expresses itself through creation. This world we live in
is the dance
of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an
eye but the
dance lives on. On many an occasion when I am dancing, I
touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my
and become one with everything that exists."
Non Profit Board of Directors:
Valerie Feit (Chair)
Erik Bryan Slavin
Greg Miller, Executive Director
Darya Mars, Project Manager
Julian Sanjivan, Parade Production
Adele Godfrey, Parade Production
Janelle Issis, Parade Programming
Alan Wright, Grandstand
Gabriel Kutnik, Grandstand
Hal Lamster, Grandstand
Carlye Eckert, Education
Jamila Holman, Festival Production
DJ McDonald, Curatorial
Mark Schmidt, Curatorial
Henya Emmer, Team Coordination
Jessii Parham, Team Coordination
Rebecca Myles, Media
Audrey Ross, Media
Doug Kolessar, Finance
Natalya Grigoriev, Finance (CPA)
Brian Austin, Creative
Jason Parrish, Creative
Chauncey Dandridge, Social Media
Jo Pinlac, Social Media
(Power Team & Grand Marshals)
Bill T. Jones
Camille A. Brown
Mestre Joao Grande
Carmen de Lavallade
Jawolle Willa Jo Zollar
Baba Chuck Davis
“Billy Elliot” (Joseph Harrington)
Don Campbell "Campbellock"
Morocco (Carolina Varga Dinicu)
Julian Sanjivan, (Lead)
Jamila Holman (Production Lead)
Yeimis Aquino (Assistant Lead)
DJ McDonald (Curatorial Chair)
Carlye Eckert (Chair)
Doug Kowlessar (Chair)
Kaye Scholer LLP
Media & Promotions Team:
Nhadyr Reyes Cardenas
·New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
·NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo
·Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
·City Council Member Carolina Rivera
·NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, Assistant Commissioner Kathleen Hughes and Program Officer Alana Dapena Fraiz
·Community Boards 2 and 3
·NYC & Co Foundation
·NYPD Lt Christopher Cheng and Sgt Patrick McGuire, 9th Precinct Det. Jaime Herandez
·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, Deputy Director Venus Melo (Citywide)
·NYC Dept of Sanitation Superintendent Joseph Signoril
·NYC Dept of Transportation Event Coordinators Michael Callery, Ivory Henderson-Robb and G.I.S. / Events Coordinator Shuan Bruney
our 2019 Sponsors and Partners:
Want to Sponsor 2019? Contact Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org for our 2019 Sponsorship Guide!
Just 5 weeks away till the larges dance event in New York City. Thousands of signed up to dance to over 90 unqieu styles of dance. We're grateful to the city, the performing artists in the parade and festival, our donors and so many volunteers!
Genre Buzz: CIRCLE DANCE, a Native American one, to start off The Movement of the People!
Led by Grand Marshal Native American Louis Mofsie, the Circle Dance reflects different experiences and ways of being in the world, and comprises a vast range of dance styles and movement vocabularies representative in the Dance Parade. Native dances ultimately remind people of their connection to all living things and unite people with the world around them.
To counter the negativity of “walls” and “immigration” we are opening this year’s parade with a Native American Circle Dance. When we honor Native American dance, we acknowledge that we are ALL immigrants.
Dance Parade 2019 REGISTRATION
Following the Circle Dance, Grand Marshals Bill T. Jones, Bayoork Lee, Louis Mofsie and DJ Dara will cut the ribbon at 1pm on Broadway and 21st Street, unleashing 10,000 dancers down through Union Square, University Place and across East 8th Street to our Grand Stand in Astor Plaza. Culminating at Avenue A, DanceFest runs from 3 to 7pm and caps the day off with 5 performance stages, dance teaser lessons and a dance party. Support this magnificent day of dance by joining the team, donating, sponsoring a float
or dancing in the parade or presenting work at DanceFest!
And then DANCEFEST follows the Parade!
Engaging COMMUNITY: Welcome East Village Schools!
2018-2019 Community Engagement Programs:
Each year our performance, workshops and dance residencies are brought to more and more schools and community centers throughout New York City. All residency programs will end with signature participation in the May 18th parade and festival!
Serving older Americans through the joy and movement of dance. In addition to the Ft Hamilton Brooklyn Senior Center, Ageless Action is offered to the SU-CASA creative aging programs in Parkchester Bronx, Bayside Queens,
dance artistry to instill a lifelong enthusiasm for physical fitness. Through a partnership with the NYC Parks and Recreation Department, dance is being offered to the Chelsea Manhattan, Ft Hamilton Brooklyn and The Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, Rego Park Queens.
Cultural Residencies: Multi-week residencies focusing on culturally specific dance forms. This year,
Community Engagement Liaison Jacque Colburn has enabled two East Village
schools to "make their debut on Broadway" PS 34 - Franklin D. Roosevelt and The East Village Community as well as IS238 Susan B. Anthony School in Hollis, Queens.
We dance for CULTURAL EQUITY.
We represent all dances, including yours.
Our 80+ unique dance styles are the world’s largest display of cultural
diversity. We keep historical dances alive, like Armenian Folk dancing
and Bolivian Caporales, and showcase new dance forms like Litefeet,
Waacking and Brazillian Zouk. We unite cultures and
generations, introducing teenagers to tango, clubbers to square-dancing,
and seniors to hip-hop.
We dance to EDUCATE AND EMPOWER.
We send certified teaching
artists to schools and community centers. Participants discover they can
communicate vital feelings and ideas by dancing, and gain insight into
other cultures. We support emerging dance groups by reaching broad
audiences and document their artistry, which they use for fundraising
We dance for EMOTIONAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH.
expresses identity – yours, mine,
and ours together. Dancing
rejuvenates our bodies and minds, motivates
us, and we share
joy. Dancers master new skills, personal and
self-esteem and community pride. We put
creativity in motion, with
performances, classes, costumes, parade
floats, and our Dance Police
(NYDP) — who playfully ticket “bystanders”
for not dancing.
We dance for FREEDOM AND PEACE.
Our root is social justice. Our rhythm is
unity. In the 1800’s, ballroom dancing was deemed devil’s work. In the
1920’s, New York City enacted the Cabaret Law to stem interracial
dancing in Harlem Jazz Clubs. Nazi Germany banned “anarchistic” Swing
Dancing in the 1930’s. Even recently, in 2006, a New York State Supreme
Court ruled that, unlike other forms of art, social dance was not a
constitutionally protected form of expression. We stand for all dancers,
SUPPORT our Mission and get PERKS!
Our Mission is to promote dance as an expressive and unifying art form by showcasing all forms of dance, educating the general public about the opportunities to experience dance, and celebrating diversity of dance in New York City by sponsoring a yearly city-wide dance parade and dance festival.
Photo credits: Yuyao Ling (left), Shireen Dickson (right)
Dance Parade really needs your support and any help you can give us is appreciated. At Dance Parade, we are grateful for every tax deductible donation no matter how small.
Here's how to donate:
· Make check payable to “Dance Parade” and mail to:
789 Westminster Road, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Get your Official 2019 T-Shirt!
|Sport an official 13th Annual "Movement of the People" Dance Parade shirt in the parade or around your neighborhood -- This one of a kind momento comes in light blue and can be shipped directly to your home one month before the parade. Order one for you or you're whole team today while supplies last!
$25 + Shipping with 100% of proceeds to support Dance Parade, DanceFest and our Community Engagement programs.
Check out our 2019 PROMO VIDEO by Renegade Pix:
Dance Parade New York is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization