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 »

Genre Buzz : The Magnificent Evolution of Vogue Dance From Underground To Mainstream

Pushed right out into people’s faces back in 1990 (and hinted at in 1989 when she performed ‘Express Yourself’ at The VMA’s that year), Madonna took the wildly and intentionally  arrogant and in your face style of dancing called “Voguing” and made it a household […] Read more »

A Choreographed Conversation : The Various Stages of DJ McDonald, Lead Curator of DanceFest 2013 by Chauncey Dandridge

Our Social Media guru Chauncey recently fashioned a chat with his Dance Parade colleague DJ McDonald,  this year’s Lead Curator for DanceFest, the festival that immediately follows the parade every year in Tompkins Square Park.  The DanceFest 2013 program was comprised of four stages in […] Read more »

#UNITYTHROUGHDANCE The 7th Annual Dance Parade & DanceFest 2013 Recap!

  DANCE PARADE AND DANCEFEST 2013 Dance Parade New York’s theme for its Seventh Annual Dance Parade and DanceFest was Unity through Dance, and while usually adversarial Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York City Council agreed in separate Proclamations, the value for Dance Parade on Saturday, […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight : Meet Anthony Meyers! #unitythroughdance

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 parade and festival. […] Read more »

Dance Parade 2013 Gallery : A View From The Grandstand Saturday, May 18th

Without much fanfare, here is a gallery featuring photos taken by Dance Parade’s own Jaime Jaget while stationed at our Grandstand located in Astor Place. Parade groups danced down Broadway and made a left onto St. Mark’s before the final stretch into Tompkins Square Park […] Read more »

Dance Parade FourSquare Venues Are All Set Up For You To Check In!

WE’VE GOT IT ALL SET UP FOR YOU TO RACK UP YOUR FOURSQUARE POINTS AND TELL EVERYONE WHERE YOU ARE AND HOW MUCH FUN YOU ARE HAVING TODAY!   for the Foursquare novice THE 7TH ANNUAL DANCE PARADE & FESTIVAL for the Foursquare purists 😉 […] Read more »