Dance Parade is:

A 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to inspire dance through the celebration of diversity. Our volunteer supported organization produces the annual Dance Parade on Broadway followed by DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park. In the months leading up to the Parade and Festival we offer Community Engagement Programs in Schools, Recreation Facilities and Senior Centers throughout New York City.

Upcoming Events!

  • Sat Apr 22 2017, 4-5:15pm: Last Parade Group Coordinator’s Meeting, 53 Chambers, Manhattan
  • Sun May 7, 12-1:30pm All Volunteer Meeting, 53 Chambers, Studio D
  • Sat May 13, 4-5:30 All Hands Meeting, 53 Chambers, Studio B
  • Tue May 16, 12noon: Press Conference on the Steps of City Hall, Manhattan
  • Sat May 20, 2017: 11th Annual Dance Parade and Festival, Manhattan
  • Sat May 20, 2017 9pm: After party at Nublu, 151 Avenue C

Dance Parade New York


Following Dance Parade, DanceFest comes alive in Tompkins Square Park on 5 Stages with free Performances and dance instruction.


Community Engagement Programs:

Dance Education culminating with participation in Dance Parade and DanceFest!

Cultural Residencies

Multi-week residencies focused on
culturally specific dance forms

Ageless Action

Serving older Americans through
the joy of movement and dance

Community Kinect

Using dance to instill lifelong enthusiasm for physical fitness


Volunteers are needed before, during and after the Parade and Festival. Click here to become a Volunteer