A free (donation based) interactive multi-stage dance festival online!

Dance Parade is pleased to invite dancers and dance lovers to join our 15th Annual Dance Parade and Festival online Saturday May 22nd from 1 to 4pm New York Time! The event will be a global, interactive event using thousands of Zoom cameras on performance, teaching and party stages. For the best experience, join us with an "internetable" device that has a camera. Register below or check out Parade & Festival highlights.

Not interested to hop in and out of our 4 stages to actively participate and chat with the dance community? Then watch our livestream here!

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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!


This past year has been really hard on all of us, including the tens of thousands of dancers we serve.  As a service to the community, we've put together a dynamic event with lots of content so that there's something for everyone! This year we celebrate the theme “Dance Brings Us Together” with dancers from around the world. 

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 MarshalsLisa Lisa, H.T. Chen, Dian Dong and Virginia Johnson cut the ribbon, unleashing everything from ballet to breakdance, tango to tap and Japanese to Scottish!

Three concurrent stages allow you to join the global dance community to celebrate all things dance:

Home Stage:  Latina Pop Music Legend Lisa Lisa opens the Parade Grandstand with a live appearance and medley of her life-long work. Join this participatory stage by showing off your dance moves! our scouts go through 1,000 cameras and spotlight those with great energy, costumes and artistry. Get your freak on and dance out to DJ Ali Coleman, participate in a kids dance, tutu jam, cultural spotlight, witness the "Dance Police Lockdown," and take part in Jester of the Peace (Barbara Ann Michaels') “I Dance Like You!” showcase. Join a dance battle by busting out your best moves or vote for your favorite as contestants from the world vye for cash prizes. See the winners of the Dare to Dance 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 a portion of their video premiered. Learn more.

Grandstand:  Emcee Jamila Holman introduces a range of performances in over 20 styles of dance. Relive the actual Dance Parade in New York City and hear interviews by Artistic Directors to get an inside glimpse of the stories behind dozens of diverse movement cultures...Samba, Hip-Hop, Chinese, African, Bolivian, Mexican and so many more. There's something for everyone! premiered. Learn more

               EST (New York)    Grandstand Stage Program
1:20 PM    Emcee Jamila Holman opens Grandstand Stage
1:25 PM    Dance Film: Dance Brings Us Together - Resilience of Dance Through the Pandemic
   Introduction by Mickela Mallozzi, Travel Bare Feet
   Voice of America, Just Dance, Dance Parade / Remarks by Greg Miller 
   National Dance Institute, Saints Go Marching In / Remarks by Ellen Weinstein
   Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Testament / Remarks by Matthew Rushing
   Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dancing Through Harlem / Remarks by Virginia Johnson
   Saung Budaya Dance / Remarks by Amalia Suryani
   Heidi Latsky Dance, Solo Flight / Remarks by Heidi Latsky Dance
   Dance Rising, NYC Compilation / Remarks by Melissa Riker
1:56 PM    Remembering Jacques D'Amboise
2:00 PM    Yosakoi Dance Project - 10tecomai "Rebirth"
2:04 PM    Arcadia
2:09 PM    OcampoWang Dance "In Between"
2:14 PM    Moments in Motion
2:19 PM    Artistic Edge Dance Company "This is Me"
2:23 PM    IFE The Movement "Energy Loading & IFE's Beehive"
2:29 PM    Long Island City School of Ballet "The Waltz of the Flowers"
2:36 PM    Passion Dance Center "Do it Like Me"
2:38 PM    Interviews (Part 1) with Dance Makers
2:44 PM    S|R|P|Z "Home"
2:46 PM    Brooklyn Center of the Arts "In the Intrium"
2:47 PM    Julia Foti "Tigress"
2:48 PM    Caitlin Knowles "I'm Listening"
2:49 PM    Jiali Wang "Lion Dancer"
2:50 PM    Puela Lunaris "Zambra"
2:51 PM    Monét Movement Productions "The Alchemist"
2:52 PM    Interviews (Part 2) with Dance Makers
2:54 PM    MiYoung Margolis Gallery B612 The Flower, So-Hwa’s Dream
2:58 PM    Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company "Revolutionary en Masse"
3:03 PM    The Mo.vement Dance Company "Bloom"
3:06 PM    Animus Movement "Earth"
3:11 PM    Soul Dance Co.: The Soul Experience "F.R.E.E.D"
3:17 PM    Sam Lobel "You'll Never Be"
3:20 PM    Movementum "Dance Project Momentum"
3:24 PM    Moving for Life "Rise Up"
3:29 PM    Part 3 Interviews with Dance Makers
3:35 PM    30 min TV special
   Introduction by Greg Miller, Dance Parade
   Alison Cook Beatty Dance, Central Park Field #4 / Remarks by Alison Cook Beatty
   Moksha Arts, Agar Tum / Remarks by Punchali Kumar
   New York Chinese Cultural Arts Center / Remarks by Ying Yen
   DrumatiX, Remarks by Noa Barankin
   Urban Bush Women, Wade in the Wobble / Remarks by Courtney J. Cook
   Buglisi Dance Theatre, Table of Silence Prologue (9/11/2020 excerpt)

   Teaching Stages A & B:   Take a dance lesson from Dance Parade's best teachers! Learn BodyMind Movement, Salsa, Breakdancing, African, Hip-Hop, Indonesian, LitFit, Latin Boogaloo, Bollywood, and more! Ask our teaching artists whatever question you like, either live on camera or in the chat!  

Teaching Stage A with Emcee Janelle

1:15 pm: Fit4Dance- LitFit (with Laci Chisholm)
1:45 pm: Let's Get Moving! Contemporary & Improv (with Teresa Fellion)
2:15 pm: The Boogaloo Project- Latin Boogaloo (with Amanda Cardona)
2:45 pm: Moksha Arts- Bollywood & Bhangra (with Punchali Kumar)
3:15 pm: Fusha Dance Company- Dance & Rhythms From Around The World  (with Funmilayo Chesney)

Teaching Stage B with Emcee Carlye

1:15 pm: *Kids Breaking League- Breakdancing (with Kid Glyde)
1:45 pm: *Saung Budaya- Indonesian Dance (with Amalia Suryani)
2:15 pm: BodyMind Dancing- Somatic Movement (with Tom Sullivan)
2:45 pm: *Mazarte Dance Company- Mexican Folk Dance
3:00 pm: *Reaction Dance Company NYC / PS112Q Dutch Kills School
3:15 pm: *Fusha Dance Company / PS114X Luis Llorens Torres School
3:20 pm: *10tecomai- Japanese Yosakoi Dance
3:25 pm: *Marlon Mills / IS347 School of Humanities / Ft Hamilton Senior Center - Salsa
3:30 pm: The Joy of Salsa (with Marlon Mills)


We hope you enjoy!