Giving dance this season and the PERKS for our supporters!

We are thrilled to let you know that our 2018 Dance Parade NYC theme is The Cabaret of Life. As the largest multi-cultural dance event in the world our organization continues to inspire millions of people each year with the message of peace, unity and self-expression that are core Dance Parade values.

 

Dance Parade is for everyone – everyone is included.

Each year, Dance Parade draws 10,000 dancers who showcase 80+ genres of dance, for a live audience of 80,000 and a television and live-streamed audience of over 2,000,000 people worldwide.

In a perfect world, Dance Parade would support itself.  However, the world is not perfect and we need your support produce Dance Parade and our Community Engagement programs.  Last year, with your help, we served 960 kids and 140 seniors with free classes and a chance to participate in the Dance Parade. You also funded teaching artists who danced with kids and seniors to support healthier, happier lives.

To produce the parade and community programs takes a full year of work and costs are going up – those costs include everything from scholarships for parade dance groups, the free community classes, licenses, insurance, permits, floats, insurance, to staffing costs.

The hard truth is that we must raise $10,000 by December 31st to cover everything.

We are a lean, mean, and efficient organization and the Board works hard with our Executive Director Greg Miller and his team, to make every nickel count.  So, this year, as you get ready to enjoy the holidays – please, don’t just dance, send money.

Your contribution mean so much to us.  Thank you so much for your support!

 

Dance Parade really needs your support and any help you can give us is appreciated.

At Dance Parade, we are grateful for every tax-deductible donation no matter how small.

 

HERE ARE THE PERKS WE OFFER FOR YOUR SUPPORT:

Friend of Dance: $20 

  • Participate in Dance Parade knowing youhelped make the world’s large display of diverse cultures possible!

 

Dance Spirit: $50

  • Your donation will be used where it is needed most.
  • Get mailed a personal thank you letter from our director that includes a receipt letter for a 100% tax deductible donation

Mover & Shaker: $100

  • All of the above and . . .
  • Get a commemorative “The Cabaret of Life” refrigerator magnet
  • And, join us as our guest at the March 3rd th Season Launch Party at the Taj (48 West 21st St)
  • Sponsor a Dance Organization of your choice in the 12th Annual Dance Parade May 19, 2018
  • Recognition on our website as a Mover & Shaker

 

Gifted Dancer: $150

  • All of the above and . . .
  • Get a commemorative “The Cabaret of Life” Tote bag
  • Get a signed photograph with the group you sponsor

 

Dance Angel: Donation level, $250 or more

  • All of the above and . . .
  • Complimentary admission to the After Party
  • Sponsor a Diversity Workshop in a New York City public school
  • Get acknowledged by a personal Tweet and post to our Facebook Page
  • View the parade as our guest in the Grandstand

 

How to donate:

Make check payable to “Dance Parade” and mail to

 789 Westminster Road, Brooklyn, NY 11230

Or click HERE to use your credit card or PayPal account now.

Thank you!

 

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Photo credits: Suzie Samuel (left) and Robert Dea (right)

Photo credit Youyao Ling