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Dance in Chicago revs up for a lively fall season with major companies, smaller ensembles, solo artists, and interdisciplinary projects. Here are five highlights to see Chicago dance performances this September:

August has arrived, Chicago! This summer feels like it's flying by, but don't miss out on the opportunity to check out the things happening in Chicago this weekend. From a music mega fest to unique neighborhood celebrations and special summer boat cruises, this weekend is one you won't want to miss.

Notice some big crowds around? Lollapalooza, one of the most popular music festivals in the country, takes over Grant Park starting on August 3, with its last performance ending on August 6. For some tips on where to refuel and fit in some sightseeing on a budget nearby, check out this list of cheap eats, attractions, and after shows. 

Check out some of the other Chicago events this weekend that we have listed below for more things to see, do and eat!

Dance for Life Chicago is arguably the Chicago dance community’s single most significant event of the year. Unique in its scope, it serves as a model for the arts community throughout the country, uniting the very highest levels of artistic achievement with the very noblest of humanitarian endeavors in its annual showcase of what makes Chicago dance, and Chicago’s dancers, so very special.

The annual benefit dance concert presenting and showcasing the city’s unique diversity of talent, dance traditions and styles brings together the incredibly talented, world-renowned professional dancers of Chicago for one night on the same stage.

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba Vibra!

Chicago audiences have lots to be thankful for in November, with a bountiful buffet of dance styles to choose from. Whatever your favorite flavor of dance may be, here's a great opportunity to expand your dance palate with a taste of something new, from mixed media to ballet, Cuban, Appalachian step dance, modern, and off-the-grid experimental.

Lucky Plush in Trip the Light Fantastic

Chicago's dance season opens full force in September with exciting festivals, company seasons, and premieres of new choreography. New and noteworthy this year for both balletomanes and neophytes is Audience Architect's Dance Around Town Sampler Pack, a first of it's kind, limited time offering for dance lovers AND for those who want to discover more dance in Chicago.

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Celebrate July with a bang! In Chicago, fireworks aren't the only shows that will make you say "ooo and ahh", and Chicago's dance world keeps the excitement going long after the Fourth of July. From Chicago Human Rhythm Project to Cerqua Rivera, here are 7 performances that will spark your interest:

Chicago Rhythm Fest

Tune into June!  This month, the official herald of summer breathes its balmy spirit of fun and frolic into the heart of Chicago dance. From a dance/comedy mashup to a one-night only tap performance featuring the music of legendary Queen, here are 5 dance shows in Chicago to see this June.

Hedwig Dances, part of Chicago Dance Month

Fasten your seat belts! April takes off with Chicago Dance Month, jam-packed with site-specific happenings and performances in public venues and neighborhoods throughout the city. Chicago Dance Month offers many ways to discover our city's energetic and varied dance scene with more than 50 performances, events, and classes.

The Joffrey Ballet presents RAkU

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's jam-packed with holidays, like Ground Hog Day, Valentines Day, and Mardi Gras, Presidents' Day, the Chinese New Year, and Superbowl Sunday. And what better way to celebrate than by seeing a dance concert!

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