NEWS: Flash Dance Goes Horribly Wrong in Philadelphia


It all started innocently enough with a tweet to hundreds of Philadelphia dancers with a date and time for a new flash dance to be performed simultaneously throughout the city today. Choreography was posted weeks ago on a popular video streaming site for everyone to learn.  The stage was set for what was to be one of the largest flash dances – city wide!

Perhaps still reeling from the 2012 Fringe Festival and its preponderance of dances in the nude,  or spurred on by a local newspaper’s article last fall about being naked on stage, things just went horrible wrong. A reminder tweet, sent out to now thousands of would-be participants  just hours before the event was to occur, contained a single typo. Instead of “flash dance”, it was now broadcast as “flesh dance”. Promoters of this event were quick to blame auto-correct on their cell phones.

Regardless, it is estimated that over five thousand naked dancers poured out on to the streets of Philadelphia in what has now been termed the largest sight of gyrating flesh doing a kick ball change. But the choreography they performed without skipping a beat, as some stood and gawked, while others covered their eyes and ran for cover. But it was the group grapevine and high kick finale that had authorities summoned. The crowd dispersed as quickly as it had assembled, having enjoyed a bit of the warm sunny weather to start their tans.

Dance Journal staff that was on hand to review this performance, could only shake their heads and comment “only on April 1st”.

About Steven Weisz

A Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with advanced degrees in Psychology and Education is an entrepreneur and CEO for several for-profits and non-profit corporations in the region. He is also an adjunct professor of Psychology with several local Universities.

Steven is currently the CEO of Delaware Valley on Line, one of the first regional Internet Service Provides that now focuses on business-class web hosting, design, and internet marketing. He is president and founder of Rainbow Promotions Inc., a special events and entertainment agency established in the late 70’s, that services corporate and retail accounts both locally and nationally.

Steven is the Founder of, the largest web presence and resource for the dance community in the greater Philadelphia region, and the Founder and Editor of The Dance Journal. His involvement in the dance community extends to being Director of Graffito Works, an international platform for dancers and performing artists to create site-specific work and to make it readily accessible to the public.

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