Engaging the Community – Join a Dance Class that ends with Parade Participation!

For 2016 Dance Parade offers 3 types of dance education programs, “Ageless Action”, “Community Kinect” and “Cultural Residencies”, described below.  These programs are provided in all five New York City boroughs and all culminate with participation in the 10th Annual Dance Parade and DanceFest in May!



Serving older Americans through the joy and movement of dance. Click here to learn how to take free belly dance classes at the senior center in Corona, Queens (111th St, English & Spanish)

Bellydance Thursdays 10:15-11:30
Start February 11th-End June 2nd, 2016
IPR/HE Corona Senior Center
108-74 Roosevelt Avenue
Corona (Queens), NY 11368
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Salsa Wednesdays 2:30-3:30
Start March 23rd -End May 25th, 2016
Hudson Guild Senior Center
119 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10011



Using dance to instill a life long enthusiasm for physical fitness. In partnership with the NYC Department of Recreation, we will be offering 10 week programs at these recreation facilities

Butoh/Therapeutic Movement Mondays 2-3pm
Start March 21st-End May 23rd
Chelsea Recreation Center (Manhattan)
430 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001

Flagging Performance Dance Tuesdays 6-7pm
Start April 5th-End June 7th
Hansborough Recreation Center (Harlem)
35 West 134th Street
New York, NY 10037

Bellydance (ages 6-13) Wednesdays 4-5pm
Start March 23rd-End May 25th
St. John’s Recreation Center (Brooklyn)
1251 Prospect Place
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Butoh (ages 6-13) Saturdays 1-2pm
Start March 26th-End May 28th
Faber Park Field House (Staten Island)
Faber Street & Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301

Majorette/Hip Hop (ages 11-16) Sundays 12-1pm
Start April 10th-End June 12th
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (Bronx)
3225 Reservoir Oval East
Bronx, NY 10467

Line Dance Sundays 9:30-10:30am
Start March 27th-End May 29th
Chelsea Recreation Center (Manhattan)
430 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001

NYC Parks and Recreation annual fee is $100-150 (10% discount with NYC ID), 18 and under it is free, and $25 annual fee for seniors and young adults 18-24. 6-mo memberships available for half the price!



We offer multi-week residencies focusing on culturally specific dance forms.

IS 347 School of Humanities in Bushwick, Brooklyn has a matching grant offered by Gratitude NYC. Click here to help them get African dance with FUSHA Dance Company into their school.

If your school, community or senior center is interested in one of our popular education programs, contact carlye@danceparade.org or click here for our Community Engagement brochure.