“Dance is the movement
of the universe concentrated
in an individual.”
— Isadora Duncan
(May 26 or 27, 1877 – September 14, 1927)
Photo Credit: Charles L. Ritzmann
Erik Bryan Slavin (Chair)
Greg Miller, Executive Director
Carlye Eckert, Education
Adele Godfrey, Parade Production
Sarah Elizabeth, Parade Group Liaison
Alciia Durity, Volunteer Coordination
Jamila Holeman, Festival Production
DJ McDonald, Curatorial
Mark Schmidt, Curatorial
Hal Lamster, Web
Donnie D'Amato, Web
Rebecca Myles, Media
Audrey Ross, Media
Natalya Grigoriev, Finance
Bianca Rodriguez, Finance
Howard Gibbs-Hobgood, Volunteers
Brian Austin, Creative
Jason Parrish, Creative
Chauncey Dandridge, Social Media
Laura Rubin, Production
Renee Krivine, Government
(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)
Brittany Ann Grier
Disco Mike Park
Jamila Holeman (Chair)
DJ McDonald (Curatorial Lead)
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:
It's hard to believe that it's been ten years since we've embarked
on a massive movement of expression --- And I mean that quite
literally...With over 5,000 dancers registered to date, we are primed
to light up New York City with the world's largest display of unique
dance styles and culture in May.
This Sunday, we are thrilled to honor Grand Marshals Garth Fagan,
Kwikstep and Rokafella in our SHOWCASE GALA at Dixon Place. We have great perks for our guests who want to contribute
to our Community Engagement programs that provide dance to schools and
community centers in all five boroughs of NYC. If you can't make it, you can still contribute.
Special treat--Tune your radio dial to WBAI 99.5fm 7pm this Saturday. The ever fabulous Jeannie Hopper will interview Grand Marshal Garth Fagan along with our own DJ McDonald, Curatorial Committee Chair and Ali Coleman from House Coalition / LegalizeDance.Org!
Looking forward to sharing "next steps" together, on stage this Sunday and on the streets in May!
Dance Parade, Inc.
of the coolest ways to be in the Dance Parade is on a Parade float.
Our production team led by Adele Godfrey is now working with Parade Group Coordinators to create a beautifully decorated float, fully loaded sound system, making it all super
easy to be ready upon arrival at the parade formation at 21st
Street and Broadway! The deadline to order a float or register a vehicle is April 30th.
Up to 10 floats will be featured in 2016 and some of them are:
|<= 5 RHYTHMS FLOAT: Bringing the conscious movement practice of Gabriel Roth's 5 Rhythms (Flow, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness) to the heart of Manhattan. Click here to check out their Crowdfunding Campaign HERE!
Also make sure you join them in one of our FREE classes at DanceFest!
JEHAN AND THE BELLYDANCE AMERICA RAKS STARS FLOAT
<= NA OIWI POLYNESIAN FLOAT:
iNa Oiwi is a cultural education & advocacy group based in New York
City. The purpose of this hui is to bring together Kanaka Maoli
(Native Hawaiians), Hawaii natives and other like-minded people to
celebrate our culture as well as that of other indigenous groups. Hear their story and help them gather to dance in NYC HERE.
<= HOUSE COALITION FLOAT: No parade group has had more floats in the Dance Parade than this group. Vibrant with color, packed full of baloons, this will band of hundreds of dancers now how to shake it. Check out there Campaign HERE.
EXPG FLOAT: EXPG is the first and only dance studio in the world to focus
exclusively on street dance styles. The instructors are world-renowned
teachers, with experience spanning from international celebrities to
worldwide competition championships.
<= AKIM FUNK BUDDHA FLOAT:
For the past 10 years Akim has been researching and doing theatrical
presentations called the Urban Tea Ceremony, a mergance
of Japanese traditions with elements of classic Hip Hop culture. This
performance will take place in an imaginary Tea house with an
international cast of musicians and dancers. For the past 5 years he has attended the Dance Parade but never on a float. Check out Akim's campaign for a float by clicking HERE!
<= SHUANG WEN SCHOOL DANCE COLLECTIVE AND APEX FOR YOUTH FLOAT:
For the past 5 years Shuang Wen school math teacher Kevin Yuhas has an after-school dance class with a focus on the elements of
the original hip-hop styles. Let's help this deserving group get a float by clicking HERE!
<= MOVING FOR LIFE FLOAT:
dance exercise for health, Moving For Life's Therapeutic dance has been
a solid presence in Dance Parade for many years. We congratulate Moving
for Life's non-profit 501(c)(3) status and are supporting their
GoFundMe campaign for a float -- And you should too!
For more info on floats email firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcing the RETURN OF THE LADY BUGGIES!
Dance Parade is pleased to announce plans to bring back our beloved
friends, The Lady Buggies! They say Lady Bugs bring luck and that is
just what was needed this year to solve some of our vehicle and mobile
sound logistics in the 10th Annual Parade Saturday May 21st. Available
for hire, these re-engineered golf carts come fully equipped with
nightclub quality sound system and can be rented to provide sound for
dance organizations in the parade!
|Engagement 3 types of dance education programs
in all 5 NYC boroughs that all end with participation in the 10th Annual
Dance Parade and DanceFest in May.
Serving older Americans through the joy and movement of dance. Click here to learn how to take free belly dance classes at the senior center in Corona, Queens (111th St, English & Spanish)
Dance classes are now offered at Hudson Guild Fulton Center,
Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center and the Chelsea Recreation
If your school, community or senior center is interested in one of our popular education programs, contact email@example.com or click here for our Community Engagement brochure.
dance to instill a life long enthusiasm for physical fitness. In
partnership with the NYC Department of Recreation, we will be offering
10 week programs at Recreation Facilities in under-resourced
St. John’s Recreation Center (Brooklyn), Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (Bronx), Faber Recreation Center (StatenIsland), Hansborough Recreation Center (Harlem).
residencies focusing on culturally specific dance forms. IS 347 a
Middle School in Bushwick, Brooklyn has a matching grant offered by
CLICK HERE to help them get African dance and Hip-Hop into their school.
Complete details of all Programs
are live on our website HERE.
SU-CASA Agless Action
Community Kinect Workshop
Community Kinect Residency
Cultural Residency, IS 347
VOLUNTEER with our team to inspire dance!
Volunteers at DanceFest 2015
There's something about pitching in to make the world more wonderful that is so nourishing and our volunteers all can tell you it feels great to help out. Ever wonder how you market and develop a mulitcultural dance extravaganza for an audience of thousands and make New York City rejoice?
We are seeking folks to help out as "day of" volunteers and ask that you attend our all hands meetings May 1st 6pm and May 14th 6pm. Find out more and join the "Decade of Dance" 2016 Volunteer Team by clicking HERE!
If you're not dancing in the parade, come watch in the GRANDSTAND
Space is limited.
May 21 2016 get the best seat on the
parade route as 10,000 dancers stop
and perform in front of this year's
Grandstand! Watch 150 dance
organizations be announced by our Emcee as
they dance their way
to Tompkins Square Park for DanceFest 2016. Bring
no other event quite like this one!
$60 and $100 Grandstand tickets support the production of Dance Parade and DanceFest. $35 Earlybird tickets still available!
SUPPORT The Parade, Festival & Community Engagement Programs!
In this season of gratitude, we invite you to make a donation and help create memories that can last a lifetime! 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!