Dance Parade presented three one-minute videos in our virtual parade online Saturday May 16th starting at 1pm. We invited choreographers of all genres to tap into your creativity to come up with 60-ish seconds of dance movements with their dance company, club, or school. Our goal was to inspire and challenge you to connect to your dancers who are in social isolation using remote video technology.

DanceFest strives to present artistic excellence and cultural diversity. Special thanks to Nancy Steele of STEELE DANCE who has sponsored the cash prizes:

Ntrinsik Movement for "Kindred Spirit"

Ntrinsik (Intrinsic) Movement is a Brooklyn based dance company that was co-founded in 2014 by four women of color. They are overjoyed to have the opportunity to submit 60 seconds toward Dance Parade's Dare to Dance Challenge and share a preview of an excerpt from their new production called "House of Love."

Schoen Movement Company

Schoen Movement Company tours dance to breweries and cultivates international partnerships. Dance is a vehicle for JOY! Please enjoy "King of the Bongo (it's gunna be alright)."

Chicago Dance Center "Make A Way"

Chicago Dance Crash is one of the premier hip hop/contemporary dance companies in the United States. Crash put this jam together to put a positive spin on the new normal that dance companies are faced with. No stage, no problem! Let's find a way, together. Directed by Jessica Deahr, Edited by Mark Hackman, Freestyled by the dancers

Honorable Mention:
Brooklyn Beasts "We’re all in This Together"

Honorable Mention:
Motion x Synergy for their video "Baby Girl"

The submission deadline of May 7th 11:59pm has passed and entries are no longer accepted.

**Complete Contest Rules:

This contest is being offered starting at 12:01am Eastern Standard Time (EST) April 18 to 11:59pm EST May 7, 2020 and is administered by Dance Parade, Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, incorporated in New York State. Partcipation in the Dare to Dance Challenge Video Contest is free. Dance Parade will be held May 16th at 1pm and will be free to attend and open to all. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited.

Eligibility requirements: Video must be a video created on or after April 18, 2020. Video must be uploaded to a public link on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook or other online public platform. At least three or more unique, individual dancers must participate by socially distancing (in separate venues or at least 6ft apart from each other). There is no limit to the maximum number of dancers allowed. Only one video submission per person may be submitted.

Dance Parade’s Curatorial Committee will review all submissions and score them based on artistic merit and creative choreography in a traditional genre of dance, urban or contemporary form. All submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis with winners being chosen starting May 8th at 12:01am.

Judges will use of theme as it relates to isolation and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, technique and skill level, synchronicity of performance, creativity to assemble dancers in multiple venues using virtual format.

Each judge will score submissions by awarding points with 3pts to 1st place, 2pts for 2nd place and 1pt for 3rd place. A bonus point will be awarded to all dance organizations who were selected in the Festival Curation Committee curation process at DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park before the event was cancelled by the City of New York April 17, 2020. Winners will be selected based on the highest points given by the judges.

Announcements will be made between 1pm and 3pm EST at the Dance Without Borders Virtual Parade Saturday May 16 2020 and posted to our website $1000 cash prize awarded to 1st Place Winner and paid via PayPal, Venmo or mailed by check. $500 awarded for 2nd place winner and $250 awarded for 3rd place. All winning entries must submit an IRS form W9 prior to be given award money. All entrants must grant Dance Parade, Inc. a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use their video submission for any promotional, marketing or educational purposes in any medium or format.

For any inquiries about these rules, please contact