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DanceWorks Chicago

PROUD of these gems, Maddie Counsell, Emma Lambert, and Alice Svetic...We See YOU! This dynamic trio is taking a leadership role in supporting their class by cultivating a safe space and community where the Class of 2020 can thrive! If you'd like to join the first session "For 2020 Grads, By 2020 Grads" this Sunday, January 17, please RSVP here: forms.gle/9owfGB9xPQNUUqXz6
The session will include a PT workshop with the fabulous Lizzie Rolston #NextGems #SelfCareIsAThing #MentorshipIsAMindset
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2 days ago

DanceWorks Chicago

TWO weeks from today, Digital DanceChance returns for the first 'chance of 2021...woo! Please join choreographers Kaylah Alexander, Morgan Sandlin, and Maddie Counsell in our cozy Zoom Room for an hour of artistic sharing and community building!
SAVE the DATE: Friday, January 29 at 7pm (Central) See you there!
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About Us

Our commitment is to “Community” not “Company,” the Participatory, rather than the Proprietary. And having chosen this route, we are building a more robust dance community.

DanceWorks Chicago is committed to build a foundation for the individual artistic growth of dancers and choreographers, providing a laboratory from which early career artists propel themselves and the art form to a new level through training, collaboration, mentorship, and performance. Led with integrity by Co-founder and Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa, DanceWorks Chicago fills a niche in the dance ecosystem investing in and shining a spotlight on the individual artists. Dancers are encouraged to explore their technical capability as well as their artistic curiosity in an individualized and deeply personal approach with the goal of nurturing passionate, articulate artists able to make meaningful contributions to the art form. Choreographically, we look to uncover new voices while also embracing opportunities to connect with more established choreographers providing mentorship and perspective for all involved. Welcoming the public to engage with the DanceWorks family to build context around the work of art is both our pleasure and our duty as a good dance citizen.