Check Out Six Ways The Dance Parade Community Will Be Participating In ONE BILLION RISING Thursday, February 14th! Join Us!


Dance Parade New York proudly supports the efforts of ONE BILLION RISING and VDAY on Thursday, February 14th.   Found on the FAQ Page of the OBR website, we came across a brilliant question and answer that surely sums it all up as to why we would support such a momentous occasion.

Q. Why dance?
A. When One Billion bodies rise and dance on 14 February 2013, we will join in solidarity, purpose and energy and shake the world into a new consciousness. Dancing insists we take up space. It has no set direction but we go there together. It’s dangerous, joyous, sexual, holy, disruptive. It breaks the rules. It can happen anywhere at anytime with anyone and everyone. It’s free. No corporation can control it. It joins us and pushes us to go further. It’s contagious and it spreads quickly. It’s of the body. It’s transcendent.  Read more


A schedule of ONE BILLION RISING events planned throughout NYC on February 14th. Click image for more information!


The following are six ways that the Dance Parade community is supporting ONE BILLION RISING on Thursday, February 14th and you can too!

  • Brooklyn Bridge – 8am ‘Break The Chain’ with final Rising at Dance New Amsterdam

  • Washington Square Park – 2pm ‘Break the Chain’ – Learn the choreography with Dance Parade’s own Mel Alvarez

  • Union Square – 6pm ‘Macarena’ Flash Mob 

  • OATS Senior Planet Exploration Center
    127 W. 25th Street – 2pm  Leading dance scholar Dr. Martha Eddy (Moving for Life) and Teddy Kern (Master teacher and owner of Dance Manhattan) will teach and lead ‘Break The Chain’ choreography.

  • The Secret Theater 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City – 2pm  DJ McDonald, (artistic director) curates performances that will be streamed worldwide 

  • Hammerstein Ballroom  311 West 34th Street, NYC – Doors open 7pm Click to RSVP on Facebook


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The next OBR New York City live meeting will be held at 6:30 pm on Monday, February 4 at 175 Varick St. in the eighth floor lounge (entrance through black WeWork door on Charlton St. just west of Varick). RSVP to to confirm your attendance.

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click to visit the ONE BILLION RISING blog with updates and videos from all over the world!

There are two opportunities left to learn the “Break The Chain” choreography on Monday 2/11 or Wednesday 2/13 Get into the groove for ONE BILLION RISING on Valentine’s Day! Click to RSVP!