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June 06, 2018

Dance from noon to midnight at fundraiser for the arts

Check out what's in store for 2018 FringeA-Thon participants

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FringeA-Thon Courtesy of Aversa PR & Events/PhillyVoice

Let loose and dance the night away.

All ages are invited to a 12-hour dance party on Saturday, June 16, at the Schmidt's Commons.

FringeA-Thon, an annual fundraiser for FringeArts, will take place noon to midnight – but attendees can dance as much or as little as they want.

With performances, special guests and lessons, you might find it hard to leave the dance floor though.


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The host, John Jarboe from Bearded Ladies Cabaret, will also work to keep the crowd's energy up throughout the night.

To join in, you can either buy a ticket for $35 (children under 12 can attend for free), or start fundraising. Proceeds will directly support artists and art-making.

Check out what's in store for FringeA-Thon participants below.

Noon – An appearance by the Phillie Phanatic will kick-off the event. 

1 p.m. – Watch and learn from BalletX performers, then take a Bollywood dance class with Philly Dance Fitness.

2 p.m. – Dance Battle Steve Believe's kid dancers and Hip-Hop Fundamentals will perform.

3 p.m. – Philadelphia Spin Coalition will break out the hula hoops. After, there will be a Caribbean hip-hop lesson.

4 p.m. – Play Twister, learn how to partner dance with Philly Dance Fitness and start practicing the moves to the FringeA-Thon group dance.

5 p.m. – West Philadelphia Orchestra will perform.

6 p.m. – Half-way through the party, the Philadelphia Eagles' Drumline will make an appearance. There will also be a performance by youth hip-hop crew Philly Phresh, and the Old City Sweethearts will dance to live jazz music.

7 p.m. – The Roxborough YMCA Senior Sixers will head to the dance floor to show off their basketball skills. After, there will be a Diva Dance Battle.

8 p.m. – Get ready to slow dance, moonwalk and cabbage patch, while you wait to find out who gets crowned King and Queen during this '80s prom hour.

9-11 p.m. ­– Dance the night away to beats by Cosmo Baker, with performances by special guests.

Midnight – Last chance to dance your "art" out.


FringeA-Thon 2018

Saturday, June 16
Noon to midnight | $35 per person (children under 12 are free)
The Schmidt's Commons
1001 N. Second St., Philadelphia, PA 19123