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Volunteer Spotlight : April Newman

11/22/2011

April Newman, Production Team “The excitement in the air, and the joy on the faces of the dancers…” 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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight : Dawn Paap

10/14/2011

Volunteer Spotlight
October, 2011
Dawn Paap, Marketing Team

“Need a way to connect with a community of great artists in NYC? Start here! You’ll be amazed by who you meet.” ~ Dawn

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.

10tecomai Yosakoi Dance Project lead The 5th Annual Dance Parade in honor of JAPAN!

05/21/2011

To honor the victims of the all too recent Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami, Dance Parade has chosen The 10tecomai Yosakoi Dance Project to lead The 5th Annual Dance Parade this year. Lining up at 21st Street and Broadway, the group which uniquely blends Traditional and Contemporary Japanese Dance will be the very first of our 160 groups to make their way downtown at 1pm. 10tecomai recently lent their talents to our March fundraiser at Alpha Fusion Restaurant in March, their passionate performance just days after the Japanese tragedy rocked the world. When trying to decided which of our illustrious groups should be first in line, the answer was not hard to find at all. Please make sure you get to the parade on time for this will be a memorable and honorable moment in today’s milestone event.

Circus Performers and Burning Man Artists Heat Up Dance Parade 2011

05/18/2011

Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in norther Nevada. The event starts on the Monday before, and ends on the day of Labor Day. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy on Saturday evening. The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.(2)

Tom and Zach get married in Dance Parade 2011!

05/10/2011

Over the next eleven days before the big day on Saturday, May 21st, STEPS! will be sharing some of the major benchmark participants of Dance Parade 2011 to truly showcase how wonderfully diverse and all encompassing our event is! First up, our very own editor-in-chief Chauncey, who is a staunch advocate of equality for all and a heavy hitter on the Dance Parade Team this year as well, sat down with Tom and Zach who will be exchanging vows at the start of this year’s festivities and spending the rest of the day disco dancing with their friends and family on their very own float! Wear hot pink on the 21st to show your support for Tom and Zach! Here is the transcript of the landmark interview!