FREE Outdoor Dance Day Preview on July 17!

What could be better than a day full of free dance workshops??
How about another free dance event to celebrate the upcoming 7th annual Dance Day?

Join us at noon on Sunday, July 17 for a family-friendly Dance Day preview event at Eakins Oval. As with the daytime workshops on Dance Day, there is absolutely no charge to join in the fun. Just show up ready to dance. Bring the kids — the music and choreography will be suitable for all ages.

The hour-long program will include Power Stretch & Sculpt led by Emily Tara Sabalbaro, BollyX led by Deeksha Seth and, of course, some Zumba and hip-hop line dances led by Deb Hirsch and possibly a few other guest instructors. (You can also find all of these instructors teaching again on Dance Day itself, check out the full July 30 schedule here.)
No dance experience necessary, just jump in and follow along! We’ll be dancing outside, so wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget your sunscreen and water. No cost to participate, however, you may want to bring some money if you plan to buy snacks or lunch from vendors in the area.

We held our first outdoor Oval preview last year and had a blast despite the heat, so we hope you’ll join us again this summer! Special thanks to Philly Dance Fitness member Moria M., who helped set up this exciting partnership!

Dance Day Preview at the Oval

  • Zumba, hip-hop, BollyX, Power Stretch and more dance fun for all ages
  • Sunday, July 17 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Help us spread the word on Facebook!
  • Eakins Oval, right in front of the Art Museum at 2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. (Note: There is no parking in the Oval lot, but there is paid street parking along the Parkway. It is also accessible by bike, Stop 13 on the Phlash or SEPTA bus routes 2, 7, 32, 33 and 48.)
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Jacqui S leads Body Jam and Sh’Bam at the Oval in honor of Dance Day 2015

Get Ready for Dance Day 2016!

PDD_WilliamPenn_07302016Are you pumped for the biggest dance party ever?

Even though we’re still about two months away from our seventh annual Philadelphia Dance Day, we’re already hard at work lining up a schedule packed with free workshops and a huge evening dance party. As always, we’re impressed to see this event continue to grow. We’ve got more than 25 free workshops on deck, plus a full line-up at our evening party at the Ethical Society on Rittenhouse Square.

And, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be doing another free Dance Day preview event at the OVAL this year, most likely on Sunday, July 17. More information on that coming soon!

In the meantime, check out the schedule and our FAQ pages for everything you need to know. Please help us spread the word about this amazing, volunteer-run festival by sharing this Facebook event, and stay tuned for more announcements as we get closer to July 30!

– The Philadelphia Dance Day team