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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

What Has Over 20,000 Legs And 20,000 Arms That Can Be Artistically Expressive In Over 75 Unique Ways?

DANCE PARADE ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF 10,000 DANCERS 
& 75 CULTURALLY DIVERSE DANCE STYLES! THE EIGHTH ANNUAL DANCE PARADE AND FESTIVAL IS SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014 Question: What has over 20,000 legs and 20,000 arms that can be artistically expressive in 75 unique ways? Answer: The […] Read more »

NEW YORK DANCE PARADE HIGHLIGHTS ANNOUNCED AT CITY HALL Monday, May 12th 1:00PM

NEW YORK DANCE PARADE HIGHLIGHTS ANNOUNCED AT CITY HALL Monday, May 12th 1:00pm New York Dance Parade organizers, supporters and volunteers will rally on the steps of New York City Hall to introduce leaders in the dance world and announce highlights to come at this […] Read more »

The 8th Annual Dance Parade & Festival Is Almost Here! Save The Date : 5/17/14

  10,000 DANCERS & 75 CULTURALLY DIVERSE DANCE STYLES ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK FOR THE EIGHTH ANNUAL DANCE PARADE AND FESTIVAL SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Rebecca Myles publicity@danceparade.org tel: 267-350-9213 New York, February 14, 2013 – Just three months […] Read more »

New! Ft. Hamilton Swing Series for Seniors at Ft. Hamilton Senior Center in Bay Ridge!

As part of this year’s massive older adult fitness initiative, Dance Parade has joined with the NYC Parks Department to offer a four-week series of classes in social dances from the 1940’s-1960’s.  Led by Community Engagement Director Shireen Dickson with assistance from other Dance Parade […] Read more »

Dance Parade Gearing Up To Expand Ageless Action Program This Spring!

Dance Parade is gearing up to implement its Ageless Action program in three additional sites for the spring.  Already in pilot at the SAGE Center in Chelsea, this program merges culture, fitness and community in a movement program designed to address the needs of active […] Read more »

Community Engagement Spotlight : Meet Jamiacan Dancehall Aerobics Instructor Adina Love!

Adina Love is a teacher in our Community Engagement Program from a group that has participated in the parade for many years.  Dancehall Aerobics is a combination between Jamaican Dancehall, which classifies as a popular street dance in Jamaica, and the blood pumping power of […] Read more »