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January 2024 | PHL17

PHL17’s Alex Butler joins us live from Philly Dance Fitness with a look at their Bollywood classes.

January 2024 | FOX29

FOX 29’s Jenn Frederick gets a lesson in Bollywood dancing at Philly Dance Fitness.

November 2023 | Be Well Philly

Philly Dance Fitness might be Philly’s most popular dance organization focused on “fitness and fun.”

March 2022 | Keepin’ It Small

Meet Deborah! The woman who’s ready to strike a pose all over Philly! Read on to see how she started Philly Dance Fitness.

January 2021 | Washington Post

The sweat used to pour at Philly Dance Fitness, where Deborah Hirsch offered a full array of classes to hip-hop, Zumba and Bollywood beats. But the coronavirus crisis has mostly cleared out her studios, forcing her to go where her clients are: home.

October 2020 | PHL17

The PHL17 Morning News crews left the “boring” 20’s and took a trip in time to the Roaring 20’s. Khiree Stewart met with Philly Dance Fitness & we taught him some 1920’s style dancing and talked about our Halloween programs!

July 2020 | NBC10- PhillyLIVE

Philly Dance Fitness didn’t let the coronavirus pandemic stop the dancing. They turned into an online platform to offer some 40 classes a week ranging from ballet to belly dancing and more.

May 2020 | PHL17

The pandemic has impacted so many different businesses, but Philly Dance Fitness found a different way to shake it, move it, and work it!

April 2020 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

Like the bars and restaurants now delivering sandwiches, gyms and studios are adapting to stay-at-home orders, offering virtual group classes and one-on-one training.

April 2020 | The Rework Podcast

Fitness studios, like many other businesses, had to scramble to change over from in-person to virtual operations almost overnight.

March 2020 | PhillyMag

Members of this dance studio get automatic access to their live-streaming classes.

December 2019 | PhillyVoice

Sample different workout programs at Philly Dance Fitness, then refuel with healthy snacks. You can try ballet, Bollywood, hip-hop and more during the workshop.

November 2019 | Hoodline

Want to know where to go when it comes to dance in Philadelphia? Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, there are plenty of first-class dance options to check out in and around Philadelphia.

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 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

Fringe-A-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.

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!

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.”

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 |

“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.”