Help These Wonderful Dance Groups FLOAT Down Broadway Saturday, May 21st!

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER A FLOAT! One of the coolest ways to be in the Dance Parade is on a Parade float!  Our production team led by Adele Godfrey is now working with Parade Group Coordinators to create a beautifully decorated float, fully loaded sound […] Read more »

OVER 100 SWING DANCERS CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY OF SWING’S FOUNDING FATHER, FRANKIE MANNING AT NEW YORK DANCE PARADE AND FESTIVAL

OVER 100 SWING DANCERS CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY OF SWING’S FOUNDING FATHER, FRANKIE MANNING AT NEW YORK DANCE PARADE AND FESTIVAL New York, May 15:  Over 100 swing dancers accompanied by the swing band, Glenn Crytzer Quartette, will celebrate one of swing’s founder fathers, Frankie Manning […] 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 »

Just A Few Days Left To ‘BE THE MOMENTUM’! Help Make Dance Parade Happen!

Our Campaign to raise funds for our programs will end in just six days.  Anyone who pitches in more than $25 by Midnight Monday April 28th will be offered a FREE Grandstand Ticket for the best seat on the parade route, at 8th and University […] 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 »

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 »

Check Out Our Brand New Dance Parade 2014 Promotional Video!

  Dance Parade New York 2014 Promotional Video from Dance Parade Inc. on Vimeo. The 8th Annual New York City Dance Parade will take place on Saturday, May 17th in 2014! Visit http://danceparade.org for more info! Follow us on Twitter @DanceParadeNYC Become a fan on […] 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 »

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 »

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 Parade Flashback 2007 : The 1st Annual Dance Parade & Festival from GammaBlog

  The following is from LAPTOP ROCKERS a month before the very first parade happened: A Dance Parade is finally going to happen in the greatest city of all: New York City! On Saturday, May 19th, thousands of us will dance in the streets of […] Read more »

Dance Parade 2010 Highlight : David Hill Takes Tour of Dance Parade in “All Along Broadway” Series

From New York Habitat’s “All Along Broadway Series”, host David Hill puts on his dancing shoes and heads for the New York Dance Parade (2010). Sponsored by a non-profit organization, Dance Parade Inc., performers from all walks of life gathered at 21st and Broadway, where […] Read more »

Dance Parade 2011 Highlight : Magnificent Trailer for The 5th Annual Dance Parade & Festival by Joseph Tudtud

In sheer anticipation for The 7th Annual New York City Dance Parade & Festival on Saturday, May 18th,  we have been taking time to look back on all the magic we have created over the past six years and are simply baffled by the amount […] Read more »

Dance Parade Supports ONE BILLION RISING Thursday, February 14th 8pm-Midnight @ Hammerstein Ballroom!

  On February 14, 1998, Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues started a global movement, and it all began at the Hammerstein Ballroom! 15 years later we are celebrating a revolution! Join V-Day & ONE BILLION RISING back at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 14, 2013 to STRIKE, […] 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 »

Announcing The Dance Parade 2012 Photo Contest Winning Photographers!

The Dance Parade Team is proud to announce this year’s winning photographers for The 2012 Dance Parade Photo Contest.   Our panel of judges’ decision was very close bettween the winner and the First and Second Runners Up. The grand prize photographer will receive a […] Read more »

Dance Parade 2012 Thank You, Video & Survey

Dance Parade wants to thank all of the volunteers and participants of this year’s parade, it was truly a success with our highest, most diverse turnout yet. From the tributes to Donna Summer to the colorful costumes of the Bolivians, the Steppers, the Girl Divas, […] Read more »