~ Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary! ~
Get ready for a year full of new content and long-awaited events & videos!!
News & Updates
January 20th, 2013
Our apologies for the belated update, but we've had a lot to get in order for 2013, since we're celebrating our 10th anniversary! Thank you SO much from all of us for your support over the past 10 years. We wouldn't be doing what we do if it weren't for you! To celebrate, and to say "thanks" to all of our fans, 2013 is going to be a year of reminiscing and new content and events, all year long! Yes, yes, I know that every year we say we'll upload new content, and never do... so it's time to change that!
~ NEW TEAM MEMBER & p˛m.exe ~
Before we get started, I'd like to welcome our newest member to our performance team, Setsuki! She has been dancing ParaPara for nearly ten years, and was previously a member of team ParaPara Parliament of Bazookistan in her home state of Wisconsin. Also, we are honored to officially induct Angil, Aazera, and Yukari*Kiss to our sub-group of para˛mahou veterans, p˛m.exe! Angil was an active performance team member from 2006 to 2010, and was forced to leave the team due to moving out-of-state when she married. Aazera has been a performance team member since 2009, and was appointed co-captain of para˛mahou in 2010 as a result of his exceptional dedication. Yukari*Kiss was a performance team member from 2005 to early 2007, and is the current vice-president and co-chair of the Middle Tennessee Anime Convention. Congratulations to all three of you!
~ PayPal™ DONATIONS ARE LIVE! ~
para˛mahou is now accepting donations through PayPal™ in order to help us continue to do the things we do. For all of the details, please check out our new donation page.
~ NASHVILLE'S PLAY DANCE BAR ~
Now, we are pleased to announce that para˛mahou and the Middle Tennessee Anime Convention have teamed up with Nashville's Play Dance Bar to bring you an anime-themed event on February 15th! We will be teaching a ParaPara dance lesson for the first time EVER at the Nashville's #1 dance club, and there will be plenty of other events throughout the night, including a cosplay contest with a cash prize! We'll definitely be sure to keep you updated with all of the details, so make sure to check back often -- especially our events page -- for any updates and information.
~ NASHVILLE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL ~
We have also been invited to perform and host a ParaPara dance lesson at the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We will have an exhibitor booth there, so feel free to stop by if you'd like to say hello, learn a ParaPara routine, or just watch us dance! Again, make sure to keep an eye on our events page for any changes and updates. We're absolutely delighted and honored to be invited to this annual Nashville event!
~ AKAI CON ~
That's not the only event we've been invited to, either! para˛mahou is to be a Guest of Honor at the debut of Akai Con, an anime convention to be held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on the weekend of October 11th~13th, 2013. These details are also still being decided, so make sure to check back and take a look at our events page for information as soon as we know more.
~ MTAC DEVIL'S DOZEN ~
The Middle Tennessee Anime Convention has become an official sponsor of para˛mahou, and it will be our tenth annual appearance there, which will be held on March 29th~31st, 2013. MTAC is giving us a ton of support to make sure our 10th anniversary celebration is going to be nothing short of epic, and although we're still waiting for confirmation on all of our planned events, we will still share what we events we hope to host, like we do every year. (NOTE: All of these are subject to change!)
Of course, we will be hosting our usual ParaPara and TechPara Lesson panels, as well as our seventh MTAC ParaPara Battle tournament, and our What Is ParaPara? introduction to ParaPara dancing and eurobeat music is making a return. Make sure to check out our events page for all of the juicy details on our panels and events (like days, times, and locations, once the MTAC schedule is released), and make sure to visit the dedicated page for our seventh MTAC ParaPara Battle -- which is in a similar format to last year's competition to accommodate ANYONE who is interested in participating, with much less preparation required than in previous years. Similar to in 2012, our goal is to focus on fun and eliminate the stress of being forced to spend weeks practicing for the battle, in advance.
We are delighted to announce that DJ Initial P of Disko Warp Music is a Guest of Honor at MTAC Devil's Dozen! He is known for producing hardcore, eurobeat, and hyper techno music for music-rhythm video games (such as "In The Groove") and many of his tracks have had ParaPara and TechPara routines choreographed for them by the dance clubs and events of Japan, including SEF DX and Star Fire. DJ Initial P will be joining us at most of our events, and he will be running a table next to our own, so make sure to stop by and show him some love!
Like I just mentioned, we have been provided a table and stage in the MTAC Exhibitor Hall and Dealer Room, where we will be dancing and hanging out at in order to share information, exhibitions, impromptu lessons, and more with anyone who is interested. We will be posting our exhibition stage events, lessons, and giveaways in real-time on Twitter and Facebook, so be sure to "follow" and "like" us if you don't want to miss out!
For the fourth time at MTAC, we're inviting other ParaPara teams to perform in our ParaPara Power Hour exhibition -- and this year, it has been extended to TWO HOURS long! For the first hour, each of the teams will light up the stage with their unique special performances, and the second hour will feature the para˛mahou 10th Anniversary Non-Stop Dance Mix, which has been mixed by our very own Aazera. It features around 50 of the most popular eurobeat and hyper techno tracks that have been in our past performances, events, and MTAC dance lessons, and ALL paralists are invited to join in and dance! For a full tracklist, visit the exhibition page, which will be updated soon.
Our current lineup for groups performing are fuwafuwaCANDY (Memphis, TN), velvet starr (Nashville, TN), para˛mahou ~REUNION~ feat. Yukari*Kiss, Gelly, & Krystal (Nashville, TN), and of course, para˛mahou (Nashville, TN). If your ParaPara or TechPara team wishes to perform at this event, please contact us to let us know! As we do every year, we encourage any groups who perform to select songs that match the theme of MTAC -- this year being "the occult" -- and to limit your performance to 5 to 15 minutes in duration. Also, if you are a paralist and are attending MTAC, please contact Yukari*Kiss, since all attending ParaPara and TechPara dancers can get a PARALIST DISCOUNT -- $15 for the entire weekend! Of course, if you attend AND participate in ALL of our scheduled ParaPara events at the convention, YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE FREE! Make sure to contact Yukari*Kiss if you wish to get your discounted (or free) registration!
MTAC Devil's Dozen is going to be truly epic, and our ParaPara events will be better than ever before! We can't wait to see all of you there! If you have any suggestions, questions or comments about any of our events and panels, please don't hesitate to let us know!
~ IT'S OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY!! ~
Last but not least, 2013 marks our 10-year anniversary as a ParaPara team, and we have a lot planned to help us celebrate this milestone. Other than all of the events I've listed above, we also have many plans for this year, including the release of never-before seen videos of all of our past performances, panels, and events, and lesson videos and dance routine refilms for each of the dances featured in our previous performances!
Toward the end of every month, beginning in April, we will be releasing these videos in reverse chronologic order, beginning with the events at MTAC Devil's Dozen. All videos will be COMPLETELY FREE and made available both individually and as compilations, as part of a series, complete with fancy video editing, special features, and more. We are currently taking suggestions for what we'll name the series on our Facebook and Twitter, so let us know if you have any ideas! If yours is chosen, we will give you full credit for the name in every one of our compilation videos. Please keep suggestions to a "magic" theme -- to match our team name -- so something like "Book of Spells" would be perfect.
It's going to be quite the eventful year, and we're so excited to be sharing our anniversary with our friends and fans. We'd love to hear from you, so make sure to do so on Facebook and Twitter (our anniversary hashtag is #p2m10thAnniversary), or contact us directly. Thank you for all of your support over these past ten years, and we hope everyone enjoys 2013 as much as we certainly will!
Posted By: Mi~Ke
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