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!


The 7th Annual Dance Parade Order is Here! See It All Unfold Down Broadway Saturday, May 18th at 1pm!

WEATHER FORECAST 73 AND SUNNY! HAPPY DANCE PARADE DAY! 2013 PARADE ORDER *DANCERS CHECK IN AT 21ST/BROADWAY *VEHICLES CHECK IN AT 22ND/BROADWAY 1 Thrill The World NYC (Michael Jackson) 2 East 54th Street Recreation Center (Michael Jackson) 3 Von King Cultural Center (Michael Jackson) 4 […] Read more »

Unparalleled Celebration Of “Unity Through Dance” Electrifies Tompkins Square For 7th Annual DanceFest

Tompkins Square Park, the destination of the parade at Avenue A and Saint Marks Place, comes alive with choreographed performances, workshops and social dance–all free to the public. This year there will be a total of 3 stages of carefully curated expressions of dance: A […] Read more »

2013 NYDP SQUAD UPDATE! It’s Time To Make Manhattan MOVE!

Hello squad members!   We’re only a day away from Dance Parade and we couldn’t be more excited to have you on the force!! So many of you showed up for last nights meeting and reached out to me on the side by phone and […] Read more »

How Would YOU Like to Wear THIS SHIRT?

How would YOU like to wear THIS SHIRT?? Volunteer to make the Dance Parade happen with beautiful energy and color! We seek a few good men and women to help order the parade? Sign this Volunteer Agreement and Check in with DJ McDonald on 21st […] Read more »

Dance Parade VIRTUAL FLASH MOB at NOON Friday, May 17th! INSTRUCTIONS Within!

Pass this on. OK Everyone!   After one attempt at making a splash across social media and Facebook,  we are at it again.   Friday, May 17th at NOON we will have another DANCE PARADE VIRTUAL FLASH MOB! Copy and paste this link onto your […] Read more »

#DanceFest WBAI 99.5 FM Live Broadcast from Tompkins Square Park 4:00-6:00pm! Tune In via Smart Phone!

WBAI 99.5 FM will be covering the festivities from Tompkins Square Park 4:00-6:00pm,  check it out on your smart phone devices via the free app ‘TuneIn’ or ‘PacificaRadio’ and save WBAI as a preset.  Hosts Jeannie Hopper and Reggie Johnson will be interviewing DanceAfrica founder […] Read more »

“From the Soundboard” Host Reggie Johnson Has An Early Morning Chat with Dance Parade’s Own Chauncey

  From the Soundboard #114 [pitch show] by Reggiej on Mixcloud From the Soundboard is a show that usually focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience. On Wednesday, May 15, NYC Dance Parade […] Read more »

TOAD, No Mere Amphibian… A Mobile Music & Art Installation Returns to Dance Parade

Keep An iOUT4 Keep an iOUT4 is a new series of posts that will more frequently appear as we get closer and closer to The 7th Annual Dance Parade & Festival highlighting major attractions, unusual expectations and exciting back stories of people and, in this […] Read more »

Dance Parade 2011 Highlight : Girl Walk//All Day Chapter 9 “When Dancers Collide”

  One of the most unexpected highlights of the 2011 parade happened much later than the parade itself.   Naturally procured for permission before this all took place,  a very unique film was being recorded on the streets of Manhattan the same day that The […] Read more »


Kervyn Mark is pillar in the deep soulful house music scene in New York City. For over 30 years he has been DJing and producing events. In 2007 he forged and brought different production groups of the soulful and deep house music scene under the umbrella […] Read more »

The Evolution of Dance Continues! Dance With 1 of Over 100 Dance Groups in This Year’s Parade!

DANCE PARADE JUST 9 DAYS AWAY! THE EVOLUTION OF DANCE CONTINUES CLICK TO REGISTER TODAY AND DANCE WITH ONE OF OVER 100 DANCE GROUPS IN THE 2013 PARADE! Grand Marhsals Jacqulyn Buglisi, Chuck Davis and Louie Vega headline Dance Parade by gathering 10,000 dancers of […] Read more »

DanceFest 2013 Lineup! A Four Hour Ominum-Gatherum of All Things Dance!

OFFICIAL DANCEFEST 2013 LINEUP Our Main Stage this year has been carefully curated to offer your eyes, mind and soul a stupendous feast that will surely take you on a journey of various styles and disciplines of dance along with an inspiring trip around the […] Read more »

Dance Genre Buzz : The Bolivian Morenada (Dance of the Black Slaves)

  In this issue of STEPS! we will be exploring traditional dance of Bolivian Morenada. Watch out for this traditional dance in the 7th annual Dance Parade on May 18th, 2013! The Morenada (Dance of the Black Slaves) is a music and dance style from […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight : Meet Board Chair, Erik Bryan Slavin

  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 […] Read more »