Glover in a recent performance of STePz at The Joyce Theater in New York.

Dance Parade New York has announced Savion Glover as this year’s grand marshal. Held each year on a mid-May Saturday, the annual Dance Parade takes advantage of NYC’s diversity to celebrate dance in all its forms. Participants dance through lower Manhattan, demonstrating genres from classical ballet, tap and hip hop to swing and salsa to traditional folk dances from around the world.

On May 17, Glover will lead thousands of participants down Broadway and through the East Village. The event culminates in Tompkins Square park with DanceFest, featuring performances and free lessons for the public.

For more information or to register, visit danceparade.org.

Photo by Elijah Paul