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New Mardi Gras Parade Dance Troupe: Disco Amigos

There’s a new dance troupe in town and they’re called the “Disco Amigos”.

“This is a kind of era that needs a resurgence.  It was a time of freedom, a time of expression, and a time of having lots of fun,”  Disco Amigo, Jerry Lenaz said.

This is the first year the Disco Amigos will be shaking their “groove thangs” in three Mardi Gras parades:  Krewe of Carrollton, Krewe of Nyx, and Krewe of Tucks.

Jerry Lenaz and Francois Camenzuli got the idea to start the Disco Amigos on a New York City road trip.

They’ve got dreams bigger than an afro for the future.   By 2015 they want 15,000 disco dancers to join their party.

“Our goal is to host the world’s largest disco party right here in New Orleans,”  Lenaz said.

Lauren Leitner, a Zumba instructor, choreographed their slick steps.

“It starts with the music.  It moves your soul.  You come alive.  You’ll see how good it is,”  Leitner said.

From Dancing feet to eye treats…their van is the World’s Largest Jukebox with smoke coming out the front and a giant disco ball in the back.

For more information on how to join the “Discolucion”, find the Disco Amigos at www.discoamigos.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

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