Prepare to move to the music in dance-fitness workshops and open social dance parties on Philadelphia Dance Day, Saturday, July 27. (Photo courtesy Philadelphia Dance Day)
Think you can dance?
Philadelphia Dance Day is coming on Saturday, July 27 with more than 20 free workshops and an evening dance party that includes more lessons, performances and open social dancing.
All dance enthusiasts – regardless of experience or coordination – are invited to join this event, which features a day full of free workshops designed to celebrate dance as a powerful platform for creative expression and physical activity.
You can get schooled in ballet, tango, hop-hop, swing, salsa and other popular dance genres, as well as learn dance-meets-fitness mash-ups, such as Zumba, bokwa, extreme ballet, aerobic jazz and cardio bellydance.
From kids ballet at 10 a.m. to burlesque fitness at 2 p.m., the entire day is filled with opportunities for all ages. to For the day’s complete schedule, check here.
The free workshops run in various parts of the city during the day at nine locations including The Arts Parlour and Major Moment Studio.
Then at 6 p.m., everything converges at Rittenhouse Square’s Ethical Society, where for $5 you can get into the groove at a giant Zumba party and then trip the light fandango doing social dances like the Lindy and Foxtrot.
Everything take place in the air-conditioned indoors, but still, be prepared to break a sweat.
Philadelphia Dance Day 2013
When: Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Where: Locations throughout the city; dance party is at the Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square
Cost: Mostly free; dance party is $5
More info: www.philadelphiadanceday.com