We’re proud to have been featured in a variety of local media outlets. Read on to see what they had to say about us. For articles prior to 2015, visit our archives.
November, 2019 | PhillyMag
For when you want to channel your inner ballerina, learn how to salsa, or just want to move and groove.
October 25, 2019 | PhillyVoice
Don’t want to skip your workout on Halloween?
This Philly Dance Fitness class will ensure you work up a sweat, while also celebrating the holiday – and it’s only $5 to participate.
October, 2019 | Hoodline
Twenty-seven barre studios where you can feel the burn.
August 28, 2019 | Hoodline
Hoodline sets out to find some of the top dance studios in Philadelphia and Philly Dance Fitness is the top dance studio in the entire Philadelphia metro area, according to ClassPass’ rankings.
July 24, 2019 | Broad Street Review
The 10th annual Philadelphia Dance Day took place on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at several locations around Center City. This nonprofit, volunteer-run festival featured free workshops in different styles of dance from around the world, from hip-hop and bellydance to bhangra and swing.
July 22, 2019 | PHL17
PHL17 morning reporter Khiree Stewart met with Dance Day organizers and instructors to get a sample of what was coming up at the 10th annual event. Here’s how he did with some Belly Dance, Diva Pop Jazz and Swing!
July 24, 2019 | Philly Calendar
A group of local dance companies and independent instructors have teamed up to offer a Saturday packed with more than 25 FREE workshops, live performances and a $10 evening dance party and showcase.
July 24, 2019 | Philly Family
On Saturday, July 27, the city will unite in dance for Philadelphia Dance Day. This nonprofit festival features free classes and live performances from some of the city’s best-known instructors at three different locations in Philly.
January 23, 2019 | Philly Mag
Your wedding day will be one of the most highly-documented days of your life, so it makes sense that you want to feel your best leading up to it. Philly Dance Fitness offers personalized bachelorette party workshops where you can try all kinds of dance genres like Zumba, bellydance, Bollywood, hip-hop, and twerking (just to name a few). Check out our sister company Ballroom Bliss that teaches wedding dances to couples or wedding parties!
January 17, 2019 | Philly Voice
These jam-packed, team-taught sessions are the perfect opportunity to sample more than eight of our programs at once: Check out Cardio Pop, Dance Party Boot Camp, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Barre, African, Jazz and more. And, of course, we’ll also provide some actual food to keep you fueled through this mega-workout.
November 4, 2018 | PHL 17
Deborah Hirsch started Philly Dance Fitness as a way to bring people together for a common purpose… dancing. Since Philly Dance Fitness got its start, it has grown into a community of dancers with more classes available for just about any type of dance you can think of; you could learn pop, hip-hop, ballet and even belly dancing!
October 3, 2018 | 6ABC Action News
Looking to learn some new moves? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top dance studios in Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when you’re ready to hit the floor.
October 25, 2018 | Philly Voice
These spooky and mischief-filled workouts are exactly the type of festive fun you need in your life. If you’re looking to get a little spooky (or festive!) without interrupting your fitness routine all that much, we’ve rounded up a list of 13 Halloween-inspired workouts going on in and around Philadelphia on Oct. 31st, as well as the days leading up to the candy corn holiday.
August 30, 2018 | Philly Voice
Trying to fit a workout into your schedule on Labor Day? Since it’s a holiday, why not make it a fun sweat session? Join a lunchtime dance party at Philly Dance Fitness’ Rittenhouse studio.
July 18, 2018 | Philadelphia Inquirer
A 2005 injury shattered her dream of becoming a ballerina. Four years later, multiple sclerosis stole her ability to walk. In May, I stopped by a Center City dance studio to see an early rehearsal. Danielle and her partner Kayla Babicki, 22, who teaches at Philly Dance Fitness, conversed in the language of dance.
June 6, 2018 | Philly Voice
FringeA-Thon, an annual fundraiser for FringeArts, will take place noon to midnight – but attendees can dance as much or as little as they want. With performances, special guests and lessons, you might find it hard to leave the dance floor though.
Dance Your Art Out At FringeA-Thon Twelve Hour Dance Party To Support Arts And Theatre In Philadelphia
June 5, 2018 | Broadway World Philadelphia
With different dancers, DJs, performers, trainers, musicians, and more featured hourly, there’s never a dull moment at this outrageous, 12-hour party. It all goes down at the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons on June 16th
January 29, 2018 | Philly Voice
Here’s your chance to sample ballet, hip hop, bellydance and more in one afternoon!
