DayLab + DanceFlight!

Event Type
Event Description

DayLab, DanceWorks Chicago’s version of a One-Day Workshop, is open to dancers ages 15 – 25 years working at an advanced/professional level.  Join us for this special combo DayLab + DanceFlight and immerse yourself in a welcoming environment geared to addressing your body, mind, and spirit! Discover and share inspiration through training, artistic exploration, and connection with your peers!

SCHEDULE (all times Central):

11am-12:15pm: Ballet with DWC Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa

12:30pm-1:45pm: Contemporary and DWC rep with DWC dancers

2pm-2:45pm: Tell-It-Like-It-Is Session with Julie and Dance360 Program Director Sara Bibik

BONUS!  3pm-4:30pm: DanceFlight!  See DWC in performance!!!

Join us for a DayLab and exercise your muscles of courage, creativity, and curiosity!

Thinking about summer plans? Use this DayLab as an audition for Dance360 Summer 2023 programming. Create your own adventure: July 17-August 12.

Three words to describe your Dance360 experience (from Dance360 Summer 2022 Dancers):

  • Rejuvenation, Appreciation, Boundary-breaking
  • Creative, Connection, Freeing
  • Release, Grounding, Liberating
  • A reprogrammed mindset

ALL-INCLUSIVE FEE: $80 (no hidden charges) … EASY!

Let’s DANCE!

  • Participate with confiDANCE!  ALL members of Team DWC are fully vaccinated.
  • Proof of vaccination is required from each dancer as part of the registration process.

EveryBODY entering DanceWorks Chicago work spaces is asked to comply with “house rules”, which have been crafted with current CDC guidance. Thank you for abiding by these guidelines and being a Good Dance Citizen! Procedures are subject to change. DWC policies include proof of vaccination and masks to be worn at all times, unless actively eating/drinking. Additionally,

  • Hand sanitizer is available…please help yourself!
  • Cleaning supplies are available in the studio.

Common sense and common courtesy, are, as always, requested and appreciated

Registration: EASY!  Please fill out this simple online form.

Work-Study positions available!    Apply HERE.

QUESTIONS? Inquire with Dance360 Program Director Sara Bibik at

DanceWorks Chicago is committed to supporting individual artistic growth, providing a laboratory for early career artists to journey from “good to great” through training, collaboration, mentorship, and performance. DWC shines a spotlight on individual artists, celebrating unique voices and finding harmony in collaboration.

DanceWorks Chicago’s participation in this program is partially supported by grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Running Time
4 hours
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


The Ruth Page Center for the Arts

1016 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago`, IL 60610
(312) 337-6543