Genre Buzz: Palestinian Dabka

Dabke (Arabic: دبكة‎) is a modern Levantine Arab folk circle dance of possible Canaanite or Phoenician origin. For the first time, Dance Parade will present Dabka on May 16th with The Columbia Palestinian Dabke Brigade.Palestinian Dabke Brigade.It is the national dance of Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, […] Read more »

Genre Buzz – American Tribal Dance

American Tribal Style Belly Dance or Tribal Style Belly Dance (also known as ATS or Tribal) is a modern style of belly dance created by FatChanceBellyDance  director,  Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman.  American Tribal Style Belly Dance is clearly defined and documented with the primary characteristic being that […] Read more »

Brazillian Samba!

Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance of Brazilian origin in 4/4 time danced under the Samba music. However, there are three steps to every bar, making the Samba feel like a 4/4 timed dance. Its origins include the Maxixe. The Samba music rhythm has been […] Read more »

Join Dance Parade in the People’s Climate March

As world leaders gather for a historic U.N. summit on climate change, join DANCE PARADE and the largest-ever climate march to build a world based on sustainability and justice! Over 100,000 people are expected. Bring signs, comfortable shoes, hand-held instruments or amplified sound to join […] Read more »

Dance Genre Buzz : The Flourishing Tradition of Modern Western Square Dancing

In this issue of STEPS! we will be exploring the American classic of Modern Western Square Dance. Watch out for this traditional style in our upcoming International Dance Day fundraiser as well as at the 7th annual Dance Parade on May 18th, 2013!   Find […] Read more »

Participate in the making of a Dance Film by Internationally Renowned Choreographer Noémie Lafrance

  Participate in the making of a Dance Film by Noemie LaFrance and Sens Production Choreography for Audiences – Take One A Live Film Conceived and Choreographed by Noémie Lafrance The Irondale Theater – 85 S Oxford St,  Fort Green, Brooklyn Sept 15, 2012   2 PM    […] Read more »

Dance Genre Buzz – Bill Shannon’s Stepping-Roll

Dance Genre Buzz – Bill Shannon’s Stepping-Roll technique Bill Shannon is an artist who has created a unique movement style; a skate/dance hybrid, called the Stepping-Roll technique.  Influenced by breakdancing, hip-hop, silent film aesthetics and disability culture, Shannon’s unique hybrid of movement defies gravity with […] Read more »

Dance Genre Buzz – Korean Dance

Korean traditional dance originated in ancient shamanistic rituals thousands of years ago. By the time of the later Korean kingdoms, Goryeo and Joseon, in the 2nd millennium CE, Korean traditional dance benefited from regular support of the royal court, numerous academies, and even an official […] Read more »