2016 Grand Marshals Kwikstep & Rokafella

    “Kwikstep” aka DJ KS 360 is a seminal Street Dance Veteran and global DJ. Rokafella is a pioneering B-Girl dancer and educator who defied what was thought to be a male-only art. Internationally renown street dance Icons Kwikstep and Rokafella co-founded Full Circle […] Read more »

Seeking Volunteer Coordination Committee Co-Chair

Dance Parade, Inc, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that produces New York’s Annual Dance Parade and Festival is seeking a Co-Chair for it’s Volunteer Coordination Committee. We seek an individual who is able to commit a minimum of a few hours per week to recruit and […] Read more »

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 »