12 weeks. 43 live bands. And a restored 4,900 square foot, 100 percent recycled, open-air dance floor.
Come out to Grant Park for Chicago SummerDance from June 24 to September 11 for dancing and FREE instructional lessons on everything from Bachata to Ballroom. Or simply sit back and enjoy live music under the stars.
Showcasing dance styles from all corners of the globe, this annual event (now in its 20th year) takes place every weekend Friday to Sunday. One hour, introductory lessons led by professional instructors are followed by two hours of live music and dancing:
Fridays & Saturdays
- Dance Lessons: 6:00-7:00 pm
- Live Music & Dancing: 7:30-9:30 pm
- Dance Lessons: 4:00-5:00 pm
- Live Music & Dancing: 5:00-7:00 pm
Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park
(601 S. Michigan Ave. betwen Harrison St. and Balbo Dr.)
Friday, June 24 - Swing
Performers: The Flat Cats (Jump Blues, Swing)
Instructors: Margot Toppen and Riley Wimes, Jr. (East Coast Swing)
Saturday, June 25 - Salsa
Sunday, June 26 - Tango and Milonga
Performers: Carpacho y Su Super Combo (Colombian, Salsa)
Instructors: Lisa "La Boriqua" (Merengue, Cumbia, Salsa)
Performers: KAIA String Quartet
Instructors: American Tango Institute (Argentine Tango)
Please note: Schedule is subject to change. For the very latest on Chicago SummerDance events, visit chicagosummerdance.org or get updates on Facebook and Twitter @SummerDanceChi.