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CHICAGO SUMMERDANCE AUGUST 2019 EVENTS

JUNE 27 – AUG. 24, 2019​  • FREE ADMISSION • GRANT PARK

Head to Grant Park for Chicago SummerDance and get ready for 12 weeks of music and dance. Learn from the pros during free dance lessons on everything from bachata to ballroom, featuring a massive open air dance floor and and live music under the stars.

Showcasing dance styles from all corners of the globe, this annual event (now in its 23rd year) takes place every weekend Friday to Sunday. The evening starts with a one-hour dance lesson, following by two hours of live music and dancing. This year, you'll also find SummerDance popping up in parks around the city. All events are free and open to the public.

Fridays & Saturdays

  • Dance Lessons: 6 – 7 pm
  • Live Music & Dancing: 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Sundays

  • Dance Lessons: 4 – 5 pm
  • Live Music & Dancing: 5 – 7 pm

AUGUST 2019 SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 6 – 9 p.m.

SummerDance in the Parks
Willye B. White Park, 1610 Howard St.
KIZOMBA& Brazilian ZOUK

  • Kizomba Chicago (DJ set)
  • Kizomba Chicago (Kizomba) and Urbanity Dance Chicago (Brazilian Zouk)

Friday, Aug. 9, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
BALLROOM

  • May I Have This Dance presents Ballroom and More! (DJ set)
  • May I Have This Dance (Waltz, Tango)

Saturday, Aug. 10, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
BLUES

  • The Cash Box Kings (Chicago Blues)
  • May I Have This Dance (West Coast Swing, Hustle)

Sunday, Aug. 11, 4 – 7 p.m.

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
SALSA

  • Carpacho y su Super Combo (Salsa)
  • Dance Academy of Salsa (Salsa, Cha-cha)

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 6 – 9 p.m.

SummerDance in the Parks
Jackson Park Grove 6B, 1700 Columbia Dr.
SWING

  • Petra van Nuis Quintet (‘20s, ‘30s & ‘40s Classic Swing )
  • Louie Stallone (East Coast Swing)

Friday, Aug. 16, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
BLUES

  • Morry Sochat and The Special 20s (Chicago Blues with Swing & Rock-n-Roll)
  • Big City Blues (Blues Dance)

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2 – 5 p.m.

SummerDance Downs in the Park
Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St.

Saturday, Aug. 17, 6–9:30 p.m.

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
STEPPIN'

  • National Steppers Society (Chicago Steppin')
  • Ken Watkins (Chicago Steppin')

Sunday, Aug. 18, 4 – 7 p.m.

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
FLAMENCO

  • Clinard Dance's Flamenco Quartet Project (Flamenco)
  • Wendy Clinard (Flamenco)

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6 – 9 p.m.

SummerDance in the Parks
Ping Tom Memorial Park, 1700 S. Wentworth Ave.
SALSA

  • Agúzate DJ Crew (Vintage Salsa DJ set)
  • Chicago Dance (Salsa)         

Friday, Aug. 23, 6–9 p.m.

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
HOUSE

  • Dee Jay Alicia (House DJ set)

Saturday, Aug. 24, 1 – 8 p.m.

SummerDance Celebration – GRAND FINALE
Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St.
A full day of participatory and professional dancing throughout Millennium Park on the Great Lawn, Cloud Gate, Wrigley Square, and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The full schedule will be announced in June.

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.