Hello #DANCEwithPRIDE volunteers!

Thank you so much for offering your time and help and overall fabulousness to make this year's #DANCEwithPRIDE contingent the best yet. We are just over a week away from the big event! If you haven't already done so, please take a few minutes to watch the safety video and take your volunteer survey. The parade organizers won't let us on the parade route until that is done for all volunteers. It won't take you long. You can find the instructions here, under the Volunteers section towards the bottom of the page.

Here are a few announcements and updates:

We have our parade number!

This year we are Contingent #134, with an estimated step-off time (when we start down the parade route) of 1 to 1:30 PM. That means that you won’t need to arrive at our staging site until 12 PM. You get to sleep in! Hooray!

12 PM – Arrive and sign in at our staging site on Main Street between Mission and Market (M1 on the map below). Sign-in will be located at the back of our pick-up truck. Allow PLENTY of time to get to our staging site!

12:15 PM – Rehearsal for all dancers; Volunteers gather to get job assignments from Leigh

12:45 PM – Hydrate, chat with friends, and admire each other’s outfits

1 PM – Showtime!

2 PM(ish) – Exit at the end of the route, and bask in the glow of what you just accomplished!

T-shirts have arrived!

This year’s shirt is designed by Beverly Patterson (beverlypatterson.com), an accomplished designer and R&M regular. You can choose from five, yes FIVE! fabulous colors. Registrants may pick up their shirts at rehearsal (if you know one of the dancers, they can pick up your shirt for you), or stop by the R&M main office inside ODC School. For other arrangements, contact Leigh. She can also bring your shirt to you the day of the event.

Volunteer jobs

Our volunteers will be responsible for things like handing out water to the dancers, passing out stickers to the crowd, helping to carry our banner, serving as wheel monitors (basically walking alongside our truck), etc. If you have any physical limitations or job preferences we should know about, please contact Leigh.

Last call to register

Know someone who’d like to join us? There’s still time to register as a dancer or volunteer. Registration ends at midnight this Sunday, June 17. Spread the word!

Join us at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival!

Our incredible partners from the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival have reserved a block of premiere orchestra seats and are offering Rhythm & Motion students and #DANCEwithPRIDE participants discounted tickets! Join fellow dancers and their guests on opening night, July 14, and experience the world’s artistic legacy at the majestic War Memorial Opera House.

For this exclusive offer, buy your tickets here.

Spread the love online! Share photos, videos and words and let everyone know that you #DANCEwithPRIDE!


Check out our Pride Parade FAQs. If you have additional questions, feel free to email us or call 415-549-8525.



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