DANCE IN THE PARADE

BE A ‘STAR’ — Dance down Broadway and join over 10,000 dancers moving and grooving to over 80 styles of dance in the 12th Annual Dance Parade! Parade registration is open to everyone who commits to Dancing in the Parade.  Come dance with us on Saturday, May 19th 2018.

INDIVIDUAL DANCER: FREE

As a member of a group or newbie to a group. Everyone must register.

 

GROUP (i.e. Dance Company, School, Nightclub, Burning Man Camp, etc):

$50 (Earlybird before March 31), $75 till May 7 (deadline).  Scholarships may be available for up to $150 of fee waviers Groups get listed in the parade program, on the website, are eligible for paid teaching or performances Dance Parade’s 12 week Community Engagement residences or at DanceFest after the parade.

Scholarships to waive the fee can be requested for under-resourced organizations before the April 10th deadline. Only groups that are registered for the parade are eligible to participate in DanceFest and our Community Engagement Programs. Both DanceFest and our Community Engagement Programs offer payments for teaching and performances.

WAYS TO DANCE

A) PAIRED WITH ANOTHER GROUP WITH SAME/SIMILAR GENRE: Free

Easiest and cheapest option usually for groups without budget for sound; (i.e if you are a tango group parade production team will place you behind another tango group that has sound); Deadline May

 B) BRING PORTABLE SOUND UNIT: Battery or Generator Powered:  Free

 On a dolly, cart, or (non gasoline) cycle; Generally multiple speakers & generator powered are loudest

C) RENT PORTABLE SOUND UNIT:

One speaker, mixer, iphone/ipod cable, sound tech on dolly rented through info@eventprovider.net & delivered to Parade head: $400/day

On a dolly, cart, or (non gasoline) cycle; Generally multiple speakers & generator powered are loudest

D) BRING VEHICLE TO TRANSPORT SOUND:  

Gas powered art cars, pickup trucks with generator in bed, van or trailer: $85 until March 31, $100 until April 15 deadline; Maximum 4-6 speakers permitted.

E) PRE-PACKAGED FLOAT & AUDIO:  GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN $2800 - $4800

Dance Parade sets up a crowdfunding campaign, suggest perks such as $100 to be on float or $150 for a tote bag.  Then you have 3 weeks to solicit donations from your community. You keep profits above fundraising goal and keep donations upon on failure to reach fundraising goal. Complete with driver, tow vehicle, insurance, decoration, advertising and sound. Choose an optional sound system, your colors and promote your dance company. Deadline March 31.

F) PRE-PACKAGED FLOAT & AUDIO:  $2800 - $4800 (non-profit discount available)

Ordering a Dance Parade float this way is easy. Complete with driver, tow vehicle, insurance, decoration, advertising and sound. Choose an optional sound system, your colors, promote your dance company and add up to three sponsor logos/messages.  Just show up on parade day, board float and dance. 15 dancers (small) to 25 (large). Order while supplies last. Deadline April 30

 

Floats & Vehicles

THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF FLOATS AVAILABLE THIS YEAR.

Dance Parade New York will have magnificent floats, plus wacky vehicles like those you might have seen in the Art Parade, Burning Man and other progressive festivals!

Once your organization registers, you will receive meeting information through which you can join us to learn and ask questions about how to enter a parade float or simple audio system.  To register a group, click here.

Either you can create your own float or Dance Parade can arrange one for you. There is an Earlybird $85 fee for entering your own vehicle into the parade and $100 after April 1st. The cost has increased this year to offset significant costs in insurance premiums. Whether you bring your float or use one of ours, it is necessary to read, complete and and agree to our Vehicle Entry form which is part of the dance group registration form by April 30th, 2018. 

DEADLINE FOR FLOATS AND VEHICLES IS APRIL 30TH 2018. ORDERING EARLIER IS BETTER ????

We suggest audio systems that can be pulled in a wagon, on a tricycle, rickshaw or anything environmentally friendly! Although we can not guarantee loud sound (80db at A-rating), we do suggest an audio cart which can be pulled from the street.

Generators are available from Home Depot in Brooklyn for $61/day
No reservations–First come first serve. They are open 24 hours!
550 Hamilton Avenue, Brooklyn, New York   (718) 832-8553

Dance Parade generously supports dance groups looking to perform/celebrate dance with us. In addition to our scholarship program for Dance Group Participation Fees, we will devote a limited amount of funds necessary to discount parade floats as well as contribute our expert staff to help build them.

Upon registering for the parade there is a section on float requests, for more information, you can also email: floats@danceparade.org

MEETINGS IN NEW YORK

LAST Parade Group Coordinators Meeting:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Jefferson Market Library 425 Sixth Avenue @10th St South-end Conference Room

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