“Dance is meditation
in movement, a walking into silence where every
movement becomes prayer.”
(Sacred Circle Dance founder)1908-1986
Non Profit Board of Directors:
Erik Bryan Slavin (Chair)
Greg Miller, Executive Director
Carlye Eckert, Education
Michelle DeBlasi, Marketing
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)
Erik Bryan Slavin
Disco Mike Park
Jamila Holman (Chair)
DJ McDonald (Curatorial Chair)
Mark Schmidt (Curatorial Vice-Chair)
Donnie D'Amato (Emcee, Main)
Shireen Dickson (Emcee, Family)
Carlye Eckert (Chair)
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
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shipping and handling
Summer came and we "moved" on and got busy with all things dance. This newsletter is full of a myriad of ways on how to move or be moved by dance:
This Sunday experience Table of Silence at Lincoln Center, a prayer for peace by 100+ dancers as a moving tribute to 9/11.
Our Ageless Action program starts next week with Salsa Wednesdays where you can take FREE afternoon lessons at the Hudson Guild Senior Center.
There's lots of ways to participate--Vote for our 2017 theme, sign up to help plan the Dance Parade and Festival or join our Dance Parade Worldwide initiative--Feels great to make dance happen in all its forms!
| Dancingly yours,
Dance Parade, Inc.
THE 9/11 TABLE OF SILENCE PROJECT
Sunday, September 11, 2016, 8:15 AM
Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center, NYC
"Awakening our humanity through the art of dance"- Jacqulyn Buglisi
|photo by Terri Gold
Preview The 9/11 Table of Silence Project
Join us with former Dance Parade Grand Marshal Jacqulyn Buglisi in her "Movement for Peace".
The 9/11 Table of Silence Project is especially poignant this year, not only since it marks the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, but because its message of peaceful co-existence is timely, and essential to our daily lives.
You can still support the Kickstarter campaign. Donations help produce the livestream broadcast of the performance tribute, and ensure the widest possible global reach
our call for peace.
Having brought together a record 81 styles of dance and culture, Dance Parade has become the largest celebration of diversity through the art of dance in the world. We are seeking lead funders and globally recognized dance celebrities to represent global peace initiatives and are in discussions with inter-government and non-governemental organizations to present the parade in 14 countries by 2020.
To become involved in Dance Parade Worldwide, email firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN THE DANCE PARADE NEW YORK PLANNING TEAM - VOTE FOR OUR 2017 THEME!
|One of Dance Parade New York's heartfelt values is PARTICIPATION. We all
love to pitch in because it makes us feel good to promote a passion of
dance and culture that we all love. Some of us pitch in a few hours a
week, some of us just once a month and many get involved only around
parade and festival time in May.
||Here's a way you can be invovled just by voting. Click here to select
from our Steering Committee's theme nominations or add your own to be
considered for next year!
To apply to be on Dance Parade New York's volunteer team, please fill out the brief volunteer form here.
Shengfeng Arts & Cultural Group
OUR CHARITABLE WORK TO ENGAGE COMMUNITY: FREE SALSA WEDNESDAYS!
|This past year Dance Parade has presented dance residencies at 10 locations throughout all 5 NYC boroughs that all ended with participation in the 10th Annual
Dance Parade and DanceFest. We look forward to offering the same programs for 2016/2017:
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!
Are you an older American in NYC? Join Walter Perez at Hudson Guild Senior Center (119 9th Avenue at 18th Street, 10011) as he teaches FREE Salsa every Wednesday from September 14th through November 16th, 2-3pm!
GENRE BUZZ: CIRCLE DANCE!
Circle dance, or chain dance, is a style of dance done in a circle or semicircle to musical accompaniment, such as rhythm instruments and singing. Circle dancing is probably the oldest known dance formation and was part of community life from when people first started to dance.
in a circle is an ancient tradition common to many cultures for marking
special occasions, rituals, strengthening community and encouraging
togetherness. The dance can also be enjoyed as an uplifting group
experience or as part of a meditation. Circle dances are choreographed
to many different styles of music and rhythms.
dancing, circle dancers are in physical contact with each other; the
connection is made by hand-to-hand, finger-to-finger or
hands-on-shoulders. It is a type of dance where anyone can join in
without the need of partners. Generally, the participants follow a
leader around the dance floor while holding the hand of the dancers
beside them. The dance can be gentle or energetic.
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!