Dance without Borders Virtual Parade
Dance Parade holds its annual street and park parade and festival online again in 2021, broadcasting worldwide for a global community Zoom event.
The event runs from 1pm to 4pm (Eastern).
Three color-coded concurrent stages allow you to join the global dance community to celebrate all things dance:
Home Stage: This participatory stage invites you to show off your dance moves! Festival scouts go through 1,000 cameras and spotlight those with great energy, costumes and artistry. Get your freak on and dance out to DJ Ali Coleman, participate in a kids dance, tutu jam, cultural spotlight, witness the "Dance Police Lockdown," and take part in Barbara Ann Michaels' “I Dance Like You!” showcase. Join a dance battle by busting out your best moves or vote for your favorite as contestants from the world vye for cash prizes. See the winners of the Dare to Dance 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 will have a portion of their video premiered.
Teaching Stage: Take a dance lesson from Dance Parade's best teachers. Learn Waacking, Broadway moves, Indian Bhangra, Salsa, Ballroom, Carribean, African and more. Ask teaching artists whatever question you like either live on camera or in the chat!
Grandstand: Latina Pop Music Legend Lisa Lisa opens the Parade Grandstand with a live appearance and medley of her work. Watch Zoom performances along with what the Dance Parade actually is like on Broadway.