DanceForce: In-person!

Ruth Page Center
1016 N Dearborn


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DanceForce   (August 1-6, 2021)

DanceForce is a rigorous, comprehensive training program for dance students (15+), professional aspirants, and early-career dancers. Programming includes classes in a variety of dance techniques, DanceWorks Chicago repertory, mentorship sessions, artistic coaching, specialty seminars, tell-it-like-it-is professional development sessions, and informal public showings in the Ruth Page Theater.
From previous Dance360 Summer dancers:

“I expected to increase my knowledge about technique, choreography, and artistry. I left the program with all of this and a renewed spirit and energy about taking dance to a whole new level. Even more, I left with additional goals for myself as a dancer and person.”

“Just the gesture of having a mental health seminar itself was extremely impactful. Not enough organizations care enough about the mental health of their dancers.”

Faculty features DWC Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa, Dance360 Program Director Sara Bibik, current and former DWC dancers, and MORE!

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

Sunday-Friday, August 1-6

  • 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 DanceForce Showcase on Friday, August 6!  Join us for an informal showing of DWC repertoire presented by DanceForce dancers!   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.