Urban Jazz Day

Event Type
Event Description

Join Joel Hall Dancers & Center as we celebrate our FIFTIETH anniversary with the Ruth Page Center for the arts.  On Saturday, July 13, we will hold two of our iconic Joel Hall classes - Urban Jazz, the iconic style developed and performed by the Joel Hall Dancers, and Breathing Jazz Floor WERKQ, a Barre technique developed to support Jazz dance conditioning. 

  • From Noon to 1:30, Melissa Metro leads a 90-minute open-level course in Urban Jazz. Join her in the steps and attitude that sets the Urban Jazz vocabulare apart from other Jazz dance techniques. 
  • From 1:30 - 3 PM, Joel Hall - legendary creator of Urban Jazz - leads a 90-minute intensive course in his Barre technique, Breathing Jazz Floor WERKQ. With a focus on physical conditioning and breath support, this Barre technique supports various dance styles -- and personal health.

Come join us - for FREE - at the Ruth Page Center on July 13 from Noon - 3 PM and experience one of Chicago's beloved dance companies doing their thing!


Running Time
Each class is 90 minutes
Dance Styles
African American
Modern / Contemporary
Multi-Ability / Physically Integrated


Ruth Page Center for the Arts

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