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Dancers trip the light fantastic at Flatbush Avenue Street Fair

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They were dancing in the street!

Fun-loving Brooklynites flocked to the annual Flatbush Avenue Street Fair on Sunday, where they were entertained by performances from several local dance schools. One dance teacher said she and her charges loved busting a move in front of such a huge audience.

“It’s the biggest and most exciting event,” said Cynthia King of Cynthia King Dance Studio, whose troupes showed off a range of styles at the festival, including ballet and West African dance.

King opened a new studio last year on Snyder Avenue between Flatbush and Bedford avenues, and said the street fair was also a great opportunity to show off the new digs.

“It was great for us, people could come up the block and see our new place,” she said.

Movers and groovers from the Balmir Latin Dance Studio between Snyder Avenue and Albermarle Road also danced up a storm in front of the roving spectators, performing salsa, cha cha, and the hustle.

In addition to the abundant rug-cutting, young visitors to the carnival — which is organized by the Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District — enjoyed pony rides, games, food, and magic performances along the one-mile stretch of Flatbush Avenue between Parkside Avenue and Cortelyou Road.

Updated 2:38 am, June 16, 2015
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