Dance Parade is an annual dance festival and parade to promote dance as an expressing and unifying art form by showcasing all forms of dance. Earlier this afternoon, dancing on the streets of Manhattan began at 21st Street and headed down Broadway and University Place to 8th Street, then turned toward Tompkins Square Park for the dance fest from 3 to 7 p.m. The parade showcased more than 50 unique styles of dancing from 144 dance groups. Even Occupy Wall Street protesters joined the parade. The event was organized by Dance Parade, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.