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    Intro to Mambo

    Society Hill Dance Academy
    Spice up your nightlife with some sultry Latin flair! Similar to salsa and rumba, mambo will help you loosen those hips as you step and sway to the beat of the lively music. You'll also practice intricate footwork that will help you to improve your agility and your sense of rhythm. A fun, energetic instructor will guide you through the choreography, encouraging your inner Latin dancer to make its way out!
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    Franklin Seminar Tour

    Context Travel
    You don't know Philly until you've been where Ben's been! During this educational stroll, you'll visit multiple city sites central to the life of founding father Benjamin Franklin. The post office at Franklin Court, Christ Church, and the American Philosophical Society are just a few of the stops your guide on this educational journey may elect to share with you. As you walk, you'll learn all about the multifaceted life of Franklin, who, in addition to being a revolutionary and diplomat, was an inventor, writer, and served as the postmaster general. Plus, it's not a bad way to get to know Philly -- just don't forget to bring your walking shoes!
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    Benjamin Franklin Walking Tour

    Get an in-depth look at an important facet of American history on this Benjamin Franklin walking tour of Philadelphia. Known by most for the famous kite-flying incident, Franklin was in fact a notable 18th-century scientist, businessman and politician who contributed greatly to society. Following your knowledgeable guide, learn about Franklin's life and role in the Revolutionary War and Continental Congress as you visit sites like Franklin Court, Christ Church, the American Philosophical Society and the post office, where he served as postmaster general Your walking tour starts at Elfreth's Alley, where you'll begin to explore Philadelphia through the lens of Benjamin Franklin, one of America's most notable scientists, businessmen, politicians and philosophers.Your expert historian guide will entertain you with enlightening commentary. Get an in-depth look at Franklin's life, his important role in society and his impact on American history, as well as the social and political changes that took place in this city during the 18th century. You'll also hear about his famous kite-flying incident, where he proved that lightning is electricity. Visit sites central to Franklin's life such as the post office, where he served as postmaster general. Stop by Franklin Court, Christ Church and the American Philosophical Society, and hear about his fascinating work as an inventor beyond the famous kite-flying story. You'll also discuss his role in the Revolutionary War, international diplomacy and the Continental Congress.After your enlightening historical tour, you'll return to your original departure point.
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    Beginner Tango

    Society Hill Dance Academy
    Sexy, sultry, immeasurably seductive. That's how you'll feel when you dance the tango, a style of dance that requires the dancers to feel and the display the emotion of the music. You'll learn the fundamentals of this dance as you practice the moves demonstrated by a qualified instructor. This is a fun, energetic class that improves your agility and precision of movement. Furthermore, you'll learn how to lead or to follow with a partner. After all, it takes two to tango.
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    Colonial City in Context Tour

    Context Travel
    Looking for a little brotherly love? During this historical exploration, you'll come to embrace the city of Philadelphia through three hours of guided sightseeing! Your guide on this journey will be a local historian, who will introduce you to two of Philly's oldest neighborhoods: the aptly-named Old City and Society Hill. Along the way, you'll learn about the city's early days as a Quaker settlement and its rise to political importance, while visiting various sites of historical importance, including some that have stood for over 200 years. You'll explore historic houses and churches on the inside and out as you get an intimate glimpse at how the city evolved socially and architecturally during the 18th century. The tour generally concludes at Headhouse Market in Society Hill, which today is an active and vibrant farmer's market. Time to find out more about the founding fathers!
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    Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia

    Gain insight into America's colonial history on this small-group walking tour of Philadelphia, founded in the 17th century by William Penn as a haven for persecuted Quakers. Visit Powell House, which entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin; St Peter's Church, where the Founding Fathers worshiped; and Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell. Your guide will tell you about the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress. Meet at a central Philadelphia location and follow your guide on a 3-hour walking tour. You'll visit several historic houses, monuments and churches dating back to the 18th century, all of which played a role in the founding of the US.Learn about William Penn, who founded Philadelphia in the 17th century as a safe haven for persecuted Quakers. Make your way to the Society Hill neighborhood to visit Powel House. Built in 1765, this elegant Georgian brick mansion was bought by Samuel Powel, who served as the last mayor of Philadelphia under British rule. Hear how he frequently entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. Continue to the Old City neighborhood to visit Christ Church, the first Protestant Episcopal church in the US and the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church.Stop by St Peter's Church, a historic church that opened in 1761 and served as the place of worship for many of the US Founding Fathers during the period of the Continental Congress. Learn how the building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996. Explore Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell which now houses the Centennial Bell. As you walk, your guide will explain how the city evolved during these times, and discuss the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution and beyond.
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