Dance Parade Announces Exciting And Diverse Lineup Of Performances For Annual Showcase!

Our annual SHOWCASE is just days away! Here is the breakdown of performers and which show (3pm or 7pm or both) they will be performing in! Various costume pieces and decor will be also be on display from the various performers representing the diverse cultures […] 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 »

#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 »

How To Turn Kids Into STARS on Broadway!

Please help these deserving NYC kids get Dance Residencies for a donation of only $5 or more!         Join us to offer exciting 5 week dance residencies to Community Centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens!    Youth get to complete their programs […] Read more »

Dance Parade Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Fund Dance Residencies That Turn Kids Into “Stars on Broadway”!

Dance Parade launches its very first Kickstarter Campaign to help fund our Community Engagement Education Programs!   We at Dance Parade do more than produce the parade and festival–Through our Community Engagement Education Program we offer engaging dance curriculum to under-resourced communities.  Beginning April 15th, […] Read more »

Attention Prospective 2013 Dance Group Registrants : Scholarship Request Deadline Extended to Thursday, April 11th!

For under-resourced groups,  Dance Parade, Inc. offers either a full or partial waiver for registration fees*.   This waiver may be obtained through our scholarship program to help defray or alleviate a portion of the registration fee for Dance Groups to participate in Dance Parade. […] Read more »

Jamaican Dancehall Aerobics Invigorates Dance Parade Family Fitness Tour At St. John’s In Brooklyn!

    Check out photos from DP’s Family Fitness Event at St. John’s Recreation Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Wednesday January 30, 2013.  Approximately 25 youth ages 2-14 and their caregivers friends and family participated in the second workshop in this series at this […] Read more »

Exciting Updates From Our 2013 Spring Community Engagement Programs!

Spring Community Engagement Programs Brings Dance To Schools In All Five Boroughs! Upon successful completion of our Fall/Winter Family Fitness Tour in Brooklyn, we are looking forward to our second year of spring residencies with the NYC Parks and Recreation Department afterschool programs!  We plan […] Read more »

Dance Genre Buzz : The Origins of “The Conga”

Dance Genre Buzz : The Origins of “The Conga” Once a month, Dance Parade explores the origins and the various transformations of a different dance genre.  With major help from Wikipedia, we bring you the festive “Conga” which, like most cultural dances, comes from a […] Read more »

Announcing Dance Parade and DanceFest 2012 and Community Kinect Program makes 100 Kids *Stars on Broadway*

ANNOUNCING DANCE PARADE AND DANCEFEST 2012 AND RESIDENCY PROGRAM MAKES 100 KIDS STARS ON BROADWAY    New York, May 14, 2012 – At New York City Hall today, Dance Parade organizers, sponsored by City Council member, Rosie Mendez, announced the Sixth Annual Dance Parade and […] Read more »

Dance Parade’s “Community Kinect” Educational Outreach Program in Full Throttle!

Dance Parade, Inc., in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, is pleased to announce the inaugural season of its Educational Residency Program entitled “Community Kinect” that focuses on movement and fitness. Three of Dance Parade’s performance groups will participate in […] Read more »