On Saturday, November 14th from 6 PM to midnight, Philadelphians will come together to share a dance floor, show their moves, and raise money for two arts-focused city non-profits…VIRTUALLY. Dance On Philly is Philadelphia’s first-ever, city-wide, virtual dance party. The event, hosted by some of Philly’s best on-air personalities and featuring a who’s who of the local dance and DJ communities, takes place in the virtual realm for participants, while the show is broadcast live from The Fillmore Philadelphia (adhering to all safety and social distancing requirements). Proceeds will benefit Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philly, which provide music and dance education and enrichment activities to thousands of Philadelphia area schoolchildren each year.
The Philadelphia Globe is the Official Media Partner for Dance On Philly. In honor of this, we are announcing Dance Week in Philadelphia, beginning 11/9 and leading up to the event on Saturday, November 14.
About the Event
Dance On Philly will bring together people of all ages in a virtual nightclub, livestreamed from The Fillmore, where host, DJs, and dance coaches will lead the action. Artistic Director Kimberly Landle of Klassic Contemporary Ballet and PA Academy of Dance Arts has choreographed nearly 50 professional and pre-professional dancers who will inspire participants in shifts throughout the evening.
The evening is divided into two segments:
- Family Time, from 6 to 8 PM, will be hosted by NBC10 anchor Erin Coleman and Alex Mitnick, creator of Alex & the Kaleidoscope, along with DJs Jabair and Abby Klein, and young dancers from across the city. We Are Family, a freestyle dance hour from 8 to 9 PM, hosted by Cosmo Baker, DJ and music director of the event, will close the Family Time segment.
- Turn It Up, from 9 to 11 PM will be hosted by recording artist and songwriter Lauren Hart and Philly-based vocal artist Zeek Burse, along with DJs ALICEXTRA and Rich Medina, and professional dancers from across Philadelphia. Dance coaches Aleah Conlin and Tatiana Greer will provide instruction in some basic dances once each hour during this segment.
- The Sounds of Philadelphia, a freestyle hour from 11 to 12 PM, hosted by Cosmo Baker, will close the event.