Free dance performances and series in New York City

Check out this roundup to discover NYC’s free dance performances, ranging from traditional to experimental.

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New York City is (arguably) the dance capital of the world. Which means that free dance shows pop throughout the year. Find out which ones suit your fancy in this continually updated guide.

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Sweet Spot Festival

  • Free

Harlem’s roving monthly dance party and artisan market is back. If you’re a DIY maker, apply online to be a vendor at one of the upcoming jamborees.

  1. West Harlem Piers Park 125th St, at the Hudson River
  2. Sat Aug 2
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Sunset Salsa

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Every Tuesday through Aug 19, dancer Talia Castro-Pozo and international guest teachers lead outdoor salsa lessons. After class, stick around for an evening dance party, featuring a live DJ set and, of course, your new moves.

  1. Hudson River Park at Pier 57 West Side Hwy, between 14th and 15th Sts
  2. Tue Aug 5
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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

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  • Free

This annual sporting event celebrates the fifth moon (or fifth month) of the lunar calendar. Wee ones will get a kick out of the colorful, dragon-shaped vessels racing across Meadow Lake, their oarsmen rowing to the beat of Chinese drums. In addition to watching the 165 or so teams that have come from across the U.S. to take part in this year's race, families can listen to live music, catch martial arts demonstrations and munch on ethnic grub. All ages.

  1. Flushing Meadows–Corona Park 111th St to Van Wyck Expwy, between Flushing Bay and Grand Central Pkwy
  2. Sat Aug 9 - Sun Aug 10
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Sunset Salsa

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Every Tuesday through Aug 19, dancer Talia Castro-Pozo and international guest teachers lead outdoor salsa lessons. After class, stick around for an evening dance party, featuring a live DJ set and, of course, your new moves.

  1. Hudson River Park at Pier 57 West Side Hwy, between 14th and 15th Sts
  2. Tue Aug 12
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Downtown Dance Festival

  • Free

Twirl, two step or tap your way to Lower Manhattan for this 29th annual fest. Today Lori Belilove & The Isadora Dance Company perform and then invite kids to get on stage and groove. Battery Park performance located on the lawn, adjacent to State St at Pearl St. All ages.

  1. Robert F. Wagner Park Battery Pl, between West St and 1st Pl
  2. Sun Aug 17 - Thu Aug 21
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Sunset Salsa

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Every Tuesday through Aug 19, dancer Talia Castro-Pozo and international guest teachers lead outdoor salsa lessons. After class, stick around for an evening dance party, featuring a live DJ set and, of course, your new moves.

  1. Hudson River Park at Pier 57 West Side Hwy, between 14th and 15th Sts
  2. Tue Aug 19
More info

Sweet Spot Festival

  • Free

Harlem’s roving monthly dance party and artisan market is back. If you’re a DIY maker, apply online to be a vendor at one of the upcoming jamborees.

  1. Pier I, Riverside Park South W 66th St, at the Hudson River
  2. Sat Aug 30
More info

Dance fever: It’s time to boogie down at the eighth annual Dance Parade

  • Free

Put on your happy feet: The eighth annual Dance Parade kicks off May 17 at 1pm at Broadway and 21st Street, where dancers of all ages and cultures—trained and otherwise—tap, pirouette and glide their way to Tompkins Square Park. The parade, a cultural bonanza, showcases more than 70 styles of dance, from ballet to hip-hop, with 10,000 performers of all abilities and ages. This year’s grand marshals are Savion Glover, Hex Hector and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar; the destination is DanceFest at Tompkins Square Park, where you’ll encounter dance and aerial performances, lessons and social dancing. Stay hydrated. Here’s a slide show of years past to get you in groove. Send tips and cat photos to: Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob) marley.lynch@timeout.com On May 17, 10,000 dancers will be taking over Manhattan See more recent blog posts You might also like Q&A: Miguel Gutierrez delves into age and beauty at the 2014 Whitney Biennial Miguel Gutierrez talks about how being an aging gay choreographer and midcareer stress figure in to his newest duet at the Whitney Museum This week’s most popular dance events New York City Ballet Spring 2014 The company's spring season focuses on 21st-century choreographers, with selections by Mauro Bigonzetti, William Forsythe, Peter Martins, Benjamin Millepied, Justin Peck, Angelin Preljocaj, Alexei Ratmansky, Liam Scarlett, Richard Tanner and Christopher Wheeldon. As balance, entire programs are also dedicated to the choreography of Balanchin

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i want now same iformation about free dance class, thanks