Genre Buzz: Malawi Nyau

Nyau dancers at the 2012 Kulamba Traditional Ceremony, Katete.

Genre Buzz: Malawi Nyau Nyau (also: Nyao meaning mask or initiation) is a secret society of the Chewa, an ethnic group of the Bantu people from Central and Southern Africa. The Nyau society consists of initiated members of the Chewa and Nyanja people, forming the […] 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: Jookin


Jookin Gansta Walking (often referred to as: Jookin, G-Walk , Buckin, Tickin, or Choppin) is a street dance that originated in Memphis, Tennessee alongside “Buck” music during the 1990s. The Gangsta Walk is commonly performed to crunk music due to the particular ‘bounce’ in the […] Read more »

Genre Buzz – Mallakhamba!

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In each issue of STEPS! we feature a unique genre found in the Dance Parade. When you saw acrobatic dancers, coming down Broadway in the 9th Annual Dance Parade and later at DanceFest on a 15ft pole, bet you didn’t know about this ancient style […] Read more »

Congratulations! 2015 Dance Parade Photo Contest Winners Announced!


2015 Dance Parade Photo Contest Winners Announced! Thank you to all of the photographers that submitted their work to our contest this year.  All of you captured the true spirit of Dance Parade in color, costume, culture and creativity.   The voting round consisted of a […] Read more »

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


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


        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 »