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November Events & New Classes

It’s getting colder, but we’ll keep you warm this winter with TONS of amazing classes and events. More Frisky Fridays, our epic Bootylicious Beyonce workshop and a Black Friday Burn party are all on deck, plus a new Pre-Pointe class and a “happy hour” Dance Party Boot Camp on Fridays at 5 p.m.!  We’ll be working on schedules for […]

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Student Spotlight: Running for a Cause

Deanna Herrington has always loved to be active, dancing and running since she was a little girl. This fall, she’s tapping into one of those hobbies to raise money for charity. In November, the 47-year-old Pennington, N.J., resident will be running her first New York City marathon to support ‘Let Me Run,’ a nonprofit organization […]

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Celebrate Ballet With 30% Off Drop-In Classes

In honor of World Ballet Day in early October, we’re highlighting our ballet program this month with nearly 30% off our Ballet technique classes! Drop into any Ballet technique class for the same price as our shorter fitness-focused classes with one of these limited-time discount packages: 3 Ballet classes for only $40 *Valid for one month […]

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Meet the Instructor: Jody Thigpen

Ever wonder why giraffes have dark purple tongues or why lions sleep so much? Jody Thigpen can tell you all sorts of random animal facts when she’s not busy choreographing for her Diva Pop class or the upcoming “Take It Off Broadway” show. Read on to find out how this 27-year-old Center City social worker got […]

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Frisky Friday Striptease Dance Parties

Hot dance routines. Wine. Chocolate. Need we say more? Build confidence and tone your entire body at our Frisky Friday striptease parties featuring smokin’ choreography, complimentary wine and refreshments! After a full-body cardio warm up with isolations, follow-the-leader routines and possibly even a few fitness intervals, you’ll piece together a series of sexy moves to create hotter-than-hot combinations. Don’t […]

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Take It Off Broadway: A Burlesque Variety Show

Burlesque. Dance. Drag. Debauchery. And, of course, Broadway. If you love any or all of the above, you cannot miss our upcoming “Take It Off Broadway” show! We’ve once again teamed up with renowned local burlesque producer HoneyTree EvilEye (who also happens to be one of our long-standing and amazing instructors!) to present this Broadway-themed collaboration featuring […]

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September Schedules & Savings

We’re diving into fall with more classes, a new set of performance series, amazing special events and loads of Back-to-School savings. Read on for the details and also be sure to check our online schedule for a few reductions over Labor Day weekend. Schedule Additions As vacation season winds down, we’re ramping back up with the return of […]

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Fall Broadway Performance Series

Calling all musical theater junkies who love the limelight! Our Broadway-themed burlesque and variety show is back with fresh routines, extra pizzazz and lots of glitter. For the fall rendition of our “Take It Off Broadway” collaboration, we’re putting together THREE fabulous numbers, so whether you’re into Jazz, Burlesque or Tap (or all of the above!), […]

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Four Weeks of Back-to-School Dancing Deals

Whether you’re actually heading back into a classroom or just use the season’s sentiment as an excuse to give yourself a fresh start, we want to help you dance your way into fall. Starting today, we’re launching a four-week Back-to-School campaign with a different deal activated each week! Here’s the scoop: Week One (Launching 8/16) — Buy […]

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Student Spotlight: A ‘Last’ing Love for Dance

Michelle Last, 41, never expected to take up ballet as an adult. But she got hooked after her first class and now shows off her newfound skills at the annual Philadelphia Dance Day performance showcase.  This will be Michelle’s third year performing at Dance Day, a nonprofit community festival that Philly Dance Fitness organizes every summer. Each […]

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July Schedule Additions & FREE Events

No summer slow down here! We’re heaping on some extra heat this July with two new classes, performance workshop series to prepare routines for the upcoming Philadelphia Dance Day showcase, more Frisky Fridays and a trio of FREE events! Here’s the scoop: Schedule Additions Jazz Fusion  Join us for Jazz Fusion twice a week this […]

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Perform at Philadelphia Dance Day!

Itching to perform? Come heat up the stage this summer at the Philadelphia Dance Day showcase on Saturday, July 28! This amazing nonprofit community festival brought nearly 600 people out to dance last year. After more than 25 free daytime dance workshops, the event culminates with an evening showcase featuring the most wonderfully eclectic mix of routines performed by […]

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Take It Off: Burlesque Battle!

Funk vs. R&B vs. Metal and more — get hyped for a seriously epic burlesque dance-off this June! Three Philly Dance Fitness student groups will headline this sexy summer throwdown at Franky Bradley’s. The June 23 show includes choreographed student group numbers as well as guest appearances from local pro performers and a few improv dance […]

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Meet the Instructors: Deeksha & Teena

Philly residents Teena Varghese, 27, and Deeksha Seth, 34, have joined forces to bring the high energy and upbeat workout of BollyX to Philly Dance Fitness. By day, Teena works as a lab researcher for an area pharma company and Deeksha juggles completing her PhD in mechanical engineering and raising a 3-month-old baby boy with […]

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Summer Burlesque Performance Series

Come heat up the stage at our brand new student Burlesque Battle! We’re putting together three performance routines for a sexy summer throw down at Franky Bradley’s on Saturday, June 23. If you love dancing in the spotlight, now’s your chance to show off your (s)ass! Timaree, Kyla and Deb will direct the headlining student routines […]

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Breakin’ Into May

We’re breakin’ into spring — literally! We’ve been itching to try a breakdance fitness class for years, so we’re beyond psyched to announce a debut Intro to Breakdancing series this May. On top of this experimental specialty program, we’ve got a few other additions to the more than 40 classes on our weekly schedule, plus bi-monthly […]

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Mashup Mixtape

Get your booty shaking and your muscles quaking in the 2018 revival of our mashup workshop! This dance party is all about fun, creative fusions of popular music. The “mashup” genre involves two or more tracks mixed together to create a unique song. Often, mashups take the lyrics from one song and the instrumentals from another, […]

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POUND Glow Party!

Glow, get low and ignite some serious fire in your muscles at our black light fitness party! Join us for an exhilarating glow-light rock concert where everyone gets to be the star drummer! The Ripstix used for POUND Fitness classes just so happen to light up under black lights, so we’re amping it up at […]

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Meet the Instructor: Ricky Evans

You may have taken hip-hop classes with Ricky “Glytch” Evans at our studios, but did you know that this 32-year-old from South Philly performs regularly and has made numerous appearances on international stages and national television? He’s also pretty smooth on a pair of roller skates! Read on to learn more about how Ricky got into […]

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Student Spotlight: Fighting for Feminism

Joan Heider is a feminist and proud of it! When she isn’t at a Philly Dance Fitness class or managing public relations for a local law firm, Joan is doing what she can to speak out about the importance of the feminist movement. From representing the USA Women’s Hockey Team to attending a Supreme Court […]

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