DANCE IN THE PARADE

BE A ‘STAR`’ — Dance down Broadway and join over 10,000 dancers moving and grooving to over 100 styles of dance in the 17th Annual Dance Parade! Our 2023 Parade Earlybird registration is open to everyone who commits to dancing in the parade.  It's free to join a group who is marked "Open" below. Come dance with us Saturday May 20th!

COVID-19 Pandemic Update (as of 9/15/22): Dance Parade reccomends (but does not require) full vaccinations for participants in our events.  (see our full health and safety protocols here)

Earlybird Registration opens 12/1/22. There is no fee if you're joining an already registered group and under-resourced groups may apply for a scholarship fee waiver ahead of the deadline April 10th.

Individual Dancer: Free

As a member of a group or newbie to a group. Everyone must register:

Generally, individual dancers can join Dance Groups who do not have coordinated costumes or choreography.

Group: $75 for groups up to 500 dancers

(i.e. Dance Company, School, Nightclub, Burning Man Camp, etc):

In addition to the promotional benefits from website & printed program listings, group registration also includes the opportunity to be paid through our Community Engagement Programs throughout the year. 

IMPORTANT 2023 DATES & DEADLINES:

March 1, Deadline to register for a scholarship fee waiver and deadline to register to perform at DanceFest

April 30, Deadline to register a group, vehicle or float

May 3, Parade Group Coordinators Zoom Meeting

May 17 (Wed), Noon - Press Conference on Steps of City Hall, NYC

May 20 (Sat), 9am - 10am: Parade check-in for Vehicles at 18th St & 5th Ave (for registered vehicles only)

May 20 (Sat), 10am - 2pm: Parade check-in for all Parade Group Coordinators at the Parade Start at 17th St & 5th Ave (for registered parade group coordinators only).
Parade begins at Noon. Festival is from 3pm-7pm

Ways to Dance with Sound

Each year Dance Parade gathers 200+ organizations, 10,000+ dancers and 75 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:

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.

Parade Production Assistant Lead Adele Godfrey explains our Sound Patrol and Good Neighbor Policy, ensuring an enjoyable and sustainable Dance Parade.

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Parade Production Assistant Lead Adele Godfrey explains our Sound Patrol and Good Neighbor Policy, ensuring an enjoyable and sustainable Dance Parade.

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