Chicago Dance Month

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Chicago Dance Month Kickoff

Pier Dance

Wave Wall Moves

On The Move

Open Studio

Live at Lunch


Join us this summer as we celebrate the exhilarating offerings of the Chicago Dance Communities. We are excited to offer the following opportunities to see and experience dance across the city of Chicago!

Chicago Dance Month Kickoff Celebration

Navy Pier’s Lake Stage, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Saturday, June 3
3 - 4:30 p.m.

Chicago Dance Month kicks off with an opening celebration featuring a dynamic mix of performances from companies and artists that span genres and countries. Audience members are encouraged to bring a blanket and have a picnic while enjoying the performances.

Featuring performances by Ajumma Rising, Center of Peruvian Arts, Chicago Korean Dance Company, Hedwig Dances, MADD Rhythms, MOMENTA Dance Company, and Surabhi Ensemble.

Pier Dance

Navy Pier’s Wave Wall Platform, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Wednesdays, June 7 - 21
6 - 7:30 p.m.

Pier Dance returns after its inaugural season at the 2022 Chicago Dance Month.
Each free session includes dance lessons at the Wave Wall Stage every Wednesday in June followed by an hour of instruction and an hour of DJ and dancing.

June 7: Latin Street Music and Dancing
June 14: Bria Fit Dance
June 21: Bellydance by Phaedra

Wave Wall Moves

Navy Pier’s Wave Wall Platform, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Saturdays, June 10 - September 2
3 - 4 p.m.

In partnership with Navy Pier, dance comes to the Wave Wall stage across from the iconic Ferris Wheel grand staircase with pop-up performances featuring a rotating roster of dance companies and artists each Saturday throughout the summer. New this year: an expanded schedule with two companies/artists taking the stage each Saturday.

June 10: Chicago Human Rhythm Project and FUNKBOTNOT
June 17: Movement Revolution Dance Crew and Dance In the Parks
June 24: Yin He Dance Company and Valerie Alpert Dance Company
July 8: TBD and Delve Dance Chicago
July 15: Indian Dance School and Meadows Dance Collective
July 22: Black Girls Dance and Le Ballet Petit School of Dance
July 29: Ruth Page School of Dance and BOOM CRACK! Dance Company
August 5: Desueño Dance and Amanda Saucedo
August 12: Maywood Fine Arts and Culture Shock Chicago
August 19: Chicago Ballet Arts and Matter Dance Company
August 26: Shubukai and Fusion Dance Company
September 2: The Launch and Dancing Petals

On the Move

Promontory Point, 5491 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr.
Tuesdays, June 13 and June 27
4:30 - 6 p.m.

In partnership with the Chicago Park District and Night Out in the Park, On the Move is a roaming, episodic, curated series of site-specific dance and movement performances.  Viewers wind their way through and around spaces at Promontory Point Park,  with a map, and discover hidden pockets of surprising, engaging performances by some of Chicago's most vibrant dance companies and performers. In this beautiful public outdoor setting, audiences are able to learn about and experience a vast array of dance genres.

Tuesday, June 13 On the Move participants are:

Tuesday, June 27 On the Move participants are:

Open Studio

Chicago Cultural Center Dance Studio, 78 E. Washington St.
Friday, June 9 - 30
12 - 1 p.m.

In partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), four artists take up residency in the studio on a Friday in June. Visitors may see a rehearsal in progress, ask questions, or enjoy a brief look into the creative process of artists at work. and This is a casual, drop-in program. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Featured Artists include:

Live at Lunch 

The Green at 320 S. Canal
Wednesdays, May 31 - September 13
12 - 1 p.m.

See Chicago Dance returns to The Green at 320 S Canal for Live At Lunch! Starting Wednesday, May 31st, you will have the chance to experience a curated hour, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM, of dance classes and performances. For 10 weeks throughout the summer (May-Sept), we will feature a different dance genre and artist. Whether you're a pro or just looking to try something new, Live at Lunch is the perfect way to get your dance fix. Part performance, part class, and totally fun, our Live at Lunch dances will leave you feeling invigorated and energized. So meet us at The Green. It's time to get movin'!

Featured Companies:

May 31: Synapse Arts
June 14: RE|Dance Group
June 28: Dance Avondale
July 12: Utkalaa Center for Odissi
July 26: Praize Productions
August 9: Noumenon Dance Ensemble
August 23:  Synapse Arts
August 30:  Chicago Tap Theatre
September 6: Ballet 5:8 
September 13: Silvita Diaz Brown Acrodanza

Chicago Dance Month Partners & Sponsors:


See Chicago Dance will follow all current safety protocols from national, state and local governments. Programs and performers may change due to any updates without notice. 

Header Photo Credits (L to R): Loud Bodies by Philamonjaro, Banks Performance Project by Philamonjaro, RE Dance by Frank L Konrath

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