New Dances 2020 Open Company Class

Join the New Dances commUNITY and take class with us!

Led by New Dances 2020 choreographers with Thodos Dance Chicago Artistic Director Melissa Thodos and DanceWorks Chicago Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa, each class is unique – check out the schedule below for details!


Chez Vous via Zoom:



NOTE: The studio will open at 9:15am for mingling! For security, doors will close promptly at 9:35am. Your cooperation is appreciated.


Thanks to the generosity of New Dances donors Mary Rose Alexander and Tim Gilfoyle, Paula and Gregory Bork, Mark Ferguson Gomez and Tom Ferguson Gomez, Wende Fox Lawson and Jim Lawson, Gail and Robert Loveman, Marina Natsis, and Shannon Raglin, these classes are FREE!

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


Monday, June 15: Melissa Thodos_modern/contemporary technique with a focus on weight, breath, and dynamic fluidity, with whispers of notable modern facets throughout to get your day grounded and going!

Tuesday, June 16: Sydney Jones_an upbeat jazz class focusing on technique, strength, and creativity   And, hey, it’s Bring Your Pet Day!

Wednesday, June 17: NO CLASS… Team New Dances is in tech mode!  Do you have your tickets yet?

Thursday, June 18: NO CLASS… Team New Dances is counting down to Opening Night! Do you have your tickets yet?

Friday, June 19: NO CLASS… Team New Dances is getting ready to welcome YOU! Do you have your tickets yet?