Wall of Gratitude: THANK YOU NYC Cabaret Repeal Fighters of Justice!

Dance Parade Executive Director Greg Miller speaks at the Press Conference on the steps of New York City Hall after the City Council passed repeal of the cabaret law on October 31, 2017: “For the 25,000+ Dance Parade advocates, this RIGHTING of a LONGSTANDING WRONG […] 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 »

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 »

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 »

Audio Dance Parade Episode 4 : Playbook 7 by Coach “Michael” Roebuck

Every May in New York City, Dance Parade shakes up The Big Apple by providing an outlet for all forms of expression through dance to come together on one single day. The 6th Annual Dance Parade will take place on Saturday, May 19th. The Parade […] Read more »

Post Parade Potluck Picnic @ Figment on Governors Island Saturday, June 11th

POST PARADE CELEBRATION – POTLUCK PICNIC AT FIGMENT NYC Join The Dance Parade Team on Saturday,  June 11, at 11am for a potluck picnic! We will be meeting in front of the first yellow house in the parade grounds (off ferry, up hill to the left) […] 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 »

Join us at The Official Dance Parade After Party @ Webster Hall

Dance Parade celebrates its fifth year down Broadway and across Saint Marks into Tompkins Square Park. DanceFest follows till 7pm. After you get yourself a scrumptious dinner, come join us at Webster Hall for the official Dance Parade After Party. 100% of Pre-Sale tickets go to Dance Parade ($15 Reduced / $30 Door) 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 »

Calling All Photographers – Get Ready to Wow Us in the Dance Parade Photo Contest!

If you are planning to join us on Saturday, be sure to bring your camera.  To celebrate the incredible diversity and creativity that infuses the Dance Parade and DanceFest, Dance Parade has created a photo contest.  From May 21 to June 4, photos may be […] Read more »

Audio Dance Parade Episode Two : DJ Pied Piper

Every May in New York City, Dance Parade shakes up The Big Apple by providing an outlet for all forms of expression through dance to come together on one single day. The 5th Annual Dance Parade will take place on Saturday, May 21st. The Parade […] Read more »

Dance Parade 2011 Grand Marshal : Kat Wildish

Kat Wildish 2011 Grand Marshall Kat Wildish is a New York City master ballet and pointe teacher currently on faculty at The Ailey Extension Program. She performed with New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and numerous international companies including Zurich Ballet, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, […] Read more »

Dance Parade 2011 Grand Marshal : Joseph Harrington

Joseph Harrington 2011 Grand Marshall Joseph Harrington has been taking dance classes since he was three years old. When at home in Ohio Joseph trains at the “Just Off Broadway” dance studio in Mt. Carmel, OH and with the Cincinnati Ballet. He is a student […] Read more »

Dance Parade 2011 Grand Marshal : Charles Reinhart

Dance Parade Announces Its Grand Marshals for Dance Parade 2011 Charles Reinhart 2011 Grand Marshall Charles L. Reinhart has worked as a producer, manager, festival director, consultant and administrator in the arts since 1955. President of the American Dance Festival (ADF) since 1968, he was […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight : Verun Rahimtoola

Dance Parade, Inc. is an all 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 »

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 »

Dance Parade NYC Radio Interview on The Kiner Hour – Let’s Talk Dance with Ashani Mfuko

Learn all about the 2011 Dance Parade NYC in this episode of The Kiner Hour – Let’s Talk Dance with Ashani Mfuko.  “The Kiner Hour — Lets Talk Dance With Ashani Mfuko” is a feature internet radio show on the Talking Alternative Radio Broadcasting Network, […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight : Sarah Haley

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 […] Read more »

Join The Dance Parade Street Team!

JOIN THE DANCE PARADE STREET TEAM AND HELP MAKE THE FIFTH ANNUAL DANCE PARADE AND DANCEFEST THE BIGGEST YET! Dance Parade is looking for an extra team of volunteers to help promote this year’s Parade and Festival by taking to the streets, schools, clubs, bars, […] Read more »

International Dance Day Performers Announced!

Next Saturday, April 23rd,  DNA (Dance New Amsterdam) hosts our 5th Annual International Dance Day Celebration!   Aside from rubbing shoulders with dance lovers, afficionados and Dance Parade Volunteers, six amazing groups will be performing to present you with a wonderful ‘taste of Dance Parade’ […] Read more »