Multicultural Dance Troupes presented by Dance Parade
Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square’s Multicultural Dance Troupes are presented in partnership with Dance Parade and made possible by funding from the New York City Council.
Shot of Scotch was formed in February of 2011 as a venue for experienced, premier-level competitive Scottish Highland dancers to continue to dance with the high level of precision and technique that we have trained for so many years to achieve. Most of us are adult “transplants” to the New York City area who didn’t want to leave Highland dancing behind when we moved here! Our group consists of several certified teachers and we currently offer classes for all experience levels. We are also available for performances! Please visit our website for more information!
Xochipilli Dance Ensemble was founded in 2014 to promote Mexican culture through its diverse folk dance styles. Our aim is to blur the generational and geographical boundaries which characterize Mexican folk dance by presenting traditionally celebrated dances along new and original work.
NYC Bhangra is a New York based dance company with its focus on providing premier Indian entertainment in the performing arts arena. The team boasts of renowned & versatile artists from the 5 boroughs of New York City. They hail from varied fields like Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop & Contemporary & Classical Indian. Since inception (2007) the professional dance team has performed at over 800 public and private events and trained over 5,500 students in Bhangra/Bollywood dance forms.
The company is committed to introducing, educating and spreading the traditional, vibrant folk dance of India- ‘Bhangra’ to the diverse audiences residing and living in NYC. With performances in several cities in the U.S. the company has been recognized for its efforts in the South Asian community. With their innovative style of fusing western dance forms with energetic Bhangra, they engage their audiences with cheers of ‘Balle Balle’ (hurray) and ‘Bruaaaahhhhh’ (yeah!)
Fusha Dance Company (FDC) is a New York City based dance company dedicated to celebrating the abundant richness of dance, drum and culture from Africa and the Diaspora (Congo, West Africa, South America, the Caribbean and Urban dances like hip-hop). Under the artistic direction of Funmilayo Chesney the goal of FDC is to enhance lives, increase confidence, empower participants through dance, drum, drama, music, visual arts and nutrition and wellness programs.
The dances of Fusha Dance Company celebrate events of the African culture such as planting and harvesting crops, welcoming of dignitaries, birth of triplets, scholastic and artistic achievements, and puberty rites to name a few. FDC routinely conducts dance classes, parent workshops, professional development workshops, performs in schools and cultural centers, hospitals, prisons, senior centers, and at cultural festivals in the United States and overseas.
Location: Frey Plaza: Trump International Hotel and Tower – East side of Broadway between 60th and 61st Street
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – alternating sets