Arts and Entertainment: Five Dance Studios in Philadelphia

Arts and Entertainment: Five Dance Studios in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is thriving with dance. Stroll down the Avenue of the Arts and you will pass by a dozen art venues, theaters and dance studios. Are you inspired by street dancers outside of Wawa, or want to learn a new style of dance?  If you are interested in taking a dance class, check out these five studios in […]

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Fishtown: All-Female Collective Dances With Eye Toward Election

Fishtown: All-Female Collective Dances With Eye Toward Election

On Election Day, femme. collective will cast a vote for president that is sprinkled with lady power. Femme. collective is a Fishtown-based, all-female group of dancers and artists who support feminism. The core group, of less than a dozen women, holds frequent meetings to talk about their productions in collective founder Loren McFalls’ home. This has […]

 By Victoria Hudgins

Strawberry Mansion: Ballet Program at Pratt Elementary Improves Students’ Attitudes

Strawberry Mansion: Ballet Program at Pratt Elementary Improves Students’ Attitudes

Classical music played from a small boom box on Anna Pratt Elementary’s auditorium stage as young girls stared at their instructor’s feet. The instructor stood in a turnout, a fundamental ballet step, where the dancer’s feet are pointed in opposite directions in a straight line. The girls broke out in random giggling and teasing, but […]