Dancers Unite at New York City Hall to Repeal the Cabaret Law Thursday, September 14th 1pm

Dancers Unite at New York City Hall to Repeal the Cabaret Law First Hearing on Bill Intro #1652 to Repeal the Cabaret Law New York City Hall — On Sept 14th, at 1pm dancers, activists, and cultural supporters will pack NYC Council Chambers for the […] Read more »

Get Into The Dance Parade Groove At Final Parade Group Coordinator Meeting Saturday, April 25th

        Attention Dancers!!! Our Last Parade Group Coordinators (PGC) Meeting of the year is: Saturday, April 25th, 11:30am-1pm Ripley-Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue – Room 17B (between 36/37 streets) +Orientation for the Parade, Festival and Community Engagement Programs. +Pick up a pack […] Read more »

Dance Parade Needs You! First STREET TEAM Meetup Sunday, April 19th 2pm!

It is going to be a BEAUTIFUL day and a great chance to spread the word about Dance Parade! The very first Dance Parade STREET TEAM Meetup is this Sunday, April 19th 2:00 pm at Starbucks in Astor Place! We will meet for a quick […] Read more »


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 »

Dance Parade Team Special Guests On WBAI’s Liquid Sound Lounge Saturday, May 3rd with Jeannie Hopper 7pm!

Catch Dance Parade on WBAI’s Liquid Sound Lounge with DJ Jeannie Hopper Saturday, May 3rd from 7-10pm!   Tune in at as other members of the Dance Parade team make an appearance as special guests once again! Keep an eye out for DJ Jeannie Hopper […] 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 »

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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 »

Tweet Us Your Dance Parade Testimonials in 140 Characters or Less!

One can find a lot to say about their previous experience with Dance Parade, now in its 7th year.   But can you say it all in the length of a tweet?   Part of our ever expanding social media outreach, Dance Parade would like […] Read more »

Do You Believe in “Unity Through Dance”? Help Spread The Word About Dance Parade 2013!

Dance Parade New York kicks off it’s 7th Annual Parade and Festival on Saturday, May 18th! Get ready to shake, shimmy, and samba (or watch from the sidelines) from 21st street and Broadway, through Union Square to Tompkins Square Park. 10,000 parade participants representing over […] Read more »

Building Up Anticipation for Dance Parade 2013 on Instagram! Follow us @DanceParadeNYC

Every few hours,  our brand new Instagram is being wonderfully inundated with photos of Dance Parade’s past building up anticipation for our 7th Annual Parade & Festival!   We’re also taking the time to capture candid and choreographed moments during our planning process and various […] Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight : Meet Dance Parade Rookie Jaime Jaget!

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 »

Dear Time Warner, Where Is Our Arts Channel? Please Put Ovation Back On The Air!

Time Warner: Where is our Arts Channel?   Have any of you noticed that OVATION is missing from Time Warner Cable?  They are an independent nationwide network that has a lot of dance programming with shows like “So You Think You Can Dance”,  “Battle of […] Read more »

The Countdown to Saturday, May 18, 2013 Has Begun! Registration Is Now Open!

The Countdown to Saturday, May 18, 2013 has begun! Happy New Year from the all volunteer staff here at Dance Parade New York.   Registration for the 7th Annual Dance Parade and DanceFest is all ready to roll and our staff is about to embark […] Read more »

Dance Parade’s “Community Kinect” Program Joins Forces with NYC Parks & Recreation! Check out the video!

In April 2012 Dance Parade partnered with the NYC Parks and Recreation Department for five weeks, bringing a unique program of fitness, culture and community to youth in Parks-sponsored free afterschool  programs.  We linked Dance Parade group Broadway Bodies with J. Hood Wright Recreation Center […] Read more »

Chauncey Chat : Interview with Grandstand MC & DJ BooshWheelz!

Dance Parade’s Social Media Maestro and DJ himself Chauncey D had the distinct opportunity to ask returning DJ & MC of the Dance Parade Grandstand some interesting questions about his experience with Dance Parade and his reason for doing what he does well.   Here […] 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 Parade February Social @ The Sapphire Lounge Saturday 2/25!

February Social at The Sapphire Lounge Saturday, February 25th 8-10pm 249 Eldridge Street #1 (between Houston & Stanton Streets) Come and catch a Sneak Peek of Dance Parade with performances throughout the evening. Meet and hang with the team behind one of New York City’s […] 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 »