YOUR HOME BASE FOR "DANCE WITH PRIDE"
PARADE DAY: SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2019
This is your chance to dance your heart out through the center of the city alongside your friends, teachers and fellow Bay Area dancers! This year Rhythm & Motion and Dancers' Group have partnered with the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, ODC School, Berkeley Ballet Theater, Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, and Latin Dance Grooves to celebrate diversity, community and highlight the parade's theme, "Generations of Resistance." Our contingent will include dancers of all ages performing three fun, energetic routines that demonstrate the power and beauty of dance!
Get a taste of the joyous experience by checking out the video above. See how much fun everyone is having? Be a part of that glorious amazingness this year!! Dancers of all levels welcome—no previous experience required. You can learn the routines online, at our pre-parade rehearsals, and in select Rhythm & Motion classes throughout the month of June. It's going to be a blast!
A note to our Veteran Pride Dancers….we have a couple of changes this year indicated in italics below (no late registration and TWO mandatory rehearsals to help us be extra fierce!) , so please read all information carefully. We hope you‘ll join us again this year!
UPDATE: We now know our line-up number! We will be contingent #144 this year, which means the call time on parade day is 12:30 pm. We will line up on Block M, which is located on Main Street between Market and Mission. Our on-site rehearsal will begin at 12:45pm sharp, so please make sure you give yourself PLENTY of time to arrive by then. Our step-off time is estimated to happen between 1:30 and 2:00pm, and the entire route is estimated to take 45 minutes to one hour.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
MANDATORY IN-PERSON REHEARSALS (**New! Two rehearsals required**)
We are so excited to dance with you down Market Street, and want our contingent to feel confident in the moves and traveling patterns. Learning the routines online is great, but there's no substitute for the in-person practices. R&M Artistic Director and contingent leader Dudley Flores will go over many parade-day logistics and tips about how to perform the choreography successfully in a parade environment. The practices are also when we'll hand out the shirts! We require that you attend at least TWO rehearsals, but hope that you will attend more. We want you to express your joy as well as successfully convey the movements the way we know you can! The more we practice, the better our group will look on parade day.
Rehearsal #1 - Learn the Choreography Live
Sunday 6/9 from 1:00-3:00pm @ ODC Dance Commons (351 Shotwell Street, SF)
Thursday 6/13 from 7:15-9:15pm @ LINES Dance Center (26 Seventh Street, SF)
Sunday 6/16 from 1:00-3:00pm @ ODC Dance Commons (351 Shotwell Street, SF)
Wednesday 6/19 from 6:00-8:00pm @ Berkeley Ballet Theater (1370 Tenth Street , Berkeley)
Thursday 6/20 from 7:15-9:15pm @ LINES Dance Center (26 Seventh Street, SF)
Rehearsal #2 - Review Choreography and Practice Traveling Forward
Saturday 6/22 from 2:00-4:00pm @ Berkeley Ballet Theater (1370 Tenth Street , Berkeley)
Saturday 6/22 from 1:00-2:00pm @ Motion Pacific Dance (131 Front Street. Suite E, Santa Cruz)
Sunday 6/23 from 1:00-3:00pm @ ODC Dance Commons (351 Shotwell Street, SF)
Thursday 6/27 from 7:15-9:15pm @ LINES Dance Center (26 Seventh Street, SF)
*Friday 6/28 from 6:00-8:00pm @ ODC Dance Commons (351 Shotwell Street, SF)
**Saturday 6/29 from 12:30-2:30pm @ New School San Francisco (18th Street between De Haro and Carolina Streets, SF)
*After rehearsal, stay for a Community PRIDE Night reception hosted by ODC from 8-10pm for drinks and bright moments! Everyone is welcome!
**Want to practice traveling the choreography outdoors? Come to this rehearsal and we’ll do just that! Please note there are no restrooms available at this rehearsal, so plan accordingly.
EXTRA PRACTICE IN SELECT RHYTHM & MOTION CLASSES
Want a little more practice with some of the Pride routines (while working on stamina) for the parade? A few R&M teachers are folding in the Dance With Pride choreography in their class sets. Check out the schedule of who is teaching them HERE.
Want to get involved, but not necessarily dance? Our volunteers help us keep our group moving smoothly. Carry a banner, pass out water to the dancers, distribute stickers to the crowd, and more. Volunteer registration costs $20 and includes a limited edition shirt. Feel free to email Leigh or call 415-549-8525 for more information about volunteering.
#DanceWithPride was created in order to bring the Bay Area dance community together to celebrate PRIDE through a performance with purpose, and to showcase the strength, diversity and influence of dance in its many forms.. The 2019 Dance with Pride parade contingent is brought to you by: