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Chicago Summerdance June 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.

SUMMERDANCE AT SPIRIT OF MUSIC GARDEN

Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
Thursdays – Saturdays
Dance Lesson: 6 – 7 p.m.
Music & Dancing: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Sundays
Dance Lesson: 4 – 5 p.m.
Music & Dancing: 5 – 7 p.m.

SUMMERDANCE IN THE PARKS

Citywide Chicago Park District locations
Wednesdays
Dance Lesson: 6 – 7 p.m.
Music & Dancing: 7 – 9 p.m.

JUNE 2019 SCHEDULE

Wednesday, June 26, 6 – 9 p.m.

SummerDance in the Parks
Theater on the Lake, 2401 N. Lakeshore Dr.
CONTRA & SQUARE DANCE
SummerDance celebrates the Year of Chicago Theatre with Theater on the Lake

  • Golden Horse Ranch Band (Contra & Square Dance)
  • Annie Coleman (Square & Contra Dancing, Line Dancing, Polka, Waltz)

Thursday, June 27, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

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

  • The Flat Cats (Jump Blues, Swing)
  • May I Have This Dance (Swing, Jitterbug)   

Friday, June 28, 6 – 9 p.m.

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

  • EXCURSIONS: DJs Cordell Johnson & James “JV” Vincent (House DJ set)

Saturday, June 29, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

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

  • Charangueo  (Salsa)
  • Andres Meneses from Latin Street (Salsa)

Sunday, June 30, 4 – 7 p.m.

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
FOLK DANCES & MUSIC FROM INDIA

  • Ishti presents Pulse of India: An Evening of Folk Dance and Music
  • Ishti Dance (Bhangra, Raas-Garba, Kalbelia, Ghoomar, Sambalpuri)

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.