Excited about Dance360 Summer 2018 Programming…woo!

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Building on a successful Pilot Season described by dancers as “inspiring”, “impactful”, “refreshing”, and “transformative”, DanceWorks Chicago continues Dance360, a holistic approach to dance training and artistic development.  “Dancers need a diverse set of tools to be successful in the studio, on stage, and in life. Dance360 will help young artists identify, develop, and utilize these tools on their journey through dance.” — DWC Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa.

From Dance360 Summer 2017 Dancers

Dance360 summer programming helped me find renewed confidence and cultivate a playground for curiosity.”

“I wasn’t familiar with the DanceWorks Culture … It is something I feel that it is hard to truly read unless immersed within the dancers, teachers, and administrators. It definitely became more important and is the reason I want to return to this program next summer. It was a safe space to grow as a young artist.”

“I had high expectations for the classes and seminars. Subject matter that was discussed everyday blew me away!”

“I would love to thank the DanceWorks Chicago company members (previous and current) involved with the summer programming. Their professionalism, positive energy, and genuine interest and investment in the well-being and growth of all the people in the room was felt and appreciated. It was uplifting and inspiring to have such a beautiful examples of what good dance citizens embody: work ethic, professionalism, openness, and overall dedication to and passion for the art form.”

Learn more about Dance360 offerings below and join a community of dancers working toward personal excellence!

January 5, February 24, March 25,      April 15




DayLabs are designed to provide a taste of Dance360′ s holistic approach.  NOTE: Dancers interested in participating in DanceForce and/or ChoreoLab may use DayLab as an audition.

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July 23 – August 11

A rigorous, comprehensive training program for dance students, professional aspirants, and early career dancers, by audition only.

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August 13 -18

A one-week creative residency for local/regional/national choreographers creating new work on selected dancers, by audition only.

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