Dance Party

Lively parties with live music and instruction

A beloved midtown tradition since 2014, Dance Party returns 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 from Tuesdays, Wednesday, 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 6 pm to 7 pm. Afterwards, participants can test out their new moves with concerts performed by a diverse selection of NYCs best dance bands from 7 pm to 8:30pm. Dance Party is hosted and produced by Talía Castro-Pozo

Dance Party 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 new 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.

COVID-19 vaccinations and masks are 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.

Fountain Terrace

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2022 Schedule

Dance Instruction begins at 6pm

Dance with Live Music begins at 7pm

May 3: New York Salsa with Avenida B Salsa Dura

May 4: Swing Dance to Jazz, R&B, and Blues with The Antoinette Montague Experience

May 5: Cinco de Mayo Party with Mariachi Real De Mexico & Jose Adán Perez

May 10: Flamenco Rumba Night with Nélida Tirado

May 11: African Fusion Night with Sekou and Friends

May 12: Music of the Americas: Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela with Nilko Andreas and LaMar NYC