August 10 – 15, 2020

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. Each dancemaker hand-picks their cast out of the pool of ChoreoLab dancers. Days mirror life at DanceWorks Chicago and 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

ChoreoLab 2020 Choreographers coming soon!

ChoreoLab Showcase

Join us in the Ruth Page Center Theater for an informal showing of creations by ChoreoLab choreographers, followed by an informal Meet the Artist Session! Get an inside look at creativity happening across the country (and in your own backyard)!

SAVE the DATE for the ChoreoLab Showcase at 1pm on Saturday, August 15 at the wallet-friendly price of $10 per person. Join us to support and celebrate!


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 2020 programming. Upon program acceptance, dancers may request a scholarship and/or work-study application. More information about scholarship application timeline is forthcoming. Scholarships require some financial commitment on the part of the dancer.

Early Decision Scholarship and Work-Study application —–>    Due Date: Thursday, March 19   Notification: Friday, March 27

  • Early Decision is for dancers participating in either (or both) the December and/or February DayLabs

Scholarship and Work-Study application —–>    Due Date: Monday, May 11    Notification: Friday, May 15

  • The May dates are open to ALL DayLab attendees plus dancers invited via Video Audition


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