Let's Move! Family Dance Party

Kelly Strayhorn Theater

April 11
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Relive the nostalgia of neighborhood block parties, put on those dancing shoes and head to the Let’s Move! Family Dance Party.

A neighborhood-themed edition of the Kelly Strayhorn’s fun family series, the latest Let’s Move! Family Dance Party runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Liberty-based theater. Spring is in the air and it’s time to break out the hopscotch, jump ropes and sidewalk chalk.

Dance and groove to kid-friendly music spun by DJ Ryan Rable—who will energize legs and feet of all sizes to get people up and moving along with emcee Lauren Bethea. Enjoy interactive live performances by Trevor C. Dance Collective and Sankofa Village for the Arts, perfect new dance moves along with KST’s giant friendly puppets and stay fit with jump rope and hula-hoop games.

Visit the Big Brother Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh table to learn all about having a mentor, swing by the craft corner to participate in hands-on art activities and pop into the interactive photo booth to snap a family keepsake. Vie for door prizes—such as family tickets to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh—and don’t leave without receiving a special gift bag.

Celebrating the theme “It’s a Beautiful Day in East Liberty,” families can also mark their own neighborhood on an interactive map and get to know their community better through neighborhood-themed activities.

Bringing generations of families and communities together for a festive and inviting atmosphere, KST’s Let’s Move! Family Dance Party is inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s national campaign to create a healthier generation of youth and show families that living a healthy lifestyle can be easy, fun and affordable.

This party has just the right mix for toddlers and adults to get down together. Extra bonus? Admission is pay-what-you-can. RSVP is recommended.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.