Dance for Life 2024

Upcoming Dates

Aug 10, 6:00pm
Event Type
Event Description

Chicago Dance Health Fund, formerly Chicago Dancers United, strives to improve the lives of dance professionals by cultivating pathways to holistic wellness of the body, mind, and spirit and providing meaningful financial support to Chicago’s dance community. Since 1992, we have come together to raise critical funding and awareness to secure our community’s future. In our 33rd year, Dance For Life’s one-of-a-kind annual performance and benefit presents ten dance companies together in one night. The complete lineup of artists includes Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, Giordano Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, Trinity Irish Dance Company, and Visceral Dance Chicago, and making their debuts, Ballet 5:8, Praize Productions, and Winifred Haun & Dancers. The finale will be performed by dancers from throughout the Chicago area, choreographed by Jonathan Alsberry, and featuring original music by Ira Antelis.

Dance for Life raises money for The Fund, which provides Chicago dance industry professionals with financial support for preventative health care and critical medical needs. Anyone working in or retired from a professional capacity within Chicago’s dance community—dancers, technical staff, administrators, choreographers, instructors, accompanists, and more—is eligible.

Dance for Life showcases the city’s unique variety of dance traditions and styles by bringing together professional dance companies and dancers from throughout Chicago, who unite to support their peers by generously donating their time, energy, and artistry. Throughout its history, Dance for Life has presented more than 50 Chicago-based professional dance companies representing a variety of genres, sizes, and histories and numerous choreographers, artists, and designers.

Running Time
2 hours


Auditorium Theatre

50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-2300