Broadway Lights Encore!

Broadway Lights Encore!

April 29, 2015

Broadway Lights

We had so much fun at our March “Broadway Lights” workshop that we’re doing an encore with brand new choreography just in time for this year’s Tony Awards! Once again, we’ll be drawing inspiration from musicals touring through Philly, but also mixing in a bit of “classic” Broadway dance. This time, we’re featuring “The Lion King” with big, joyous West African moves, and some old standbys with traditional jazz and swing routines.

Sherrilyn Billger, our African jazz/tap/bellydance maven, and Angela Wertner, our hip-hop and modern instructor who also happens to have an extensive musical theater background, will team up to lead you through this hour and a half long Broadway extravaganza.

After warming up with a few “follow-the-leader” numbers, you’ll begin stringing moves together to build a few “performance” pieces. Keep the choreography simple, or challenge yourself to layer in optional leaps in turns, it’s up to you. Just make sure to bring your stage-ready smiles and shimmering jazz hands.

So, if you’ve ever dreamed of dancing in a Broadway musical, this is your chance to take to the stage with some show-stopping moves. We can’t promise you stardom, but we can guarantee an uplifting, sweat-drenched good time.

If you haven’t seen “Lion King,” here’s a little snippet from the Broadway show. You’ll be learning some movements like this, and yes, you can dance barefoot if you want (or jazz shoes or sneakers will work just fine, too.)

Sadly, we’ll just be performing for each other and not a Manhattan audience, but one step at a time…

If you’re a musical theater junkie or you love jazz dancing, don’t miss this special workshop. No prior musical theater or dance experience required. Singing along highly encouraged. Ages 13 and up.

Broadway Lights Workshop: 2015 Encore

  • When: Saturday, May 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Our South Philly outpost, 1170 S. Broad St. FREE street parking!
  • Cost: $25 but you can snag “early bird” prices by purchasing your ticket by May 9 — a $5 discount will automatically be applied to online purchases through that date. Members, email for your additional discount code.
  • Wear: Comfortable workout clothing that you don’t mind sweating in. For footwear, sneakers or jazz shoes are ideal.
  • Bring: Water and jazz hands.

Space is limited to make sure everyone has room to dance, so reserve your spot — and save a few bucks — by purchasing tickets in advance. Pre-sale tickets are refundable up to 48 hours before the event.

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