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 30, 2016. 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, but the location will be finalized soon!). 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 seven 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 a record 550 people dancing last July. More organizations have joined our volunteer team since then and we aim for bigger turnouts every year!
While we’re lucky to have volunteer manpower, we are still 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.