We had an amazing time marching in the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! 3.5 million people lined the streets of Manhattan and 50 million people tuned in world wide to watch the floats, giant balloons, marching bands, and performance groups. We were so proud to be a part of the parade and the 2.8 miles seemed to be a short distance because of all of the excitement we felt! After the almost 3 mile march, we hit the stage in front of the iconic Macy's store for our 1 minute, nationally televised, performance. It was so exciting to perform live on NBC in front of millions of viewers!read more
The parade will air on NBC from 9am-noon in all time zones. Our performance in front of the Macy's store will be between 11:15 and 11:45am.
We have had a wonderful experience in NYC thus far! Monday night was extremely exciting! We had a dress rehearsal in front of the Macy's store at 11:00p.m. After waiting two hours on the street for our turn to rehearse, we ran onto the "star" in front of Macy's and our music began playing loudly over the speakers. There we were...costumes glittering under the bright lights, television screens surrounding us, the producer yelling camera angles, our friends and family watching us...it was amazing!! There are really no words to explain the feeling we had as we practiced. It was soo much fun and very exciting! The producer himself let out a loud "Wow" after watching our first run through.
Tuesday we enjoyed a 6 hour tour of Manhattan. 5 full buses weaved all over the island and we saw so many interesting sites. Our guides were very knowledgeable and had a talent for catering their commentary to their audience. They were sure to point out where Beyonce lives and where Lady Gaga went to high school!
Today (Wednesday) we have a practice at the local YMCA and then we will enjoy a team Thanksgiving Dinner. Early bed after that! We have to get up at about 4:30 tomorrow morning to prepare for the parade!
We are getting really excited about our upcoming trip to New York City for the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Right now we are in the process of designing costumes and choosing music. It will be November before we know it and we are so thrilled to have been invited to such an exciting event!read more
We are very excited to announce that the Stepper-ettes have been chosen to participate in the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC! More details to come!read more
We have recently submitted our application to appear in the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade held in New York City. The application portfolio included team photos, a resume, director's bio, and newspaper articles outlining our team's many accomplishments throughout recent years. Also included were letters of recommendation from Senator Mike Johanns, Congressman Lee Terry, Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle, Papillion Mayor David Black, and additional letters from parade organizers and community festival directors. The application deadline is April 1st so we believe we should know if we are chosen by mid-April. Keep your fingers crossed!!read more