(enter the name of dance company, team, school, or group as it should appear in the program)
For example: @danceparadenyc If you don't have Facebook, write 'NA' (not available).
For example: @danceparadenyc If you don't have Instagram, write 'NA' (not available).
For example: @danceparadenyc


Groups with compelling artistic presentations may be selected to present 40 seconds of their dance at the Astor Place Grand Stand. If you would like to be considered please provide a video link and if password protected, include the password after the link (i.e. password = "sunshine")
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.
If no music, we will try to place you with another group that has music similar to your dance style
Generally groups with choreography & costumes answer 'no'; Groups wanting to expand their communities answer 'yes'
Comes complete with advertising, decorations, insurance and tow vehicle and audio equipment. Just hop on and dance! (additional fees apply - contact to order info)
(additional $85 applies for gas powered vehicles)


We invite the groups of artistic excellence to perform on stage. There is no additional fee for filling out this section and actually pay stipends to those chosen by our Curatorial Committee. You must be in the Parade to participate in DanceFest 2020, our post-parade festival in Tompkins Square Park. If accepted, you'll be notified by the festival committee in April.

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.

You can login at another time up until the April 1st 2020 deadline to complete the DanceFest application however early applications have an increased chance for placement.
(paid performance/teaching opportunities are offered only to parade participants)


As a participant in the Dance Parade you may qualify for our Community Engagement programs in which we pay artists for teaching and performances opportunities. This section can be completed at a later time by logging in from the Education part of our website.
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. I understand that registration is not final until I have completed payment on the next screen. Additionally, Dance Parade reserves the right to cancel registration if it is determined that dance organizations are involved for political or commercial reasons not supporting dance. It's the Dance Parade and everyone dances!
Registration is not complete until you receive a message in green following checkout. Credit cards can be used in lieu of a PayPal account. Contact us at 267-350-9213 or if you have any problems -- Thank you, looking forward to dancing with you!