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Miss America ‘Show Us Your Shoes’ Parade

Reining Miss America, Nina Davaluri, during the ‘Show Us Your Shoes’ Parade

Official Press Release from the Miss America Organization

More than 4,000 parade participants including the 53 beautiful Miss America contestants competing for the crown, legendary Miss Americas, performers, dancers, choirs, elaborate floats, marching bands, military personnel, surprise performances and special guests, will march down the Atlantic City Boardwalk on Saturday, September 13th in celebration of the 2015 Miss America Competition.

The Miss America Show Us Your Shoes Parade is a celebration leading into the final night of the 2015 Miss America Competition’s live broadcast on ABC from historic Boardwalk Hall at 9 p.m. EST on Sunday, September 14.

The two-hour parade will kick-off at Connecticut Avenue at 5:00 p.m. Measuring a distance of approximately two miles, the full parade route stretches from Rhode Island Avenue to Albany Avenue with a special performance viewing area in front of historic Boardwalk Hall. More than 200,000 people are expected to view this spectacular display along the famed Boardwalk.

The public can purchase tickets by going to Tickets for parade seating are $22.50 for general reserved seats and $39.50 for production viewing seats. Click here to download the map for the reserved seats.

Additionally, there are MORE Free Zones along the parade route to stand and watch the parade.  Click here to download the Free Zone Map.

The Miss America Show Us Your Shoes Parade will be produced by two-time EMMY Award-winning parade producer John M. Best and his team from JM Best Entertainment in collaboration with Under the Sun Productions. JM Best Entertainment will be joined by a number of production associates, vendors and team members from the Atlantic City region. Additionally, more than 500 local volunteers from various organizations are participating in parade operations.

As of press time, highlighting the parade will be:

Grand Marshal:
Chris Harrison

Honorary Grand Marshal
Mayor Don Guardian

City of Atlantic City Representation:
Atlantic City Police Motor Squad
Atlantic City High School Band
Atlantic City Fire Department Sand Pipers Bag Pipe Band
Atlantic City Professional Fire Fighters
Atlantic City Retired Police and Fire Fighters
Air National Guard
Atlantic City X-Clusive Drill Team
Sovereign Avenue School
Pennsylvania Avenue School
New York Avenue School
Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City

Special Guests:

Vonda Van Dyke celebrating her 50th anniversary of being crowned Miss America in 1965;

Debbye Turner Bell celebrating her 25th anniversary of being crowned Miss America in 1990; Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri; Miss America’s Outstanding Teen – Olivia McMillan

Marching Bands participating include:

Atlantic – Cape Honor Band – Linwood, NJ
Absagami High School Band – Galloway, NJ
Pottsgrove High School Band – Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Lenape High School Band – Medford, NJ
Jackson Memorial High School Band – Jackson, New Jersey
Marple Newton High School Band – Newtown Square, PA
Mt Hebron High School Band – Odenton, Maryland
Jackson Liberty High School Band – Jackson, New Jersey
Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit – Boyertown, Pennsylvania
Elite Drill Team and Superior Drummers Drill Team – Elizabeth, New Jersey
Pennsbury High School Band – Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
Oakcrest High School Band – Mays Landing, New Jersey
Sterling High School Band- Richboro, Pennsylvania

United Youth Drill Team of NJ Elite Drill Team and Superior Drummers – Elizabeth, NJ

60 Volunteer convertible cars from the New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania areas

Specialty Units appearing in the parade include:
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Representatives
American Red Cross Southern Shore Chapter
Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office Chief and Honor Guard
Absegami Regional High School Cheerleading Braves
Girl Scouts of America
Boy Scouts of America
Lynette’s Twirlettes
High Society’sTwirlers
Cheryl Chickey’s All American Performing Arts Center Baton Team
Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders
Double “R: Twirlettes
The Humane Society of Atlantic County
Cheertalk All Stars
Brattleboro Area Baton Twirlers
Crescent Shrine Clowns
All Star One Cheer Academy
TNC Cloggers

53 State and Territory Decorative Placards carried by Atlantic City High School Students


Floats appearing and Parade Sponsors 
“Show Us Your Shoes” Float
Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri
Forever Miss America’s Floats featuring more than 30 former Miss America title holders
Caesars Entertainment
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Atlantic County Council of Education Associations
Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
Tropicana Atlantic City
Resorts Casino Hotel
New Jersey Lottery
Save Lucy Committee
Dance Groups:
5-6-7-8 Dance -Totowa, NJ
A Step in Time, LLC – Parlin, NJ
Absecon Academy of Performing Arts – Galloway, NJ
Academy of Dance Artistry – Warrington, PA
BC Discoveries Dance & Theater Arts Co. – Newtown, PA
Broadway Bound Dance Academy – Manahawkin, NJ
Bodies in Motion Dance School – Philadelphia, PA
Cindy Smith Dance Studio – Garwood, NJ
Core Academy of Movement – Hainesport, NJ
Dance 4 Life – Wilmington, DE
Dance Alley – Ocean City, MD
Dance Dynamics -Taneytown, MD
Dance Forum South – Egg Harbor City, NJ
Dance Incorporated – Sicklerville, NJ
Dane Magic – Hammonton, NJ
Dance with Celeste – Bensalem, PA
Dancers Pointe – Scotch Plains, NJ
Davy Dance Academy – Annapolis, MD
Dee Dots Dance Academy – Woolwich, NJ
Diamond Dance Center – Forest Hill, MD
First Class Dance Academy – Brick, NJ
Flair Studio of Dance – Cantonsville, MD
Joan’s Dance Studio – Brookhaven, PA
KMC Dance – Oxford, PA
Lakewood School of Dance & Theatre Arts – Lakewood, NJ
LeRoux School of Dance – Royersford, PA
Middlesex Academy of Dance – Milltown, NJ
Middlesex Dance Center – Durham, CT
New Motion Dance Studio – Linwood, NJ
Pas de Chat – New Holland, PA
Perna Dance Center – Hazlet, NJ
Philadelphia Dance Center – Philadelphia, PA
Pure Energy Dance Center – Philadelphia, PA
Rogers Dance Academy – Flemington, NJ
Roseann Bruna School of Dance – Mantua, NJ
Royal Dance Academy – West Deptford, NJ
South Jersey Danceworks – Pitman, NJ
Steps & Pirouettes School of Dance – Yardville, NJ
Studio DNA – Pikesville, MD
Talk of the Town Dance Studio – Hamilton, NJ
The Conservatory of Dance – Mountain Top, PA
The Dance Factory Skillman, NJ
TLC Academy of Dance – Absecon, NJ
York Area Repertoire of Dance/Dazzling Gems Dance Company – Spring Grove, PA
Cook Wissahickon School – Philadelphia, PA
Indian Mills Memorial School – Shamong, NJ
Ventnor Educational Community Complex – Ventnor, NJ
Wilbur Watts Intermediate School – Burlington, NJ
Opening Production Number Groups
Ocean City Theatre Company, Ocean City, NJ
Leslie’s Dance Studio, Pleasantville, NJ
Mulford Dance Studio, Mt. Ephraim, NJ
Copeland Mills School of the Arts, Chesapeake, VA

Final Production Number

Mass Youth Choir Cast
Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri

Get your tickets today!

Tickets are also available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office (Cash only. Hours: Monday – Friday from 11am to 5pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm). Let’s get social and tweet about the Miss America Show Us Your Shoes Parade using #ShowUsYourShoes and #MissAmerica on social media.For more information, visit us at Join the conversation on social media at, Twitter @MissAmerica and @MissAmericaOrg, Instagram missamericaorg, and