Wall of Gratitude: THANK YOU NYC Cabaret Repeal Fighters of Justice!

Dance Parade Executive Director Greg Miller speaks at the Press Conference on the steps of New York City Hall after the City Council passed repeal of the cabaret law on October 31, 2017: “For the 25,000+ Dance Parade advocates, this RIGHTING of a LONGSTANDING WRONG […] Read more »

Request for Proposal: Dance Parade Worldwide Website

Project Description: We seek to build an interactive, mobile-friendly and multi-lingual website in two months that will allow users to register for a Dance Parade in their country. Each city should have administrative access to view and edit the data in a relational database such […] Read more »

Dr. Sally Sommer, dance historian on why the Cabaret Law is wrong for Dance

My name is Dr. Sally Sommer and I am a professor of dance history and theory, a dance writer and a filmmaker. I would like to address what I consider the underlying question concerning the latest ruling upholding the 1926 Cabaret Law, reasoning, “social dancing […] Read more »

Watch Dance Parade LIVE on NTD Television!

    Dance Parade New York welcomes NTD Television as a Media Partner for 2017.  The NTD group is top 3 in the world for video views with 5 billion across owned propoerties and enjoys the 11th most popular website in the United States. Click […] Read more »

11th Annual Dance Parade Route Order Announced! #danceforpeace

After months of planning meetings and coordination with our festival committee, the parade committee has released its parade order after a draft was reviewed and adjusted by all of the 167 groups involved in the 11th Annual Dance Parade and Festival. A complete participants guide […] Read more »

Grand Marshals Announced for 11th Annual Dance Parade and Festival!

Grand Marshals Announced for 11th-Annual Dance Parade as Performers Citywide Prepare to “Dance for Peace”  Dance Parade New York returns on May 20th helmed by Grand Marshals Mestre João Grande, Maurice Hines, Frankie Bones and Council Member Rosie Mendez.  April 20, 2017 — New York, […] Read more »

Genre Buzz: The Melbourne Shuffle!

The Melbourne Shuffle (also known as Rocking or simply The Shuffle) is a rave and club dance that originated in the late 1980s in the underground rave music scene in Melbourne, Australia.[1] The basic movements in the dance are a fast heel-and-toe action with a […] Read more »

iPhone Users: Participate in the Give/Live Stream!

Download this App to not only watch the parade and festival live from all over the world but also participate by shooting as well! For iPhones iPads and other iOS devices get your FREE GIVE/LIVE APP DOWNLOAD HERE We’re pleased to partner with Give/Live to […] Read more »

2016 Grand Marshals Kwikstep & Rokafella

    “Kwikstep” aka DJ KS 360 is a seminal Street Dance Veteran and global DJ. Rokafella is a pioneering B-Girl dancer and educator who defied what was thought to be a male-only art. Internationally renown street dance Icons Kwikstep and Rokafella co-founded Full Circle […] Read more »

Engaging the Community – Join a Dance Class that ends with Parade Participation!

For 2016 Dance Parade offers 3 types of dance education programs, “Ageless Action”, “Community Kinect” and “Cultural Residencies”, described below.  These programs are provided in all five New York City boroughs and all culminate with participation in the 10th Annual Dance Parade and DanceFest in […] Read more »

Andrea Beeman delights seniors with a free Middle Eastern class in Corona, Queens

Andrea Beeman of Dancing Rubies is proud to present 20 weeks of free Middle Eastern Dance Classes at the Corona Queens Senior Center. Students will engage with others in their community, make their own costumes and participate in Dance Parade New York May 21, 2016 […] Read more »

Seeking Volunteer Coordination Committee Co-Chair

Dance Parade, Inc, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that produces New York’s Annual Dance Parade and Festival is seeking a Co-Chair for it’s Volunteer Coordination Committee. We seek an individual who is able to commit a minimum of a few hours per week to recruit and […] Read more »

Get your ID NYC before Dec 31 to get free memberships to 33 cultural institutions!

In September, Mayor de Blasio announced that for calendar year 2015, with your IDNYC Card you are eligible for a one-year free membership package at 33 of the City’s leading cultural institutions, including world class museums, performing arts centers, concert halls, botanical gardens, and zoos […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Sarah Elizabeth!

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 »

***MEDIA ADVISORY – NEW YORK DANCE PARADE HIGHLIGHTS ANNOUNCED AT CITY HALL

Title: ***MEDIA ADVISORY – NEW YORK DANCE PARADE HIGHLIGHTS ANNOUNCED AT CITY HALL Location: Steps of New York City Hall (Entrance from Murray & Broadway) Description: New York Dance Parade organizers, supporters and volunteers will rally on the steps of New York City Hall to […] Read more »

Dance Genre Buzz : The American Swing Out Sensation Of The Lindy Hop!

The Lindy Hop is an American dance that evolved in Harlem, New York City in the 1920s and 1930s and originally evolved with the jazz music of that time. Lindy was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight : Meet David Jason Williams aka DJ Undakova

Dance Parade, Inc. is a volunteer supported non-profit organization! It is the dedication, expertise and rhythm of these brave few that are solely responsible for the success of the event and all the background work that goes on all year long leading up to the […] Read more »

Happy Holidays From Dance Parade! It Takes Two To Tango And You’re Invited!

Happy Holidays from Dance Parade! December 2013 Dance ParadeTeam: (Click to join us!) Board: Erik Bryan Slavin (Chair) Natasha Blank Mahayana Landowne David Leventhal Greg Miller Philip Ribolow Steering Commitee: Greg Miller, Executive Director Mel Alvarez, Project Manager Shireen Dickson, Education Nikki Creary, Production DJ […] Read more »

A Choreographed Conversation with Samara Cohen aka Princess Lockerooo!

Since we have chosen Voguing as our featured Dance Genre this month, we decided to go a little further and sit down with one of the prominent figures of the modern day Ballroom scene in New York City.  She is also a huge cheerleader for […] Read more »

It’s Outreach Month at Dance Parade New York! Register Your Group…Become A Volunteer!

  Each year since 2006, many people come together to produce the annual Dance Parade and DanceFest. So now that preparations for the 2014 season has officially begun, October has been coined Outreach Month – well, not just October. Outreach will go on up and […] Read more »