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    CHICAGO SUMMERDANCE JULY SCHEDULE

    Dance under the stars with this FREE series in Grant Park, every weekend June 23 - September 10, 2017.

  • Summerdance

    CHICAGO SUMMERDANCE JULY SCHEDULE

    Dance under the stars with this FREE series in Grant Park, every weekend June 23 - September 10, 2017.

12 weeks. 48 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 23 to September 10 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 21st 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 SCHEDULE


Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park
(601 S. Michigan Ave. betwen Harrison St. and Balbo Dr.)


Saturday, July 1 - Salsa + Mambo, 6-9:30 p.m.
Performers: Luis Palermo + Brasa All Stars (Salsa)
Instructors: Dance Academy of Salsa (Mambo)

Sunday, July 2 - Zydeco, 4-7 p.m.
Performers: Terrance Simien + The Zydeco Experience (Zydeco)
Instructors: Idy Ciss (Traditional West African Dance)

Wednesday, July 5 - Irish Folk Music + Dancing, 6-9 p.m.
Performers: Bua (Irish Folk Music)
Instructors: Trinity Irish Dance (Irish Folk Dancing)
Part of Taste of Chicago at the regular location in Grant Park's Spirit of Music Garden

Thursday, July 6 - Steppin' - Tribute To Herb Kent, 6-9 p.m.
Performers: DJ Eric "ET" Taylor (Chicago Steppin')
Instructors: Majestic Gents (Chicago Steppin')
Part of Taste of Chicago at the regular location in Grant Park's Spirit of Music Garden

Friday, July 7 - House, 6-9 p.m.
Performers: Steve ‘Miggedy' Maestro
Part of Taste of Chicago at the regular location in Grant Park's Spirit of Music Garden

Saturday, July 8 - Footwork SummerDance-Off, 2-5 p.m.
Part of Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Garfield Park Golden Dome, 100 Central Park Ave.

Saturday, July 8 - Salsa, 6-9 p.m.
Performers: Orquesta El Macabeo (Salsa)
Instructors: Latin Rhythms (Salsa)

Sunday, July 9 - Country, 4-7 p.m.
Performers: Lawrence Peters Outfit (Honky-Tonk Country)
Instructors: Jeffrey Cannon and Meg Kindelin (Country Two-Step, Waltz)

Thursday, July 13 - Bomba, 6-9 p.m.
Performers: Bomba con Buya (Plena + Bomba)
Instructors: Ivelisse Diaz with La Escuelita Bombera de Corazon (Plena + Bomba)
Part of Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

Friday, July 14 - Footwork, 6-9:30 p.m.
Performers: The ERA (Footwork)
Instructors: Following a lesson covering basic moves from 6 to 7 p.m., the ERA Footwork Crew will perform as a crew to their mixtape "In the Wurkz"

Saturday, July 15 - Steppin' SummerDance-Off, 2-5 p.m.   
Part of Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.

Saturday, July 15 - Salsa, 6-9:30 p.m.   
Performers: Timba Brava (Timba Salsa)
Instructors: Chicago Dance (Salsa)

Sunday, July 16 - Italian Folk Music + Dancing, 4-7 p.m.
Performers: Newpoli (Italian Folk Music + Dance)
Instructors: Newpoli will teach Pizzica, a traditional tarantella from Apulia called "Salento"

Thursday, July 20 - Salsa + Bachata, 6-9 p.m.
Performers: El Caobo (Salsa, Mambo, Bachata)
Instructors: Denita Inez & Desueño (Salsa + Bachata) 
Part of Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 W. 19th St.

Friday, July 21 - Swing, 6-9:30 p.m.
Performers: The Fat Babies (‘20s and ‘30s Jazz and Swing)
Instructors: Big City Swing (East Coast Swing)

Saturday, July 22 - Footwork SummerDance-Off, 2-5 p.m.
Part of Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd St.

Saturday, July 22 - Salsa, Mambo + Cha-Cha, 6-9:30 p.m.
Performers: Charanga Tropical (Salsa with Strings)
Instructors: Mixed Motion Art (Mambo, Cha-cha)

Sunday, July 23 - Ballroom, 4-7 p.m. 
Performers: May I Have this Dance Presents Ballroom + more!
Instructors: Nino DiGiulio (Cha-cha + Waltz)

Thursday, July 27 - Salsa, 6-9 p.m.
Performers: Aguzate (Vintage Salsa DJ set)
Instructors: Dance Academy of Salsa (Salsa, Cha-cha) 
Part of Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

Friday, July 28 - Blues + West Coast Swing, 6-9:30 p.m.
Performers: The Cash Box Kings (Chicago Blues)
Instructors: May I Have This Dance (West Coast Swing)

Saturday, July 29 - Steppin' SummerDance-Off, 2-5 p.m.
Part of Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd St.

Saturday, July 29 - Salsa, 6-9:30 p.m.
Performers: Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros (Cuban Son, Salsa)
Instructors: Arthur Murray Dance Center (Salsa)

Sunday, July 30 - Ballroom, 4-7 p.m.
Performers: Teddy Lee Orchestra (Ballroom)
Instructors: Fred Astaire Dance Studio - West Loop (Fox-Trot, Rumba)

 

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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