Dancing in the Street Festival 2012

Melissa DeCicco
3126 days ago.

“Oh it doesn’t matter what you wear, just as long as you are there.  So come on every guy, grab a girl, everywhere, around the world.  There’ll be dancin’, they’re dancin’ in the street.”

If you love dance, this is the event for you! It’s time for the annual Dancing in the Street Festival on Grand Boulevard (between Lindell and Delmar, centered at Grand and Washington) this Saturday, September 29th  from 1:00 – 8:00pm. This free outdoor festival features 60 local and regional dance companies and over 1000 dancers. This non-stop day of dance includes dance styles like tap, clogging, contemporary, stepping, hip-hop, bollywood, salsa, ballet, and many more! In addition, there is a museum and gallery walk and food vendors from great area restaurants.

Check out the video from last year’s event:

The only tough question of the day is which stage to watch. So here is my plan for the day and a map of all the stages. Feel free to map out your own here.

Stop #1: Blue Tap Stage

1:00 – Professional Dance Center

Stop #2: Orange Stage 

2:15 – Step Team Showcase

3:00 – SIUE Modern Dance

Stop #3: Food!

Stop #4: Orange Stage

4:15 – B-Boy Showcase featuring Mr Freeze

Stop #5: Green Stage

5:00 – Bollywood Shuffle

5:30 – Principia College Dancers (Contemporary)

Stop #6: Orange Stage

7:00 – Dance Party with Nikko Smith













I want to make sure to see some ballet too. Whew, I will have to find a way to fit it all in! Definitely an action packed Saturday!

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Melissa DeCicco

Melissa is a wiz at crazy facial expressions, golfs at every chance possible, and loves super uncomfortable shoes. A dedicated Dolly Parton fan, she purchased Dollywood season passes several years in a row (it’s 500 miles away) and finally met her in 2004 – she ROCKS!

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