January 1, 2018 | Be Well Philly
Read on for eight sweet fitness deals happening at local boutique fitness studios.
December 22, 2017 | Be Well Philly
Because who says the party has to start at midnight?
December 20, 2017 | Philly Voice
“Before you head out for a long night of partying, join Philly Dance Fitness for an afternoon workout on New Year’s Eve.”
December 8, 2017 | Philly Voice
“For those seeking a workout that’ll burn those calories like any standard cardio machine would, but on a whole other level of fun, try Philly Dance Fitness’ Dance Party Bootcamp class.”
November 28, 2017 | Grid Magazine
“Dancing is fun, hard work, and choreographer Deborah Hirsch, owner of Philly Dance Fitness wants to make sure you have a good time while you’re getting down”
October 30, 2017 | Philly Mag: Be Well Philly
“Doing the same old workouts week after week can leave both our bodies and minds in a fitness rut. Luckily, Philly has a slew of fitness studios that offer out-of-the-box fitness classes.”
October 23, 2017 | Pennsylvania Homes
“With more than 50 classes on their weekly schedule offered in over 20 modalities, Philly Dance Fitness is one of the leading dance fitness studios in Philadelphia.”
July 13, 2017 | Philly Voice
“No need to register. The workshops are on a first-come, first-served basis, and you can do as many as you like.”
February 14, 2017 | Philly Voice
“Philly Dance Fitness will host a Lady Gaga-themed dance class on March 4. Attendees to the 90-minute cardio dance workshop will learn routines set to Gaga’s biggest hits.”
February 3rd, 2017 | Billy Penn
“If you need help coming up with an excuse to turn down that watch-party invite, we’ve got your back.”
January 17, 2017 | CBS Philly
“You’re basically rocking out while you work out.”
January 12, 2017 | Philly Voice
“One South Philly studio is letting Philadelphians sample their various dance-fitness classes in a three-hour workshop. Before you sign up for a month of new workouts, you’ll know if you can hang.”
October 18, 2016 | Philly Voice
“Philly Dance Fitness is celebrating Halloween with a special Zumba class sponsored by PhillyPlay on Oct. 29.”
July 19, 2016 | Philly Voice
“The goal is to unite the community in celebrating dance as a powerful platform for creative expression and physical activity.”
July 18, 2016 | Philadelphia Inquirer
“Summer is the perfect time to be adventurous and shake up your tired fitness routine. Ditch your indoors routine for something that offers inspiration as well as perspiration.”
February 10, 2016 | NJ.com
“Couples may pose for a shot in front of Robert Indiana’s iconic “LOVE” statue or pass secrets to one another at the “Whispering Benches” in Fairmount Park to mark February 14 this year. The list of things to do in Philadelphia on and around Valentine’s Day, however, extends far beyond those two options.”
January 9, 2016 | CBS Philly
“You don’t have to break the bank to break a sweat. If you want to stay fit but need to stay on a budget, you should know that the Philadelphia area is loaded with fitness classes that don’t cost big bucks.”
October 30, 2015 | Philly Mag: Be Well Philly
“The 90-minute cardio-pop/hip-hop Twerkshop will be taught entirely to Beyoncé music with a bit of Destiny’s Child thrown in the mix. There will be body rolls, there will be booty-popping and you will feel like Queen Bey, if only for a little over an hour.”
Sept 21, 2015 | Philly Mag: Be Well Philly
“Can a fun, sassy dance class really be a good workout? (Yes. Definitely yes.)”
July 17, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
“Even if you have two left feet and don’t know an arabesque from a pirouette, dancing can be a fun way to get your blood pumping and to raise your spirits. Creative expression is good for your body and your soul…”
July 16, 2015 | Philly Voice
“If you’ve ever wanted to test out one of Philly’s premiere dance or dance-fitness classes, here’s your chance.”
March 6, 2015 | Philly Mag: Be Well Philly
“If learning the Newsies choreography on your own has proven too daunting, you’re in luck.”
February 2, 2015 | Philly Mag: Be Well Philly
“Philly’s best bets for bringing your workouts indoors when it’s just too darn cold to be outside.”
January 8, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
“Baby, it is cold outside, but don’t worry, you can warm up this winter with some pulse beating dance moves at Philly Dance Fitness at one of their three locations – South Philly, Rittenhouse Square, and Midtown.”