Dancing in the CHOA Christmas Parade with Dance Now Alpharetta


Freshman Anneliese Amukamara, pictured second to the left, and her dance friends truly enjoyed dancing in the parade. The four posed in front of their frosty the snowman themed float! Photo submitted by Anneliese Amukamara.

Dance Now Alpharetta danced in the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA) Christmas parade at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 7. Wanted to watch without having to drive to the parade? Anyone could on TV at WSB or Channel Two. Welcoming the Christmas season to Atlanta, many viewers waited for Santa at the end of the parade.

Freshman Anneliese Amukamara, a dancer in the parade, has danced in “two other parades like this one.” She danced in this parade once before and one at disney. This year, her group danced to “Frosty the Snowman” as they went through the parade. She likes dancing in parades like these because she “gets to spend time with [her] friends.” 

Enduring three or more hour rehearsals, Dance Now has been training their dancers for “a solid month” according to Anneliese Amukamara. For extra preparations, she will be “making sure [she] gets enough rest to wake up early” for the parade. 

Anneliese reported that there was a “Star Wars float and a Bob the Builder balloon” along with many other floats. She really enjoyed the jazz piece they performed, but she “tripped over a sewer drain” injuring her knee. Her float had to accelerate to keep up with the floats ahead of them due to the miscommunication between the others.

This local dance studio is one of a kind, and their performance was nothing but amazing. For more information about the other acts and floats in the parade, visit CHOA.org.