Press Release May 14, 2020

Contact: Rebecca Myles & Audrey Ross



New York, NY, May 14, 2020 - Dance Parade New York hosts its interactive online dance festival on Saturday, May 16, from 1:00-3:30 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Anticipating 1,000 people dancing-in-place from around the world, parade organizers have lined up family-friendly fun and movement joy in DJ-lead dance rooms, free dance classes with top professionals, dance-offs between participants, flashmob, free dance classes, and will announce winners of Dare-to-Dance challenge. which invited house-bound choreographers to submit new work to win cash prizes. Register her to participate Those wanting to watch can see the show on Facebook, Instagram, Twitch and YouTube Live!

Among Parade & Festival highlights:

纽约大看台:  Princess Lockerooo, opens the parade with a Waacking Flashmob. Get your freak on and dance out to Dance to DJ Liquid Todd, watch or participate in dance battles with cash prizes, tutu jams, cultural spotlights and witness the "Dance Police Lockdown," and join Barbara Ann Michaels "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 officiates by Emcee Jungle paying homage to healthcare workers and introducing this year’s Grand Marshals: awarding winning modern dance choereographer  David Dorfman, Masala Bhangra pioneer Sarina Jain, SiriusXM Radio DJ Liquid Todd, and world-renowned Waacking dance artist Princess Lockerooo. 

DanceFest Teaching Stage: Pick up dance moves from five dance: Strike-A-Pose in Princess Lockeroo’s Waacking class; Kick-ball Change David Dorfman’s Master Modern dance class; experience traditional Indian Bhangra with Sarina Jain; learns Salsa Shines with Barbara Bernstein from DanceInTime and Zumba with Laci Chasholm’s Fit4Dance.

Dare To Dance Challenge: See the winner of the video challenge to house-bound choreographers to create a new work during this period of isolation and social distancing. Thanks to Nancy Steele of STEELE DANCE, three winners will receive cash prizes and will have their one-minute videos premiered at the festival.

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


Dance Parade New York is the world’s only street parade to exclusively celebrate and showcase the diversity of dance. This annual celebration of eclectic dance styles from around the world, features over ten thousand dancers, and presents more than 80 unique styles of dance.

纽约舞蹈嘉年华由Dance Parade Inc运营,纽约市文化事务局(New York City Department of Cultural Affairs)、纽约州艺术委员会(New York State Council on the Arts)等部门支持。该组织是一个501(c)3非盈利机构,将推动舞蹈这种富有表现力和统一的艺术形式作为慈善事业,同时赋予公众体验舞蹈的机会。每年举办的纽约舞蹈嘉年华正是通过展示来自世界各地的舞蹈来庆祝文化多样性。