Chicago SummerDance in the Parks

Chicago SummerDance  >  In The Parks

Select dates, August 18 – September 15, 5:30–7:30pm except where noted


Free Admission


Chicago SummerDance In The Parks

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The Chicago SummerDance in the Parks series returns this summer, presented with the Chicago Park District. Dancers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in family and creative activities from 4:30–5:30pm and introductory dance lessons by professional instructors followed by live music and dancing from 5:30–7:30pm except where noted. Schedule, parks, and themes are:

ASL provided for all dance lessons and main stage programs.


Wednesday, August 18

Willy B. White Park, 1610 W. Howard St. (Reggae) — with music by Akasha, dance instruction by Stacy "Jukeboxx" Letrice and “Mindfulness Through Rhythm, Sound and Breath” workshop with members of Funkadesi


Wednesday, August 25

Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine Ave. (Steppin') — with music by DJ Mellow Khris, dance instruction by Majestic Gents and “Participatory Walk” workshop led by Chicago Poetry Center


Wednesday, September 1

Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St. (Line Dancing) — with music by DJ Chico, dance instruction by Fre2Dance and “Participatory Walk” workshop led by Chicago Poetry Center


Wednesday, September 8

Davis Square Park, 4430 S. Marshfield Ave., presented with Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (Cumbia) — with music by Quinto Imperio, dance instruction by Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council Ballet Folklorico and a variety of on-site activities, including art making and portrait drawing with Fernando Ramirez


Sunday, September 12

(Note the time: 1–6pm) at Rainbow Beach Park, 3111 E. 77th St. (House) — presented as part of the House City series with DJs Torin Edmond, Rae Chardonnay and DJ Kobe One Kenobi; hosted by Ronda Flowers and Dana Divine; dance instruction with Boogie McClarin


Wednesday, September 15

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave. (Salsa) — with music by Chicago Latin Groove, dance instruction by Latin Street and an Arts Village with See Chicago Dance and Chicago Cultural Alliance, including pop-up performances in the park


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