Parade & Festival highlights:
The New York Grandstand: Princess Lockerooo opens the parade with a Waacking Flashmob. Get your freak on and dance out to DJ Liquid Todd, watch or participate in dance battles, tutu jams, cultural spotlights, witness the "Dance Police Lockdown," and take part in Barbara Ann Michaels' “I Dance Like You!” showcase. The free registration includes vibrant virtual backgrounds for participants to use on Zoom.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Kicking off the family-friendly event, is a ceremony officiated by Emcee Jungle to pay homage to healthcare workers and to introduce dance celebrity Grand Marshals: Award winning modern dance choreographer David Dorfman, Masala Bhangra pioneer Sarina Jain, SiriusXM Radio DJ Liquid Todd, and world-renowned dance artist Princess Lockerooo.
DanceFest Teaching Stage: Pick up dance moves from five diverse dance styles. Strike-A-Pose in Princess Lockeroo’s Waacking class, learn free-form contemporary phrases with David Dorfman, experience traditional Indian Bhangra with Sarina Jain, take African with Karisma and Zumba with Laci Chisholm’s Fit4Dance.
Dare to Dance Challenge: See the winners of Dance Parade's video contest that challenged choreographers to connect to their dancers remotely during this period of isolation and social distancing. Thanks to Nancy Steele of STEELE DANCE, three winners will receive cash prizes and have their one-minute videos premiered.
Grandstand Show: Relive the actual Dance Parade in New York City with Emcee Shireen Dickson. Hear interviews of artistic directors and get an inside glimpse of the stories behind diverse types of dance culture.
This is a free event, donations are appreciated!