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Thanks, Chicago Dance Community, for showing up and showing out today for some demi, demi, grand at Lou Conte Dance Studio. (Hubbard Street Dance Chicago...I see you!) #DreamBig
Next Tuesday: same time, same place!
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DanceWorks Chicago is excited to partner with Acceptd, an online network founded to connect young artists with opportunities, regardless of geography or socio-economic status. Sounds like a good match with DWC values around building an inclusive commUNITY, right?
While auditioning for Dance360 Summer 2018 programming via DayLab is the BEST way to experience the Dance360 culture, meet DWC staff/dancers, and have questions answered, DWC’s new partnership with Acceptd offers a wallet-friendly video audition option. If you are unable to attend a DayLab to audition for Summer 2018 DanceForce and/or ChoreoLab programming, Team DWC is excited to offer this alternative.
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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 the recognized team of Andreas Böttcher and 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.