Each year, Jewels Dance participates in the City of Delray Beach Holiday Parade. Company members and recreational dancers with the studio are invited to join in the fun and even Moms and Dads are encouraged to walk along with the gang. Members of the studio decorate a float and some of the younger dancers ride along while waving to all the spectators! We have won several recognitions from each parade over the years. We round out the evening with our annual picture taking by the HUGE Christmas Tree in Old School Square during the DELRAY BEACH PARADE!!! It’s always a very exciting evening!Each dancer must have a parade costume in order to participate. The orders for these costumes are finalized by October 1st. The cost of the costume is $75.00. You may choose red or green. If you have previously purchased a costume and your dancer has grown out of it, we suggest finding a younger company member to sell your costume to in order to offset the cost of purchasing a new one. If you already own a parade costume, please inform the Front Desk what color costume you own and that you will be using it in this years parade. The City of Delray Beach and Boca Raton requires any person participating in the parade to be identifiable to the group with whom they are participating. Jewels does this by having each parent who chooses to walk along wear a Jewels Dance t-shirt. These shirts are $25.00. Please see a staff member at the front desk to purchase one as they are required if you wish to participate in the parade.
Come Join The FUN!
The date for this year’s parade is:
BOCA RATON HOLIDAY PARADE
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at 7:00pm
DELRAY HOLIDAY PARADE
Saturday, December 10th, 2011 at 6:00pm
Plan to arrive early as the city blocks off the roads after a certain time. Please have your dancer in full costume with hair up in a high pony.
In addition to the costume, each dancer must wear white ankle socks, tan capezio tights that are not dirty and have no runs, and white leather tennis style shoes (some people refer to them as “Bo-Bo’s”). The shoes can be purchased at Target for usually around $9.99. If you are new to Company, please notify a staff member at the Front Desk no later than October 1st that you need to order a parade costume.