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October Events & Performance Series

We’re rocking into October with a cornucopia of events, from extra-freaky Frisky Friday striptease parties to a brand-new Pop Divas dance-off workshop. And, of course, we’ll celebrate Halloween with more dancing, including a Thriller master class. We’re also super excited to announce that we’ll be co-producing a Broadway-themed burlesque/variety show on Nov. 17, which means we’ve […]

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Thriller Dance Workshop

Halloween’s right around the corner, so it’s time to polish up your Zombie walk! If you’ve always wanted to learn the moves from Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller” music video, we’ve got just the workshop for you. Join Trina Lyons to tackle the “Thriller” dance break in this extended Jazz Cardio Fusion master class. MJ makes the […]

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Pop Divas Dance Workshop

It’s about to get diva-licious at Philly Dance Fitness with this epic cardio dance workshop spotlighting your favorite queens of pop. Think: Katy Perry, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Beyonce, Niki Minaj, Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears…you get the idea. They’ve made waves on the pop scene, now we’ll rock out to some of […]

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Fall Into Fitness

Fall means back to school and back to the grind for many people, so we’re working extra hard to give you even more ways to squeeze fitness into your busy schedules. We’re diving into September with six new classes, awesome special events and a new special on our unlimited month pass. By request, we’re also bringing more weekend options […]

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Sweat in Style

Who said you can’t look great while you sweat? Grab one of our shirts or accessories to add some glam to your workout and share the Philly Dance Fitness love. Plus, they’re cute enough to wear out of the studio and off to the rest of your day. Just in for summer 2017, we’ve got […]

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Just Dance: Lady Gaga Cardio Pop

Put on your favorite Gaga get-up and get down in this all-levels workshop! In case you haven’t noticed, a few of our instructors are mildly obsessed with Lady Gaga and her bizarre-but-awesomely catchy pop music. So, in honor of her upcoming tour stops in Philadelphia (September 9 and 10!), we’re putting on a fall encore […]

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A Trifecta of FREE Dance Day Events!

Mark your calendars! The eighth annual Philadelphia Dance Day is coming up on July 29, featuring more than 25 FREE workshops at studios all around the city and a huge $5 evening event with more instructional sessions, a performance showcase and social dancing. Seriously, this is one of the best events in Philly in the summer — the shore can wait for […]

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Meet the Instructor: Beverly Holskin

With fiery red hair styled neatly in a bun and a “uniform” of leotard, matching tights and legwarmers, ballet director Beverly Holskin is hard to miss. In addition to being one of the first instructors on the Philly Dance Fitness team, Beverly is regarded for her passion for teaching, unexpectedly witty demeanor and unrelenting dedication […]

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Student Spotlight: Sharing the Dance Day Love

As a dedicated member of Philly Dance Fitness for over five years, Kirwei Lo has tried everything from tap to Cardio Pop. This year, the 38-year-old marketing consultant is giving back to the community by serving as the volunteer chairwoman for Philadelphia Dance Day, a nonprofit citywide festival coming up on the last Saturday of July. Read […]

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Barre & Bubbles

Plie…Pulse…Pop…Clink! Bring your buns to this barre master class, complete with a little pre-brunch bubbly to reward your hard work! Improve your posture, balance, strength, flexibility and coordination as you push your muscles to the max in this dynamic workshop. We’re combining ballet technique, Pilates, yoga, core conditioning and isometric strength training into one intense, […]

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Dancing With Babies on Board

The Philly Dance Fitness team is growing — literally! This summer, three of our instructors — Jaime Molyneux, Emily Sabalbaro and Maya Sethuraman — will welcome their first children into the world. In years past, you may have seen owner Deb dancing until the day she went into labor, or Pam tapping up until about […]

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Pop Up 90s Workshop

Get out your Discman and Lisa Frank notebooks — we’re throwing it back to the 90s for our next workshop! Welcome back to the days of MTV and VH1! Get down with Brooke and Deb at this energizing 90s dance party filled with the nostalgia of school dances and long-forgotten boy band crushes. We’ll power […]

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Join Us at the Be Well Philly Bootcamp

Come out to support Philly Dance Fitness as we participate in the 6th annual Be Well Philly Bootcamp, an all-day fitness celebration for women that includes exciting workout classes, healthy bites, cooking demos and motivational presentations. The event takes place on June 3rd at the Drexel Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Philly Dance […]

