Each year Dance Parade gathers 200+ organizations, 10,000+ dancers and 70+ vehicles and floats. We manage these logistics by offering the below sound and vehicle options. Though higher budget options provide the most comprehensive sound for your dancers, low budget scenarios are also available:
A) Paired with another group with same or similar genre of dance: Free
Easiest and cheapest option usually for groups without budget for sound; (i.e if you are a tango group parade production team will place you behind another tango group that has sound); Deadline April 30, 2019.
B) Bring portable sound unit: Battery or generator powered: Free
On a dolly, cart, or (non gasoline) cycle; Generally multiple speakers & generator powered are loudest
C) Rent portable Sound Pod ($250)
For 2019, we are pleased to work with Mobile Sound Staging, who has engineered a bluetooth weather-resistant speaker with 12 hour+ battery life. The pods are engineered with a 1000watt Sound Box Speaker raised 8ft above the ground on a tripod with heavy duty wheels. One speaker should be enough sound for 25-30 dancers, casting sound a good half block in every direction. We will have 16 of these units in the parade and they can be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Check out video demo and order here.
D) Bring vehicle to transport your sound: ($125)
Gas powered art cars, pickup trucks with generator in bed, van or trailer: $85 until March 31, $125 until April 15 deadline; Maximum 4-6 speakers permitted.
E) Pre-packaged float & audio: GoFundMe Campaign $2800 - $4800
Dance Parade sets up a crowdfunding campaign, suggest perks such as $100 to be on float or $150 for a tote bag. Then you have 3 weeks to solicit donations from your community. You keep profits above fundraising goal and keep donations upon on failure to reach fundraising goal. Complete with driver, tow vehicle, insurance, decoration, advertising and sound. Choose an optional sound system, your colors and promote your dance company. Deadline April 7th. Contact darya"at"danceparade.org
F) Pre-packaged float & audio: $2800 - $4800 (non-profit discount available)
Ordering a Dance Parade float this way is easy. Complete with driver, tow vehicle, insurance, decoration, advertising and sound. Choose an optional sound system, your colors, promote your dance company and add up to three sponsor logos/messages. Just show up on parade day, board float and dance. 15 dancers (small) to 25 (large). Order while supplies last. Deadline April 30; See pics and submit float specs here.
Sound Patrol & Good Neighbor Policy:
However you participate, please be mindful of our Good Neighbor Policy and Sound Patrol who make ticket you for excessive sound. Repeated violations will result in removal from the parade. See video below for more information about this policy.