EDUCATION

Since 2008, the Dance Parade organization has tapped its pool of diverse multi-cultural talent to provide Community Engagement Programs to share the joy of dance with historically under represented communities along with the city-wide dance community. Throughout the year, Workshop demonstrations and residencies are provided in-person as well as virtually to youth aged 7-17 in schools and recreation centers and for older New Yorkers in senior centers. All programs end with the exciting participation in the Annual Dance Parade & Festival. Our Health & Safety policy is pertains to our classes and venues in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Cultural Residencies

Our dance groups teach virtually or at your location for 6–12 weeks

Ageless Action

Using the art of dance to practice and improve mobility and balance

Community Kinect

Using dance to instill lifelong enthusiasm for physical fitness

EXPOSURE

to the creative process as it relates to dance: from conception, to reflection, to construction, critique, and public presentation.

INCREASED AWARENESS

and physical ease for participants in space as indivduals and as a collective.

UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE

on learning about and respecting history, progress and diversity by studying the way a culture moves.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

that supports coordination, flexibility and improved circulation and engaging explorations of meaningful ways to maintain fitness for a lifetime.

 

Throughout the year, the Dance Parade organization commissions distinctive dance organizations to educate and present the artistry of dance to schools, senior and community centers.  Dance Parade’s certified educators have created a curriculum for students to learn about the world culture of a particular genre and then to learn and perform ethnic dances in the parade.

Three forms of Curriculum are offered: World Cultural20th Century American and Urban/Modern.  After school programs are offered from February to May and include costume making and participation in the annual parade.

All participants in Dance Parade’s Community Engagement Programs have the unique opportunity to dance alongside their teaching artists in our annual parade on Broadway and Festival in May!

 

For more information, download our full brochure here or contact Carlye Eckert, Director of Community Engagement Programs. 

FY2021 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Fiscal Year 2021 (July 2020 to June 2021)

ACTIVITYDATESLOCATIONDANCE ORGANIZATIONS & STYLESPARTICIPANTS

Open Virtual Classes

4/7/20 - 5/22/21

Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

The Joy of Salsa (Marlon Mills)

16

Open Virtual Classes

4/7/20 - 5/22/21

Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

AfroBeats Caribbean (Sifa Rachid/Movement Graffiti)

5

Open Virtual Classes

4/7/20 - 5/22/21

Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19 (in partnership w/ Stonewall Village NYC virtual community)

Moving For Life Somatic Movement (Tom Sullivan)

12

Cultural Residency

1/12/21- 3/23/21

NYC iSchool, 131 6th Ave. New York, NY 10013 District 2; Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

Traditional Indian Dance (Ajna Dance Company)

12

Cultural Residency

1/15/21- 3/19/21

NYC iSchool, 131 6th Ave. New York, NY 10013 District 2; Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

Afro Caribbean (Sifa Rachid / Movement Graffiti)

11

Ageless Action

2/2/21 - 5/22/21

Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center, District 43; Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

The Joy of Salsa (Marlon Mills)

13

Ageless Action

2/17/21 - 5/22/21

Stonewall Village NYC online community www.stonewallvillagenyc.org

Moving For Life Dance Exercise (Tom Sullivan)

8

Cultural Residency

2/23/21 - 5/22/21

P.S. 86K The Irvington School, 220 Irving Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11237; District 32; Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

Mexican Folk Dance (Mazarte Dance Company)

10

Language Access

3/3/21 - 5/22/21

Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

Classical Chinese Dance (Eva Lu/Red Dance Studio), taught in Mandarin Chinese

120

Cultural Residency

3/22/21 - 5/22/21

P.S. X114 Luis Llorens Torres School, 1155 Cromwell Ave. Bronx, NY 10452; District 9; Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

Afro Brazilian Dance (Funmilayo Chesney)

25

Cultural Residency

3/10/21 - 5/22/21

P.S. 112Q Dutch Kills School, 25-05 37th Ave. Queens, NY 11101; District 30; Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

World Hip Hop (Reaction Dance Company)

25

Cultural Residency

3/10/21 - 5/22/21

I.S. 347, School of Humanities, 35 Starr St. Brooklyn, NY 11221; District 34; Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

Salsa (Marlon Mills)

