1989 – Rhythm On Wheels with Master J

by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal

Before I ever started PhiladelphiaDANCE.org, my involvement with the dance community began in the mid-1970′s when as a student at University of Pennsylvania, I started a special events agency, Rainbow Promotions Inc.  As one of the largest event producers in Philadelphia, we booked quiet a variety of dance acts for events throughout the city. Many of these early acts, I manage to capture on video and have had stored away for quite some time. In order to preserve this small slice of Philadelphia’s dance history, I hope to restore these tapes and be able to digitize them to the web.

1989 Thanksgiving Day Parade
Rhythm on Wheels On the John Wanamaker Float

This was one of the original Philadelphia skate dance troupes led by Master J.  This video was shot back in 1989 and restored. There are some segments slightly out of sync due to aging of the tape.

Rhythm on Wheels, a group of 10-12 skaters, usually performed at weddings, corporate parties, benefits, Atlantic City casinos, local television shows, and dance clubs. This footage includes various performance clips including at Willow Grove Mall as well as in studio rehearsals.

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