Christmas Parade Information

We always enjoy participating in the Liberty and Pleasant Garden Christmas parades each year! While call times and locations can differ, dates remain the same each year.

Liberty Parade: First Saturday in December

Pleasant Garden Parade: First Sunday in December

  • Who can participate?
    • All of our students are invited to participate!
    • Creative Movement and Foundations Dancers:
      • Are invited to ride on our float! Due to limited space, we ask that you sign up for your first and second choice. We are also limited in the amount of volunteers/parents who can ride on the float. Volunteers will be contacted by Mrs. Katherine. If you want to ride with your dancer, please let me know ASAP. Volunteers will need to purchase apparel.
      • Only pre-approved volunteers will be permitted to ride on the float. We do not need volunteers to walk in front of or behind the float.
      • All float riders, walkers, and volunteers need to purchase the themed sweatshirt or t-shirt and wear jeans, tennis shoes. White gloves/earmuffs/etc. are permitted, if desired.
      • Please note: We are required to check in very early. Sometimes, it can be a little tough on younger dancers. There is not always a place to use the restroom, either. If you are concerned that your dancer may be too young to wait before the parade, please let me know and I’d be happy to discuss options with you! We want all our dancers to have a positive experience whether that be on the float, walking or dancing, and even waving at us from the crowd!
    • Dancers enrolled in any Level 1-5class (excluding Team members):
      • Are invited to walk in front of our float and toss candy!
      • Need to purchase the themed sweatshirt or t-shirt and wear jeans and tennis shoes (we recommend flat soles like converses for dancers). White gloves/earmuffs/etc. are permitted, if desired. Bring lots of candy, it always disappears quickly!
      • All students need to sign up and order apparel by the due date (generally third week in October) in order to participate.
      • We would love to have high participation in both parades, but you are welcome to pick one!

2019 Christmas Parade Information

Liberty Parade: Saturday, December 7th

Pleasant Garden Parade: Sunday, December 8th

  • General Information:
    • Due date for sign-ups and apparel orders/payment: October 24th (sign up located on cubbies in the lobby)
      ***Sign-up sheets located on the cubbies in the lobby and are due October 24th. Payment for apparel is also due on or before this date.
    • All participants (except Team members) should wear our Nutcracker themed t-shirts.
      • *All pre-approved volunteers should wear this sweatshirt.
      • Parents/siblings are welcome to purchase apparel as well!
      • Exception: Team members wear Team jacket, not themed sweatshirt.
    • For safety reasons, dancers will only be released to the parent/guardian indicated on the sign-up sheet.
    • Please be sure to use the bathroom before you arrive; there are no bathrooms near the drop off locations, and we cannot leave the drop off location to take dancers to the restroom.
  • What to Wear/Bring:
    • All float riders need to purchase the themed sweatshirt or t-shirt. Jeans and tennis shoes. White or pink gloves/earmuffs/etc. are permitted, if desired.
    • Bring a large bag (or two!) of candy to toss.
    • Team members: Wear Team jacket and Team leggings. Black hi-top converse (or similar style)
  • Parade Details
    • Pleasant Garden Parade 12/8: Float Riders (CM/Founds) & Walkers (Levels 1-5)
      • Due to space constraints, limit of 20 participants allowed on the float.
      • Only pre-approved volunteers are allowed to ride our float. We do not need volunteers to walk. If you want to ride the float with your CM or Foundations dancer, please email [email protected] by October 24th. We are only looking for 3 float volunteers this year.
      • Parade begins at 3:00. We are waiting on 2019 instructions; however, in the past we have met at Hansen Brickyard between 1:15-1:45 for line up.
      • Pick up at PG Elementary School parking lot.
      • Please note: We are required to check in very early. Sometimes, it can be a little tough on younger dancers. There is not always a place to use the restroom, either. If you are concerned that your dancer may be too young to wait before the parade, please let me know and I’d be happy to discuss options with you!
    • Liberty Parade 12/7: Elite Team & Walkers only (Levels 1-5)
      • Drop off participants between 1:15-1:45 on Luther Ave; Parade starts at 2:30
      • Pick up location TBA