Tagged dance

Come Out for Sundays on Stage this Winter Season!

If you have yet to experience an afternoon with Sundays on Stage , you’re really missing out! One of the Free Library’s longest-running programs, this free-to-the-public event series features talented performers from all…

Dancing on the Rooftops: Trisha Brown Dance Company Comes to the Parkway Central Library

A figure in red slowly lifts her arms. She sweeps them out to either side of her body, continuing to lift them until they form a straight line with her shoulders. For a moment, the figure is still. Then her knees bend, pulling her torso…

A Library Card Keeps You Movin’ and Groovin’

Thanks to the Free Library’s huge selection of digital media , most of our patrons know that their library cards gain them access to books, music, movies, and more that travel with them—on the trolley, around the…

Do the Bop and Cha-Cha at Olney Library!

When you hear the dance music playing at the library, you know summer has begun in Olney! For the past four summers, the North 5th Street Revitalization Project and Greater Olney Library have co-sponsored Bop and Cha Cha classes. …

A Dance and a Headdress: All About Gilda Gray

October 24 marks the birthday of the Roaring Twenties icon Gilda Gray. Born on October 24, 1901 as Marianna Michalska in Krakow, Poland, Gray didn’t get off to the easiest start in life. She was orphaned when her parents were…

Can You Bop? Join Us for New Dance Classes!

Social dancing is back in a big way! The popularity of line dancing in recent years has renewed interest in choreographed dance and ushered in a renaissance of partner dancing. Did you know that the African American community in…

Dance me a Story

Listen, move, and learn at this special storytime with the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. This program is limited to children ages 3 and older.   

Dance the Bop at the Library

The African American community in Philadelphia created a style of dance that took the country by storm in the 1950s, called the Philly Bop. All skill levels are invited to join us to learn "The Bop" in this fun dance…

Dance the Bop at the Library

The African American community in Philadelphia created a style of dance that took the country by storm in the 1950s, called the Philly Bop. All skill levels are invited to join us to learn "The Bop" in this fun dance…

Dance the Bop at the Library

The African American community in Philadelphia created a style of dance that took the country by storm in the 1950s, called the Philly Bop. All skill levels are invited to join us to learn "The Bop" in this fun dance…

Dance the Bop at the Library

The African American community in Philadelphia created a style of dance that took the country by storm in the 1950s, called the Philly Bop. All skill levels are invited to join us to learn "The Bop" in this fun dance…

Storytime Dance Party!

Does your little one like dance parties? Move and groove at the library with a Merge Dance Studio storytime.  Best for ages two and up, along with an adult.

Catherine Littlefield: A Life in Dance by Sharon Skeel

Book Talk: Catherine Littlefield: A Life in Dance  by Sharon Skeel. Join us for this multi-media event celebrating Philadelphia dancer/choreographer Catherine Littlefield (1905-1951).  In her ground-breaking career as a…

Dance me a Story

Listen, move, and learn at this special storytime with the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. This program is limited to children ages 3 and older.   

Dance me a Story

Listen, move, and learn at this special storytime with the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. This program is limited to children ages 3 and older.   

Storytime Dance Party!

Does your little one like dance parties? Move and groove at the library with a Merge Dance Studio storytime.  Best for ages two and up, along with an adult.

Creative Movement for Preschoolers

We will start with a warm-up in a big circle to get our bodies ready.  Then, we will read dance and movement-themed books and get moving around together.  Children will work on increasing body awareness, social skills, as…

Old-School Dance Party

Come Bop, bump, line dance, and do the Funky Chicken during a dance party that highlights African American social dancing. Refreshments will be served.    

Black History Month

This dance party will highlight African American social dancing. Come Bop, bump, line dance, and do the Funky Chicken. Refreshments will be served.

Storytime Dance Party!

We'll read a dance-themed book and get moving together.  Best for kids ages 2 to 6 years old, along with an adult caregiver. Groups, please call ahead. This program is presented by Merge Dance Studio and sponsored by the…

Exploring Music and Food

This is an interdisciplinary program that explores Latin culture through a sensory experience. Join us as we listen to the upbeat sounds of Merengue while cooking a delicious meal together. Programs at the Field Teen Center are open to…

Dance me a Story

Listen, move, and learn at this special storytime with the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. This program is limited to children ages 3 and older.