"To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance."
- Aubrey Lynch
It was our pleasure to represent HOOP DANCE in the 8th annual Dance Parade New York! We joined 10,000 dancers in 142 dance groups, representing 77 different styles of dance as we bounced down Broadway with our hoops! To the organizers - thank you for having such a wonderful vision of celebrating dance through diversity. The Parade was a cultural rainbow - a global representation of dance around the world!
To the participants who showed up to get down - who came from Long Island, Philadelphia, Connecticut, the Five Boroughs, and beyond - thank you for coming!! You represented hoop dance and our beautiful community so well on that perfect Spring day in Manhattan!!
To the talented men who created the container for us to dance in - our DJs - SmallChange, Tektite, & Tim the Enchanter - and to our big sound with big muscles, Coyoti and The Blackbird Squadron -- BIG LOVE & MANY, MANY THANKS!!
And of course, we tip our tiny top hats to our incredible photographer, Chris Fernando, for capturing the color and glory of the day so beautifully. Please enjoy some of his photos below. :)
We can't wait for next year!