The 9th Annual New York Dance Parade & Festival Is Almost Upon Us! #LIVEFREEANDDANCE

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TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DANCERS LIMBER UP FOR THE MOST MULTI-CULTURAL EVENT IN THE NEW YORK CITY CALENDAR: THE NINTH ANNUAL DANCE PARADE AND FESTIVAL Tens of thousands of dancers are limbering up in classes and clubs in preparation for the Ninth Annual Dance Parade […] Read more »

Get Into The Dance Parade Groove At Final Parade Group Coordinator Meeting Saturday, April 25th

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        Attention Dancers!!! Our Last Parade Group Coordinators (PGC) Meeting of the year is: Saturday, April 25th, 11:30am-1pm Ripley-Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue – Room 17B (between 36/37 streets) +Orientation for the Parade, Festival and Community Engagement Programs. +Pick up a pack […] Read more »

Genre Buzz: Palestinian Dabka

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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 »

Legends Of Ballet, Bhangra And The Disability Movement : Dance Parade 2015 Grand Marshals Announced!

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  9TH ANNUAL DANCE PARADE GRAND MARSHALS ANNOUNCED: LEGENDS OF BALLET, BHANGRA AND THE DISABILITY MOVEMENT New York, March 17th 2015 – Four Grand Marshals will cut the ribbon at 1pm on Saturday May 16th, 2015, releasing 10,000 dancers down Broadway as part of New […] Read more »

Parade Group Coordinator’s Meeting Thursday, March 19th @ Ripley Grier Studios 7:00pm

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March Parade Group Coordinator’s Meeting! Ripley Grier Studios 520 Eighth Avenue bet 36/37 streets, Room 17T Thursday, March 19th, 7:00-8:00pm *Orientation for the Parade, Festival and Community Engagement Programs. *Learn how to get a fully decorated and pre-packaged Dance Parade Float. *Find out more on […] Read more »

Genre Buzz: ‘ote’a (Polynesian Dance)

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The ʻōteʻa (usually written as otea) is a traditional dance from Tahiti characterized by a rapid hip-shaking motion to percussion accompaniment. The dancers, standing in several rows, may be further choreographed to execute different figures (including box, figure 8, circles, and half circles) while maintaining […] Read more »

Annual ‘Taste Of Dance Parade’ Showcase Returns To Dixon Place Sunday, April 12th

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    Please join us for this magical evening to inspire dance through the celebration of diversity featuring a curated selection of performances from groups appearing in the upcoming 9th Annual Dance Parade and Festival on Saturday, May 16th Reception 6pm, Dance Performances 7pm Advanced […] Read more »

Genre Buzz: Yinnge and Yangge (Chinese Folk Dance)

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Yingge Dance, (Chinese: 英歌; Mandarin romanisation: Yīnggē), or “Hero’s Song,” is a form of Chinese  folk dance originating from the Ming Dynasty. It is very popular in Teochew China, a region in the east of Guangdong and is one of the most representative form of […] Read more »

Season 9 LIFT OFF Launch Party @ Taj Lounge A Huge Success! #LIVEFREEANDDANCE

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Dance Parade successfully kicked off its 9th Season at Taj Lounge on Sunday, January 25th.  #LIVEFREEANDDANCE Thank you to everyone who came out to support Dance Parade for our official LIFT OFF Launch Party igniting our 2015 campaign to #LIVEFREEANDDANCE Special thanks to the very […] Read more »

Genre Buzz – American Tribal Dance

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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 »