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Put on Your Dancing Shoes for Chicago SummerDance 2012 Kick-Off

Chicago SummerDance is the largest annual outdoor dancing series in the United States. SummerDance returns for its 16th year of waltzing, jumping, jiving and salsa!

Chicago SummerDance kicks off at the 32nd annual Taste of Chicago, July 11 – 15, 2012 with DJs spinning a different genre of music each night in Grant Park, midpoint between Jackson St. and Congress Pkwy.

English: Fountain and garden in Grant Park Chicago

English: Fountain and garden in Grant Park Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Then, Chicago SummerDance moves to the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave. The final evening of Chicago SummerDance is scheduled to take place in Millennium Park on the AT&T Plaza in front of Cloud Gate.
The 16th annual Chicago SummerDance will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 4 to 7 p.m., weather permitting, from July 19 through September 16.

English: View of Chicago, United States from t...

English: View of Chicago, United States from the 340 on the Park skyscraper. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHEN: July 19 – September 15; introductory one-hour dance lessons taught by professional instructors followed by two hours of live music and dancing.

Thursday through Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons

Thursday–Saturday from  6–9:30pm; Sunday from 4–7 pm.

WHERE: Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S . Michigan Ave

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A professional instructor conducts dance lessons for the first hour. Then it’s free dance time!

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @

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