Each year Dance Parade gathers 200+ organizations, 10,000+ dancers and 70+ vehicles and floats. We manage these logistics by offering the below sound and vehicle options. Though higher budget options provide the most comprehensive sound for your dancers, low budget scenarios are also available:
A) Paired with another group with same or similar genre of dance: Free
Easiest and cheapest option usually for groups without budget for sound; (i.e if you are a tango group parade production team will place you behind another tango group that has sound); Deadline May 7, 2019.
B) Bring portable sound unit: Battery or generator powered: Free
On a dolly, cart, or (non gasoline) cycle; Generally multiple speakers & generator powered are loudest
C) Rent portable sound unit:
One speaker, mixer, iphone/ipod cable, sound tech on dolly rented through firstname.lastname@example.org & delivered to Parade head: $400/day On a dolly, cart, or (non gasoline) cycle; Generally multiple speakers & generator powered are loudest
D) Bring vehicle to transport your sound:
Gas powered art cars, pickup trucks with generator in bed, van or trailer: $85 until March 31, $100 until April 15 deadline; Maximum 4-6 speakers permitted.
E) Pre-packaged float & audio: GoFundMe Campaign $2800 - $4800
Dance Parade sets up a crowdfunding campaign, suggest perks such as $100 to be on float or $150 for a tote bag. Then you have 3 weeks to solicit donations from your community. You keep profits above fundraising goal and keep donations upon on failure to reach fundraising goal. Complete with driver, tow vehicle, insurance, decoration, advertising and sound. Choose an optional sound system, your colors and promote your dance company. Deadline March 31.
F) Pre-packaged float & audio: $2800 - $4800 (non-profit discount available)
Ordering a Dance Parade float this way is easy. Complete with driver, tow vehicle, insurance, decoration, advertising and sound. Choose an optional sound system, your colors, promote your dance company and add up to three sponsor logos/messages. Just show up on parade day, board float and dance. 15 dancers (small) to 25 (large). Order while supplies last. Deadline April 30