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 »

Attention Teaching Artists: Paid Opportunity to serve NYC Seniors

Dance Parade is proud to develop its Ageless Action Residency Program to serve seniors in New York City.  We are seeking qualified teaching artists to provide dance instruction to 5-20 seniors, twice a week from February to June 2016. We will prioritize applicants in the […] Read more »

Genre Buzz- West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing (WCS) is a partner dance with roots in Lindy Hop. It is characterized by a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance […] 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 »

Genre Buzz – Mallakhamba!

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 »

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 »