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 »

Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Alicia Durity

Dance Parade, Inc. is a volunteer supported non-profit organization and it is the dedication, expertise and passion of these individuals that make our events so successful! In each issue of STEPS!, we choose a different volunteer to spotlight. We ask them a few questions about […] Read more »

Seeking Education Outreach Coordinator

Dance Parade, Inc, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization that produces New York’s 10th Annual Dance Parade and Festival, is developing its community engagement programs. We seek a proven professional who is able to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week to build, market and administrate […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Nikki Creary

Dance Parade, Inc. is a volunteer supported non-profit organization and it is the dedication, expertise and passion of these individuals that make our events so successful! In each issue of STEPS!, we choose a different volunteer to spotlight. We ask them a few questions about […] 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 »

Paparazzi Alert! Find Out How To Enter Dance Parade’s 2015 Photo Contest!

Did you take some prize winning photographs of The 9th Annual Dance Parade & Festival?   Well here’s your chance to let the world see them and win some fabulous Dance Parade prizes!   DEADLINE FOR PHOTO CONTEST SUBMISSIONS IS TUESDAY, MAY 26TH AT MIDNIGHT Many […] 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 »

What Is Dance Parade?

Dance Parade’s mission is to inspire dance through the celebration of diversity. On Saturday May 16, 2015 over 10,000 dancers will converge on the streets of New York City showcasing 75 styles of dance making the 9th Annual Dance Parade and Festival the world’s largest […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Josef Pinlac

Dance Parade, Inc. is a volunteer supported non-profit organization and it is the dedication, expertise and passion of these individuals that make our events so successful! In each issue of STEPS!, we choose a different volunteer to spotlight. We ask them a few questions about […] Read more »

Genre Buzz: Scottish Highland Dance

Highland dance or Highland dancing is a style of competitive solo dancing developed in the Scottish Highlands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the context of competitions at public events such as the Highland games, where it is often performed to the accompaniment of […] Read more »

Annual ‘Taste Of Dance Parade’ Showcase A Sensational Success!

  On Sunday, April 12th,  Dance Parade returned to its beloved Dixon Place, a cultural hub of New York City’s  Lower East Side and a perfect home for our final fundraiser of the season and a valiant showcase of the various components that make up […] Read more »

Last Parade Group Coordinators Meetings

Wednesday April 8th and Saturday April 25th Click for more details! 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 »

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Natalya Grigoriev!

Dance Parade, Inc. is a volunteer supported non-profit organization and it is the dedication, expertise and passion of these individuals that make our events so successful! In each issue of STEPS!, we choose a different volunteer to spotlight. We ask them a few questions about […] Read more »

Get A Front Row Seat To Celebrate The Most Culturally Diverse Event In The World!

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! Join Emcee and DJ Booshwheelz as he announces each group at the Grandstand.   On Saturday, May 16, 2015 get the best seat on the parade route as 10,000 dancers stop and perform in front […] 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 »

Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Lawrence!

Dance Parade, Inc. is a volunteer supported non-profit organization and it is the dedication, expertise and passion of these individuals that make our events so successful! In each issue of STEPS!, we choose a different volunteer to spotlight. We ask them a few questions about […] Read more »

Genre Buzz: Yinnge and Yangge (Chinese Folk Dance)

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

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 »