5 Rhythms 5 Rhythms 100 5rhythms.com Abela Dance Jazz 9 abeladance.blogspot.com Agape House & Ohm Sacred & Soulful 30 agapeallone.org All Star Movement House 200 soundcloud.com/darwingarcia Al, Board Member, Board Member Lois Kaminsky, Board Member Silvia Mazzarn Greg Miller, Board Member Yana Landowne, Chair David Leventhal, Dance Parade NYC, Dance Parade NYC 2012, Dance Parade Tompkins Square Park, Eric Bryan Slavin, Executive Director And Founder Phil Ribolow, Inc. Salsa 23 N/A Elea Gorana Dance Bulgarian 20 elissaveta.com Energy in the Middle Roller Disco 20 danceparade.org/EE/index.php/dance_groups/detail/eim/ Etoile d Algerie Algerian 14 etoile-d-algerie, NYC Cabaret Laws, Secretary Trevor Hochman
The Cabaret Law, which originated in 1926 and was largely forgotten until early
1990s, was resurrected by Giuliani’s administration to address drug problems in
urban nightclubs. However, it inadvertently caused many legitimate dance
oriented establishments to be fined and shuttered. Judge Michael Stallman of the
New York Supreme Court ruled in 2006 that dance could not be differentiated
from aerobics and therefore was not considered an expressive form of art. Hence,
unlike music, film, theater, poetry, and fine art, social dancing was not protected
by the state’s Second Amendment Freedom of Expression clause.
In an effort to demonstrate that dance was indeed expressive, Greg Miller enlisted
civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, former head of the New York Civil Liberty
Union, to obtain a parade permit for 75 organizations to celebrate many diverse
cultural and movement forms as possible: a dance parade.