MOVE TO IMPROVE: Where Dance Meets Mental Health

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MOVE TO IMPROVE is a unique experience that brings dance and mental health together. We want to empower, uplift, and challenge participants to use movement for more than exercise; as a means of expression and mental health. Join us for this amazing day!

Come for one class or sign up for the entire day.



This ballet class, meant for all body types, will leave you feeling empowered and graceful. Learn to embrace your body. This class concludes with a discussion on body image and identity and its implications in the dance world.



This hip hop class is designed to uplift your mood, self-esteem, and "confidance". This class concludes with a discussion on mind body approaches to managing stress and anxiety.



Relax, unwind, cool down with a unique movement experience that will reconnect, rejuvenate, and energize body, mind, and soul.



About the organizers:

Chicago Dance Therapy

Chicago Dance Therapy (CDT) is the premier movement therapy and counseling service in Chicago. CDT services Chicago and its surroudning suburbs, reaching people of all ages and abilities. CDT's mission is to provide accessible and affordable services that foster creative expression while focusing on diginity and respect.


Ziba Sidrys, Founder of Confidance Chicago

Ziba was well on her way to paving a corporate career in London when she fell in love with the city's vibrant creative community. She put the banking life on hold and is now joyously directing her own dance company in Chicago called Confidance. As a dancer Ziba has competed in Poms for six years, performed as a salsa soloist in Madrid and has trained in hip hop in London, Singapore and Chicago. She is now thrilled to be teaching others to be more confident and self-assured through group discussions and dance classes.


Dance Center Chicago

Dance Center Chicago is an active and lively dance studio in the heart of North Center. A wide selection of classes are offered, including Tango, Swing, Kizomba, Salsa, Fitness and Hip Hop. Not only are there several dance studio rooms, but a newly renovated loft and championship competition-sized ballroom floor are also available. Dance Center Chicago welcomes you to join a group class, rent the space or come to one of the many events hosted throughout the year.


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