Dance without Borders Virtual Parade
Dance Parade moves its annual street and park parade and festival online, broadcasting worldwide for a global community Zoom event.
The event runs from 1pm to 3pm (Eastern).
Dance Fest in Place highlights:
The New York Grandstand: where participants can get their freak on and dance out to DJ Liquid Todd, joining hundreds of others as they dance in-place, watch or participate in dance battles. Dance Parade will offer vibrant art backgrounds, images and special effects for participants. Princess Lockerooo, with her world-renowned Waacking skills will open the parade with a Flashmob and give interviews with some of the original Soul Train dancers during its 50th year anniversary celebration.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: kicking off the family-friendly event is a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1pm (EST). Headlining will be Grand Marshals: Modern Dance choreographer David Dorfman, world-renowned dance artist Princess Lockerooo, Masala Bhangra pioneer Sarina Jain, and SiriusXM Radio DJ Liquid Todd.
DanceFest Teaching Stage: pick up dance moves of six different dance styles. Strike-A-Pose in Princess Lockeroo’s Waacking class, free-form contemporary phrases with David Dorfman, traditional Indian Bhangra, Zumba with Laci Chisholm’s Fit4Dance, practice Salsa shines with Brooklyn’s Salsa Salsa studio, and take part in Barbara Ann Micheal’s “I Dance Like You!”
Dare to Dance Challenge: An open call for choreographers to connect to their dancers remotely during this period of isolation and social distancing, Cash prizes are offered for one minute videos on Zoom. Deadline to apply May 7. Three winners will receive cash prizes and have their dances presented to all at the Grandstand. Details at danceparade.org/dare-to-dance-challenge.