Courtesy Macy's, Inc.

Here Is the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Dance Lineup

As you're prepping your Thanksgiving meal, why not throw in a dash of dance?

This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is stuffed (pun intended) with performances from four stellar Broadway shows, the Radio City Rockettes and students from three NYC dance institutions.

Tune in to NBC November 28 from 9 am to noon (in all time zones), or catch the rebroadcast at 2 pm (also in all time zones). Here's what's in store:


"Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations"

Ephraim Sykes, in a dark suit and black-rimmed glasses, stands in a spotlight while holding a microphone stand.

Ephraim Sykes in Ain't Too Proud (Matthew Murphy, courtesy DKC/O&M)

Catch Sergio Trujillo's Tony-winning choreography, and the especially phenomenally smooth moves of Ephraim Sykes as Temptations frontman David Ruffin.

"Beetlejuice"

Beetlejuice, in a white-and-black striped suit, waves his jazz hands.

Alex Brightman as Beetlejuice (Matthew Murphy, courtesy Polk & Co.)

Set aside tradition and dive into the deathly fantastical world of Beetlejuice, brought to life by Connor Gallagher's choreography.

"Hadestown"

Amber Gray dances in a green dress, while a man plays trombone. The Workers Chorus dances behind her.

The cast of Hadestown, featuring Amber Gray (Helen Maybanks, courtesy DKC/O&M)

Head into the Underground with the cast of Hadestown, which took home eight Tonys this year. David Neumann's dances bring an understated, contemporary flair to this poignant retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice.

"Tina: The Tina Turner Musical"

A production still from Tina. Tina, in a short gold dress, sings, flanked by a band to her right and backup singers to her left.

Adrienne Warren and the cast of Tina (Manuel Harlan, courtesy Polk & Co.)

The parade floats will be rolling. And Tina Turner, played by the fiery Adrienne Warren, will be "rollin' on the river," with moves courtesy Anthony Van Laast.

Radio City Rockettes

A group of Rockettes in gold costumes laugh in their dressing room.

The Radio City Rockettes (courtesy MSG)

A parade staple, the Rockettes will add to the holiday cheer with their signature kickline.

Plus, Appearances from the Next Generation of Dancers

The celebration wouldn't be complete without some tiny dancers. Keep an eye out for kids from Jacques d'Amboise's National Dance Institute in the opening number, joining characters from the Muppets and "Sesame Street." Later on, students from The Ailey School will perform "Rocka My Soul" from Ailey's Revelations, and Manhattan Youth Ballet dancers will join Lea Michele of "Glee" fame.

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