STEPS! the official e-newsletter of Dance Parade New York!   April 8, 2014
"BE THE MOMENTUM" Campaign in Full Force!
Dance Parade New York's 2014 theme is "BE the MOMENTUM"  -- And YOU can help create memories that will last a lifetime.

Over the past 7 years, Dance Parade New York has become the world's largest event to celebrate the diversity of dance. With your help on May 17th 2014, over 10,000 dancers will come together to celebrate more than 75 styles of dance and culture!
Dance Genre Buzz : Bharata Natyam
At our annual SHOWCASE on Sunday, March 30th,  attendees were treated to the visual and sonic pleasure of Navatman Dance who proudly displayed the traditional Indian dance known as Bharata Natyam.  For this month’s Dance Genre Buzz, we decided to delve deeper into this particular style which features fantastic postures, amazing discipline, beautiful costumes and unique vocalizations and rhythms.  You can catch Navatman Dance in our parade this year as well as other Indian styles including Bollywood and Bhangra!   Read more...
Volunteer Spotlight : Luis Vargas
Dance Parade, Inc. is a volunteer supported non-profit organization! It is the dedication, expertise and rhythm of these brave few that are solely responsible for the success of the event and all the background work that goes on all year long leading up to the parade and festival. Every month, we choose a different volunteer to spotlight. We ask them a few questions to let you know who they are, where they’ve come from and where they see themselves in the future.  This month, we featured Luis Vargas, a Dance Parade veteran who has been with us since the very beginning!  Read more... 
Dance Parade SHOWCASE A Rousing Success!
Click image above to see select photos from our annual SHOWCASE held at the Flamoboyan Theater on Sunday, March 30th!
Dance Parade Important Dates, Deadlines & FAQs
- April 10th, 2014: Scholarship Application Deadline
Applications for Dance Parade scholarships to cover the registration fee must be in by this date.
- April 13th, 2014: DanceFest Application Deadline
All dance groups who wish to participate in DanceFest 2014 must be registered by this date to be considered. DanceFest is a curated event – and applications after this date will not be accepted. 
- Dance Parade Street Team Meetup Saturday, April 12th 1:30pm
Email and put 'STREET TEAM' in the subject line and join our NYDP Facebook Page to stay up to date with future events.
- Join A Dance Group in the Parade  Click for more info
- Register Your Group in the Parade  Click for more info
- Get A Float in the Parade  Click for more info
- Upcoming Group Coordinator Meetings (Next Meeting is Wednesday Apr 16th 6:30pm – 8pm Jefferson Market Library)  Click for more info
- Who Are Our 2014 Grand Marshals?  Click for more info
- Who's Performing In The Parade This Year?  Click for full list of participants
- Where Does The Parade Start?  Click for route
- Where Does The Parade End?  Click for DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park
- What Is Our Community Engagement Program?  Click to learn more
- Become A Volunteer!  Here are some important roles we need filled:
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR - Recruit, Screen and Welcome New Volunteers, placing them into positions that fit their experience
PUBLICITY & PROMOTIONS TEAM - Spread the word about Dance Parade in the press, online and on our Street Team outings
LOGISTICS MANAGER - Coordinate drop-offs, pick-ups and transportation on the day of the event
- Grab some fablous prizes and perks from our 2014 "Be The Momentum" Campaign!  Click here to make a donation
'Never, ever let anyone tell you what you can and can't do.  Prove the cynics wrong.  Pity them for they have no imagination.  The sky's the limit.  Your sky.  Your limit.  Now.  Let's dance.
- Tom Hiddleston


Thank You!
 We appreciate our sponsors so much-- Click to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and inquire about ad space on street banners along parade route, booths at DanceFest or a float in the parade. Contact for more information.