***MEDIA ADVISORY – NEW YORK DANCE PARADE HIGHLIGHTS ANNOUNCED AT CITY HALL

Title: ***MEDIA ADVISORY – NEW YORK DANCE PARADE HIGHLIGHTS ANNOUNCED AT CITY HALL
Location: Steps of New York City Hall (Entrance from Murray & Broadway)
Description: 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 year’s 8th Annual Dance Parade and DanceFest.

WHO: Dance Parade New York
WHAT: Dance Parade highlights and announcements
WHERE: New York City Hall steps
WHEN: Monday, May 12th, 1pm

Greg Miller – Executive Director, Dance Parade New York

Andrij Cybyk – Artistic Director of the Iskra Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

Benjamin Nathan – Founder of TapUnity, bridging the gap with Tap with Cops & Kids – who will tap on the Steps of City Hall to announce his Community Engagement Program for NYPD and Inner City Youth

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Doris Duke Performing Artist Award winner and founder of Urban Bush Women and Grand Marshal of Dance Parade.

Hex Hector – Grammy Award Winning DJ & Producer – Grand Marshal of the 8th Annual Parade

Barbara Tucker – “Queen of House Music”, for 29 years performing at the Parade and Festival

Rifka Lopez – Parade Production Director highlighting Parade lineup

Jamila Holman – DanceFest Production Director Highlighting Festival Linuep after the Parade

Lane Harwell – Executive Director of Dance NYC, leading advocacy group on dance speaks on the “State of Dance In New York City”

Momz N Da Hood —  America’s first breakdance group of mothers over 50 will be serving as officers of the New York Dance Police!

Seta Kantardjian – Seta Kantardjian – Founder, Artistic Director & Choreographer of the Shushi Armenian Dance Ensemble

Funmilayo – Founder and Artistic Director of Fusha Dance, a Congolese Dance Company that offers free dance classes as apart of Dance Parade’s Ageless Action Community Engagement Program for seniors

Ant Boogie (Anthony Rue), Celebrity Teaching Artist from Broadway Dance Center and Hip-Hop instructor at DanceFest where the general public can take free dance lessons

Princess Lockerooo – Master “Waacking” Teacher and Finalist of So You Think You Can Dance who will be joinied with her Waaktion Heros

Ellen Chappel – Small Business Owner of “Bridge for Dance School” speaks on the need for independent schools to be a part of Dance Parade

*The 8th Annual Parade and festival will kick off on Broadway Saturday May 18th — Visit www.danceparade.org for details
Start Time: 13:00
Date: 2014-05-12
End Time: 13:40