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Tap In: Beginner Bootcamp

If you’ve never tapped before but always wanted to try, or perhaps you haven’t dusted off your tap shoes since that high school musical decades ago, we’ve got the perfect intro course for you. In this 90-minute “boot camp” you’ll go over basic technique and learn a vocabulary of fundamental steps, from digs to flaps to […]

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Meet the Instructor: Pam Hetherington

If you’re a tapper in Philly, you probably already know (or at least have heard of) Pam Hetherington. She’s a driving force behind the local tap scene and recently opened Sound Space Philly in Fairmount. Thanks to her connections with Philly Dance Fitness, this beautiful sunlit studio has also become our newest satellite location! Pam […]

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Afro-Caribbean Mashup

Wine, grind and bruk it dung at our Afro-Caribbean master class! Get ready to fog up da place with some serious sweat because this will be one crazy high-energy dance journey through Africa and the Caribbean islands! Under the expert guidance of Philly Dance Fitness instructor Lehla Olson, you’ll explore a variety of styles, from soca to Azonto to […]

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Swing Into Spring: Social Dance Crash Course

Learn how to swing in this jam-packed workshop designed to get you feeling comfortable on the social dance floor. We’ll start with the basics of six-count swing, a more informal, upbeat partner dance that fits well with Motown, jazz and even some pop songs. Once you’ve mastered those steps, you’ll layer in spins, kicks, dips […]

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New Fairmount Location!

Big news: We’re adding a Fairmount studio to our schedule starting this April! Find us on the second floor of 2511 West Girard Avenue, in the beautiful brand new home of Sound Space Philly. We’ll start off with four classes there this spring: Mondays at 5 p.m. — Dance Party Boot Camp with Trina *starting April […]

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Student Spotlight: No Senior Moments on the Dance Floor

After reviewing the results from our Holiday Bingo Challenge, we were particularly impressed by one of our more senior members — Jo-Ann Braverman. This superstar Center City attorney took a whopping 29 classes during the 5-week challenge, easily outlasting many of our younger students! Read on to learn about Jo’s drive to stay fit and why her […]

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Dance Into 2017 With Us

Another year of dancing done, another year ahead. As usual, we’re loading up our January schedule with MORE classes (7!), including a brand new Power Sculpt: Abs & Glutes program, plus more of our most popular classes (like Ballet & Dance Party Boot Camp), and the return of Jazz Cardio Fusion. New or Back in […]

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Take Our Student Survey and Get $5

  If you didn’t already know it, we really love our students, so it matters to us when there are things you like, don’t like or would like to see happening at Philly Dance Fitness.  Although we always welcome your feedback in whatever way you’d like to share it, this year we’ve put together Student […]

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Holiday Schedules & Dance Parties

‘Tis the season for holiday soirees, so we’re jumping on board with not one but THREE awesome dance parties to keep you HOT in this chilly winter weather! Post-Xmas Holiday Burn Whether you want to burn off those Christmas cookies or just have the day off and need some entertainment, we’ve got you covered. Join […]

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Turkey Burn Dance Party & Other Schedule Notes

Happy Thanksgiving dancers! We’ll be closed for the holiday but then we’re right back on Black Friday with a special flash sale AND an awesome afternoon “Turkey Burn Dance Party!” So eat some leftovers, get your holiday shopping on and then join us at 3:30 p.m. at our Midtown Village location (1301 Locust St, 2nd […]

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Dance-tacular Black Friday Flash Sale

It’s that shopping time of year, and we’ve got some special deals to give you extra reasons to dance into the New Year! First up is a spectacular Black Friday flash sale. Head to our online store on Nov. 25 to take advantage of the deepest discounts we’ve ever offered on Class Cards, Memberships and merchandise. […]

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Like a Diva: Bootylicious Beyonce Workshop

You will dance like Beyonce to Beyonce music. You will shake your jelly, a lot. And, yes, you will also twerk. It’s all going down this November at the winter revival of our always fabulous Bootylicious Beyonce Twerkshop. We put together our first Beyonce cardio pop/hip-hop dance workshop in spring 2013, inspired by Queen Bey’s epic […]

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