Warning: COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. There is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or place where people are present and there is no guarantee, express or implied, that those attending a Dance Parade event will not be exposed to COVID-19.

For all events, all participants will be required to show evidence of their full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to entering the event. “Full vaccination” means 14 days or more following the final dose of a US FDA approved or WHO recognized vaccine against COVID-19 (e.g., Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca/SK Bioscience, Serum Institute of India/COVISHIELD and Vaxzevria, Sinopharm, and Sinovac).
Acceptable documentation is as follows:

• A photo or hard copy of their CDC vaccination card
• NYC COVID Safe App
• New York State Excelsior App
• Official vaccine record
• A photo or hard copy of an official vaccination record of a vaccine administered outside the United States for one of the following vaccines: AstraZeneca/SK Bioscience, Serum Institute of India/COVISHIELD and Vaxzevria, Sinopharm, or Sinovac.

Children under 12 or people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

Specifically regarding our Community Engagement (Education) programs that take place in schools, community centers or at special events, we follow the venue’s policy where the program takes place.

Specifically regarding the Dance Parade and Festival, all volunteers, vendors and parade group coordinators will be required to show proof of vaccination along with a governement issued photo id prior to being given a pass for participation.  Each Group Coordinator must in turn attest that they have checked the proof of vaccination and corresponding photo ID of all the participants in group.

Please arrive to our events early, as entry lines may be longer than usual. We will continue to monitor the health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and working with city, state and federal agencies to adjust this policy as needed.

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The pandemic has affected us all and has made us appreciate the things we hold dear. That’s why we are dedicating this year’s #GivingTuesday on November 30, 2021 to our Teaching Artists that bring the gift of dance to schools and community centers. Won’t you join us in this global dav of giving?

Our 2021 theme Back To The Streets was chosen by the NYC Dance Community and celebrates our love of dance and our values of diversity, cultural equity and inclusion. We are scheduled to dance live on Broadway Saturday May 22nd, 2021 in the city’s largest dance event to showcase over 100 unique styles of dance.

In these past two years we overcame the challenges of dancing with the pandemic and delivered over 2500 youth and 300 adults with free classes online. Our programs funded teaching artists who danced with kids and older folks alike to support healthier, happier lives.

100% of your contribution will go to the artists and means so much to us and we are grateful for every tax-deductible donation, no matter how small!

 

HERE ARE THE PERKS WE OFFER FOR YOUR SUPPORT:

Friend of Dance: $20

  • Participate in Dance Parade knowing you helped make the world’s large display of diverse cultures possible!

Dance Spirit: $50

  • Your donation will be used where it is needed most.
  • Recognition on our website as ​a Dance Spirit​
  • Get mailed a personal thank you letter from our director that includes a receipt letter for a 100% tax deductible donation

Mover & Shaker: $100

  • All of the above and . . .
  • Recognition on our website as a Mover & Shaker
  • Get a commemorative “We Dance Together Again” refrigerator magnet
  • Sponsor a Dance Organization of your choice in the 15th Annual Dance Parade May 22, 2021

Gifted Dancer: $150

  • All of the above and . . .
  • Recognition on our website as a ​Gifted Dancer
  • Get a commemorative “We Dance Together Again Tote bag
  • Get a signed photograph with the group you sponsor

Dance Angel: Donation level, $250 or more

  • All of the above and . . .
  • Recognition on our website as a ​Dance Angel​
  • Complimentary admission to the Dance Parade After Party
  • Sponsor a Diversity Workshop in a New York City public school
  • Get acknowledged by a personal Tweet and post to our Facebook Page
  • View the parade as our guest in the Grandstand

 

How to donate:

Make check payable to “Dance Parade” and mail to:

455 FDR Drive, Suite B104, New York, NY 10002

Alternatively, use a credit card to contribute through our secure website here:

 

Thank you so much for your support!

 

 

Photo Credit: Joon Shin