Join us for "Let's Dance!" as we celebrate Spring on Saturday, April 30 from 11am-4pm. Enjoy dance demonstrations, performances and social dancing outdoors in Andersonville.
WHO: Andersonville Chamber of Commerce with Chicago Dance Supply, Swedish American Museum, Edgewater Historical Society, and State Representative Kelly Cassidy will host participating organizations such as Joel Hall Dance Center, Illinois Center for Kathuk, Glenwood Dance Studio, The Met Down, Desueño Dance and Peirce Elementary School. Audience participation is welcomed.
WHAT: Community outdoor dance party called "Let's Dance!" as part of the Year of Chicago Dance in Andersonville.
WHERE: 1500 W. Catalpa Ave. Chicago, IL 60640, Andersonville
WHEN: 11am to 4pm CT
WHY: In line with the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce values, "Let's Dance!" will showcase a slice of Chicago's diverse dance community. A few dance styles that will be introduced include Nordic, Salsa, Bollywood, Hip Hop, Hustle and Kathuk. "Let's Dance!" is one event that is part of the multi-event series for the 2022 Year of Chicago Dance in Andersonville.
Citywide, year-long focus on dance will address critical issues facing Chicago’s dancers and the field of dance including funding, space, and capacity building.
In deep partnership with the local dance community, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) have designated 2022 as the Year of Chicago Dance. This citywide, year-long focus on dance is the first of its kind in the U.S. The collaborative initiative will activate Chicago’s dance industry to address critical issues facing dancers and the field of dance including funding, space, and capacity building — and to consider the sustainability of this work. The Year of Chicago Dance will, of course, also include dance performances, social dancing, and special events for the public in dozens of venues throughout the city. The 2022 Year of Chicago Dance follows the successes of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020/21 initiatives, which highlighted Chicago's public art, our creative youth, and the city's vibrant theatre and music scenes. Partners include dance service organizations Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project, Chicago Dancemakers Forum, and See Chicago Dance — as well as Art on theMART, Night Out in the Parks at the Chicago Park District and many other presenters and funders. For updates throughout the year, visit Chicago.gov/Dance and join the conversation on social media using #YearofChicagoDance and Chicago Dance Supply's hashtag #ChicagoDances