STEPS! Dance Parade's Official E-Newsletter
  July 2015 Edition
Inside this Issue:
Inside this Issue:
Dance Quote of the Month:
"Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room." ~Kurt Vonnegut

Share the Love of Dance!
Team Dance Parade:
Erik Bryan Slavin (Chair)
Nicola Creary
Jerry Goldman
Mahayana Landowne
David Leventhal
Greg Miller
Philip Ribolow
Steering Commitee:
Greg Miller, Executive Director
Shireen Dickson, Education
Kate Peila, Education
Adele Godfrey, Parade Production
Alicia Durity, Parade Group Liaison
Sarah Elizabeth, Parade Group Liaison
Alicia Durity, Parade Production
Jamila Holeman, Festival Production
DJ McDonald, Curatorial
Hal Lamster, Web
Natalya Grigoriev, Finance
Bianca Rodriguez, Finance
Brian Austin, Creative
Jason Parrish, Creative
Chauncey Dandridge, Social Media
Susan Pinsky, Government Liaison
Honorary Committee:
(Power Team & Grand Marshals)
Carmen de Lavallade
Robert Battle
Mary Verdi-Fletcher
Rekha Malhotra
Savion Glover
Jawolle Willa Jo Zollar
Hex Hector
Jacqulyn Buglisi
Baba Chuck Davis
Louie Vega
Ashley Tuttle
Elisa Monte
Bill Shannon
Trevor Hochman
Peter Zehren
Samir Bitar
Mel Alvarez
Jonathan Peters
Charles Reinhart
“Billy Elliot” (Joseph Harrington)
Kat Waldish
Amy Marshall
Jellybean Benitez
Elizabeth Zimmer
Ellenore Scott
Don Campbell "Campbellock"
Morocco (Carolina Varga Dinicu)
Luis Salgado
Kool Herc
Danny Tenaglia
Djoniba Mouflet

Advisory Board:
Jeanne Fleming
David Katz
Teddie Kern
David Koren
Anil Kumar
Joseph McElroy
Fred Shequine

Parade Production:
Adele Godfrey (Production Lead)
Sarah Elizabeth (Group Liaison Co-Lead)
Alicia Durity (Group Liaison Co-Lead)
Matti Bowen
Snehal Waghuld
Deborah Butler
Daniel Kahn
Disco Mike Park
Bobby Speakerwire
Donnie D'Amato
Phil Ribolow
Festival Production:
Jamila Holeman (Chair)
DJ McDonald (Curatorial Lead)
Donnie D'Amato
Shireen Dickson
Ben Vasquez
Marjorie Liebman
Mark Schmidt
Mariana Bekerman-Taglienti
Tom Taglienti
Luis Vargas
Educational Outreach
Shireen Dickson (Chair)
Kate Peila
Bianca Rodriguez (Chair)
Natalya Grigoriev
Alicia Durity
Elizabeth Zaklama

Victoria Behr
Carmen Casado
Jerry Goldman
David Leventhal
Paul Llewellyn
Renee Kinsella
Kaye Scholer LLP
Greg Miller
Chauncey Dandridge
Brian Austin
Jason Parrish
Taylor Swope
Izumi Jones
Hal Lamster
James Wurster
Amanda Alston
Luis Vargas
Lawrence Capici
Joseph Laine
Manchild Black
Public Relations:
Rebecca Myles
Camelia Flye
Shiela Jamison
Special Thanks:
-New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
·NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo
·Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer
·City Council Member Rosie Mendez
·NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl
·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 Dept of Cultural Affairs Sarah Van Anden
·NYC Parks & Recreation Director Claudia Peppi, District Supervisor Robert McLean, Mark Schultz, Coordinator Venus Melo and Tompkins Sq Park Manager Terese Flores
·NYC Dept of Sanitation Superintendent Thomas Lincoln
·NYC Dept of Transportation Event Coordinator Ivory Henderson-Robb and G.I.S. / Events Coordinator Shuan Bruney
Dance Parade graciously acknowledges our Sponsors:





2015 Photography Contest - Congratulations Suzie Sammuel!
Thank  you to all of the photographers that submitted their work to our  contest this year. All of you captured the true spirit of Dance Parade in color, costume, culture and creativity. The voting round consisted  of a public vote on our Facebook Page as well as a final two rounds of judging by some of our Steering Committee.  It was certainly a group requiring tough decisions but we finally  narrowed them down and made our selections!

Expect to see your photos on our Instagram and in future marketing and promotions as we prepare for our exciting 10th year!
First Place: Suzie Sammuel
Second Place: Glenmore Marshall
Third Place: Brown Longtower
Fourth Place: Kayla White
Fifth Place: Kevin Eng

Vote now for our 10th Anniversary theme!
Each year Dance Parade happens on Broadway under a theme.  Last year's theme was "Live Free and Dance" and others have been "Be the Momentum", United We Dance" and "One Parade, Many Cultures".  Take a minute and cast your vote by clicking here!


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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 programs possible. 

Click here to pitch in with a 100% tax-deductible donation--Any amount will help and we appreciate your support!
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