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Chicago SummerDance

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Time Out says

Chicago SummerDance returns to Chicago this year for a month of multidisciplinary dance classes spread out across city parks. Don't worry if you're not a seasoned dancer—all ages and skill levels are welcome at this annual dance series that will allow you to practice your jives, twirls and jumps. Check out a full lineup of lessons below:

August 25: Willy B. White Park, 1610 W. Howard St. (Reggae) — with music by Akasha, dance instruction by Stacy "Jukeboxx" Letrice and “Mindfulness Through Rhythm, Sound and Breath” workshop with members of Funkadesi

September 1: Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St. (Line Dancing) — with music by DJ Chico, dance instruction by Fre2Dance and “Participatory Walk” workshop led by Chicago Poetry Center

September 8: Davis Square Park, 4430 S. Marshfield Ave., presented with Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (Cumbia) — with music by Quinto Imperio, dance instruction by Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council Ballet Folklorico and a variety of on-site activities, including art making and portrait drawing with Fernando Ramirez

September 15: Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave. (Salsa) — with music by Chicago Latin Groove, dance instruction by Latin Street and an Arts Village with See Chicago Dance and Chicago Cultural Alliance, including pop-up performances in the park


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