DanceFest Registration

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) is 20ft L x 24ft W and Stage B (Family) stage is 20ft x 20ft, each 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.
Enter the organization name exactly how it should be printed in the tri-fold program
Show us what your performance looks like! If password protected, include the password after the link (i.e. password = "sunshine")
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(2 or 3 sentences maximum)
Enter the number of dancers who you'd like to have perform on stage or in a site specific performance.
If yes, please try to ensure that you have a backup on a charged phone, mp3 player or memory stick - CDs are no longer possible.
If presenting your dance live music please describe and detail musicians, instruments and equipment
Please be brief. If selected, we'd like to present your dance as professionally as possible, please help us by giving us a short description of your piece that the emcee can use to announce your dance; It will be up to the emcee's discretion how much of the description will be used in the actual performance (i.e. Bergdorf Dance Theatre of Newark New Jersey has been presenting contemporary ballet in the tri-state area since 1998 and pleased to present its world premier of "Mountains of Peace", choreographed by Jean Simpleton -- Or, "Sugar Beat is a Korean K-pop sensation that has been featured on Good Morning America -- Please enjoy "Candy Star", their dance that you can watch on YouTube #kpopcandy )