Planning is underway for Dance360 programming in 2018…stay tuned!


July 22 – August 19, 2018



Continuing its decade of commitment to young artists, DanceWorks Chicago launches 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.

I am still riding afloat on all of the loving energy I was surrounded by. You and your dancers are a reminder of the importance of community, throughout our journey as artists, and in our lives overall. Thank you for shining a bright light on the importance of perspective, both in our everyday commitments and our long term outlooks. – Previous Workshop Attendee

Dance360 Program Director Sara Bibik:, a Founding Dancer with River North Dance Chicago who has been recognized with a Ruth Page Award for a “Season of Outstanding Dancing”, has also served as RNDC’s Workshop Director and Artistic Administrator. “I am thrilled to join the DanceWorks Chicago family during SEASON 10. My passion to help young dancers is inspired by their determination and dedication. Team DWC recognizes that dancers are hungry for technical rigor, genuine relationships, and inspirational mentorship. Dance360 is dedicated bringing together dancers, their families, and the dance community.”



One-Day Workshops designed to provide a taste of the Dance360 approach.  NOTE: Dancers interested in participating in DanceForce and/or ChoreoLab may use DayLab as an audition.

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July 24 – August 12

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

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August 14-19

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

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August 19-20

A convening of local/regional/national decision-makers (artistic directors, heads of college/university dance departments) around classes, joint auditions, networking, professional development, and performances.

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