June 06, 2018
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.
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.
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