Live Performances at Dance Day 2019

After long day filled with dancing on July 27, you’ll be glad for a few opportunities to rest and admire some of our phenomenal local dance talent!

First up, head to Plays & Players Theater, 1714 Delancey Place, at noon for a FREE half-hour lunchtime show featuring South Indian Classical Dance, lyrical, American Tribal Style Belly Dance and more.

After more participatory workshops throughout the afternoon, we’ll top off the night with our hallmark evening showcase, which includes performances by an eclectic mix of student groups, instructors and professional dancers.

This variety show started as a kind of interlude to highlight our volunteer instructors. However, interest from student groups and other performers has grown steadily over the years, turning this showcase into a true capstone of our amazing community event. Enjoy a full 2-hour show, featuring everything from jazz to flamenco to ballet!

Expect to see:

  • Jazz by Philly Dance Fitness students under the direction of Beverly Holskin
  • Contemporary directed by Natalie Flynn
  • The Philadelphia Community Tap Project under the direction of Pamela Hetherington 
  • Pointe by Philly Dance Fitness students under the direction of Beverly Holskin
  • Structured Improvisation by Sean Thomas Boyt 
  • Contemporary by Philly Dance Fitness students under the direction of Kayla Babicki
  • Burlesque-ish by Honeytree EvilEye 
  • Egyptian Belly Dance by Philly Dance Fitness students under the direction of Roberto Mejia, plus an instructor solo
  • Flamenco by Sound Space students directed by Liliana Ruiz 
  • Hip-Hop by Philly Dance Fitness students under the direction of Ricky Evans
  • American Tribal Style Belly Dance directed by Paula Phillips
  • Bollywood by Philly Dance Fitness students under the direction of Antima Chakraborty
  • Diva Pop Jazz by Philly Dance Fitness students under the direction of Jody Thigpen
  • Ballet by Philly Dance Fitness students under the direction of Beverly Holskin
  • And more!

See what’s in store by checking out these videos from last year’s performances.

The showcase will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. at Plays & Players.Please note that while the daytime Dance Day workshops remain free, there is a $10 requested donation starting at 5 p.m. for entry to the evening events and showcase, which includes post-show refreshments. These funds help defray the costs of this nonprofit event. Save yourself time at the door by purchasing your evening event tickets here. See you soon!

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