Take It Away Dance is the sound of Philadelphia.
We are a tap dance and live music company.
Our work is inspired by diverse musical influences, ranging from straight-ahead jazz to contemporary hip-hop, with a distinctive focus on the music and grooves that originated here in Philadelphia. We create original arrangements and compositions in collaboration with some of the best musicians in the world. Take It Away Dance has been presented by Small Stakes Philly (Race Street Pier), Jazz Bridge (Neighborhood Concert), The Philadelphia Jazz Project (7X7 Series), Fringearts (Scratch Night), Reading Terminal Market (Music at the Market Series), Creative Philadelphia (Culture in the Courtyard), Dixon Place (30-30-30, Eight in Show), The Barnes Foundation (Free First Sunday), The Fillmore (Zakarak Productions), the Outlet Dance Project and the Allentown Art Museum (Third Thursday). Take It Away Dance was one of Philadelphia City Hall's partnering performance organizations for Jazz Appreciation Month in 2017. Take It Away Dance has been directed by Pamela Hetherington since 2014.