9th Annual New York Dance Parade Coverage
9th Annual New York Dance Parade Coverage
New York Dance Parade logo

New York Dance Parade logo

2015 New York Dance Parade: DJ Rekha, Ambassador of 
Bhangra and Bollywood Dance in North America, 
Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: DJ Rekha, Ambassador of Bhangra and Bollywood Dance in North America, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2014 New York Dance Parade: Grand Marshal
Mary Verdi Fletcher, founder, Dancing Wheels,
Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2014 New York Dance Parade: Grand Marshal Mary Verdi Fletcher, founder, Dancing Wheels, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Grand Marshal 
Carmen De Lavallade, legendary creative artist, 
on the Grand Marshal float, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Grand Marshal Carmen De Lavallade, legendary creative artist, on the Grand Marshal float, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Grandstand (L-R) New York City guest 
speaker, and MC&DJ BooshWheelz.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Grandstand (L-R) New York City guest speaker, and MC&DJ BooshWheelz.

2015 New York Dance Parade: DJ Rekha, Ambassador of Bhangra and 
Bollywood Dance in North America, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: DJ Rekha, Ambassador of Bhangra and Bollywood Dance in North America, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Dancehall Explosion with Rick Long,
Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Dancehall Explosion with Rick Long, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: NYC Bhangra Dance Ensemble, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: NYC Bhangra Dance Ensemble, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Samira’s School of Belly Dance 
Ensemble, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Samira’s School of Belly Dance Ensemble, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Manhattan Tribal Belly Dance 
Ensemble, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Manhattan Tribal Belly Dance Ensemble, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Xochipilli Dance Ensemble, 
Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Xochipilli Dance Ensemble, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Xochipilli Dance Ensemble, 
Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Xochipilli Dance Ensemble, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Seeker’s of Knowledge Dance Ensemble, 
Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Seeker’s of Knowledge Dance Ensemble, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Sabor Columbias First Latino Dance 
Troupe, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Sabor Columbias First Latino Dance Troupe, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade:  Creative Movement,
Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Creative Movement, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade:  Flamenco dancer, 
Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Flamenco dancer, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Red Silk Dancer Yingge Troupe, 
Saturday, May 16, 2015.

2015 New York Dance Parade: Red Silk Dancer Yingge Troupe, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

The Ninth Annual 2015 New York Dance Parade and Festival took place on Broadway at 21 Street down to Tompkins Square Park, Saturday, May 16, 11:00am. Presented by Dance Parade, Inc., its mission is to inspire dance through the celebration of diversity. This year’s Grand Marshals were American actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen De Lavallade; Mary Verdi-Fletcher, founder, Dancing Wheels; choreographer, artistic director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; and DJ Rekha, Ambassador of Bhangra and Bollywood Dance in North America.

It was a beautiful spring day for a parade down on Broadway as large crowds gathered to watch a celebration of dance performed by thousands of International dancers wearing amazing costumes dancing to all music genres from traditional folk to ballet on wheels to flamenco to jazz to electronic dance to house and Bollywood dance. The Dance Parade 2015 Grandstand master of ceremonies on Eighth Street was DJ BooshWheelz. The lineup included Dancehall Explosion with Rick Long, NYC Bhangra, Samira’s School of Belly Dance, Manhattan Tribal, Barbara Tucker Celebrates 30 Years of House Music, Xoghipilli Dance Ensemble, Seekers of Knowledge, Inc., Columbias First Latino Dance Troupe and Red Silk Dancers.

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