To dance is to reach for a word that doesn't exist,
To sing the heartsong of a thousand generations,
To feel the meaning of a moment in time.
- Beth Jones
Non Profit Board of Directors:
Erik Bryan Slavin (Chair)
Greg Miller, Executive Director
Carlye Eckert, Education
Adele Godfrey, Parade Production
Jamila Holman, Festival Production
DJ McDonald, Curatorial
Mark Schmidt, Curatorial
Hal Lamster, Web
Donnie D'Amato, Web
Howard Gibbs-Hobgood, Volunteer Coordination
Rebecca Myles, Media
Audrey Ross, Media
Bianca Rodriguez, Finance Director
Natalya Grigoriev, Finance
Brian Austin, Creative
Jason Parrish, Creative
Chauncey Dandridge, Social Media
Renee Krivine, Government Liaison
(Power Team & Grand Marshals)
Carmen de Lavallade
Jawolle Willa Jo Zollar
Baba Chuck Davis
“Billy Elliot” (Joseph Harrington)
Don Campbell "Campbellock"
Morocco (Carolina Varga Dinicu)
Adele Godfrey (Production Lead)
Erik Bryan Slavin
Disco Mike Park
Jamila Holman (Chair)
DJ McDonald (Curatorial Lead)
Donnie D'Amato (Emcee, Main)
Shireen Dickson (Emcee, Family)
Carlye Eckert (Chair)
Brittany Ann Grier
Bianca Rodriguez (Chair)
Kaye Scholer LLP
Media & Promotions Team:
·New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
·NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo
·Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
·City Council Member Rosie Mendez
·NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, Deputy Commissioner Eddie Torres, Assistant Commissioner Kathleen Hughes and Program Officer Stephanie LaFroscia
·NYC & Co Foundation
·NYPD Lt Christopher Cheng and Sgt Patrick McGuire
·NYC Department for the Aging
·New York State Council on the Arts
·Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
·NYC Parks & Recreation Director Claudia Pepe, District Supervisor Terese Flores, Mark Schultz and Deputy Director Venus Melo
·NYC Dept of Sanitation Superintendent Thomas Lincoln
·NYC Dept of Transportation Event Coordinator Ivory Henderson-Robb and G.I.S. / Events Coordinator Shuan Bruney
our 2016 Sponsors and Partners:
Interested to sponsor
2017? Contact greg"at"danceparade.org
for more information!
Support by getting a 2016 Commemorative T-Shirt
Just $20 plus
shipping and handling
Thrilled to share our winning photographs from our Photocontest and
make an appeal to your hearts. Thousands danced, thousands smiled, and
if thousands will chip in a few bucks, we'll be able to cover the
extraordinary expenses from the Parade, Festival and Community
Engagement Programs. Click here to support our mission to celebrate
diversity and keep dance alive!
| Thank you,
Dance Parade, Inc.
PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
38 photographers submitted over 300 beautiful photos this year. Our panel of 8 judges did not have an easy task but after several rounds, we are pleased to announce the winners!
to Grand Prize winner Peter Cai and runner ups Suzie Samuel, Jim Casler
and Glennmore Marshall. Peter will receive tickets to the smash hit Broadway Show AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and all winners will receive
Commemorative T-shirts, refrigerator magnets and tote bags.
WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER: PETER CAI
Dancers picutred from The Xochipilli Dance Ensamble (Mexican Folkloric)
RUNNER UP WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER: GLENMORE MARSHALL
Marshals DJ KS360 aka "Kwikstep" and Anna "Rokafella" Garcia cut the
Dance Parade ribbon as Board Chair Erik Bryan Slavin and Governor
Cuomo's Director for Constituency Affairs, David Turly look on.
RUNNER UP WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER: SUZIE SAMUELS
Look familiar to anyone? Suzie Samuel's winning photo from
2015 similarly captured the hearts of our judges, reflecting Akim
Funk Buddha's artistic fusion of Urban and Traditional dance styles.
RUNNER UP WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER: JIM CASLER
Dancers picutred from Kizomba Dance2Heartbeat
OTHER HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Photo by Suzie Samuel of Folk Dance Club - Kaleidoskope (Slavic)
Photo by Glenmore Marshall (House Coalition Float)
Photo by Peter Cai of Shengfeng Arts & Cultural Group (Taiwan)
Photo by Suzie Samuel
Shengfeng Arts & Cultural Group (Taiwan)
Photo by Peter Cai (Vaydras Dance Fusion--Zumba on Saint Marks Place)
OUR CHARITABLE WORK TO ENGAGE COMMUNITY
|This year Dance Parade has presented dance residencies at 10 locations throughout all 5 NYC boroughs this year that all ended with participation in the 10th Annual
Dance Parade and DanceFest.
Serving older Americans through the joy and movement of dance.
dance to instill a life long enthusiasm for physical fitness.
Cultural Residencies: Multi-week residencies focusing on culturally specific dance forms.
Workshops and Performances: Single day performances for films, festivals & more!
PHOTOS FROM DANCEFEST 2016
Shengfeng Arts & Cultural Group
After the parade ended at Tompkins Square Park at Avenue A, DanceFest ceelbrated diversity on 4 stages!
Shot of Skotch, Main Stage (photo by Josef Pinlac)
Energy from the Middle's Harry Kassap, Roller Disco (photo by Bob Dea)
Princess Lockerooo and her Waacktion Heroes on the Teaching Stage
(photo by Maria Guarreillo)
Fightin Texas Aggie Wranglers (Country & Western) on the Teaching Stage
(photo by Josef Pinlac)
DanceFest managed a soul train procession with hundreds of onlookers
SUPPORT The Parade, Festival & Community Engagement Programs!
If you danced your heart out, were enthralled by any one of the 155 performances, took a free dance lesson at DanceFest, or just love what we are about, we invite you to make a donation to pitch in to strengthen our community run municiple events and programs. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on generous donors to make our the Parade, Festival and Dance Education programs possible.
Click here to pitch in with a 100% tax-deductible donation--Any amount will help and we appreciate your support - Thank you so very much!