An interactive multi-stage dance and music festival broadcast live on Zoom and streaming to social media.

We are pleased to invite dancers and dance lovers to join our 14th Annual Dance Parade and Festival online May 16th from 1 to 3pm. For the best experience, join us with an "internetable" device that has a camera and a Zoom account. Don't have one? See the show on Facebook, Instagram, Twitch and YouTube Live! (see full event description below)


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100% of ticket proceeds go directly to pay the artists in this event. Dance Parade is costly to produce but we wish to ensure free tickets during the pandemic are for those in need. T-shirts for US residents only.
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With this form submission I agree that this signifies my intention to participate in the 15th Annual Dance Parade and Festival –Online Edition (“the Virtual Event”) but does not create any binding relationship or obligations between me and Dance Parade, Inc. I understand also that by registering for the Virtual Event I assume responsibility for my safety and will act with caution, courtesy, and prudence, and will comply with all relevant laws and regulations throughout the event. I hold harmless Dance Parade, its officers, staff and volunteers for any liabilities incurred to me in the Virtual Dance Event except in the case of Dance Parade Inc.’s gross negligence. We only guarantee the validity of your ticket if purchased directly from Eventbrite or Resident Advisor. 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 recognize the Virtual Event as family friendly and agree to refrain from sexual, emotional or verbal abuse or misconduct of any kind or from making abusive statements in regard to a person’s race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sex or age. I also agree that during the Virtual Event, my image may be captured without compensation. By registering for the Virtual Event I agree to receive communications from Dance Parade including STEPS!, our Official E-Newsletter and opting out is an option made in accordance with anti-spam laws. Lastly, Dance Parade reserves the right to cancel participation in the Virtual Event if it is determined that participants are using discrimination, harassment, not participating, or involved for political or commercial reasons not supporting dance. It's the Dance Parade and everyone dances!


The New York Grandstand:  Princess Lockerooo, opens the parade with a Waacking Flashmob. Get your freak on and dance out to DJ Liquid Todd, watch or participate in dance battles, tutu jams, cultural spotlights, witness the "Dance Police Lockdown," and take part in Barbara Ann Micheals' “I Dance Like You!” showcase. The free registration includes vibrant virtual backgrounds for participants to use on Zoom.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Kicking off the family-friendly event, is a ceremony officiated by Emcee Jungle to pay homage to healthcare workers and to introduce dance celebrity Grand Marshals: Award winning modern dance choreographer David Dorfman, Masala Bhangra pioneer Sarina Jain, SiriusXM Radio DJ Liquid Todd, and world-renowned dance artist Princess Lockerooo.

DanceFest Teaching Stage: Pick up dance moves from five diverse dance styles. Strike-A-Pose in Princess Lockeroo’s Waacking class, learn free-form contemporary phrases with David Dorfman, experience traditional Indian Bhangra with Sarina Jain, take African with Karisma and Zumba with Laci Chisholm’s Fit4Dance.

Dare to Dance Challenge: See the winners of Dance Parade's video contest that challenged choreographers to connect to their dancers remotely during this period of isolation and social distancing, Thanks to Nancy Steele of STEELE DANCE, three winners will receive cash prizes will have their one-minute videos premiered.

Grandstand Show: Relive the actual Dance Parade in New York City with Emcee Shireen Dickson. Hear interviews of artistic directors and get an inside glimpse of the stories behind diverse types of dance culture.

Participation is FREE - Donations appreciated:      DONATE