Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Alison teaching Bellydancing at World Dance Day. Photo by Alfred For at

Girard Street

We're just south of Girard St. A great divide of consciousness in the city. What I describe as a street of many personalities, lost and mixed identities; an afterthought in the city's psyche. But the man for whom it's named was very clear and very specific about who he was and continues to leave his mark on city history. Read up on your Stephen Girard...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Patients with Parkinsons find Dance

A great NPR story on Parkinsons and Dance:


TAke COver Dance SeriesThe 954 Dance Movement Collective of Philadelphia is accepting submissions for its TAKE COVER Dance series where we ask choreographers to submit new work using original/interesting covers of songs for short dance works. Have fun with it. The goal of this project is to highlight irreverent aspects of dance. Accepted artists will also receive 8 hours of free rehearsal space. The TAKE COVER performance series will take place at our low-tech 1140 sq foot studio October 2010. There is an 8 minute maximum-length for each final work. Interested artists should send an email to 954dmc[at] with a cover letter describing their proposed new work, their resume and links of 2 short examples of their work, not more than 20 minutes combined. These work samples can be excerpts of longer works. If links are unavailable, feel free to drop off your application package with work sample to the studio. Submission Deadline: August 2, 2010

No Salsa Tonight

Tonight's salsa class has been cancelled by the teacher.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Class Cancelled Tonight

Hip Hop w/Jerome Harris is Cancelled. There will be no class this evening at 7PM.

Thank you

New photos - finally!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Philadelphia - 954 Dance Movement Collective is partnering with other movement organizations in the community to bring Philadelphia’s first celebration of World Dance Day to The Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties on Thursday, April 29, 2010. World Dance Day is an internationally honored festival to promote and celebrate all forms of dance. This event will be from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and FREE for all ages. The location will be North Second Street and Germantown Avenue, below Girard in Philadelphia. The rain date for this event is exactly one week later on Thursday, May 6, 2010.

World Dance Day will start with an outdoor TEACH-IN, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM. This will be an opportunity for the community to try out dance classes of different disciplines including salsa, tap, modern, hula, yoga, Argentine tango, hip hop, and more. All levels of movers are encouraged to dust off those winter cobwebs and dance into spring.

Word Dance Day will continue with an array of performances from 6:00 PM -8:00 PM. These performances will showcase all walks of dance ranging from Indonesian traditional dance, modern, hip hop, Argentine Tango, etc., from Philadelphia and beyond.

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 festival also coincides with First Lady Obama’s Let’s Move initiative, which was presented this February in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

World Dance Day is coming! We'll post more details soon. For now, save the date and join us on Thursday, April 29th on the Piazza at Schmidts to celebrate dance around the world.