Bowling Green Holiday Parade- Saturday November 19, 2022
The Beat will serve as a premier sponsor of the Bowling Green Holiday Parade on Saturday November 19. A rehearsal schedule for dancers to learn and block parade choreography will be available soon.
Please also read the following information so your dancer is prepared for the big day:
What to Wear
Black bottoms (leggings, yoga pants, or sweats). We recommend layering multiple pairs of pants over each other if it is cold. A first layer of leotard & tights will also help your dancer stay warm. On top, please layer your red parade t-shirt over WHITE long sleeves (turtleneck or regular white long sleeved shirt). We recommend wearing more than one shirt under your t-shirt to stay warm. Hair should be neat, either half-back or in a full ponytail. Please accessorize with securely attached headpieces/hats/winter gear in neutral colors to match our palate- red, black, and or white. No other colors, please. Make sure all of your dancer's items are labeled because as the parade moves on (and the kids warm up) we often have items thrown into the truck. Dancers must wear tennis shoes. No dance shoes, no boots, etc.. Just a good, supportive shoe that dance well in the streets. Tennis shoes do not need to be in our color palate... Any color combination is fine. Light makeup is fine but not required. Please do not send your child in stage face for the parade.
Where to Go/When to Report
Our parade unit number & drop-off/pick-up location will be announced once available. Dancers & parent volunteers are asked to report to our meeting area between 8:30 and 8:45am on the morning of the parade. We will use ALL of this time to practice and line up before we step off at 9:45am, so please be prompt. Parents who want to march with us- unless you are really trying to bank your steps for the day we recommend that you leave a car near the end of the parade (typically the Kenwood school area) & get dropped off at the bay at our starting spot so you do not need to walk all the way back… For parents observing the parade, please do the following: Drive on North Prospect to drop your dancer near The Beat's meeting area DO NOT drive into the meeting area. We cannot stress the post-performance pickup procedure enough- Once the parade begins and The Beat dances past you, we ask that you join us on foot and follow us to the end of the parade to retrieve your dancer. Please be prompt to with parade pickup and DO NOT plan to drive to pick your dancer up. You will take your dancer once The Beat has finished in the parade... not when the whole parade is over. We have a long, cold morning participating in the parade, and we appreciate your promptness in picking up your dancer! We recommend that you set up to watch us near the four corners intersection at Main & Wooster St..
Please make sure your dancer is prepared by getting a good night's sleep, eating breakfast beforehand, and using the restroom right before you head our way! Please also be sure they are confident in the choreography. Videos can be accessed through your DSP account.