photo by Robert Dea
STEPS! the official e-newsletter
of Dance Parade New York!
August 28th, 2014
Be a Part of Choosing Dance Parade's 2015 Theme - Cast Your Vote Today!
photo by Anthony Morrison
Last  May over 155 groups expressed over 77 unique styles of dance and culture by parading their way down Broadway in the world's largest display of diversity! Twe;ve fabulously crafted floats gallantly made their way down Broadway from 21st Street down to University Place, swinging East on 8th Street and into Tompkins Square Park for DanceFest.  This year we honored Savion Glover, Jawole Zollar and Hex Hector as Grand Marshals who could all be seen in the parade atop one of those beautiful floats!
Each year Dance Parade features a theme that is presented on ads, flyers, posters and t-shirts.  Some of the popular ones in the past have been "One Parade, Many Cultures"  "United We Dance"   and "Be The Momentum". So far, more than 10 themes were nominated for 2015 and we have put the top 3 into Survey Monkey.  
The top 3 themes are:
  • Live Free and Dance
  • Think Global, Dance Local!
  • Around the World in 80 Styles
  • OR suggest your own theme
Click here to fill out a short survey on your experience as a Dance Parade participant:   
photo by Suzie Samuel
Please take our post parade survey to give us feedback on how we can make next year, The 9th Annual New York City Dance Parade & Festival bigger and better--Click here to fill out the short survey!

Want to join the team and help make next year's parade and festival happen?  
Click here to become a volunteer!

"To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance."
- Aubrey Lynch
We appreciate your support!
Dance Parade Photo Album:
Remember Dance Parade for a Lifetime! 

Dozens of beautiful photos from the best photographers in NYC captured in Dance Parade's first ever photo album!
Own a copy of Dance Parade 2014's Photo Album, one to celebrate the success and progress of this year's parade and festival! Vibrant photos capturing styles from Mazarte to hip hop to contemporary, this album is brimming with diversity and culture. 
Available in three different formats:
  • Softcover for $29.95
  • Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) for $49.95
  • PDF for $7.95
All proceeds will go directly towardthe production costs of Dance Parade 2015 - You'll not only get a stunning photo album, but also support and help make possible next year's parade--Click here to get your copy!
Our 2014 Sponsors 

Thank You!
 We appreciate our sponsors so much-- Click to learn more about sponsorship opportunities  Contact for more information.
photo by Florence Gallez
THANK YOU to all the wonderful folks who helped make Dance Parade 2014 happen!

Albert Wilking Erik Bryan Slavin Judy Atrubin Nicole Tilar

Alex Krauss Forney Miller Judy Pritchett Park McGinty

Alex Naddafian Gail Esta Toonkel Julie A. Miller Paul Hines

Amanda Hogue Genesis Fernandez Kevin Wadalavage Paul Nagle

Anonymous Grace Hannon Kristin Marting Pete Dolece

Benny Ledet Greg Miller Kristin Wynn Peter Zehren

Brenda and Brandon Neville Hal Lamster Laura Torell Philip Ribolow

Brian Weng Heidy Torres Lewis Siris Rebecca Myles

Chiling Weng Jane Miller Luis Vargas Renee Allen

Clair Seager Janet Washington Madeline Fernandez Rose Rubin Rivera

Dan DeVos Jeanette Dowling Mahayana Landowne Sarah Roberts

Daniel Zen Jennifer Argenio Marcia Monteiro Shireen Dickson

David Andrew Raper Jennifer Dunkl Marjorie Liebman So Danca

David Leventhal Jernee Martha Chapman Stacy Evans

DJ McDonald Jerry Goldman Melanie Barry Stefan Pildes

Doris Chavez Joan Robins Melchor Alvarez Suzanne Zuckerman

Douglas Drummond John Ellsworth Melissa Savadove Terry Browder

Dr. Martha Eddy John Tepper Marlin Michael Olson

Drew Meeks Jonathon Horan Murray Halpern

Elisha Friedman Joseph McElroy Michael Valloney

"Everything in the Universe has a rhythm, everything dances."  
 Maya Angelou