The 7th Annual Thank-You Note

After seven years, we have an idea of what to expect at Philadelphia Dance Day, but it still amazes us to see so many people coming together to celebrate dance! According to our tallies, about 510 people came out to dance during the 7th annual event! That’s a whole lotta dancing feet! Total workshop participation: 675. We’ve posted some pictures from the daytime workshops here, as well as the evening event and some video clips from throughout the day. Also check out this awesome highlight reel showing snippets of several workshops:

This amazing dancestravaganza would not be possible without our team of sponsors, partners and volunteers, so we’d like to thank them again:


  • Ballroom Bliss
  • CEG Performing Arts Academy
  • Christian Street YMCA
  • Eakins Oval
  • Estilo Dance Studio
  • Headlong Studios
  • Independence Business Alliance
  • Koresh School of Dance
  • Major Moment Studio
  • NEST
  • Philly Dance Fitness
  • Soundspace 1525
  • State Street Tribal
  • Studio 1831
  • Zoom Dance
  • Independent instructors including Ben Long & Gretchen Metzenberg, Dahlia Silberg, Deeksha Seth, Don Schillinger, Dusan & Ana Ramljak, Dyann Paolino, Michael D’Ulisse Rebecca Narva and Vonda Pearson


  • Health Partners Plans
  • Philly Dance Fitness
  • Ballroom Bliss
  • Real Time Pain Relief
  • Merge Dance Studio
  • Wake Up Yoga
  • Baum’s Dancewear

In addition to these sponsors and partners, Philadelphia Dance Day would not be possible without countless hours of hard work from the Philly Dance Fitness staff and a network of dedicated volunteers. Special thanks to:

  • Philly Dance Fitness interns Anna Jose, Nia Hammond and Katherine Kushin
  • Program designer Danielle Gray, who also volunteered throughout the day
  • Seth Weiner, our sound engineer and logistical mastermind
  • Students and staff who volunteered to do set up, clean up and check-in throughout the day, including:
    • Andrea Rodgers
    • Beverly Holskin
    • Chuck Havranak
    • Jo-Ann Braverman
    • Kelsey Siano
    • Kendra Moton
    • Vonda Pearson

And, last but of course not least, a huge thank you to everyone who boogied all day long with us! While you’re thinking about how much fun you had, why not mark your calendars now for next year’s Dance Day? As usual, it will be the last Saturday of the month, which is July 29, 2017. See you then!

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