DanceForce

DanceForce

July 22 – August 10, 2019

DanceForce is a rigorous, comprehensive training program for dance students (15+), professional aspirants, and early-career dancers. Programming includes classes in a variety of dance techniques, DanceWorks Chicago repertory, mentorship sessions, artistic coaching, specialty seminars, tell-it-like-it-is professional development sessions, and informal public showings in the Ruth Page Theater.
From previous Dance360 Summer dancers: 

“I expected to increase my knowledge about technique, choreography, and artistry. I left the program with all of this and a renewed spirit and energy about taking dance to a whole new level. Even more, I left with additional goals for myself as a dancer and person.”

“Just the gesture of having a mental health seminar itself was extremely impactful. Not enough organizations care enough about the mental health of their dancers.”

Faculty features DWC Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa, Dance360 Program Director Sara Bibik, current and former DWC dancers, and MORE!

Fee: $575 per week

DanceForce video highlights!

Monday – Friday 9:30-5:30 and Saturday 10am-2pm
Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago IL 60610
One, two, and three-week options available: ONE week July 23-28, TWO weeks: July 30-August 11, THREE weeks: July 23-August 11

Audition

Dancers are invited to attend DanceForce 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 DanceForce and/or ChoreoLab.

Scholarships and Work-Study Positions

Scholarships and Work-Study Positions are available for dancers attending a minimum of three weeks of Summer 2019 programming. Upon program acceptance, dancers may request a scholarship and/or work-study application. Scholarships are awarded to dancers attending three or four weeks of programing and require some financial commitment on the part the dancer. There are limited work-study positions available, and applications are accepted until positions are filled.

Questions?

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