13

Language Access

3/26/21 - 5/22/21

Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

Mexican Carnival (Mazarte Dance Company), taught in Spanish

6

Language Access

3/27/21 - 5/22/21

Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

Ballroom (RuDanceNY), taught in Mandarin

23

Language Access

3/27/21 - 5/22/21

Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

Japanese Yosakoi (10tecomai), taught in Japanese

7

Open Classes (in-person)

4/11/21 - 5/22/21

Sunny Sundays at Fort Greene Park Brooklyn, NY

African Congolese Dance (Funmilayo Chesney/ Fusha Dance Company)

45

Cultural Residency

4/19/21 - 6/21/21

NYC iSchool, 131 6th Ave. New York, NY 10013; District 2; Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

Kpop (MJ Choi/I Love Dance)

11

Cultural Residency

4/23/21 - 6/18/21

NYC iSchool, 131 6th Ave. New York, NY 10013; District 2; Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

Salsa (Marlon Mills)

9

Public Event

5/22/21

15th Annual Dance Parade & Festival: “Dance Brings Us Together”   Presented on Zoom with 5 breakout rooms (online interactive multi-stage festival)

Grand Marshals: H.T. Chen & Dian Dong/Chen Dance Center; Virginia Johnson/Dance Theatre of Harlem and Lisa Lisa / Pop-Music legend

Emcees: Shireen Dickson, Jamila Holman, Carlye Eckert, Red Hayes/Dance Battles

Portions of the DP film “Resilience of Dance Through the Pandemic” with 15 videos from top-tier dance companies and teaching artists.

28 additional performances & interviews including Tribute to NDI Founder Jacques D'Amboise

14 Classes::Carribean w/Laci Chisholm, Contemporary & Improv w/Teresa Fellion, Latin Boogaloo w/Amanda Cardona, Bollywood w/Punchali Kumar, Dance from Around The World w/Funmilayo Chesney, Kids Breaking League, Saung Budaya Indonesian w/Amalia Suryani, Somatic Movement w/Tom Sullivan, Mazarte Mexican Dance, Reaction Dance Co/Kpop, Fusha Dance Co/Afro-Brazilian, 10tecomai /Japanese Yosakoi, Joy of Salsa w/Marlon Mills

39,678 from 91 countries

Public Event

6/10/21 & 2 additional dates in FY22

World Premier: Dance Parade’s Dance Film, “Dance Brings Us Together” - Resilience of Dance Through the Pandemic” - Presented on NYC Life Channel TV (local television) to kick of NYC Dance Week: https://youtu.be/RSzSnCuS5ko

Performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Rising, National Dance Institute, Heidi Latsky Dance, DrumatiX, Alison Cook Beatty Dance,  Saung Budaya Indonesian, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alison Cook Beatty Dance, Dancing Wheels, Moksha Arts, NY Chinese Cultural Arts Ctr, DrumatiX, Urban Bush Women & Buglisi Dance Theatre; Interviews by Matthew Rushing, Ellen Weinstein, Melissa Ryker, Heidi Latsky, Amalia Suryani, Fumilayo Chesney, Ying Yen, Jerry Goldman, Alison Cook-Beatty, Noa Barankin, Courtney J. Cook and Henya Emmer

100,000+ via TV & online

Public Event

6/11/21

”Grand Stand Show” - Presented on Zoom due to COVID-19

Emcee Jamila Holman presents curated video performances and interviews Artistic Directors from: Arcadia, Ocampo Wang Dance, Moments in Motion, Artistic Edge Dance Company, IFE The Movement, Long Island City School of Ballet, Passion Dance Center, S|R|P|Z, Brooklyn Center of the Arts, Julia Foti, Caitlin Knowles, Jiali Wang, Puela Lunaris, Monét Movement Productions, MiYoung Margolis, So-Hwa, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company, The Mo.vement Dance Co, Animus Movement, Soul Dance Co,, Sam Lobel, Moving for Life; Full premier of Dance Parade’s 1-hr film “Resilience of Dance Through the Pandemic” with Q&A moderated by DJ McDonald with Alvin Ailey film maker Yusha Marie Sorzano, Heidi Latsky, Jacquyln Buglisi and Amalia Suryani (Saung Budaya)

 

To see a complete list of our programmatic history since 2017, click here.

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