Philadelphia Dance Day Is Back With a Bunch of Free Classes

Break out your best dance moves this Saturday, July 27th.

Philadelphia Dance Day returns for its tenth year this Saturday, July 27th. / Photograph by Philly Dance Fitness.

Attention all dance enthusiasts: the 10th annual Philadelphia Dance Day returns this Saturday, July 27th. That’s right — time to ditch your regularly scheduled weekend workout, dust off your dancing shoes, and get to movin’ and groovin’.

Sponsored by Philly Dance Fitness and Ballroom Bliss, the day-long dance fest features over 25 free classes and workshops. You heard us: Over the course of one day, you’ll be able to pop and lock it in a Hip Hop class, learn how to bellydance, and hit the floor in your tap shoes — all for zero dollars. *insert praise-hands emoji*

From 9 a.m. through 7 p.m., join in on a slew of dance classes popping up at three locations around Center City: Plays and Players Theater, Major Moment Studio, and Headlong. Because the goal of the nonprofit festival is to bring together community members for creative expression, physical activity, and socialization, Philadelphia Dance Day is encouraging all attendees to sample as many free workshops as you’d like throughout the day. Plus, all three locations are within walking distance of one another, so you’ll have no problem taking on the challenge. You can start picking out which classes to take with the help of the full workshop schedule, which includes detailed descriptions so you know exactly what to expect (although, there might be some fun surprises!).

Oh, and did we mention no dance experience is necessary to participate? Even if the extent of your dancing skills is the Macarena, we promise there’ll be no judgment. Admittance is on a first come, first served basis, so we highly suggest arriving about 15 minutes before to secure a spot.

Once the evening rolls around, the free classes end for a capstone event, including a hip-hop master class, a variety of partner dance lessons and a performance showcase. The evening gala will take place at Plays and Players, and a $10 donation is requested.

If you are eager to break out your best dance moves, we don’t blame you! There’ll be a free dance preview going down at The Oval on Wednesday, July 24th, at 7 p.m. The outdoor Cardio Mashup Pre-Party will be a 60-minute mix of Zumba, Cardio Pop, and line dances. No need to sign up, just show up.

See you on the floor!