Philadelphia Dance Day is a nonprofit festival featuring free workshops, live performances from some of the city’s best-known instructors and a huge evening dance party. The goal is to unite the community in celebrating dance as a powerful platform for creative expression and physical activity.
All dance enthusiasts – regardless of experience or even coordination – are invited to take part in the fun on July 26, 2014. There will be something for everyone, from ballet for kids to hip-hop for all ages. Participants will tour studios around the city to sample free workshops during the afternoon, then come together in the evening for the main event at the historical Ethical Society Building on Rittenhouse Square. Festivities kick off there with a huge Zumba party, followed by more lessons and open social dancing. Volunteer instructors and well-respected dance groups in the city will also put on a performance showcase.
Philly Dance Fitness, an independent company based in Center City, first organized this event three years ago to celebrate National Dance Day, an initiative spurred by the creators of the Fox reality show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” With publicity from Fox and other media outlets, our grassroots efforts got more than 300 people dancing last July. More organizations have joined our volunteer team since then and we’re expecting an even bigger turnout this year.
While we’re lucky to have volunteer manpower, we are still looking for sponsors to help address production costs. If you or your business are interested in helping to make Dance Day a success, please see our full sponsorship information packet and contact us with any questions.