DayLab, DanceWorks Chicago’s version of a One-Day Workshop, is open to advanced/professional level dancers 15+ on selected dates this summer. Join us for one or both DayLabs and immerse yourself in a professional environment geared to addressing training, artistic exploration, and career development.


11am-12:30pm, ballet with DanceWorksChicago Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa
12:45pm-2pm, jazz with Director of Academy Dance Alliance Ricky Ruiz
2-3pm, modern (release) with Acts of Matter Artistic Director Rebecca Lemme
3pm-3:30pm Tell-it-Like-it-is Seminar with Dance360 Program Director Sara Bibik, Julie, Ricky, and Rebecca

Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60610

No audition required!

FEE: $90

A limited number of merit and need-based scholarships are available. 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. DWC alumni have continued their careers with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, Grand Rapids Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, The Lion King, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Robert Moses’ Kin, and Northwest Dance Project, among other pursuits.