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 »

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 »

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


  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


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


    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 »