JOIN OUR YEAR END CAMPAIGN:  Dance Parade is pleased to create this 2022 Year-End campaign to raise critical funds for dance education. Beginning Tuesday November 29, 2022 our campaign seeks to raise funds to enable Teaching Artists to bring the gift of dance to over two dozen schools and community centers. We believe that dance can awaken the human spirit and help create a more vibrant and equitable society.

Won’t you join us in this global day of giving? Our Board of Directors along with Facebook have generously committed to tripling every dollar donated, expanding what we can do as a community that loves dance.

DANCING THROUGH NYC: This season our $20,000 campaign will help Dance Parade create 10-week dance education programs that will benefit over 1,500 participants in schools and community centers.

  • NYC iSchool (9th Grade) Chelsea, Manhattan
  • PS. 347, School of Humanities (Middle School), Bushwick, Brooklyn
  • PS. 86K  The Irvington Elementary School, Brooklyn
  • PS. X114 Luis Llorens Torres School Elementary School, Bronx
  • PS. 112Q Dutch Kills Elementary School, Queens
  • International Charter School of New York (Middle School), Brooklyn
  • PS. 56, The Lewis Latimer Elementary School, Brooklyn
  • Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center, Brooklyn
  • PS. X537 Bronx Arena High School, Bronx
  • PS 023 the New Children’s School (Elementary), Bronx
  • University Neighborhood High School, LES, Manhattan
  • PS. 34 Franklin D Roosevelt School, East Village, Manhattan
  • Ft Greene Park, Brooklyn
  • Virtual Classes in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese

 

GRAND FINALE: Students will end their programs with participation in the 17th Annual Dance Parade Saturday, May 20, 2023 and then showcase their work on stage at DanceFest after the parade!  For many, this will be an experience of a lifetime as most of these kids have never appeared on stage.

BEYOND THE ZONE: Our 2023 theme, “Beyond the Zone” reflects a “flow state” to remind us that we need to effortlessly move through difficult times as well as acknowledges New York City Mayor Eric Adam’s “City of Yes” campaign to reform antiquated Zoning laws related to dance.  Updating Zoning ordinances in New York City follows the 2017 repeal of the NYC Cabaret License law that restricted dance to a small number of venues licensed for dance.  Come Saturday, May 20, 2023, 10,000 dancers will dance Beyond the Zone in New York City’s largest dance event by showcasing over 100 unique cultures and dance styles.

YOUR PERKS AS A DONOR: 100% of your contribution will go to the artists and means so much to us and we are grateful for every donation, no matter how small!

$50+  Donors receive a tax exempt receipt letter in order to deduct their donations from their taxes

$100+ Donors receive above AND a  commemorative Beyond the Zone refrigerator magnet; Sponsor a Dance Organization of your choice in the 17th Annual Dance Parade May 20, 2023

$150+ Donors receive all of above AND a personalized Beyond the Zone Coffee Mug and a ticket to Dance Parade’s Grandstand

$250+ Donors receive all of the above AND get a “Beyond the Zone” Tshirt, Complimentary admission to all Dance Parade events: Launch Party, Grandstand and After Party and will Sponsor a Diversity Workshop in a New York City public school.

HOW TO DONATE:

Join our #GivingTuesday Campaign November 29th on Facebook:

Facebook/Meta  will match your donation up to $100 dollars. To qualify, you must be a new recurring donor and make 2 consecutive monthly payments of $5. Not on Facebook? Click on this button and use your credit card through our secure website:

Alternatively, make check payable to “Dance Parade” and mail to:

455 FDR Drive, Suite B104, New York, NY 10002

Thank you so much for your support!

 

 

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The pandemic has affected us all and has made us appreciate the things we hold dear. That’s why we are dedicating this year’s #GivingTuesday on November 30, 2021 to our Teaching Artists that bring the gift of dance to schools and community centers. Won’t you join us in this global dav of giving?

Our 2021 theme Back To The Streets was chosen by the NYC Dance Community and celebrates our love of dance and our values of diversity, cultural equity and inclusion. We are scheduled to dance live on Broadway Saturday May 22nd, 2021 in the city’s largest dance event to showcase over 100 unique styles of dance.

In these past two years we overcame the challenges of dancing with the pandemic and delivered over 2500 youth and 300 adults with free classes online. Our programs funded teaching artists who danced with kids and older folks alike to support healthier, happier lives.

100% of your contribution will go to the artists and means so much to us and 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 you helped make the world’s large display of diverse cultures possible!

Dance Spirit: $50

  • Your donation will be used where it is needed most.
  • Recognition on our website as ​a Dance Spirit​
  • 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 . . .
  • Recognition on our website as a Mover & Shaker
  • Get a commemorative “We Dance Together Again” refrigerator magnet
  • Sponsor a Dance Organization of your choice in the 15th Annual Dance Parade May 22, 2021

Gifted Dancer: $150

  • All of the above and . . .
  • Recognition on our website as a ​Gifted Dancer
  • Get a commemorative “We Dance Together Again Tote bag
  • Get a signed photograph with the group you sponsor

Dance Angel: Donation level, $250 or more

  • All of the above and . . .
  • Recognition on our website as a ​Dance Angel​
  • Complimentary admission to the Dance Parade 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:

455 FDR Drive, Suite B104, New York, NY 10002

Alternatively, use a credit card to contribute through our secure website here:

 

Thank you so much for your support!

 

 

Photo Credit: Joon Shin