#GIVINGTUESDAY KICKS OFF TO CELEBRATE OUR 2024 THEME, “DANCE FREE”

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

¡Muchas gracias por su apoyo!

 

DETALLES DE LA CAMPAÑA:

Dance Parade is pleased to create this 2023 Year-End campaign to raise critical funds for dance education. Beginning Tuesday November 28, 2023 nuestra campaña busca recaudar fondos para permitir que los artistas docentes lleven el don de la danza a más de dos docenas de escuelas y centros comunitarios. Creemos que la danza puede despertar el espíritu humano y ayudar a crear una sociedad más vibrante y equitativa.

Our Board of Directors have generously committed to doubling every dollar donated, expanding what we can do as a community that loves dance.

BAILANDO POR NUEVA YORK: Esta temporada, nuestra campaña de $20,000 ayudará a Dance Parade a crear programas educativos de baile de 10 semanas que beneficiarán a más de 1,500 participantes en escuelas y centros comunitarios.

  • NYC iSchool (9th Grade) Chelsea, Manhattan
  • PS. 347, School of Humanities (Middle School), Bushwick, Brooklyn
  • PS. 86K  The Irvington Elementary School, Brooklyn
  • PS. X114 Luis Llorens Torres School Elementary School, Bronx
  • PS. 112Q Dutch Kills Elementary School, Queens
  • International Charter School of New York (Middle School), Brooklyn
  • PS. 56, The Lewis Latimer Elementary School, Brooklyn
  • Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center, Brooklyn
  • PS. X537 Bronx Arena High School, Bronx
  • PS 023 the New Children’s School (Elementary), Bronx
  • University Neighborhood High School, LES, Manhattan
  • PS. 34 Franklin D Roosevelt School, East Village, Manhattan
  • Ft Greene Park, Brooklyn
  • Virtual Classes in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese

 

Gran final aparecido en el escenario. ¡Terminará sus programas con la participación en el 17º Desfile Anual de Danza el sábado 20 de mayo de 2023 y luego exhibirá su trabajo en el escenario en DanceFest después del desfile! Para muchos, esta será una experiencia única en la vida, ya que la mayoría de estos niños nunca han aparecido en el escenario.

DANCE FREE: Our 2024 theme, “Dance Free” is not just a catchy phrase but a powerful rallying cry that encapsulates the very essence of freedom of expression and inclusivity in the world of dance. This theme serves as a unifying force and a call to action for the dance advocacy community, especially in the face of potential legislative changes that could restrict dance once again. Here’s how “Dance Free” will serve us:

  1. Freedom of Expression: “Dance Free” embodies the fundamental principle of the First Amendment, which guarantees the right to freedom of expression. By embracing this theme, the dance community asserts its commitment to this constitutional right, reminding the city and its policymakers of the importance of artistic expression.
  2. Historical Context: The theme acknowledges the historical context in which it’s rooted, particularly how Dance Parade was founded in 2007 as a protest to the the 1926 Cabaret Law, which disproportionately affected marginalized communities, especially Black, Indigenous, LGBT and People of Color. By recalling this dark period in New York City’s history, “Dance Free” reminds us of the need to rectify past injustices and strive for greater inclusivity and equity in the dance scene.
  3. Unity and Advocacy: “Dance Free” can serve as a unifying banner under which the dance community, its advocates, and allies can rally together. It brings people from diverse backgrounds and dance styles together in a common cause: safeguarding the freedom to express themselves through dance. It’s a reminder that the dance community stands strong and united against any potential restrictions such as the controversial land-use reforms that the Adams adminstration is proposing.
  4. Educational Tool: The theme is an educational tool, both for those within the dance community and the wider public. It will be used to raise awareness about the historical significance of dance restrictions, the value of cultural divdance, and the importance of an inclusive and vibrant dance culture in New York City.
  5. Advocating for Inclusivity: “Dance Free” extends beyond just celebrating freedom of expression. It is a statement against any potential rollback of the NYC Department of Planning’s proposal to restrict dance in smaller venues. It signals that the dance community will actively advocate for an inclusive and welcoming environment for dance in all spaces, regardless of their size or patronage.
  6. Engaging the Public: “Dance Free” will capture the attention and support of the broader public, not just the dance community. By framing the issue as a matter of freedom of expression, it can encourage more people to become involved in advocating for a vibrant dance culture in the city, ensuring that the City Council’s decisions align with the principles of inclusivity and freedom.
  7. Positive Vision: “Dance Free” also represents a positive vision for the future. It’s not just about resisting potential restrictions but about creating an environment where dance is celebrated, nurtured, and accessible to all. It’s a call for the city to embrace the power of dance as a form of expression, celebration, and cultural exchange.

In summary, “Dance Free” is a theme that goes beyond mere words on a banner; it’s a potent symbol of freedom, inclusivity, and unity within the dance community. It will inspire and mobilize dancers and advocates to ensure that New York City’s legislative decisions align with the values of freedom, inclusivity, and respect for diverse forms of expression through dance.

SUS VENTAJAS COMO DONANTE: El 100% de su contribución irá a los artistas y significa mucho para nosotros y estamos agradecidos por cada donación, ¡no importa cuán pequeña sea!

$50+  Los donantes reciben una carta de recibo de exención de impuestos para deducir sus donaciones de sus impuestos.

$100Las donantes reciben lo anterior Y una conmemorativa Dance Free refrigerado imán Patrocine una Organización de Danza de su elección en el 17th Annual Dance Parade May 18, 2024

$150+ Los donantes reciben todo lo anterior Y un personalizado Dance Free Taza de café y entrada a la tribuna de Dance Parade Dance Parade’s Grandstand

$250+ Los donantes reciben todo lo anterior yuna camiseta de “Dance Free” Tshirt, Admisión de cortesía a todos los eventos de Dance Parade: fiesta de lanzamiento, tribuna y fiesta posterior y patrocinará un taller de diversidad en una escuela pública de la ciudad de Nueva York

¡Muchas gracias por su apoyo!

Equipo Dance Parade

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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:

 

¡Muchas gracias por su apoyo!

 

 

Photo Credit: Joon Shin