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Waterfront Dance Socials

Pier 3 Plaza
Start Date
Jul 23, 2022
End Date
Aug 27, 2022
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Expert instructors and local dance legends teach you how to move on two special evenings, highlighting two distinct dance styles that have important roots here in NYC. Registration encouraged, but not required; sign up here.

Each night starts off with a 40-minute, all-levels introductory class, which will transition into a full on dance party! All are welcome, regardless of skill level.

On Saturday, August 27, Cebo Carr (NXGN) teaches you how to House dance.

House dance is often improvised with an emphasis on footwork and grooves through the body that play off of rhythms within Jazz, Soul, and Deep House music. It’s a dance for every body, with a great range of movement that can be tailored to the individual. Music by DJ Jaze Art Remote.


On Saturday, July 23, Talia Castro-Pozo hosts a Salsa lesson and dance social.

From beginner to all levels, this “On 2” New York Style Salsa class with Talia and a special guest will keep you moving! Learn the basic shines (solo steps) and some fancy turning patterns, which will get you prepped for the open session. Feel free to come with or without a partner.

Drinks and small bites provided by Fornino.

This event is part of the Festival of New York!


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  • About Talia Castro-Pozo

      This multifaceted performer has kept NYC dancing for the past 16 years. Talia Castro-Pozo is the Producer of Latin Mondays at Taj, Bryant Park Dance Party, and Sunset Salsa with Talia to name a few. Talia’s warm, fun, and inclusive approach to dance events enable New Yorkers to fall in love with Latin dance and culture. She’s also an accomplished dancer and actress, working as the face for hundreds of commercials in the U.S. and abroad as well as in many films, TV shows, and on stage performances since the age of four. Learn more at

  • About Cebo Carr

      Terry B.J. Carr, professionally known as Cebo, has been a distinguished fixture in the street and club culture for more than 30 years. Cebo is President of New York’s first street club dance companies, Next Generation NYC, LLC (NXGN) / Next Generation New York Studios. From event management to curriculum development, NXGN does it all when it comes to street and club culture. Cebo is also the movement specialist for GoNoodle’s Blazer Fresh, a board member of the non-profit women’s group The Ladies Of Hip Hop Festival, and a member of the world-famous house dance originators Dance Fusion. His love for street club culture and all the things it continues to do for the world continues to drive him to find ways in which he can help enrich the community through music, feeling, and dance!

About the Festival of New York

This summer marks the inaugural Festival of New York, a collaboration and celebration of the best this city has to offer: art, culture, and most importantly, US—the people whose hearts beat for New York. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we’re banding together—we’re talking live musical events, city-wide dance parties, neighborhood sports, volunteer opportunities, and so much more. The Festival offers the chance to grow, connect, and take action, all while celebrating everything that makes our city the place to be. Let’s celebrate our resilience and show the world that New York never left. The comeback summer is here!

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