ABOUT YOUR GROUP
(support for travel in the form of hotels and visas not provided)
ABOUT YOUR PARADE PARTICIPATION
If yes, you will be given the option to upload your organization's 300DPI (high resolution) logo along with a link to order from our online store with color, style and size options. T-shirts are $25 plus shipping, and will be printed with your logo on the front and with the official logo, date & theme for 2023. Orders shipped within the United States can be sent in bulk to one address or you can distribute the link so that your team can purchase individually.
If no music, we will try to place you with another group that has music similar to your dance style
Generally, groups with choreography and costumes answer "No" while groups wanting to expand their communities answer "Yes"
Our Parade Committee creates Pre-Packaged Float rentals to serve as moving stages:
Floats are available in 3 sizes and come complete with advertising, decorations, insurance, installed audio equipment and tow vehicle operated by a licensed driver. Just hop on and dance! (additional fees apply)
*Sound Pods and Dance Parade Floats are available for rental while supplies last: https://danceparade.org/sound-pods
**Gas powered vehicles should only be brought to transport sound devices. Due to limited space, a Vehicle Fee applies: $165 early bird rate on or before February 28th. Rate increases to $191.25 starting March 1st.
Vehicles will be inspected by NYPD for safety and must be not exceed 13.5ft in height, 8ft in width and trailer 32ft in length.
POST PARADE DANCE FESTIVAL "DANCEFEST"
We invite the groups of artistic excellence to perform on stage. There is no additional fee for filling out this section and we actually pay stipends to those teaching and performing artists chosen by our Curatorial Committee. You must be in the Parade to participate in DanceFest 2023, 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 five dance-industry 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 28ft x 20ft) and Stage B (Family 20ft x 20ft) stages have a green room and porttapottie. These performances tend to be 3-8 minutes in length. The Social Stage is our party area and designed for club and circus performances. Site specific performances will occur throughout the park and feature performances exceeding 60 minutes for contemporary, folkloric and cultural dances.
You can login at another time up until the April 1st 2022 deadline to complete the DanceFest application however early applications have an increased chance for placement.
Paid performance and teaching opportunities at DanceFest after the parade are offered only to Dance Parade participants.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS
As a participant in the Dance Parade you may qualify for our Community Engagement programs in which we pay artists for teaching and performance opportunities in the NYC area. or by writing to Community Engagement Director Carlye Eckert firstname.lastname@example.org
With this form submission I agree to participate in this year’s Annual Dance Parade and Festival (“DanceFest”) following the parade, but does not create any binding relationship or obligations between me and Dance Parade, Inc. I understand that once remitted, all registration fees and all other monies paid by me or on my behalf are non-refundable and are deemed a contribution to our 501(c)3 non-profit organization regardless of actual participation in the parade or festival. I understand also that, while Dance Parade and the City of New York will make reasonable efforts to ensure the safety of all Dance Parade participants, Dance Parade’s safety relies foremost on the safe behavior of its participants, and by registering, I assume responsibility for my safety and the safety of everyone in my group, and I represent and warrant that everyone in my group will act with caution, courtesy, and prudence, and comply with all relevant laws and regulations throughout the event. My group holds harmless Dance Parade, its officers, staff and volunteers for any and all liability incurred by my group, individually and collectively, in the Dance Parade and DanceFest except in the case of Dance Parade Inc.’s gross negligence. Your ticket is valid only if purchased directly from this website on DanceParade.Org. Any tickets purchased second-hand or via third party vendors cannot be validated or accommodated in the event. Reselling a ticket above face value goes against the spirit of the event. I agree on behalf of my group, individually and collectively, to refrain from physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse or misconduct of any kind or form making abusive statements in regard to a person’s race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sex or age. I also agree on behalf of my group, individually and collectively, that during Dance Parade and DanceFest our images may be captured and used without compensation for news and/or information and/or for the purposes of trade and/or for advertising and/or promotional purposes, provided, however, no direct endorsement by any such person of any product or service (other than the Parade itself) shall be used without such person’s written consent. By registering for Dance Parade I understand that my email address will be subscribed to Dance Parade mailings including STEPS!, the Dance Parade Newsletter. Lastly, I understand that participation in Dance Parade New York is a privilege granted to us by the City of New York, and which will be granted to us in the future only thanks to Dance Parade participants’ exemplary civic behavior. I agree to make my utmost effort to ensure that Dance Parade is both fun and safe, and to leave nothing behind during or after Dance Parade in order to minimize cleanup demands. Additionally, Dance Parade reserves the right to cancel registration if it is determined that dance organizations are involved for political or commercial reasons not supporting dance. It's the Dance Parade and everyone dances!