Dance Party Series at Bryant Park Returns for First Time Since 2019

Dance Party Series at Bryant Park Returns for First Time Since 2019

A beloved midtown tradition since 2014, Dance Party, returns to Bryant Park for the first time since 2019! The series is back in the first two weeks of May with six free programs of dance instruction, social dance and live music. This year, events take place on three consecutive nights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

At each Dance Party event, attendees will meet at the world-famous Bryant Park Fountain to learn basic steps with expert instructors from 6pm to 7pm. Afterwards, participants can test out their new moves with concerts performed by a diverse selection of NYCs best dance bands from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Dance Party is hosted and produced by Talía Castro-Pozo. It makes dance fun and easy for all ages and ability levels with hands-on instruction in popular steps. Audiences will learn basic moves in old favorites like salsa and swing, alongside first-time shows with dance instruction in flamenco, African Dance and Mexican Dance. Bryant Park’s stellar cast of instructors from around the globe bring with them a deep understanding of the traditions and innovations of their chosen specialties.

This year’s Dance Party series features salsa from Avenida B Salsa Dura (on 5/3); swing dance from The Antoinette Montague Experience (5/4); a Cinco de Mayo Party with Mariachi Real De Mexico and singer Jose Adán Perez (5/5); flamenco and rumba with Nélida Tirado (5/10); a continent-spanning African Fusion Night with Sekou and Friends (5/11); and an evening featuring music of the Americas from Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela with La Mar (5/12).

More information about other upcoming cultural events at Bryant Park, including a lineup announcement for Bryant Park Picnic Performances will be released in the coming weeks.

COVID-19 vaccinations not currently required but are encouraged for audiences attending these events. Bryant Park will continue to follow New York City and New York State COVID-19 guidelines.

Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues. 

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