Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Michelle DeBlasi!

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: 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 »

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 »

Press Conference at City Hall Monday 12 Noon, May 16

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Adele and Greg’s Parade Logistics Video

Each month we’ve been meeting Parade Group Coordinators here in New York to go over logistics, give background and highlight the benefits about the 10th Annual Parade and Festival. If it’s your first time organizing a group at Dance Parade we know it might not […] Read more »

Help These Wonderful Dance Groups FLOAT Down Broadway Saturday, May 21st!

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER A FLOAT! One of the coolest ways to be in the Dance Parade is on a Parade float!  Our production team led by Adele Godfrey is now working with Parade Group Coordinators to create a beautifully decorated float, fully loaded sound […] Read more »

Dance Parade Needs You! VOLUNTEER with our team to inspire dance!

There’s something about pitching in to make the world more wonderful that is so nourishing and our volunteers all can tell you it feels great to help out.  Ever wonder how you market and develop a mulitcultural dance extravaganza for an audience of thousands and […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Howard Gibbs-Hobgood!

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 »

Grand Marshals announced for the 10th Annual Dance Parade & Festival

*For Immediate Release* Contact: Rebecca Myles Tel: 917-326-0802 email: publicity@danceparade.org New York, April 20, 2016 – Dance Parade New York is pleased to announce that contemporary dance choreographer Garth Fagan, KS 360 aka “Kwikstep” street dance veteran and global DJ, and B-Girl Rokafella, pioneer female […] Read more »

Introducing 2016 Grand Marshal Garth Fagan

Each year,  Dance Parade selects various individuals from all corners of the Dance Community to honour for their perseverance, impact, contribution and uniqueness they have represented and supplied throughout their formidable careers.   These recognized individuals are chosen by Dance Parade for their contribution to […] Read more »

Genre Buzz: Limón Technique

José Limón was a great admirer of Doris Humphrey and his technique clearly reflects her teaching. Like Humphrey, his main goal was to express his personal relationship with the outside world through his movements in an organic manner. His technique was deeply influenced by Humphrey’s […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Carlye Eckert

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 »

Support Ella to get 10 weeks of dance in her Bushwick Middle school!

Hi, my name is Ella Rosewood. I’m a teacher at IS 347, an under-resourced Title 1 Middle School in Bushwick Brooklyn.  Please help me bring the joy of African and Hip-Hop dance to my 6th and 8th graders.  Your contribution will fund two dance teachers […] Read more »

Genre Buzz: Cham Dance (Tibetan)

This year Dance Parade is pleased to present several Tibetan dances in the 10th Annual Dance Parade.  In this edition of Genre Buzz, we explore the Cham dance! The Cham dances are considered a form of meditation and an offering to the gods. The leader […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Sheila Jamison

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: Malawi Nyau

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 »

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Chauncey Dandridge!

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 »

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Gabriel Kutik!

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 »

Science says dancing with friends is good for your health

You might not think of yourself as a dancer. In fact, maybe even the idea of dancing makes your palms sweat. But growing scientific evidence suggests that getting up and grooving with others has a lot of benefits. In our recent study, we found that […] Read more »