August 12-17, 2019

ChoreoLab is a one-week residency for professional-caliber dancers looking for a focused creative period with invited choreographers to develop new creations and build artistic networks. Choreographers are chosen by special invitation from DanceWorks Chicago’s Artistic Director. Dancers are hand-selected by a ChoreoLab dancemaker to participate in their creative process which mirrors life at DanceWorks Chicago. Days start with a morning technique class followed by rehearsal, coaching, and sharing. Be part of a rewarding week of using your technical skills and artistic voice that will be unveiled at a culminating showcase in the Ruth Page Center Theater.

“In the spirit of Dance360, I wanted to close the circle with HUGE THANKS for facilitating the dreaming, art making, and moments of reflection.”    –ChoreoLab 2017 Choreographer Joshua Manculich

Fee: $575 per week

ChoreoLab video overview



Dancers are invited to attend ChoreoLab via in-person or video audition. Auditioning in-person through DayLab is the best way to experience the Dance360 culture, meet DWC staff/dancers, and to have your questions answered. However, if you are unable to attend a DayLab, Team DWC is happy to offer a video audition option. Auditionees can select to be considered for ChoreoLab and/or DanceForce.


Scholarships and Work-Study Positions

Scholarships and Work-Study Positions are available for dancers attending three or four weeks of Summer 2019 programming. Upon program acceptance, dancers may request a scholarship and/or work-study application. Please note the following scholarship application due dates:

  • January/February/March DayLab attendees: the application due date is Monday, April 1 with notification by Monday, April 8.
  • April DayLab attendees: the application due date is Thursday, May 2 with notification by Monday, May 6.

Scholarships require some financial commitment on the part of the dancer. Work-study positions have been filled.


For more information, please contact Sara Bibik Dance360 Program Director.