New York Dance Parade 2010 Saturday May 22nd

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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 opportunity 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!

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grand marshals

imageEllenore Scott
2010 Grand Marshal
Ellenore Scott

Ellenore Scott most recently won America’s heart and votes with her dynamic performances on SYTYCD. In addition to appearing on the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, she has danced with numerous dance companies including The Von Howard Project. As a choreographer, she assisted Earl Mosley in setting “Saddle Up!” on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Scott received Honorable Mention from National Foundation for the Advancement of Arts and is an honors graduate from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School (the “FAME” school).

imageElizabeth Zimmer
2010 Grand Marshal
Elizabeth Zimmer

Elizabeth Zimmer writes for Metro, Ballet Review, and other publications. She is the editor of Body Against Body: The Dance and Other Collaborations of Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane (Station Hill Press, 1989). She has studied many forms of dance, and performed in works of Joshua Fried, Jamie Cunningham & Tina Croll, and Christopher Williams. Zimmer has lectured across the U.S., Canada, Taiwan, and in Italy.

imageDJ Jellybean Benitez
2010 Grand Marshal
DJ Jellybean Benitez

Internationally renowned DJ Jellybean Benitez has produced and/or remixed over one-hundred “Top 10” hits and more than thirty-five #1 records for legendary artists such as Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and others. He has composed themes for hit TV programs including The Ricki Lake Show and PBS’s American Family, as well as films Carlito’s Way and Species. Benitez’s weekly syndicated mixshow reaches millions of listeners worldwide. In 2005 he was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.

imageAmy Marshall
2010 Grand Marshal
Amy Marshall

Performer, choreographer, professor and executive director Amy Marshall’s performance affiliations include Paul Taylor, David Parsons, H. T. Chen and Dancers, Cortez and Company. She founded Amy Marshall Dance Company in 2000. The company’s mission is to embody life’s complexity and the pure elation it imparts to the world.

imageMorocco (Carolina Varga Dinicu)
2009 Grand Marshal, Representing Middle Eastern Dance

Morocco (Carolina Varga Dinicu) is considered the leading performer & authority in her field. One of the first inducted into the AAMED Mideastern Dance Hall of Fame. In 2005 MECDA voted her their Humanitarian Award for her “body of work” over a lifetime in furthering and enriching Near and Mid-Eastern music and dance & in 2006 the Isis Foundation gave her a Lifetime Achievement Award in Ethnic Dance from the Near and Middle East. Morocco created the Casbah Dance Experience. She’s spent over 48 years trying to find, recover, preserve and present them before they disappear, due to modernization and/or fundamentalism.

imageDon Campbell “Campbellock”
2009 Grand Marshal, Representing Urban Dance (“Locking”)
Don Campbell “Campbellock”

Don Campbell “Campbellock” (Dance Innovator) The creator and originator of Locking or Campbellocking a dance art form with the improvisational steps called the locks , created in the nightclubs of Los Angeles in the early 1970s. This dance and subculture quickly caught on and was soon the rage of Soul Train. Through out the 70’s this was the most influential group in street dance history.


Luis Salgado
2009 Grand Marshal, Representing Broadway Dance

Luis Salgado (Choreographer) is the Latin Assistant Choreographer of the Tony Award Broadway Musical, In The Heights. Luis is the founder/director of R. Evolucion Latina — DARE TO GO BEYOND!, a collective of artists and activists committed to empowering the artistic community in order to inspire growth within the Latino Community.

who’s in the parade

May 19 2007: 2,321 Dancers, 75 Organizations, 37 Unique Dance Styles

May 17 2008: 4,008 Dancers, 108 Organizations, 31 Unique Dance Styles

May 16 2009: 5,300 Dancers, 113 Organizations, 59 Unique Dance Styles

May 22 2010, so far: 5558  Dancers, 160 Organizations, 62 Unique Styles — Join Us Now!

