DANCE: Where Will You Be May 17th? Be the Momentum in Dance Parade New York

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EVERYBODY DANCE

In just a few weeks, thousands from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds will shake, shimmy and shine while dancing in the streets at New York City’s 8th annual Dance Parade and Festival. Sign up to join the fun on May 17, and help organizers reach fundraising goals in support of securing essential elements of the parade, festival and education programs.

I’m so excited watching this event evolve over the years because it is such a unique opportunity to change the world through dance. Plus, it encourages creative minds to proudly celebrate one of the purest forms of self-expression. In addition to the internationally recognized parade, efforts include individual development and community outreach projects.

Participants represent every genre of dance and music imagined with vibrant floats, traditional troupes, live bands, DJs, student groups and more. Who wouldn’t get a rush grooving to the beat on Broadway, lifting spirits as you move in unison through Union Square and then along St. Mark’s Place. When the parade ends, a free party begins at Tompkins Square Park with performances on four stages, dance lessons and other cool family friendly activities. You don’t want to miss all the fun.

CHILDREN PRACTICE THEIR MOVES BEFORE START OF DANCE PARADE NEW YORK, MAY 2013.

CHILDREN PRACTICE THEIR MOVES BEFORE START OF DANCE PARADE NEW YORK, MAY 2013.

BATTLING DIABETES THROUGH DANCE

In other dance and health-related news here, I want to mention T2 Dance Crewa national education and wellness program launched by Janssen Pharmaceuticals with famed dancer, choreographer and actress Debbie Allen and the hit show, So You Think You Can Dance (Season 11 premieres May 28). Visit T2 Dance Crew’s official site for more information about the program’s aim to help more people better manage type 2 diabetes. And, let’s get moving!

Recommended:

2014 Dance Parade of New York: http://danceparade.org/wp/

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