DayLab: In-person!

DayLab, DanceWorks Chicago’s version of a One-Day Workshop, is open to dancers 15+ working at an advanced/professional level.  Join us IRL and immerse yourself in a welcoming environment geared to addressing your body, mind, and spirit! Discover and share inspiration through training, artistic exploration, and connecting with your peers, including DanceWorks Chicago dancers!

SCHEDULE (all times Central):

10am-11:15am: Ballet with DWC Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa

11:15am-11:30am: break

11:30am-1:30pm: NEW DWC rep and JAM Circle (how Dance360!!!) with Guest Choreographer Charissa-Lee Barton!

1:30pm-2:15pm, Seminar with Julie and Dance360 Program Director Sara Bibik

2:15pm-2:30pm, break

2:30pm-3pm, informal showing of Charissa’s new work Mutter Matters! Be the first to see the piece that Team DWC will premiere in St. Louis at the Spring to Dance Festival!

Join us for a DayLab and get your groove back!

NO audition required!

FEE: $50

Registration is OPEN!  Space is limited to 12 dancers in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines and best practices!

Please fill out this simple online form.

Interested in a SCHOLARSHIP? Please complete this online form.


LAST CALL to audition for Dance360 Summer 2021 programs. It’s EASY (and FREE!)   Simply attend this DayLab and let us know in advance!


QUESTIONS? Inquire with Dance360 Program Director Sara Bibik

DanceWorks Chicago is committed to supporting individual artistic growth, providing a laboratory for early career artists to journey from “good to great” through training, collaboration, mentorship, and performance. DWC shines a spotlight on individual artists, celebrating unique voices and finding harmony in collaboration.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.