PRIDE PARADE FAQs
Is there an age limit to participate in the Dance with Pride contingent?
We love kids, but do not recommend that those under age 14 participate in this contingent, as the parade route is long, fast moving, and a bit chaotic. Plus, you'll be lost in the moment dancing your butt off! Have them come with friends or family instead, so they can cheer you on from the sidelines. If you have any questions, please contact us.
What are my transport/parking options?
We strongly recommend that you take public transportation to and from the event as driving anywhere near the assembly area and parade route will be difficult. The assembly area is easily accessible by BART or MUNI using the Embarcadero Station stop (come up on the south of Market side). See the SF Pride Transit Guide for helpful links and information.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please bring as little with you as possible, as we will not be able to store any belongings for you while we dance. Give your belongings to spectator friends for safekeeping, wear a small "fanny pack" or find another way to keep essential items on your person.
Exactly when and where will we meet on parade morning?
The parade organizers have not published the order of the contingents yet. In past years we have been everywhere from 8th to 208th! As soon as we know our number, we’ll let you know exactly when and where to assemble. Once we are off and dancing, the whole route should take approximately one hour or less to complete. To learn more about how the parade is organized, watch this 10-minute informational video.
What do participants wear for the parade?
All registrants will receive a limited edition Dance with Pride shirt to wear on parade day. You are welcome to add anything you'd like to enhance your look, especially elements that represent your cultural heritage, or highlight the parade theme of celebrating diversity. Go as wild and crazy or as sleek and simple as you want. Comfy, supportive shoes and sunscreen highly recommended.
How do I get my limited edition Dance with Pride shirt?
We will be handing out the shirts to registrants at all pre-parade rehearsals the week of the parade.
What if I want to participate, but don't have time to learn the routines or I just want to support the dancers?
To keep our group moving smoothly we need the help of many volunteers. Please invite friends and family to come out and support our group. They'll have a great time in the process - and get a limited edition shirt to boot! Volunteers supply dancers with water and snacks, hand out stickers and postcards to the crowd, and carry our contingent banner. Questions? Contact us.
What is the refund policy?
You may cancel any time on or before June 17 and receive a full refund. After June 17 we are unable to issue refunds for cancellation, but you may transfer your registration to someone else.
Are there any discounts?
We want to make sure that anyone interested in this event can participate. If the fee is a challenge for you, please contact us to discuss work exchange options. We are also offering an early bird discount on registration until June 1.
Whom can I contact if I have questions?
Email us, call us at 415-549-8525, or stop by the Rhythm & Motion office on the ground floor of ODC Dance Commons at 351 Shotwell Street in San Francisco. We're here to help!
How can I find out more about all the Dance with Pride contingent partners?
To learn more, click on the links below:
- Rhythm and Motion
- Dancers' Group
- Berkeley Ballet Theater
- Alonzo King LINES Dance Center
- Latin Dance Grooves
- ODC School
- San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
REGISTRATION ENDS SUNDAY, JUNE 17 AT MIDNIGHT (OR EARLIER IF WE HIT CAPACITY).