Digital Dance360

DanceWorks Chicago is dedicated to creating a safe space for artists and audiences, now more so than ever.

These are trying times…time to try something new! Team DWC has been taking a, wait for it, 360 degree look at our Dance360 programming. Thank you to dancers, faculty, and accompanists for responding to our survey requests. We hear you and appreciate your patience.

Prioritizing the well-being of artists and being sensitive to shifting resources of space, time, and dollars, Dance360 programming will migrate from an in-person program to a Zoom platform. Doing so opens the Dance360 circle to experiences and innovation that Team DWC is excited to explore with you!

Instead of simply trying to deliver in-person content on a digital platform, our approach to Digital Dance360 has been crafted to maximize our time together while being sensitive to housemates/roommates, acknowledging the challenges of limited space, and understanding that Zoom fatigue is a thing.


Described by dancers as “inspiring”, “impactful”, “refreshing”, and “transformative”, DanceWorks Chicago’s Dance360 programming incorporates 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 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!

Digital DayLabs

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Wednesday, July 22, 2020_ChoreoLab Edition

Sunday, August 2, 2020_ChoreoLab Edition




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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Digital DanceForce

Monday-Friday, July 13-17: Self-care

Monday-Friday, July 27-31: Fun!

Monday-Friday, August 3-7: Joy!

Each week of DanceForce highlights an important element of dance (self-care, fun, and joy), addressed through technique classes, DanceWorks Chicago repertoire rehearsals and coaching, as well as specialty offerings and seminars. Designed for dance students, professional aspirants, and early career dancers, attendance at DanceForce is by audition only.

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Digital ChoreoLab

August 10-14, 2020

ChoreoLab 2020 shines a light on a selection of diverse dancemakers, with a new artist featured each day! Get to know a choreographer through class, rep rehearsal, and discussion. Each day culminates in an informal sharing open to family and friends.

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