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 at the next Dance Day on July 29, 2017. There will be something for everyone, from modern dance 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 (usually held at the historical Ethical Society Building on Rittenhouse Square). Festivities kick off in the evening with a hip-hop masterclass, Zumba party, partner dance 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 eight years ago to celebrate National Dance Day, an initiative spurred by the creators of the Fox reality show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” Our grassroots efforts have brought more than 500 people out dancing in recent years and we aim for bigger turnouts every summer!
While we’re lucky to have volunteer manpower, we’re always looking for sponsors and donations 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.