cultures around the globe, and the importance of supporting the organizations and individuals who work so hard to preserve and promote this vital art form. Fit4Dance was excited to participate in the parade this year and celebrate the diversity of dance!