Chicago SummerDance Schedule — July

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The complete Chicago SummerDance July schedule is listed below.  (schedule is subject to change)

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SummerDance in the Parks — Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

 

Wednesday, July 6, 4:30–7:30pm

Haki Kino / Hawaiian fitness and dance exercises

  • 4:30pm - Creative activities include Lei making and Hula implement demos with `Ipu (gourd), `Uli `Uli (rattle), and Pu`ili (split bamboo)
  • 5:30pm - Aloha Center Chicago with Lanialoha Lee, Kuma Hula (Master Hula Teacher) of Ke Kula Kupa`a O Ka Pakipika

Music by Pacific Soundz & Friends of Aloha (Music of Hawaii and South Pacific)

 

SummerDance at Taste of Chicago — Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park

Kicking off a bite-sized Taste with four dance styles born in Chicago!

 

Friday, July 8, 12–4pm

  • 12pm - Line Dancing, featuring the Cha-Cha Slide / Janelle E. McGhee
  • 1pm - Steppin’ / Shaun Ballentine
  • 2pm - Polka Hop / TBA
  • 3pm - Footwork / Christopher “Mad Dog” Thomas Music by DJ Mwelwa

    Guest emcee Jennifer Billock, author of “Here Are 4 Dance Styles Born In Chicago To Mark The ‘Year Of Chicago Dance’” (Block Club Chicago; April 18, 2022), and Historic Chicago Bakeries (Arcadia Publishing; 2021)

 

Saturday, July 9, 11:30am–4pm

  • 11:30am–1pm - A Walkie Talkie Dancey Party! Presented by Chicago Children’s Theatre & The Q Brothers

    Followed by 30-minute dance lessons every hour and more music

  • 1pm - Ballroom Basics (for kids and families) / Dancing With Class
  • 2pm - East Coast Swing / May I Have This Dance
  • 3pm - Merengue / May I Have This Dance

 

Sunday, July 10, 12–4pm

  • 12pm - Salsa / La Mecca Dance Chicago
  • 1pm - Kizomba / Shafeeha Monae
  • 2pm - Bachata / Chicago Dance
  • 3pm - Afrobeat / Stacy “Jukeboxx” Letrice

    Music by DJ Kimani Rashad

 

SummerDance in the Parks — Douglass Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr.

 

Wednesday, July 13, 4:30–7:30pm

Latin + Hip Hop

  • 4:30pm - Creative activities
  • 5:30pm - Dance Instructors TBA
  • 6pm - Music Artist TBA

 

INVEST South/West

Supporting Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot’s signature community development initiative to reverse decades of disinvestment on Chicago’s South and West Sides.

 

SummerDance in the Parks — Willye B White Park, 1610 W. Howard St.

 

Wednesday, July 20, 4:30–7:30pm

Peace, Love and Unity Dance Party

  • 4:30pm - Creative activities
  • 5:30pm - Andrea Vinson from NAJWA Dance Corps (Boogaloo)
  • 6pm - Chicago Soul Spectacular (60s/70s Soul, Rock, R&B)

 

SummerDance in the Parks — Maxwell Street Market, 800 S. Desplaines St.

 

Sunday, July 24, 11am–3pm

  • 11am - Bachata / Latin Street
  • 12pm - Salsa / Latin Street
  • 1pm - Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) / Latin Street
  • 2-3pm - Open Dance

    Music by Vintage Wed DJ Papi

 

SummerDance in the Parks — Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th St.

 

Wednesday, July 27, 4:30–7:30pm

Neighborhood youth curated programming

Tanji Harper, Artistic Director of The Happiness Club, will lead community engagement with Kids Off The Block, The Urban Ark and Dance and Cheer of Excellence Academy to co-create the content of the overall program.

 

INVEST South/West

Supporting Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot’s signature community development initiative to reverse decades of disinvestment on Chicago’s South and West Sides.