Dennis T. McCamery, Jr. “Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It” Press Release Dennis McCamery Jr. is a mover and shaker who now calls Walt Disney World his home. As the primary emcee for the Magic Kingdom’s newest parade, the Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It Street Party, Mr. McCamery has brought a little funk and soul to the international tourist attraction. Born in New York City and raised in North Carolina, Dennis McCamery Jr. has found the perfect location to showcase his musical talents but more importantly his enthusiasm for children and life. Mr. McCamery manages to pack his intense passion for making people happy into fifteen 40minute shows every week. His nonstop singing and dancing routine invites Disney park visitors to take a break from the rides and lines to enjoy a unique street party. In addition to his high intensity performances, Dennis McCamery Jr. has brought a new form of representation to the 86yearold company. As an AfricanAmerican, he is the realized aspiration of Walt Disney World to be the playground of the world’s children, young and old. Mr. McCamery has also managed to update the repertoire of Disney songs and dances with an appropriate urban flare. From energetic Latin salsa steps to the “Goofy Leg” inspired by a recent Hip Hop dance, Dennis McCamery has found the key to creating an inviting experience for all and in return has been given the best recognition possible, hundreds of smiling, laughing faces everyday. Mr. McCamery’s vivacious spirit has led to a “character” status of sorts. In addition to the lines for photo ops with classic characters like Mickey and Donald, Mr. McCamery has his own fan base and has brought a new spirit to WDW. Thumbs ups from crowd members as well as lines for meet and greets and photos ops are a tribute to Mr. McCamery’s welcomed and much appreciated presence. The Disney Company has allowed Dennis McCamery to project his positive image on a much larger scale. Mr. McCamery has used his personal experiences and triumphs to motivate youth around the country for the past 6 years, recently expanding his efforts with the establishment of his own youth organization, iREAL. He uses speaking engagements and mentoring sessions to instill the values of hard work and the passion to pursue one’s talents. Mr. McCamery encourages youth to, “Work hard for what you want! It will feel much better in the end to achieve your dreams by knowing you were responsible for the effort involved!” Dennis McCamery Jr. has worked hard to carve a new niche at Disney’s magic Kingdom through a new moving and shaking of “tail feathers and mouse ears” all can enjoy and looks forward to continuing his mentoring work with youth of all ages.