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!

  • Registration Opens for Dance Parade 2017, October 1, 2016
  • Dance Parade and Festival 2017, Saturday, May 20th, 2017

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