YOUR HOME BASE FOR PRIDE 2017
PARADE DAY: SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017
This is your chance to dance your heart out through the center of the city alongside your friends, teachers and fellow Bay Area dancers! We'll be performing three fun, energetic routines celebrating diversity, community, and the joy of dance. This year we've partnered with Dancers' Group to celebrate the abundance and diversity of dance here in San Francisco. We've also broadened our reach to include not only regular R&M students, but dancers of all styles and backgrounds from all over the city. Together let's demonstrate the power and beauty of dance, and share the myriad ways all San Franciscans can access dance right here in their own neighborhoods!
Check out last year's parade and also a video clip from 2015, when we won the TOP prize of Absolutely Fabulous Overall Contingent! See how much fun everyone is having? Be a part of that glorious amazingness this year!! Dancers of all levels welcome. 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! REGISTER HERE
MANDATORY IN-PERSON REHEARSALS
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 one practice, but hope that you will attend more. The more we practice, the better our group will look on parade day! Rehearsals will be held at ODC Dance Commons (Mission District), LINES Dance Center (SOMA/Civic Center), and possibly one additional location TBD.
Schedule of rehearsals coming soon
PARADE DAY TIMING
We won't be able to share details on timing until we are given our parade line-up number, which usually happens about two to three weeks before the event. That number determines where we are in the parade, when we will meet up, and how long the whole shebang will take. We will post more info here as soon as we learn it. (Last year there were over 200 contingents!)
Want to get involved, but not necessarily dance? We need volunteers to help us keep our group moving smoothly. Please invite friends and family to come out and support our group. They'll have a great time! Volunteers can REGISTER HERE. Feel free to email Leigh or call 415-549-8525 for more information about volunteering.