Saturday May 19, 3-5pm WBAI Radio Live broadcast from Dance Parade & Festival

There will be over 6,000 Dancers in the Sixth Annual Dance Parade and Festival on May 19th. Dancers doing everything from Zumba, Tango, Salsa, Polynesian, Belly Dancing on skates, Bolivian to Hip Hop will participate in the Sixth Annual Dance Parade and Dance Festival. Starting […] Read more »

Voca People Joins Impressive List of Sponsors! See Voca People at New World Stages : Special Dance Parade Ticket Offer!

The Voca People have taken New York by surprise – and delight – with a completely original, thrilling musical adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced before! Full of energy and bursting with fun, this international hit features over 70 a cappella and beat box versions of […] 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 Press Conference @ City Hall This Monday! Mayor Will Proclaim May 19th as “Dance Parade Day”!

Dance Parade invites members of the Press to join 50 vibrant diverse and passionate dancers who will represent over 6000 dancers registered in the parade May 19th.  An announcement to TV, radio and print media will include the reading of the City of New York’s Mayoral Proclamation […] Read more »

NUTRITIOUS Joins The Lineup For DanceFest Social Dance Area on Saturday, May 19th In Tompkins Square!

Another fantastic and talented DJ has joined the lineup for The Social Dance Area in Tompkins Square Park for DanceFest this year! Check out Nutritious! A world class dj, producer, remixer, and jazz-percussionist, Nutritious has an eclectic style layering fresh picked flavors from music around the […] Read more »

Introducing 2012 Dance Parade Grand Marshal : Ashley Tuttle

With The 6th Annual Dance Parade and DanceFest only a little over a week away, we continue with our introductions of our 2012 Grand Marshals. These recognized individuals are chosen by Dance Parade for their contribution to a particular genre of dance.     Last […] Read more »

Gadget Trish Announces Beat It NYC and Thrill The World Join Forces This Year At Dance Parade!

For the first time ever, two major New York City Michael Jackson dance groups are collaborating for the Dance Parade. Have you ever wanted to learn Michael Jackson dance moves? Now’s your chance! Come learn Beat It, Thriller, and The Drill with BEAT IT NYC […] Read more »

Two World Renowned Dance Schools To Appear In This Year’s Dance Parade!

THE AILEY EXTENSION & THE ISADORA DUNCAN DANCE COMPANY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SIXTH ANNUAL DANCE PARADE AND FESTIVAL New York, April 24, 2012 – Dance Parade is pleased to announce world-renowned New York dance institutions – The Ailey Extension and Lori Belilove and The […] Read more »

Dance Genre Buzz : Jamaican Dance Hall

The dance halls of Jamaica in the 1950s and 1960s were home to public dances usually targeted at younger patrons. Sound system operators had big home-made audio systems (often housed in the flat bed of a pickup truck), spinning records from popular American rhythm and […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight : Leslie Ann Kilpatrick aka L.A.

  “Before mankind talked to one another, they dance together. ” ~ L.A. Kilpatrick   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 […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight : April Newman

“The excitement in the air, and the joy on the faces of the dancers…” 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 […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight : Dawn Paap

Volunteer Spotlight October, 2011 Dawn Paap, Marketing Team "Need a way to connect with a community of great artists in NYC? Start here! You'll be amazed by who you meet." ~ Dawn 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. Every month, we choose a different volunteer to spotlight. We ask them a few questions to let you know who they are, where they’ve come from and where they see themselves in the future. Read more »

10tecomai Yosakoi Dance Project lead The 5th Annual Dance Parade in honor of JAPAN!

To honor the victims of the all too recent Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami, Dance Parade has chosen The 10tecomai Yosakoi Dance Project to lead The 5th Annual Dance Parade this year. Lining up at 21st Street and Broadway, the group which uniquely blends Traditional and Contemporary Japanese Dance will be the very first of our 160 groups to make their way downtown at 1pm. 10tecomai recently lent their talents to our March fundraiser at Alpha Fusion Restaurant in March, their passionate performance just days after the Japanese tragedy rocked the world. When trying to decided which of our illustrious groups should be first in line, the answer was not hard to find at all. Please make sure you get to the parade on time for this will be a memorable and honorable moment in today's milestone event. Read more »

Circus Performers and Burning Man Artists Heat Up Dance Parade 2011

Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in norther Nevada. The event starts on the Monday before, and ends on the day of Labor Day. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy on Saturday evening. The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.(2) Read more »

Tom and Zach get married in Dance Parade 2011!

Over the next eleven days before the big day on Saturday, May 21st, STEPS! will be sharing some of the major benchmark participants of Dance Parade 2011 to truly showcase how wonderfully diverse and all encompassing our event is! First up, our very own editor-in-chief Chauncey, who is a staunch advocate of equality for all and a heavy hitter on the Dance Parade Team this year as well, sat down with Tom and Zach who will be exchanging vows at the start of this year's festivities and spending the rest of the day disco dancing with their friends and family on their very own float! Wear hot pink on the 21st to show your support for Tom and Zach! Here is the transcript of the landmark interview! Read more »