Our 17th Annual Festival: September 5-22, 2013
Event Location
Contact FringeArts
140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Event Categories

Features: Audience Participation, Free, Local, Traditional venue, Video
Filter displayed shows: Neighborhood Fringe
Neighborhood: Germantown

Join us at Le Grand Continental, an epic community dance event!

7 dates from May 15 2012 - August 6 2012
SW corner of 5th & Fairmount, 626-636 North 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Show more event details Hide event details
    • May 15
    • Tuesday, May 15, 2012,
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • May 16
    • Wednesday, May 16, 2012,
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Jun 06
    • Wednesday, June 6, 2012,
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Jun 25
    • Monday, June 25, 2012,
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Jul 09
    • Monday, July 9, 2012,
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Jul 10
    • Tuesday, July 10, 2012,
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Aug 06
    • Monday, August 6, 2012,
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


You must attend this recruitment session to participate.  Please RSVP!

Note: The recruitment session will provide you with more information about the experience . Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, bring plenty of water and use restrooms prior to arrival.

About the Show
Montreal-based choreographer Sylvain Émard shatters the distinctions between line dancing and contemporary dance, creating an extremely colorful and contagious 30-minute event. Created at Montréal's internationally renowned Festival TransAmériques (FTA) in 2009, Le Grand Continental originally featured sixty amateur dancers. Since then the show has tripled in size, most recently presented in the historic center of Mexico City with movement inspired by Latin social dancing. This time around, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival will host the largest presentation of its kind with 200+ performers of all ages and backgrounds, ranging in experience from professional dancers to pure amateurs. It will be a line dance extravaganza filled with contagious community spirit, a show not to be missed.

Join the Largest Performance in Festival History
We want the most diverse group possible from all over Philly, so that we can show off the talent, charisma, and personality that makes our city one-of-a-kind! If you are a dancer — professional, amateur, or someone who just loves moving (even if only in front of the mirror) — WE WANT YOU! Ages 10 and up are welcome to participate.

Spread the word and get recognized!
Get your friends, family, and co-workers to join! Groups of 5 or more will get their group or organization's name listed on our website. Let us know what name to list by calling 215-413-9006 x21.


Time Commitment

August 6:

Recruitment Session for new participants.


August 7-September 6:

Entire cast: rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7—9pm

Dress Rehearsal:
Friday September 7, from 6—9pm

Saturday, September 8 (4pm and 8pm)
Sunday, September 9 (4pm)

Event Wall

Tell Everyone You Went!
Facebook Page Twitter Page