i have been a volunteer for Dance Parade since its first year in 2006…each year i have gotten more and more involved. it is really quite an honor to be a part of such magic and the things we do are pretty impressive if i do say so myself. if you love to dance, love to watch dance, love to think about dancing…check out the website. if you’re in nyc you should definitely mark your calendar for saturday, may 22nd. it is a sight to behold for sure. so many cultures, so many nationalities, so many histories…all together to make their way down broadway into tompkin square park for a huge festival celebrating dance. enough said…
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Dance down Broadway
On Saturday, May 22, 2010 over 70 styles of dance, over 200 dance organizations, and over 10 thousand dancers will converge on the streets of New York City for a free outdoor dance parade and festival!
We will boogie our way down Broadway, hula, swing and irish step our way past Union Square and into University Place. At Eighth Street we will Salsa, Tango and Waltz East into Saint Marks Street. Our House, Techno and Disco floats will have afternoon shoppers wigglin as they watch us get down in the heart of the East Village. A straight shot from there brings us to DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park. At DanceFest we will come together and celebrate watching free dance performances, be able to take free dance lessons and enjoy a Dance Party.
Our mission is to to promote dance as an expressive and unifying art form by showcasing all forms of dance, educating the general public about the oportunitues to experience dance and celebrate the diversity of dance. Come check out who’s already registered. Is there a dance you don’t see? Is there a group that should be apart of this? Get them to join us!