Get off your horse and put on your dancing shoes!
Head over to Grant Park for Chicago SummerDance 2019
Saturday, August 24, 1–8pm – SummerDance Celebration
As usual, the SummerDance music concludes on Saturday, August 24 with a gigantic celebration in Millennium Park, where attendees will be able to join dance parties at the Bean and the Great Lawn or take in professional dance performance at Pritzker Pavilion.
If you’ve resolved to learn how to dance this summer (or just want to have a good time grooving outdoors), you’ll want to explore the Chicago SummerDance schedule. The event series returns to parks throughout the city from June 26 through August 24, allowing attendees to take a free dance lesson and then show off what they’ve learned with musical accompaniment from a live band.
The Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park hosts evening dance lessons on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer (except when Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza take over the park). As usual, there’s a wide array of styles to learn about, from swing and salsa to Indian folk dancing (June 30) and Bachata (July 28).
SummerDance moves to parks throughout the city on Wednesday nights, offering contra and square dancing lessons at Theatre on the Lake (June 26), steppin’ lessons in Jackson Park (July 24) and Brazilian zouk lessons in Willye B. White Park (August 7). Plus, during Taste of Chicago, you’ll be able to visit a stage by Buckingham Fountain to work up an appetite will mastering house, salsa, country and swing dance moves.
As usual, the SummerDance music concludes on Saturday, August 24 with a gigantic celebration in Millennium Park, where attendees will be able to join dance parties at the Bean
|Fridays & Saturdays
Every summer the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park blossoms into an urban dance space. Dance to the sounds of 44 different live bands and get into step with dance lessons beforehand. Glide across the restored 4,900-square-foot, 100 percent recycled, open-air dance floor designed by Chicago artist Dan Peterman. Swing, waltz, cha-cha…or simply enjoy the music. All FREE!
Information and Resources
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
- Free Admission
- Fridays & Saturdays
Dance Lessons: 6-7pm
Music & Dancing: 7:30-9:30pm
Dance Lessons: 4-5pm
Music & Dancing: 5-7pm
Chicago SummerDance Image Gallery
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Chicago SummerDance continues in July with Plena Libre, DJ Pierre & PHUTURE, The Golden Horse Ranch Band and more.
Chicago SummerDance comes to a close on September 13th with a performance by DJ Sunny Singh (Bollywood).
Helpful information when planning your visit to Chicago SummerDance.
Chicago SummerDance kicks-off in June with Mambo Express, DJ Herb Kent, and the Steve Anthony Orchestra.
Don’t miss performances include, Sons of Susan, Afinca’o, the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater and more.
Chicago Park District hosts FREE Chicago SummerDance events on Thursdays, July 9–September 3.
|Chicago SummerDance is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Additional support provided by Chicago Park District, Chicago Police Department -1st District, 2nd Ward Aldermanic Office, Ald. Brian Hopkins, Chicago Department of Transportation and the Department|