September Schedules & Savings

September Schedules & Savings

Aug. 29, 2018

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 a few classes that had been on “summer break,” a trio of performance series, another section of our Pointe Intensive and new offerings at our Fairmount location:

African Dance
Every muscle in your body will get a workout during this heart-pumping exploration of dance styles from Africa and the Caribbean. Expect a musical blend of African rumba, tropical, Jamaican, hip-hop and traditional African rhythms, all paired with simple, high energy steps.  
  • Wednesdays at 7 p.m. with Lehla
  • Fairmount (2511 W. Girard Ave.)
  • Note: This will be in lieu of the class Lehla had been teaching in Midtown. 

Sunday barre is back! Train like a ballerina with this innovative combination of ballet and body conditioning designed to promote strength, grace and flexibility. Challenge your legs with a nonstop sequence of plies, tendues and jumps, then finish off with core work on the mat.

  • Sundays at 10 a.m. with Beverly starting Sept. 9
  • Rittenhouse (1624 South St)
  • Also on Tuesdays, and check out the related Barre Fit program on Mondays and Thursdays in Midtown.

Barre Fit Cardio
Kick your barre workout up a notch with a cardio boost! Expect a mix of barre, core and Pilates exercises along with extra cardio intervals to create a total body workout.

  • Mondays at 7:30 p.m. with Deb, starting Sept. 17 
  • Midtown (1301 Locust St. 2nd Floor)

Beginner Pointe Intensive
If you’ve been dreaming of dancing on pointe, this small-group workshop series is for you! Elevate your ballet skills (pun intended!) as you learn to roll up and down en pointe with ease.

  • Thursdays at 8:15 p.m. with Beverly
  • Rittenhouse (1624 South St)
  • Pre-registration required for the four-week series starting Sept. 6. Contact Beverly, our ballet director, to discuss enrollment.

Broadway Performance Series
If you love musical theater and dancing on stage, now’s your chance to perform in the fall edition of our Take It Off Broadway show at the Ruba Club on Sept. 28. Rehearsals begin after Labor Day, so sign up for one of these 4-week series while you can!

  • TAP — A high energy routine from Dreamgirls
    • 8:15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Midtown with Pam, starting Sept. 4
  • JAZZ — The “Bend & Snap” from Legally Blonde: The Musical
    • 9 p.m. on Tuesdays in Rittenhouse with Jody starting Sept. 4
  • BURLESQUE — A Sharks vs. Jets showdown from West Side Story
    • 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays in Midtown with Deb starting Sept. 6

Cardio Pop
For those who get out of work early, we’re adding back a 5 p.m. cardio class so you can get your sweat on before dinner! Amp up your heart rate as you jam to top 40 hits past and present in this high-cardio program. No need to remember steps — just follow along.

  • Wednesdays at 5 p.m. with Alison starting Sept. 12
  • Rittenhouse (1624 South St)
  • Also on Mondays at noon and Friday evenings in Midtown

Diva Pop
Bring on the attitude in this revamped jazz fusion class! Warm up with a few cardio routines, then take the lead role in your own music video as you learn a progressive choreography and serve it up with a big side of pop star sass!

  • Saturdays at 11 a.m. with Jody
  • South Philly (1170 S. Broad St)

House Party Fitness
Brooke is back with a new section of this cardio hip-hop program set to the hottest urban music from hip-hop, house, top 40, R&B, electronic and reggaeton. Get your heart rate pumping and your muscles burning as you follow along to a series of nonstop routines.

  • Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. with Brooke
  • Midtown (1301 Locust St. 2nd Floor)
  • Also still on Mondays with Liz

Ditch the workout, join the party! Zumba® fuses international rhythms with easy to follow moves so you can have a blast while getting in shape. No pattern memorization or dance experience required. Check out this brand new section in Fairmount with one of our longest standing instructors!

  • Wednesdays at 6 p.m. with Lehla
  • Fairmount (2511 W. Girard Ave.)
  • Also offered at a variety of other times at our South Philly, Rittenhouse and Midtown studios.

Time Changes & More

Please note these two time changes in the Fairmount line-up:

  • Hip-Hop Cardio with Ricky moves to a slightly earlier time: 10 a.m. on Sundays in Fairmount
  • BollyX moves to the weekend, now at 11 a.m. on Sundays in Fairmount

And join us in welcoming these fantastic new and returning instructors:

  • Brooke Blair Pias, back in action to teach a new section of House Party Fitness on Wednesdays (details above)
  • Deb Hirsch, returning from maternity leave to resume Dance Party Boot Camp on Mondays
  • Tiel Guarino, teaching Cardio Pop on Mondays
  • Victoria Muir, teaching Zumba on Fridays

Special Events

Together Again: Michael & Janet Jackson Workshop

An all-levels cardio dance tribute to these legendary siblings taught by two of their biggest fans, Brooke & Deb. Come prepared for 90 minutes of nonstop cardio jazz and hip-hop, including a few segments of MJ’s original music video choreo.

  • Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. in South Philly (1170 S. Broad St.)
  • $25Members get an extra 20% off!

Frisky Friday Striptease Dance Parties
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Feel sexy and empowered at our bi-monthly striptease dance parties, which include complimentary wine and refreshments. This month we’re getting down with a saucy chair routine and some blush-worthy floor work. These mini-workshops have been known to sell-out, so don’t forget to register in advance to save your spot!

  • September 7: Burlesque Chair Dance
    • Warm up with follow-the-leader routines, then learn a show-stopping chair combo.
  • September 21: Video Vixen
    • Unleash your inner diva as you dance to a mix of sexy pop, hip-hop, rock and Latin music.
  • Both at 8:30 p.m. in Midtown (1301 Locust St, 2nd Floor)
  • $18 tickets include wine and refreshments; as always with workshops, Members get 20% off!

Take It Off Broadway — Burlesque Variety Show

Dance, drag, debauchery and more at this unforgettable celebration of musical theater featuring student and professional routines! If you’re not performing in the show, come join the audience!

  • Friday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. at the Ruba Club (416 Green Street)
  • $20 tickets, but save 20% by purchasing up to a week before the show.

September Savings

“School” is always in session here, but in honor of the back-to-business feeling that comes with fall, we’ve put together four unbeatable promotions to keep you dancing through this busy season: Get two free bonus classes with purchase of a Class Card, enter our social media giveaway for a chance to win a $50 gift card, take 10% off in an apparel flash sale and, if you’re a student with valid ID, snag an Unlimited Month Pass deal for 65% off! Find more details here and make sure to take advantage of these sales before they end on Sept. 15!

Also don’t forget that we always have 4-pack discount passes for our small group Bollywood Tech, Pointe and Tap Technique programs — the beginning of the month is a great time to join in!

Brand new to Philly Dance Fitness? We also have an ongoing All-Access Intro Special. A month of all the classes you can handle for half price!

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