Chicago SummerDance September Schedule

Dance under the stars with this FREE series in Grant Park, every weekend June 27 - September 14, 2014.

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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, September 2 - House
**Note special time: 6:00-9:00 pm|
Performers: Wired Fridays - Paul Johnson

Saturday, September 3 - Swing
Performers: The Fat Babies ('20s and '30s Jazz and Swing)
Instructors: Big City Swing (East Coast Swing)

Sunday, September 4 - Contra and Square Dance
Performers: Golden Horse Ranch Band (Country and Square Dance)
Instructors: Annie Coleman (Square and Contra Dancing, Line Dancing, Polka, Waltz)

Friday, September 9 - Salsa
Performers: Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra (Cuban Son and Salsa)
Instructors: Fred Astaire Dance Studio - West Loop (Salsa)

Saturday, September 10 - Salsa
Performers: Ola Fresca (Cuban Son, Salsa, Timba and Funk)
Instructors: Chicago Dance (Salsa)

Sunday, September 11 - Bhangra
Performers: Kalapriya presents Bhangra Blowout with DJ and live Dhol (Bhangra)

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.

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