New Dance Group to Debut at NKY Pride Parade in Covington

The new dance troupe, CinCity Shakers will debut at next Sunday's NKY Pride Parade in Covington.

Founders Tiffany Pittman and Renee Tecco met as choreographers at Red Hot Dancing Queens.

CinCity Shakers is described as a multifaceted, inter-generational dance and parade group that brings people together across the greater Cincinnati area.

“Parade life is a part of my upbringing and dance is my passion,” Pittman said. “Having the opportunity to marry the two is a dream. Mix in this creative dynamic duo with moves that will make you want to get up and shake it with us, to the vibrant energy of this city, this dance group is destined to make some noise this summer.”

Hailing from New Orleans, Pittman, a former professional dancer, caught the Queen City parade bug the moment she and Tecco worked on their first dance together. Pittman currently lives in Washington, D.C. but for the past two years she has been traveling to Cincinnati to help with local arts programs.

“Although I am no longer local I have fallen for this city,” Pittman said. “The art and culture community is thriving and I hope this organization plays a role in its success.”’

The CinCity Shakers have been steadily practicing through spring and and the NKY Pride parade will be the first for the group.

Tecco, a native Cincinnatian, said she is looking forward for the group’s inaugural appearance.

“The dancers have been working hard all spring and we are excited that the NKY Pride is our first event as a team,” Tecco said. “We hope to bring smiles and a big of surprise to the Covington crowd.”

The dance group is looking for new members and can be contacted via social media.

“Having people of all levels is our strength,” Tecco said. “The most important part is having fun. When we have fun dancing the audience has fun as well.”

The Northern Kentucky Pride Parade begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, starting at Covington Landing, heading south on Madison Avenue, and then hearing west to Mainstrasse Village via Seventh Street.

-Staff report

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