Top Hat & Tales

April Top Hat and Tales

 In this newsletter:


  • BEATS Dance Fitness Classes are back at THDS!  Eliminate your "Quarantine 15!"

  • Spring Showcase 25th Anniversary Show, Version 2.1

  • Picture Day!

  • Take Advantage of Adult Classes Offered at THDS

  • Special Dates of Interest


The much-anticipated return of our BEATS Dance Fitness program will return to THDS on Tuesday, March 23. Spearheaded by Top Hat's own Isabel Solorzano, our BEATS Dance Fitness classes are sure to get you back in shape, help you lose excess weight and make you feel fit and accomplished. Classes will be offered in-person and simultaneously through our live-stream platform. Adult BEATS Fitness Classes will be offered on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm and Youth BEATS Fitness Classes will be offered on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm.


BEATS Fitness classes were created as a workout program that combines both dance and fitness to deliver the health benefits it brings, both physically and mentally, to its participants. It's a program for dance-fitness enthusiasts or new students who want to dance in a fun environment while burning calories. BEATS Fitness is a calorie-burning and toning workout using a mix of different dance genres such as Latin, Swing, Hip Hop, Jazz, and more! You will tone, sculpt, gain balance, flexibility and build up your cardiovascular endurance while dancing through your workout program. It is wonderful for the brain. Each song is choreographed and designed to make you sweat.


An advantage of this interval-based workout is that it allows the body to continue burning calories hours after the workout is over. In addition, BEATS Fitness, over time increases core strength and body awareness and helps with balance and flexibility. Studies have shown that dance can ease arthritis pain, benefit cognitive growth, and even help prevent dementia.

Each class follows a basic format with two distinct segments. The session begins with a lower-impact workout to warm-up and awaken the muscles. Students begin to burn calories and as they prepare to strengthen their bodies. The class then moves onto a more challenging workout that focuses on higher-intensity intervals and endurance. The higher-intensity intervals increase the heart rate, allowing the body to burn fat in a shorter amount of time.

The drop-in rate for any of the fitness classes is $10.00 per class. Alternatively, we offer a fitness class-card of 6 classes for $50.00.


Click the link below to register and purchase the class-card package.



Top Hat Showcase Announced!  25th Anniversary Show...Version 2.1

We are proud to announce that our annual Spring Showcase has been scheduled for Saturday, June 5! The Showcase will be held at the THDS Outdoor Theatre.  Details of the Showcase for both performers and spectators can be found by clicking this link:


As the Spring Showcase draws near, one of our favorite days of the year is also upon us. Top Hat Picture Day is scheduled for Sunday, May 2nd. Once again, Picture Day is not only for the students of the youth program, but instead, it is open to all performers in the Spring Showcase. This includes all solo performers, the Special Needs performers as well as the students of the Sunday Tantz Dance Program. Students have been given a flyer with a schedule of the day’s events. Adhering to the indicated picture time is imperative to a successful day for all. We look forward to seeing all of the dancers in their costumes for the first time.


As we gradually re-open THDS for in-person classes, be sure to take advantage of all of the classes that we offer in our Adult Program.  (To accommodate various comfort levels, all Adult Classes are also offered via our Live-Stream platform.)         

Monday: Line Dance with Dara Johnston (Live-Stream Only)

Tuesday:  West Coast Swing with Jameson Kilburn

                Adult BEATS Fitness with Isabel Solorzano

Wednesday:  Belly Dance with Heni Glant (2 Class Levels)

Saturday:  Salsa on2 with Jose Maldonado (2 Class Levels)      



April 3:  No Youth Classes today!

April 4:  Happy Passover and Happy Easter; studio closed.

For further information, please contact the studio at 215-676-3100 or

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