OrganizationDancersStyleWebsite1″Bosilek” Bulgarian Folk Dance Ensemble10Bulgarian
25 Rhythms605
4Abela Dance*
5Aditya Dance Association1Asian
6Agape Drum & Dance (Of Agape Arts Collective)
7Agua Dulce Dance Theater6Modern
8Aichhorn High
9Allison Jones Dance*
10Anabella Lenzu/
13Ayllu Cultural Tinkus Wayras30Bolivian Tinkus
14Ballet International
17Bridgewater Raritan High School’s Cultural Dance Team10Asian Indian
19Burning Elf/Groovehoops100Hoopers
20Cape Ann Center for
21Caporales San Simon NY
22Carnaval de Tlaxcala15Caporales
24Center Stage Performing Arts Studio12Theater
25Cheongsah Chorung – Song Hee Lee Dance
26Cirkulock, Inc. 1st Streetdance Circus15Circus
27CJ Jaushlin’s Infamous Marchin’ White Tigers50Urban Fancy Trick
28Congolese Association for the development of authentic African
29Contemporary Ballet
30Cookie Clown Collaborators10Clown
31Country Dance New
32Crazy Rythmn11Hip-Hop
34Dance New
35Dance of Venus9Belly
36Dancing Rubies10Belly
37Dardo Galletto
39Divas Beyond
40DL Model
42E.RO Contemporary Dance
43Eidolon Ballet*
44Electric Bubble Bus99New
45Energy in the Middle20Roller
46Erin Bomboy*
47ETTA Stilt Dance*3Stilt Danceezzell-stilts-improvtheaterarts
48Expressions Dance Company*
50Flamenco New York15Flamenco
51Force Modern Dance
52Fully Focused
53Germaul Barnes/Viewsic Expressions*
54Gotham Swing Club10West Coast
56GRAND MARSHAL: Amy Marshall Dance
57GRAND MARSHAL: Elenore Scott100Contemporary?
58GRAND MARSHAL: Jelly Bean Benitez100House
59Groove With
60Hip Hop
62House of the Roses25Drum and Dance
63House of Yes100Clown
65Inner Spirit Dance7Belly
66James Smooth Music and Leadership Institute All Star Marching
67Jil Guyon Dance*
68JLOC Collective*2Modernjustleftofcenterdancecompany
69JT Lotus Dance Company*
70Jules Performing Art & Learning Center15Hip-Hop
72Kook Ak Won Korean Traditional Muasic and Dance
73Kraven Seneca: Dance
74Las Pleneras Boringuenas5Bomba y Plena
75Laura Staton Dance*
76Lotus Music and
77LSD Projects &
78Makalina Presents Lei
79Manhattan Movement & Arts
80Manhattan Tribal20Belly
81Mari Meade Dance!/pages/
82Mariana Bekerman Dance
83Marie-Christine Giordano
84Marjani A. Forte*1Contemporary
85Marni Halasa Dance*1Roller
86Martha Graham School of Contemporary
87Masala Bhangra8Indian Bhangra
88Matt N Danny Tap Company2Tap
89Micheline Heal*
90Mindful Dance
91Mortal Beasts & Deities30Stilt
92Moving On
93N.Bahri Rhythms5Tunisian
97Neville Dance
98New York Chicago Style Steppers10Chicago Style
99New York Music In
100New York Swing Dance
104NYC Bhangra15Indian
106NYC Swing
107Nzassa Dance
108One Love – Energy of Breath60Drum and Dance
109One Love – The Dancing Path50Drum and Dance
110One Nation Under
111Orgullo Taino16Bomba y
113Peridance Capezio
114Piel Canela Dance Company/Dance & Music
116Remembering New
119Ritmo y Danzas de Panama6Panamanian
120Rod Rodgers Dance Company,
123Sandra Cameron Dance
124Sasha Soreff Dance Theater*4Theater
126Sisters In Motion20Roller
127Skin – Tina Thompson Dance
128Sonalee Dance Studio15Indian
129Song Hee Lee Dance Company10Korean
131Stand Up Hungry*4Modern
132STR8 iLL15Hip-HopLive2Dance
133Strictly Traditional Argentine Tango8Argentine
134Sugar & Spice
135Sydney Schiff Dance Project*1Modern
136The Dance
137The Dancing Angels4Praise
138The New York State Chapter of the Dance Therapy Association20Street
139The Professionals Dance Crew14Hip-Hop
140The Sky
141The Zifadanz Group*
142Toury Chivas Of
143Unite with In Motion12Brazilian
144United Methodist Church of the
145United Sherpa Association10Nepal
146Unity Dancers15Liturgical
147Unity Praise Dancers40Praise
148Uptown Green16Step
149Van Mitsuko &
150Vanya’s Kuchipudi Dance Ensemble5Asian Indian
151Victoria Scanga Dance*4Modern
152World Class (DubCeeDee)
153World Dance Initiative – Karen Kriegel World
154World Rhythm Productions15Middle Eastern
155YC Theater Arts Dance
156Yosakoi Dance Project –
157Young Dancemakers
158Young Performers’ Creative Dance
159Youth Arts, Inc Drumline25Drum and Dance
160Zouk Nation60Brazilian
May 22 2010, so far: 5558  Dancers, 160 Organizations, 62 Unique Styles — Join Us Now!

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