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May 17, 2007

Dance Parade NYC


NYC Dance Parade Protests 'Cabaret Laws'

NEW YORK -- The biggest show on Broadway was staged Saturday under a rainy sky and with curious props: an SUV, stilts, a flatbed truck, balloons and hula hoops. The cast of thousands participating in the extravagant, ecstatic Dance Parade were demanding the repeal of New York City's "cabaret laws," which ban people from dancing in eating and drinking establishments unless they have a special license. On Saturday, New Yorkers took to the streets with their tango, tapping, moshing, hula hooping, salsa, samba, contra, clogging, swing, ballet -- even dancing on stilts and roller blades.

"New York cannot take the dance away from us!" yelled one speaker from the top of the truck, to a pounding rhythm. "It is good for the soul! It is good for the spirit!"

Continue reading NYC Dance Parade Protests 'Cabaret Laws' - News Story - WNBC | New York

New York Dance Parade 2007


8211 Dancers, 157 Dance Organizations, 49 Dance Styles --- Scheduled for May 19. Wish I could be there.

Dance Parade is New York's first ever parade and festival of such scope and scale. We are celebrating everything from Break dance to Ballet with Burning Man Spirit and Love Parade Energy. On Saturday May 19th 2007 we will join colorful floats, live bands and dj's to dance in the streets to Salsa, Contra, Disco, Clogging, Ballroom, Irish Step, Hip Hop, Swing, Tango, Ballet, Break dance, Japanese, Sufi, Samba and more - over 49 forms demonstrating that Dance is a vibrant, expressive form of art.

Our wonderful parade route starts at 32nd Street, heads down Broadway to Union Square, swings West to Fifth Avenue and triumphantly dances itself through Washington Square's memorial Arch. Inside the park we have a unique Dance Festival with many forms of performance and social dances on as many as four stages!

Posted by joegrohens at May 17, 2007 05:15 PM