NEW for 2018, Dance Downs in the Park is a performance series hosted by Shkunna Stewart and The Era Footwork Crew. Dance downs are historic black Chicago talent showcase and today are inspired by modern dance styles like bopping, Chicago footwork, online dance challenges and TV shows like Bring It and America’s Got Talent. SummerDance will feature three dance downs at Hamilton Park Cultural Center on Saturday, July 21, Austin Town Hall Parkon Saturday, August 18, and culminating at Cloud Gate in Millennium Park on Sunday, August 25, at the SummerDance Celebration.
The Dance Downs in the Park are part of the Year of Creative Youth programming throughout the City. During SummerDance, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is collaborating with the Chicago Park District Teens in the Park program for which the Year of Creative Youth will be a featured theme for 2018.
DANCE DOWNS IN THE PARK
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 21 at Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd St.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. August 18 at Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St.