[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] World Dance Day returns this Sunday! 12 to 3pm at Liberty Lands Park

K Cordova 954dmc at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 21:44:46 EDT 2018

Picture this: It’s a sunny spring day, you’re sitting on grass watching
beautiful dancing, and you haven’t paid a
cent. Sounds like a dream, right? Make that dream a reality at
Philadelphia’s 8th Annual World Dance Day
festival! Partnering with movement artists and organizations in the
community, the 954 Dance Movement
Collective will bring this wonderful festival to Liberty Lands Park
(located at North Third Street and Bodine
Street, below Wildey Street) on Sunday, April 29, 2018 – rain or shine.
UNESCO established World Dance Day
in 1982 to spread the joy of dance to the general public. This year the
World Dance Day in Philadelphia
celebration will once again takes place on the last Sunday in April. This
event is FREE for all ages and fun for
the whole family, offering performances and dance classes from 12:00 PM to
3:00 PM.

World Dance Day in Philadelphia is the great thing that happens when local
dance artists and teachers get
together to celebrate Philly dance. For the ninth year in a row, dance
groups, dancers, choreographers and
teachers are donating their talents for this free fun family outdoor event
that reminds us that dance is good
for the body, heart and mind. Any and all movers are encouraged to shake,
twirl, and boogie away those
winter blues by dancing into spring!

Participating artists include Three Aksha (Indian Classical Dance), Dancing
Classrooms All-Stars (Ballroom),
Aloha Style on the Mainline, Janosik Polish Dance Ensemble, Philly Con
Sabor (Cuban Dance), Lalitha Dance
Troupe (Indian Folk Dances), and many more.

The World Dance Day PERFORMANCES will showcase a variety of dance styles.
Past dance styles have varied
from Bharata Natyam Classical Indian Dance, Hip Hop, Improv, Hawaiian Hula,
Argentine Tango, Polish folk dances, Flamenco and many more. The first
performance hour starts at 12:00PM. The second starts
at 2:00PM.

Between the performances, stop by for the World Dance Day TEACH-IN from
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Enjoy this
great opportunity to try out dance classes of different disciplines
including Flamenco, Bollywood Dancing, Breaking, Argentine Tango and more.
World Dance Day’s teach-in offers 20-minute classes. You have the option of
experiencing one dance style for the hour or trying two or three. Always
wanted to tango? Missed your calling as a Hip Hop dancer? The World Dance
Day teach-in is a great
opportunity to try something new!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

12 Noon: Dance Performance Hour

1PM: Teach-In Hour with mini dance lessons at 1:05PM, 1:25PM and 1:45PM

2PM: Dance Performance Hour

All performances will be held outdoors – rain or shine - at Liberty Lands
Park located at North Third Street
and Bodine Street, below Wildey Street in Philadelphia, PA. All
performances and mini-dance lessons are free.
For more information please email 954dmc at gmail.com, call 215.627.1157 or
visit the event website at
http://melao3.wix.com/wdd2015 or www.954dmc.weebly.com.

About the 954 Dance Movement Collective: Serving artists in the Greater
Philadelphia area, the 954 Dance
Movement Collective is the working space for touring theatre companies,
dance companies, commercial
performing artists, dance teachers and independent artists. The mission is
to get you dancing. To feed a
thriving environment that supports artists who dance, who make dances and
teach dance. As well as to build
community through dance and to get people of all ages dancing – from kids
to kids at heart. Please visit

About World Dance Day: World Dance Day was established in 1982 by the
International Dance Council - CID of
UNESCO to bring attention to the art of dance every year on the 29th of
April. This Philadelphia festival is in its
9th year and it continues the mission set out by UNESCO in 1982 to spread
the joy of dance to the general
public in an open and accessible manner. Various World Dance Day or
International Dance Day celebrations
occur every year all around the world.

Contact: Keila Cordova, Director, 954 Dance Movement Collective
Producer, World Dance Day in Philadelphia
954dmc at gmail.com, 215 627 1157
Website: www.954dmc.weebly.com

Festival Sponsor: Penn Treaty SSD
Festival Logo by Jerome Harris

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