10,000+ DANCERS, DJS AND LIVE BANDS WILL LIGHT UP NEW YORK CITY! Earlybird Registration for dancers now open
|Our very own Chauncey has served on Dance Parade’s Steering Committee for over fifteen years now. Dance Parade is an amazing non-profit that not only produces New York City’s largest dance event but also provides free dance programs to schools and community centers.|
|We’re thrilled to return to the streets to produce New York City’s largest dance event live in person! After two challenging years of the pandemic causing us to do our programs online, Dance Parade is pleased to also be back joining the global non-profit community to participate in #GivingTuesday with our campaign to raise critical funds for dance education.|
Beginning November 30, 2022, our campaign seeks to raise funds to enable Teaching Artists to bring the gift of dance to over two dozen schools and community centers. Won’t you join us in this global day of giving? Click here!
This year our $10,000 campaign on Facebook will help Dance Parade fund 10-week dance education programs that serve these schools as well as free classes in three languages:iSchool in Chelsea (9th Grade) ManhattanI.S. 347, School of Humanities (Middle School), Bushwick, BrooklynP.S. 86K The Irvington Elementary School, BrooklynP.S. X114 Luis Llorens Torres School Elementary School, BronxP.S. 112Q Dutch Kills Elementary School, QueensInternational Charter School of New York (Middle School), Brooklyn PS56, The Lewis Latimer School (K-5), BrooklynFort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center, BrooklynP.S. 272 Curtis Estabrook Elementary School (Canarsie)P.S. X537 Bronx Arena High School (Bronx)P.S. X114 Luis Llorens Torres Elementary School (Bronx)University Neighborhood High School (LES, Manhattan)P.S. 34 Franklin D Roosevelt School (East Village, Manhattan) Virtual Classes in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese
|STARS ON BROADWAY: Kids will end their programs with participation in the 16th Annual Dance Parade and then showcase their work on stage at DanceFest after the parade! For many, this will be an experience of a lifetime as most of these kids have never appeared on stage. Our 2022 theme Back to the Streets was chosen by the NYC Dance Community and celebrates the return to our outdoor signature event scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2022. |
3:1 MATCH: To help reach our goals, Facebook and Dance Parade’s seven Board Members are offering a 3 to 1 matching donation. For every dollar donated to our campaign, your donation will reflect triple the impact!PERKS: 100% of your contribution will go directly to our teachers and we are grateful for every donation, no matter how small. If you are able, we are happy to offer these perks for larger donations: YOUR PERKS AS A DONOR: 100% of your contribution will go directly to our teachers and we are grateful for every donation, no matter how small. If you are able, we are happy to offer these perks for larger donations:
$50+ Donors receive a tax-exempt receipt letter in order to deduct their donations from their taxes
$100+ Donors receive above AND a commemorative Back to the Streets refrigerator magnet; Sponsor a Dance Organization of your choice in the 16th Annual Dance Parade May 21, 2022,
$150+ Donors receive all of above AND a personalized Back to the Streets Coffee Mug and a ticket to Dance Parade’s Grandstand in Astor Plaza
$250+ Donors receive all of the above AND get a “Back to the Streets” T-shirt, Complimentary admission to all Dance Parade events: Launch Party, Grandstand in Astor Plaza, and After Party and will be honored by sponsoring a Diversity Workshop in a New York City public school.
Please look out for our Facebook post on November 30th. Not into FB these days? A check can be made out to “Dance Parade” and mailed our address 455 FDR Drive #B104 New York, NY 10002 or put through our secure website at https://danceparade.org/donate