Giving dance this season and the PERKS for our supporters!

We are thrilled to let you know that our 2018 Dance Parade NYC theme is The Cabaret of Life. As the largest multi-cultural dance event in the world our organization continues to inspire millions of people each year with the message of peace, unity and […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Schmidt, Curator with an Umph!

In each issues of STEPS!, we put the Spotlight on one of our fabulous volunteers.    Mark, we’re all looking forward to seeing the cultural dances you curated for Winter’s Eve next Monday–Tell us more! Sure–I’ve been working with the fabulous folks at Lincoln Square […] Read more »

NYC Speaker Candidate Forum Nov 28

The Future of NYC Culture and Arts: A conversation with New York City Council Speaker Candidates New Yorkers for Culture & Arts, SVA Theatre, and Dance/NYC invite you to find out what the candidates for NYC Council Speaker think about the current and future value and […] Read more »

As New York City lifts 91-year-old ban on dancing, Dance Parade celebrates “The Cabaret of Life”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                                             Contact: Rebecca Myles Tel: 917-326-0802 Email: publicity@danceparade.org     NEW YORK CITY LIFTS ITS 91-YEAR-OLD BAN ON DANCING DANCE PARADE PRESENTS: “THE CABARET OF LIFE” “The healthy act of dancing should not be regulated but encouraged — We want to inspire all […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Dave Leventhal, Floater and Father to Be!

In each issue of STEPS! we highlight one of our awesome volunteers.  This time, Dave Leventhal, owner of Lift / Next Level Floats, gets the Spotlight!   Dave, thanks for taking the time to speak with us and congratulations on expecting your first child.  When […] Read more »

Dancers Unite at New York City Hall to Repeal the Cabaret Law Thursday, September 14th 1pm

Dancers Unite at New York City Hall to Repeal the Cabaret Law First Hearing on Bill Intro #1652 to Repeal the Cabaret Law New York City Hall — On Sept 14th, at 1pm dancers, activists, and cultural supporters will pack NYC Council Chambers for the […] Read more »

See Let’s Dance at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Let’s Dance Everyday! at CMOM— August 1-August 31, 2017 212 West 83rd Street, NYC (between Broadway and Columbus Avenue) Bounce, glide or leap to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s exciting exhibition/dance space designed to introduce children and families to the delights of dance! Celebrate the beauty, […] Read more »

One Chance to Dance – Cabaret Law Hearing June 19 1pm at City Hall

        For Immediate Release   ONE CHANCE TO LEGALIZE DANCE! Dance Advocates rally to reform the city’s antiquated no-dancing law on the steps of City Hall before a hearing by those affected   Monday, June 19th at 10 Am on the Steps of NYC Hall […] Read more »

Congratulations To Our 2017 Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations Photo Contest Winners!   This year 44 photographs participated in the photo contest.  A group of 7 judges who were dancers from the parade and parade staff each went through nearly 600 photos and choose their top photos in two rounds of selectinons.  In […] Read more »

Come one, come all! Dance Parade Press Conference at City Hall, Tuesday May 16th!

DANCE PARADE NEW YORK HIGHLIGHTS ANNOUNCED AT CITY HALL: GRAND MARSHALS, ORGANIZERS, COLORFUL PERFORMERS “DANCE FOR PEACE” For Immediate Release Description: Dance Parade New York organizers, Grand Marshals and New York City officials will rally on the steps of New York City Hall to announce highlights […] 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 »

Xi Zhu: A Beautiful Ballerina from China

In each issue of STEPS, we feature one of our awesome volunteers. This time we shine our spotlight on Xi Zhu! How did you first find out about Dance Parade?   I was introduced by John Dalton, Managing Director of Dance Parade at the DanceNYC Symposium2017 […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jenny Boissiere, Choreographer and Co-Parade Production Lead!

How did you first find out about Dance Parade?   I really wanted to get involved with a local organization that supported and promoted dance throughout New York City.    What is your current role in Dance Parade, Inc?  I am one of the Co-Production Leads […] Read more »

Genre Buzz: Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art hidden in dance!

In each issue of steps we feature a new genre that will be featured on the streets at Dance Parade. This time we delve into the world of Capoeira.  We are thrilled to have for the first time,  The New York Mindeful Capoeira Center will […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Caryn Cooper, Makes Dance Happen!

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 »

Dance Parade New York Season 11 Lift Off Sunday, February 26th at Taj Lounge!

Dance with us at the exotic Taj Lounge to the feel good soulful music of DJ Ali Coleman (House Coalition). Two riveting performance sets, folkloric to hip-hop, curated to light you up about Dance Parade’s 11th Season. Meet the Movers and Shakers of the 2017 […] Read more »

Genre Buzz: Litefeet

In each issue of steps we feature a new genre that will be featured in Dance Parade. This time we highlight “Litefeet” Litefeet also referred to as “getting lite” is a type of street dance / vernacular dance that emerged from Harlem and the Bronx, […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet John, a fascinating Dance Parade personality!

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 »

Registration For The 11th Annual Dance Parade Is Now Open!

    Join thousands of dancers as we explode down Broadway in the heart of Manhattan, sashay through Union Square and leap across Saint Marks Place. Once again our goal is to exceed 80 unique styles of dance and to be the world’s largest display of […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Valerie, former dancer at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

  How did you first find out about Dance Parade?   It was a dark and stormy night when I met Executive Director Greg Miller and first heard about Dance Parade.  At 5 Rhythms, his dancing and enthusiasm for his fellow dancers were contagious – […] Read more »