The Group Motion Friday Night Improvisational Dance Workshop guides a group through a series of movement meditations, improvisational structures, and games to inspire spontaneous self-expression and collective creation.  All of these allow for new and spontaneous explorations of the mind and body in relation to oneself, space, others, and sound. This workshop has been ongoing in Philadelphia for the past 50 years, originated by Brigitta Herrmann and Manfred Fischbeck, artistic directors of Group Motion.

The workshop encourages freedom of movement and relaxation.  We utilize a sense of play, and connection with others. Open to anyone, participants enjoy two hours of continuous dance/movement improvisation, accompanied by live music.  This workshop is the longest running contemporary dance/movement workshop in Philadelphia.

Group Motion conducts annual retreats in special locations outside of Philadelphia.


The Friday Night Workshop takes place every Friday from 8pm-10pm at the Community Education Center (upstairs) at 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

A parking lot is located in the back of the Community Education Center off of Latimer Street (access from 34th St only). The CEC is also easily accessible by public transportation via the Market-Frankford Line at 34th St and Market St or by Market Street buses, the 10 Trolley at 36th St at Lancaster Ave, or other trolleys at 33rd and Market Streets.


General Admission: $20

Students / First-time Participants: $15

10-Class Savings Card: $150

Group Motion Multi Media Dance Theater- Company
3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Manfred Fischbeck- Co-Founder/Director
Brigitta Herrmann- Co-Founder/Director
Rachel Dukeman- Marketing/Development Consultant
Kristin Narcowich- Office Manager

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  • Starting Friday, February 15th, 2019, repeats every week on Friday until Friday, April 26, 2024 @ 8:00 pm – 10:20 pm


Community Education Center

3500 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia, 19104


Manfred Fischbeck

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