Azalea Festival Parade 2024

Techniques In Motion School of Dance families are invited to join us in the Azalea Festival Parade Downtown Wilmington Saturday April 6, 2024.

Volunteer Opportunity:

Calling all volunteer riders, walkers & dancers to SIGN UP at front desk to participate!!

TIM School of Dance will have an entry in the Annual Azalea Festival Parade on Saturday April 6. We invite all dance families, parents, siblings and of course students of all ages to join us!

Adults/Parents will no longer be able to ride on the truck, please walk beside the truck so we have more room for the dancers & young riders.

Sign- up sheet, release & permission forms and info are located at the reception desk and below. A parent or guardian for every student (under 18) participating in the parade must have permission slips signed. J & E Carriers donate the truck & driver free of charge, but we ask all participants to make a $5 CASH PER PERSON donation, along with Permission Slip, to be given to the driver for his time & gas.

FOR EVERYONES SAFETY ALL WALKERS, RIDERS, DANCERS, ETC MUST REPRESENT STUDIO BY WEARING DANCE SCHOOL SHIRTS OF ANY STYLE. All Participants MUST wear a TIM shirt of any style along with black pants or black shorts (with no logos). All ages are welcome to ride! Parents may walk alongside the truck. ALL PARTICIPANTS must wear a TIM shirt. Please see Miss Katie or Miss Sam at the reception desk to purchase a T-shirt.
RIDERS NEEDED: All ages, siblings, students, friends, etc. are welcome! No Adults riding please!

Funky Jazz & Hip Hop DANCERS NEEDED: AGE 8-10 will dance ON the truck & 11 -up will dance around the truck. Miss Jessica will choreograph routines. To learn the dance or dances students must attend FREE classes @ TIM School of Dance on these dates & times only!

If your age 8- up dancer is interested in performing the dance routines during the parade route they are required to attend these dates & times to learn the routine. If they are just riding, there is no need to attend these rehearsals. 

Azalea Festival Parade Practices for Dancers (only need to attend if dancing)

Rehearsal Dates (free of charge) for Dancers only are:

  • Saturday, February 24th, 4:30-6:00
  • Saturday, March 2nd, 4:30-6:00
  • Saturday, March 16th, 4:30-6:00
  • Friday, April 5th, 4:30-6:00
  • Dancers must attend at least two of the rehearsals to participate in the parade as a dancer.

Permission slips are required for all riders, walkers & dancers under 18 years of age. Detailed times & directions will be provided as soon as we receive from the Parade committee.

ALL parade participants:   INFORMATION & Details FROM AZALEA FESTIVAL PARADE OFFICE will be distributed via email as soon as we receive it!

1. Have permission slips completed, signed, and deposited into the payment box in the studio lobby ALONG WITH THE $5 CASH DONATION per person participating FOR THE DRIVER. Permission slips available below & in studio must be returned to studio prior to March 29th. The studio is closed the first week of April for Spring Break. 

2. Due to the safety of all involved ANYONE riding on a truck, dancing on or behind the truck, walking beside the truck MUST wear a TIM T-shirt. All representatives from dance school must be labeled as such. If parents, friends, siblings, etc. are just going to ride they must wear a studio t-shirt.

3. Leave parade participant with us at designated time & location (TBA by parade office). If not walking with the truck, we suggest you observe the parade event from an area closest to end of parade route so to retrieve parade participant immediately after TIM has completed the route.

Most importantly, have a wonderful time! We are excited you are a part of the North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade!


INFORMATION & Details FROM AZALEA FESTIVAL PARADE OFFICE will be distributed via email as soon as we receive it!

Parade Permission Slip
Please return to studio along with a $5 PER PERSON Participating cash donation
by March 29th

I, ________________________________________ give permission to allow my child/children ride on the truck in the Azalea Festival Parade this year. I accept full responsibility for any incident that might occur & realize that neither TIM Dance Studio nor Trucking Company is liable or responsible for my child’s safety. I have included a $5 CASH donation PER PERSON for the driver of the truck with this form.

All Participants names:



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