Chicago Dance Month

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!


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Chicago Dance Month Kickoff Celebration

Navy Pier’s Lake Stage, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Saturday, June 1
Time: 3--5:00pm

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. Featured performances by: Ayodele Drum & Dance, BYNC Ballet Folklorico, La Mecca Dance, Nejla Yatkin, Prince Adrean, Praize Productions: Rize Pro Elite, and HouseofWurkz

Pier Dance

Navy Pier’s City Stage, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Wednesdays, June 5 - 26
Time: 6:00–7:30pm

Enjoy a hour of FREE dance lessons at the City Stage at Navy Pier! These sessions are great for those who love socializing and social dancing!

June 5th: Jamila Kinney
June 12th: Meher Dance Company
June 19th: Megan Rhodes
June 26th: Eduardo Zambrana

Wave Wall Moves

Navy Pier’s Wave Wall Platform, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Saturdays, June 8 - August 31
Time: 4:00–5:00pm

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 8th: Trifecta Dance Collective & The Flying Fairies 
June 22nd: Bellydance by Phaedra & Chicago Korean Dance Company
July 6th: Shubukai & Maywood Fine Arts
July 13th: Natya Dance Theatre & Ruth Page School of Dance 
July 20th: Uptown Rockers & Joffrey Community Engagement: After School Matters
July 27th: The Rooted Space & Le Ballet Petit
August 3rd: Perceptual Motion, INC & The Met Down
August 10th: We Are Collective & Movementum
August 17th: Ballet 5:8 & Chicago Ballet Arts
August 31st: Darvin Dances & Identity Performing Arts

Newport Theater
956 W Newport Ave
Sunday, July 7
Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Tickets: General admission: $15 Tables of four: $100

Do you feel that? It’s the night calling. Join See Chicago Dance on Sunday, July 7th at the Newport Theater for the not-so-family-friendly Dance Month After Dark! Experience an evening of brassy burlesque, delectable drag, confounding contortion, colorful cabaret, and so much more! These TWO distinctive performances feature Chicago’s most seasoned nightlife arts & entertainment professionals – including Bazooka JoeCoco Sho-Nell, Dalia Fatale, Dawn Xiana Moon, Dusty Bhals, Eva La Feva, Ms B.LaRose, and adult students from the Newport Theater Camp to name a few. All hosted by the misses herself, Miss Mittens!

You do not want to miss this! Purchase your tickets today!

Advisory: Dance Month After Dark is not appropriate for audiences under the age of 21 years of age. No admission will be granted to minors or those accompanying minors. A valid ID is required for entry.

'Dance Month After Dark' is presented in partnership with The Newport Theater and generously supported by Andy Flaherty, Jamey Lundblad, Bill Melamed, and Michael McStraw.


Navy Pier is the sponsor of the free 2024 Chicago Dance Month programming.
2024 Chicago Dance Month is sponsored in part by general operations grants to See Chicago Dance from DCASE, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. Illinois Arts Council.
Grand Stage is the membership sponsor for See Chicago Dance.

Saftey & Public Health:

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): Surabhi Ensemble by MReid Photography, Ajumma Rising & Friends by MReid Photography, Center for Peruvian Arts by Mreid Photography

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