SummerDance in Place

Event Type
Online Event
Event Description

A new citywide, at-home version of the summertime tradition invites Chicagoans to plan smaller, socially-distant dance parties in their homes and backyards, on front porches and elsewhere with up to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors — and connect via the broadcast or social media. Presented by DCASE with the Chicago Park District, the reimagined series is filmed in Millennium Park and at Chicago Park district locations, featuring skyline views and iconic imagery that residents have been missing.

Following the traditional SummerDance model, each program will start with a 30-minute dance lesson, followed by 60 minutes of music performed by local artists. Dance and music styles include House, salsa, swing, Bollywood and more.

All programs can be viewed at The July 8, 15, 22 & 29 programs will be broadcast on WTTW Prime (11.2).


Wednesday, July 1, 5:30–7pm

Music: DJ Deeon
Dance Instruction: Imania Detry
View at


Special Fourth of July Edition

Saturday, July 4, 5–6:30pm (Please note the time)

Music: Afinca’o
Dance Instruction: Latin Street
View at

Part of the City of Chicago’s Fourth of July programming including the Virtual Chosen Few Picnic & House Music Festival (12–9pm at and the Grant Park Music Festival’s virtual Independence Day Salute (6:30–7:30pm,


Wednesday, July 8, 5:30–7pm

Bollywood & Bhangra
Music: DJ iLLEST
Dance Instruction: Bollywood Groove
View at or on WTTW Prime (11.2)


Wednesday, July 15, 5:30–7pm

Music: The Flat Cats
Dance Instruction: May I Have This Dance
View at or on WTTW Prime (11.2)


Wednesday, July 22, 5:30–7pm

Music: Carpacho y Su Super Combo
Dance Instruction: Latin Rhythms
View at or on WTTW Prime (11.2)


Wednesday, July 29, 5:30–7pm

Line Dancing
Music: DJ Chico (Adrian Kirkland)
Dance Instruction: Fre2Dance
View at or on WTTW Prime (11.2)

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