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Whether you are a Class of 2021 grad (woo!), soon-to-be grad, been-there-done-that grad, or School of Life kid, SUMMER's around the corner! Undecided about what to do? Take a look at our Dance360 in-person and digital offerings, centered around YOUR personal and professional growth: www.danceworkschicago.org/calendar/category/dance360/Is there someone in your life looking for that meaningful grad gift? How 'bout our final Digital DayLab of spring 2021: Saturday, May 15? Fee: fifty bucks Scholarships: available Experience: priceless! www.danceworkschicago.org/calendar/digital-daylab-may-15-2021/ Sara Bibik Angela Dice Nguyen Christopher K Morgan #dance360 #stillmoving #community #thinkglobaldancelocal ... See MoreSee Less
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💙Blue skies smiling at me, nothing but blue skies do I see💙…and We See Our Second 2021 Summer Extern/Intern *drumroll*…Reyna Carrillo!!🤩👏🏼A word from Reyna:“Can't wait for my adventure as an extern/intern DanceWorks Chicago to start! Feeling fortunate and excited to meet the team!”Reyna, we can't wait either! Let's goooooooooo!Butler BalletButler University Arts AdministrationButler University#aboutmepost #Extern #SummerInternship #TeamDWC #NextGems #ButlerArtsAdmin #StillMoving #BlueSkies ... See MoreSee Less
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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.