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2019 DANCE WITH PRIDE Parade Contingent

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Dance with Rhythm & Motion and Dancers' Group in the 2019 San Francisco Pride Parade!

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 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 highlight the parade's theme, "Generations of Resistance." Our contingent will include dancers of all ages that together will demonstrate the power and beauty of dance!

Dancers of all levels welcome—no previous experience required.

Once you've registered, refer to our Dance with Pride page for additional information and updates leading up to parade day.



There are three ways for you to learn the trio of routines we'll perform in this year's parade:

All registrants are required to attend at least two rehearsals, as this is a performance and we want our contingent to look sharp for the judges and the crowd! The rehearsals will also help you learn how to appropriately and safely move through space (i.e. while traveling down Market Street) with the choreography.


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 "Generations of Resistance." Go as wild and crazy or as sleek and simple as you want. Comfy, supportive shoes and sunscreen highly recommended.


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 shirt to boot! Volunteers supply dancers with water and snacks, hand out stickers and postcards to the crowd, and carry our contingent banner.

To volunteer:

  • Choose the "Volunteer" option when you register on this website ($20 fee, includes limited edition shirt)
  • Your confirmation email will contain a link to a short safety video. Please watch that video, and then answer the online questionnaire provided by the parade organizers.
  • Email Leigh to let her know you have completed the questionnaire.

For questions about volunteering, please contact us.


Is there an age limit to participate in the Dance with Pride contingent?

We love your kids, and we love this year's parade them of "Generations of Resistance," but for safety reasons, we do not recommend that those under age 14 participate in this contingent. 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?

THis year we are #144 in the parade line-up. Our call time is 12:30 sharp, with an estimated "step-off" time sometime between 1 pm and 2 pm. Once we are off and dancing, the entire length of the parade usually takes about 45 minutes to one hour. To learn more about parade day logistics, please watch this 10-minute informational video created by the parade organizers.

How do I get my limited edition Dance with Pride shirt?

We will be handing out the shirts to registrants at all rehearsals the week of the parade. You may also stop by the Rhythm & Motion office at ODC Dance Commons.

What is the refund policy?

You may cancel any time on or before June 23 and receive a full refund. After June 23 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 May 31.

Whom can I contact if I have questions?

Email us, call 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!


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