Six Ways to Party on World Dance Day

There's a ton of fun stuff to see -- and shake a tailfeather to -- all around town

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  1. It's like the recession with lifts! Chris Elam's envelope-pushing Misnomer Dance Company will comment on the imploding economy with a performance webcast live from a Wall Street bank vault (yep), located right next door to the NY Stock Exchange. 5:30PM,
  2. He just had to dance, people. Is that so wrong? You all know the story of Billy Elliott, the plié-ing outcast who became a star. Watch the wee bairn soar in this award-winning musical with music by Elton John at the Imperial Theater, 2 and 8PM.
  3. Hey, remember the '80s? Get down to grooves of old New York with Jazzy Jay of Afrika Bambaataa's Zulu Nation and radio hip-hop legend DJ Red Alert at Santos Party House, where they'll be spinning late into the night. 11PM.
  4. Make like Peggy Sue and twist the night away at the first-ever Sadie Hawkins Dance Spectacular at Touch Nightclub. Yes, there will be poodle skirts and saddle shoes. And it all benefits art for the Women's Project. 9PM.
  5. If the Charleston and the Jitterbug are more your thing, don a fringe dress and head to Vaudeville at the Gin Mill, a 1920s supper club show with a big band at Drom, 7:30PM.
  6. Contemporary dance outfit Movement Research is performing its own response to UNESCO's call for World Dance Day as part of the Spring Dance Festival, and it's "all-inclusive." Smells like audience participation! Fred Torres Collaborations in Chelsea, 6-9PM.
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