Although, as a community, we did not reach our fundraising goal with our first Indiegogo Campaign, we have been able to make up some of the difference throughout the year from grants and donations.
We currently have over 150 dance groups registered to “Be The Momentum.” Our year-long fundraising efforts have allowed us to offer scholarship fee waivers to 37 of these groups to participate in the parade and festival. Click here to check out who else is in the parade this year.
Thanks to discounted audio from our generous equipment vendors, All four stages for the Tompkins Square Park’s DanceFest are funded. Check out our DanceFest lineup here.
Unfortunately as an organization, we have had to make some hard choices because of the Indiegogo shortfall. We have had to cut back our Community Kinect Education program, that provides after-school fitness to NYC Parks and Recreation Centers, but we have fully funded “Ageless Action”, FREE dance programs in four sites: Ft. Hamilton Senior Center (Brooklyn), Hansborough Recreation Center (Washington Heights), Chelsea Recreation Center (Manhattan) and The Lenox Hill Senior Center (Manhattan). We’ve offered classes to hundreds of seniors and many will be dancing down Broadway with us this year for the first time.
Seniors not able to dance in the streets will be aboard Dance Parade’s Grand Marshal float with celebrities Savion Glover and Jawole Zollar.
There’s still plenty of time for you to contribute to the 8th Annual Dance Parade. Click here to donate or volunteer to help make May 17 an amazing day for tens of thousands of fellow New Yorkers and dancers from around the world.