DanceForce is a rigorous, comprehensive training program for dance students (15+), professional aspirants, and early-career dancers. Programming includes classes in a variety of dance techniques, DanceWorks Chicago repertory, mentorship sessions, artistic coaching, specialty seminars, tell-it-like-it-is professional development sessions, and informal public showings in the Ruth Page Theater.
From previous Dance360 Dancers:
"Connecting with a diverse dancer population became more important to me as the program went on. I was thrilled to get to dance with dancers from all over the country and from such a strong, supportive community. I will definitely keep in touch with the dancers I met through the program!
“Just the gesture of having a mental health seminar itself was extremely impactful. Not enough organizations care enough about the mental health of their dancers.”
Faculty features DWC Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa, Dance360 Program Director Sara Bibik, current and former DWC dancers, and MORE!
Combine with the ChoreoLab week to take your DanceForce experience to the next level!
DATES: Monday-Saturday, July 18-23
THEME: Dancer Wellness
Times: 10am-4pm (Central time)
Venue: DWC’s home at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, conveniently located in Chicago’s beautiful Gold Coast!
Invitation to DanceForce is via AUDITION
Audition in person via DayLabs (half day workshops) in January, February, March, and April.
Audition via video; it’s easy!
Upon acceptance, REGISTRATION is first-come, first-serve. Payment of a deposit (one week of tuition) guarantees your place in the program!
NEW! Early Bird Rate: $565 with registration and one week deposit submitted by Sunday, May 22!
Regular Rate: $625
Upon program acceptance, dancers may request a scholarship application. All scholarships are partial scholarships.
Friday, April 29: Application do date
Friday, May 6: Notification from Dance360 Program Director Sara Bibik
Sunday, May 22: Registration and deposit due