ChoreoLab: In-person!

Ruth Page Center
1016 N Dearborn


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ChoreoLab   (August 8-13) 

ChoreoLab is a one-week residency for professional-caliber dancers looking for a focused creative period with invited choreographers to develop new creations and build artistic networks. Choreographers are chosen by special invitation from DanceWorks Chicago’s Artistic Director. Each dancemaker hand-picks their cast out of the pool of ChoreoLab dancers. Days mirror life at DanceWorks Chicago and start with a morning technique class followed by rehearsal, coaching, and sharing. Be part of a rewarding week of using your technical skills and artistic voice that will be unveiled at a culminating showcase in the Ruth Page Center Theater.

“I expected to meet new people, continue to cultivate my network, and grow in my artistry, all of these were achieved. Along with having fun!”

CHOREOGRAPHER LINE-UP: Shannon Alvis and Drew Lewis

Combine with the In-person DanceForce week and/or digital offerings to take your ChoreoLab experience to the next level!

Sunday-Friday, August 8-13

  • Times: 10am-4pm (Central time)
  • Venue: DWC’s home at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, conveniently located in Chicago’s beautiful Gold Coast!
  • Fee: $575 per week
  • Class size is limited to 16 dancers in adherence with local, state, and federal regulations/guidelines and best practices.
  • SAVE the DATE for the ChoreoLab Showcase on Friday, August 13! Join us in the Ruth Page Center Theater for an informal showing of creations by ChoreoLab movers and makers, followed by an informal Meet the Artist Session!   Seating is limited.


LAST CALL to audition via a Digital DayLab: May 15

In addition, Team DWC is happy to offer a video audition option. See what’s NEW this year in video audition options!!!



Upon program acceptance, dancers may request a scholarship application. All scholarships are partial scholarships.



For more information, please contact Sara Bibik Dance360 Program Director.