Chicago SummerDance Schedule — August

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

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SummerDance in the Parks — NEW LOCATION: Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.

 

Wednesday, August 3, 4:30–7:30pm

Afrobeat + House

  • 4:30pm - Creative activities with Front Porch Arts Center, Alexandra Antoine (artist-in-residence at Legler Library), and Move Me Soul
  • 5:30pm - Dance instruction by Move Me Soul (Afrobeat, House)
  • 6pm - DJ Dr. McCoy (Afrobeat, House)

Presented in collaboration with Move Me Soul

 

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 — Davis Square Park, 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

 

Saturday, August 6, 11am–3pm

Special program of dance and performance as part of Plant Chicago’s weekly market.

  • 11am - Footwork dance lesson with Mocha
  • 12pm - Afrobeat dance lesson with Mocha
  • 1pm - Flamenco lesson with Wendy Clinard

Free Street Theater presents live storytelling, drag performances, and more every hour.

Dance lessons organized by Clinard Dance.

Learn more about Plant Chicago vendors at the market website: https://www.plantchicago.org/farmers-market

Presented in collaboration with Plant Chicago and Free Street Theater

 

INVEST South/WestSupporting 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 — Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Humboldt Dr.

 

Wednesday, August 10, 4:30–7:30pm

Salsa

  • 4:30pm - Creative activities include drop-in demos with La Vuelta (circus arts) and La Escuelita Bombera de Corazón™ (Bomba)
  • 5:30pm - Dance instruction by Mayambo Dance Company (Salsa)
  • 6pm - Flaco Navaja and the Razor Blades (Salsa)

Presented in collaboration with UrbanTheater Company

 

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 — Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.

 

Thursday, August 11, 6–9pm

Cumbia

  • 6pm - Latin Street (Cumbia)
  • 7pm - Quinto Imperio (Cumbia)

 

Friday, August 12, 6–9pm

Swing

  • 6pm - May I Have This Dance (Foxtrot, East Coast Swing)
  • 7pm - Alan Gresik Swing Orchestra (1936 Pop Music)

 

Saturday, August 13, 6–9pm

Steppin’

  • 6pm - Dawud and Lura Shareef (Steppin’)
  • 7pm - DJ Eric “ET” Taylor (Steppin’)

 

SummerDance in the Parks — Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine Ave.

 

Wednesday, August 17, 4:30–7:30pm

Steppin’

  • 4:30pm - Creative activities include a Teen-led Poster Printmaking Station by the Hyde Park Art Center’s Youth Board and a short dance performance by Quimaya “Maya Unique” Sewell, an Englewood Arts Collective United Still grantee
  • 5:30pm – Dance instruction by Majestic Gents (Steppin’)
  • 6pm - DJ Myron (Steppin’)

Presented in collaboration with Englewood Arts Collective and hosted by Rob Smooth, EAC Co-founder and Hip-Hop Artist, Producer and Audio Engineer; special thanks to RAGE member Michell N. for poster station

 

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 — Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.

 

Thursday, August 18, 6–9pm

An ASL interpreter is not confirmed for this event. We continue to work to secure an interpreter.

Country & Western

  • 6pm - Jeffrey Cannon & Meg Kindelin (Country Two-Step, Waltz, Polka)
  • 7pm - Wild Earp & The Free For Alls (Country & Western)

 

Friday, August 19, 6–9pm

Salsa

  • 6pm - Latin Rhythms (Salsa)
  • 7pm - Afinca’o (Salsa)

 

Saturday, August 20, 6–9pm

A Dance Party for Every Body!

  • 6pm - Desueño Dance and MOMENTA Dance Company (No Limits Latin/Fusion Adaptive Dance)
  • 7pm - Calculated Discomfort (Disability-Led Fusion Grooves)

** Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) live captioning is offered. An ASL interpreter is not confirmed for this event. We continue to work to secure an interpreter.

 

SummerDance in the Parks — Davis Square Park, 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

 

Wednesday, August 24, 4:30–7:30pm

Cumbia + House

  • 4:30pm - Plant Chicago market & creative activities with Free Street Theater
  • 5:30pm - Dance Instruction by Ysaÿe Alma
  • 6pm - Music by El Caveman (Cumbia, House)

with special performances throughout the night by America Powers, Cindy Nero and Male Spice

Presented in collaboration with Free Street Theater and Plant Chicago

 

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 — Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.

 

Thursday, August 25, 6–9pm

Global Music and Dance Traditions

  • 6–9pm - Dance lessons and music by Surabhi Ensemble (Global Fusion)

Dance styles to be taught throughout the night: Kinnari Vora (Indian Classical Hharatanatyam); Leticia Aravena (Flamenco); Phaedra Darwish (Dabke); Lorena Iniguez (Mexican Folk)

 

Friday, August 26, 6–9pm

House

  • 6pm - DJ Wayne Williams (House)

 

SummerDance in the Parks — Ada Park, 11250 S. Ada St.

 

Wednesday, August 31, 4:30–7:30pm

House

  • 4:30pm - Creative activities
  • 5:30pm - DJ Sundance (House)

Presented in collaboration with Ada Park Advisory Council