NYC Thanksgiving Parade Intensive

November 17 - 23, 2023 – Registration Opens November 1, 2022

Be a Star in the Macy's Parade!

Experience New York's Professional Dance World!

Train with the industry's best, perform in front of millions live and on NBC & have the Thanksgiving holiday of a lifetime!

Dancers ages 13 to 18 worldwide (including dance teachers) are invited to audition!

Join us for your VIP-star experience and:

  • Travel to New York City, the entertainment capital of the world at one of the most magical times of the year
  • Take private group classes in Jazz, Theatre Dance and more with world class Broadway, Ailey and New York teaching artists.
  • Participate in industry chats, Q & A's, autograph signing sessions and photo taking opportunities
  • See a hit Broadway show TBA with your new dance friends from all around the world!
  • Take classes at Broadway Dance Center, New York's studio to the stars in the styles of your choice
  • Rehearse with top professionals who will get you ready for your television debut!
  • Perform for a million cheering fans down New York's famous streets like Central Park and 6th Ave on Thanksgiving Day with the Spirit of America dancers!
  • Make your dance dreams come true performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade with the Spirit of America dancers, broadcast live on NBC!
  • Meet a dance agent and learn about the business and auditioning.
  • Network with other dancers, choreographers and industry leaders who will inspire and mentor you.
  • Attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall!
  • Experience breathtaking views of NYC at the Empire State Building.
  • Visit the 9/11 Memorial.
  • Enjoy a Statue of Liberty Harbor Cruise around Manhattan!
  • Have a professional photo shoot with a celebrity photographer.
  • Have the time of your life enjoying the Big Apple during the kick-off to the holidays.
  • Do some shopping at the world famous Macy's on 34th St. 
  • Make friendships to last a lifetime.

This and so much more await you on this educational dance experience of a lifetime!

Please read the full Program Info Packet and Register Now! Space is limited as our programs sell out early.

* 1 Scholarship Per Program (If you are a scholarship recipient outside this age range, contact us for more info).

Many past Be Discovered dancers have had tremendous success fundraising, receiving sponsorship and grants with our Fundraising Ideas and Sponsor Letter


Watch the Be Discovered dancers in the 2019 Thanksgiving Parade

Watch the Be Discovered dancers in the 2018 Thanksgiving Parade