Northside Southside Oneside

Event Type
Event Description

On October 16th, join us from 1:00-4:30pm for 6 FREE classes a collaborative performance by South Chicago Dance Theatre(Contemporary, Horton) and Chicago Dance Crash(Contemporary Hip Hop) as well as an open rehearsal by Deeply Rooted Dance Theater(modern, classical, American, and African-American traditions in dance and storytelling).

The day will consist of 3, FREE introductory classes from 1-1:50pm followed by 3 more FREE introductory classes from 2-2:50pm. Classes will be taught by artists from South Chicago Dance Theatre, Chicago Dance Crash, and Deeply Rooted Dance Theater! Class sizes are limited, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

From 3:30-4:30, South Chicago Dance Theatre and Chicago Dance Crash will perform complete works from their repertory and Deeply Rooted Dance Theater will share an open rehearsal to provide an intimate glimpse into the creative process. Closing is Justin Dillard on piano and Jumaane Taylor on taps.


Northside Southside Oneside is a new, monthly performance and education series featuring 3 to 4 different dance and music companies at the Mayfair Arts Center. Each Sunday afternoon event will include 6 FREE introductory classes and a collaborative, Free AND Affordable performances featuring all of the artists. North Side South Side One Side opens May 15th and continues monthly until October 16th.

This program is made possible by a Project Grant from the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Northside Southside Oneside will help establish and grow new roots for CHRP’s Mayfair Arts Center to:

1) provide rental subsidies for independent artists and other small to midsize dance and music companies based on the South Side.

2) introduce the new MAC to children, teens, adults, and elders from Calumet Heights and surrounding neighborhoods so that they can engage in lifelong learning opportunities and earn the health and wellness benefits accrued through participation in the arts.

3) be an economic development center for the South Side by helping independent artists and small companies generate streams of earned income.

4) continue to refine and share this model of collective artistic practice, economic development, and peaceful coexistence.


Zenzile Fatou photo by Kristie Kahns.

SilDance/AcroDanza photo by Michelle Reid.

Movement Revolution photo by Ronders.

Ayodele Drum and Dance photo by MattKaras.

Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater photo by Dean Paul.

Ishti Collective photo by Michelle Reid.

Chicago Dance Crash photos by Ashley Deran.

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater & South Chicago Dance Theatre photo by Michelle Reid.

Running Time
3 hours and 30 minutes
Dance Styles
African American
Hip Hop
Modern / Contemporary


Mayfair Arts Center

8701 S Bennett Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(312) 542-2477