Genre Buzz: The Melbourne Shuffle!

The Melbourne Shuffle (also known as Rocking or simply The Shuffle) is a rave and club dance that originated in the late 1980s in the underground rave music scene in Melbourne, Australia.[1] The basic movements in the dance are a fast heel-and-toe action with a […] Read more »

Genre Buzz: Litefeet

In each issue of steps we feature a new genre that will be featured in Dance Parade. This time we highlight “Litefeet” Litefeet also referred to as “getting lite” is a type of street dance / vernacular dance that emerged from Harlem and the Bronx, […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Valerie, former dancer at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

  How did you first find out about Dance Parade?   It was a dark and stormy night when I met Executive Director Greg Miller and first heard about Dance Parade.  At 5 Rhythms, his dancing and enthusiasm for his fellow dancers were contagious – […] Read more »

Genre Buzz: Circle Dance

Circle dance, or chain dance, is a style of dance done in a circle or semicircle to musical accompaniment, such as rhythm instruments and singing. Circle dancing is probably the oldest known dance formation and was part of community life from when people first started […] Read more »

Thank You Dancers and NYC!

We are over the moon about the 10th Annual Dance Parade and Festival.  Though rain was predicted just a day before, it was mostly clear for the entire event.  The results were smiles from the ribbon cutting at 21st and Broadway, down to the Grandstand […] Read more »

The Night Before : Dance Parade Volunteer & NYDP Meetup Friday, May 20th

The Night Before : Dance Parade Volunteer & NYDP Meetup Friday, May 20th @ The Stonewall Inn 6pm-10pm Greetings Dance Parade Volunteers and New York Dance Police Officers! Commissioner Chauncey invites you to a very informal gathering of Dance Police members and volunteers at The […] Read more »

Photo Contest Announced!

Each year Dance Parade attracts hundreds of photographers of all ilks to capture the magic found when 80 unique styles of dance and cultures are all presented in the same place.  They love the energy, movement and color found among ancient cultures and highly ambitious […] Read more »