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  • Performance group Improv Everywhere kicked off its first project since the pandemic by placing a yellow decal on the pavement at Grand Army Plaza reading, “Stand here for dance party.”
  • When someone finally placed their feet on the decal, it triggered a 100-person impromptu ‘80s dance party.
  • Improv Everywhere partnered with the Museum of the City of New York and a b-boy dance crew, the Dynamic Rockers, to recruit 100 fully vaccinated, undercover dancers to pull off the stunt.

Itching to bring some impromptu fun to the streets as coronavirus restrictions have lifted, performance group Improv Everywhere kicked off its first project since the pandemic by placing a yellow decal on the pavement at Grand Army Plaza along 5th Avenue in Manhattan, reading, “Stand here for dance party.”

In the video, some can be seen ignoring the decal, reading it and even taking photos of it. But when someone finally placed their feet on the decal, it triggered a 100-person impromptu ‘80s dance party propelled by a blaring boombox.


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Improv Everywhere partnered with the Museum of the City of New York and a b-boy dance crew, the Dynamic Rockers, to recruit 100 fully vaccinated, undercover dancers to pull off the stunt. 

As one woman placed her feet on the decal, Kid Glyde, leader of the Dynamic Rockers, rounded the corner with a boombox to kick off the dancing. He was slowly joined by a large group of dancers, inconspicuously parading as people going about their day, walking through the park and sitting on benches. 

The resulting dance party left onlookers smiling, laughing and dancing along.


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Published on Jul 19, 2021