Chicago Dance Month 2018: Open Studio Fridays!

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Open Studio Fridays, March 23–May 18, 4:30–6 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center Dance Studio, 78 E. Washington Street


Join See Chicago Dance as we celebrate Chicago Dance Month 2018 with our FREE Open Studio Fridays at the Chicago Cultural Center Dance Studio. A variety of Chicago dance companies will offer performances and other activities every Friday during Chicago Dance Month! 


March 23 - 4:30pm


Trifecta Dance Collective + AcroDanza / Sildance

Open Contemporary Class

Join Trifecta Dance Collective and AcroDanza / Sildance for an Open Contemporary Class. The class will focus on partnering and contemporary technique and is suitable for all levels.


March 30 - 4:30pm


Simantikos Dance Chicago

Open Contemporary Class

Experience Open Contemporary Class with Simantikos Dance Chicago, a class suitable for all levels.


April 6 - 4:30pm


Winifred Haun & Dancers

Open Contemporary Master Class 

Join us for an Open Contemporary Master Class with Winifred Haun where you are invited to learn choreography from company repertoire.


April 13 - 4:30pm


Duncan Dance Chicago

Open Rehearsal and Movement Workshop

Attend an Open Rehearsal and Movement Workshop with Duncan Dance Chicago.


April 20 - 4:30pm


Concert Dance, Inc

Open Showing/Informal Performance

Enjoy an Open Showing/Informal Performance by Concert Dance, Inc.


April 27 - 4:30pm


Project Bound Dance

Open Company Class


Join Project Bound Dance for Open Company Class.  All those ready to move are welcome to attend, regardless of gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, or religion.  Project Bound is a tri-focal dance collaboration aiming to foster community engagement, dance and technology experimentation, and socially conscious live performance.


May 4 - 4:30pm


Chicago Dance Theatre Ensemble + Poetry Center of Chicago

In-Progress Showing and Panel Discussion


Chicago Dance Theatre Ensemble, in collaboration with Poetry Center of Chicago, will utilize the Cultural Center of Chicago as a space for research and development with the focus on activation and audience development. CDE and PCC invites participants of Body Passages to explore current works on exhibition at the Cultural Center as a prompt to respond and develop content. The closing event on Friday, May 4 will include a mini showing of such works, as well as a panel discussion. CDE and PCC plan to facilitate a conversation on audience engagement and how art can or does make an impact beyond the stage.


May 11 - 4:30pm


South Chicago Dance Theatre

Open Rehearsal/Informal Performance


Attend an Open Rehearsal/Informal Performance to preview upcoming new works by South Chicago Dance Theatre


May 18 - 4:30pm


RE|dance Group

Open Showing/Informal Performance


Come join RE|dance group as they share excerpts of their newest work, The Biggest Wail From The Bottom Of My Heart. This dance theatre piece captures the essence of the choreographers' feelings about the world today: the urgency, the frailty, the tension, the mess, the hope.

Dance Styles
Tap / Rhythm
Musical Theater
Modern / Contemporary
Circus Arts
Ballroom / Social Dance
Traditional/Indigenous Dance
Hip Hop
Aerial Dance


Chicago Cultural Center

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602