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Chicago Summerdance July 2018 Events

JUNE 28-AUGUST 25, 2018 • FREE ADMISSION • GRANT PARK

Come out to Grant Park for Chicago SummerDance and get ready for 12 weeks of music and dance: FREE instructional lessons on everything from Bachata to Ballroom and live music under the stars.

Showcasing dance styles from all corners of the globe, this annual event (now in its 22nd 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

Sundays

  • Dance Lessons: 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Live Music & Dancing: 5:00-7:00 pm

JULY 2018 SCHEDULE


Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park


Sunday, July 1 - Argentine Tango

  • Duo Scofano-Minetti (Argentine Tango)
  • Tango 21 (Argentine Tango)

Thursday, July 5 - Dabke

  • Ahmed Hamad and Turath Ensemble present: Dabke is Life
  • Ahmed Hamad (Palestinian Traditional Dances)

Friday, July 6 - House (6-9pm - no break)

  • DJ Jesse de la Paña

Saturday, July 7 - Swing

  • The Fat Babies ('20s & 30s Jazz and Swing)
  • Margot Toppen & Riley Wimes, Jr. (Jitterbug)

Sunday, July 8 - Argentine Tango

  • Mariano Barreriro Tango Duo (Argentine Tango)
  • Tango 21 (Argentine Tango)

SummerDance In The Parks - Ping Tom Park


Wednesday, July 11 - Cumbia

  • (((Sonorama))) DJ Collective (Cumbia)
  • Latin Rhythms (Cumbia)

Taste of Chicago -Buckingham Fountain


Wednesday, July 11 - Steppin'

  • DJ Eric "ET" Taylor (Chicago Steppin')
  • Majestic Gents (Chicago Steppin')

Thursday, July 12 - Cajun

  • Les Rôdailleurs (Cajun)
  • Louie Stallone & Monica Vachlon (Cajun)

Friday, July 13 - House

  • Queens of House Music

Saturday, July 14 - Cumbia

  • Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto (Cumbia)
  • Tierra Colombiana Folkloric Dance Company (Cumbia)

Sunday, July 15 - Salsa

  • Luis Palermo & The Brasa All Stars (Salsa)
  • Latin Street Dance (Salsa)

SummerDance In The Parks - Humboldt Park Boathouse​


Wednesday, July 18 - Salsa & Mambo

  • Afinca’o (Salsa, Mambo)
  • Denita Inez (Salsa, Mambo)

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden​


Thursday, July 19 - Afrobeat

  • Alma Afrobeat Ensemble (Afrobeat from Barcelona)
  • Idy Ciss (Traditional West African Dance)

Friday, July 20 - Steppin’ & Kizomba

  • DJ Eclipse (Steppin’ & Kizomba)
  • Black Diamond Elite Steppers (Steppin’ & Kizomba)

Saturday, July 21 - Salsa

  • Juan Pablo Díaz y su Orquesta (Salsa)
  • Latin Rhythms (Salsa)

Sunday, July 22 - Romanian Folk Music & Dances

  • Laurentiu Feraru and his Gypsy Fusion Band (Romanian Folk Music)
  • Ethnic Dance Chicago (Eastern European & Balkan Folk Dances)

SummerDance In The Parks - Hamilton Park Cultural Center​


Saturday, July 21 - SummerDance Dance Downs In The Park

  • 2-5pm

SummerDance In The Parks - Jackson Park Grove 6b​​


Wednesday, July 25 - Motown & R&B

  • Lynne Jordan & The Shivers (Motown & R&B)
  • Dawud and Lura Shareef (Chicago Bop)

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden​


Thursday, July 26 - African Highlife & Soukous

  • Occidental Brothers Dance Band Int'l (African Highlife, Soukous)
  • Kimosha P. Murphy (African Expressions)

Friday, July 27 - Blues, West Coast Swing & Hustle

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

Saturday, July 28 - Steppin’

  • DJ Mellow Khris (Chicago Steppin’)
  • Dawud and Lura Shareef (Chicago Steppin’)

Sunday, July 29 - Swing

  • Sons of Susan (Jazz, Blues, Swing, Western Swing & Hokum)
  • Kasper Dance Studio (Swing, Jive)

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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