(enter the name of dance company, team, school, or group as it should appear in the program)
Be specific. We are looking to present New York City with the world's largest display of cultural diversity!
This number can change. For planning purposes we just want to know what maximum size your group might grow to.
(additional $100 fee applies)
Comes complete with advertising, decorations, insurance and tow vehicle and audio equipment. Just hop on and dance! (additional fees apply)


You must be in the Parade to participate in DanceFest 2019, our post-parade festival in Tompkins Square Park. The parade is for everyone but the festival is specifically for selected groups who fit our curatorial requirements. To be considered for DanceFest 2019, please complete the fields below. If accepted, you'll be notified by the festival committee. Some performances may receive performance stipends for their work to create and perform on stage at DanceFest. DanceFest's Curation Committee is currently a team of 4+ dance professionals with extensive experience in many forms of dance. The Committee is interested in presenting all dance forms and genres, including culturally-specific dance forms and dance-theater in addition to classical and contemporary choreography. Artist submissions that contain an audience engagement element are also welcome. DanceFest strives to present artistic excellence and cultural diversity. Stage A (Main) and Stage B (Family) stages are 20ft x 20ft stages with a green room and portasan. These performances tend to be 3-8minutes in length. The Social Stage is our party area and more befitting of club and circus performances. Site specific performances will occur throughout the park and feature performances exceeding 60minutes for contemporary, folkloric and cultural dances. This section can be completed up until the March 31st 2019 deadline however early applications have an increased chance for placement.
Show us what your performance looks like! If password protected, include the password after the link (i.e. password = "sunshine")

Community Engagement

If you're based in NYC, we pay for teaching or performances opportunities.
We offer participating groups the ability to be booked for paid performances and educational residency programs.
With this form submission I agree that this signifies my intention to participate in this year’s Annual Dance Parade and Festival (“DanceFest” following the parade, but does not create any binding relationship or obligations between me and Dance Parade, Inc. I understand that once remitted, the registration fees are non-refundable as they are considered a contribution to our 501(c)3 non-profit organization and are accepted regardless of actual participation in the parade or festival. I understand also that, while Dance Parade and the City of New York will make reasonable efforts to ensure the safety of all Dance Parade participants, Dance Parade’s safety relies foremost on the safe behavior of its participants, and by registering I assume responsibility for my safety and will act with caution, courtesy, and prudence, and comply with all relevant laws and regulations throughout the event. I hold harmless Dance Parade, its officers, staff and volunteers for any liabilities incurred to me in the Dance Parade and DanceFest except in the case of Dance Parade Inc.’s gross negligence. I understand that commercial vending, firearms, fireworks, and all other explosives are expressly prohibited for Dance Parade participants. I agree to refrain from physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse or misconduct of any kind or form making abusive statements in regard to a person’s race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sex or age. I also agree that during Dance Parade and DanceFest my image may be captured without compensation. By registering for Dance Parade I understand that my email address will be subscribed to Dance Parade mailings including STEPS!, the Dance Parade Newsletter. Lastly, I understand that participation in Dance Parade New York is a privilege granted to us by the City of New York, and which will be granted to us in the future only thanks to Dance Parade participants’ exemplary civic behavior. I agree to make my utmost effort to ensure that Dance Parade is both fun and safe, and to leave nothing behind during or after Dance Parade in order to minimize cleanup demands.