Chicago Moving Company

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Celebrating its 45th year, the Chicago Moving Company is one of Chicago's most celebrated contemporary dance organizations, "bold, commanding . . . the energy is awesome" (The New York Times).

Noted for its artistic innovation and powerful performance style, CMC is recipient of 4 Choreographic Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Chicago Dance Coalition's Lifetime Award, and a New Stages for Dance Award, among other honors,  The company has performed throughout Chicago; toured nationally, internationally (Berlin. Germany;  Salvador, Brazil; Ulan Bator, Mongolia); and collaborated with world-class organizations including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.  In 2007 the company entered into an ongoing cultural exchange with the Arts Council and dance artists of Mongolia, including CMC's 2010  tour to Ulan Bator and the hosting of Mongolian dancer/choreographer Odbayar Batsuuri as an international artist-in-residence with the company in 2013.  In 2013 the company celebrated its jaw-dropping 40th Anniversary Season with a year-long series of special events, culminating in a sold-out 40th Anniversary Concert at Chicago's prestigious Dance Center of Columbia College.  CMC is recent recipient of a MacArthur Foundation International Connections Fund award for an artistic exchange in Japan, including the commission of a new work  for the company, and performances in Tottori, Tokyo and Chciago (2016-17).

CMC is also recognized nationally as a leader and standard-setter in services for artists, community arts. Since 1995 CMC has been Arts-Partner-in-Residence at the Hamlin Park Theater (HPT) in Chicago's vibrant Roscoe Village neighborhood--and continues to develop the space as a dance center for the community. At the HPT, CMC produces its own aristic work, presents dance festivals/performances featuring numerous Chicago artists, harbors 2 talented choreographers (Rachel Bunting,Ayako Kato) as artists in residence, hosts workshops with visiting artists of international reknown, holds ongoing movement classes for ages 18 mos. - seniors, and operates the Performance Project for Chicago dance artists self-producing their own work.  For more info on the Hamlin Park Theater and its programs, please visit its venue page on this site.

Arts Partners is a program of the Chicago Park District that unites artists and communities in Chicago parks.

Dance Classes


Drop-in Chicago Moving Company classes (register/pay with CMC at the first class).  You can take single classes if you wish.  Info available at

Current drop in adult classes:

"Art of Now IV" - Practice and be ready to Improvise.  Tuesdays, 10 am - noon, through March 18, 2018.   Teacher:  Ayako Kato  $10 single class, $9 professional.

Conscious Body Dance, Mondays.  7:15 - 8:45 pm.  ongoing.  Teacher:  Lissa Romell.  $10 single class, $9 professional.  $80 10-class card.


Chicago Moving Company Community Classes in partnership with the Chicago Park District:

These classes occur in fall, winter, and spring sesssions (10 weeks ea).   Winter session 2018 runs Jan 8 - Mar 17, 2018; online registration continues until classes fill:  You must pre-pay and register for an entire session of these classes at  

Mondays, 10 - 10:45 am.  Moms, Pops, Tots Interaction.  18 mos-3.  Caregiver remains with child. Teacher:  Mica Carson.  $64 (10 classes).  

Mondays, 6-7 pm.  Adult Yoga, all levels.  Teacher Lyndsae Rinio.  $58 (10 classes)

Wednesdays, 10 - 10:45 am.  Moms, Pops, Tots Interaction.  18 mos-3 years.  Caregiver remains with child.  Teacher:  Mica Carson. $64 (10 classes)

Fridays, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm.  Qi Gong.  Adults, esp good for seniors.  Teacher:  Lissa Rommel.  $30 (10 classes)

Saturdays, 10 - 10:45 am.  Music and Movement, children 3-6.  Teacher:  Andy Slavin.  $48 (10 classes)

Saturdays, 11 am - noon.  Adult Yoga, all levels.  Teacher Precious Jennings $58 (10 classes)

more info?  phone us at 773.880.5402 or email:   or visit/join our Facebook group at


small lot to the south of the fieldhouse

easy street parking (no permit) on Hoyne, Barry and Wellington Streets bordering Hamlin Park

Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary
Skill Levels
Adult Beginner
Age Levels
Young Adults


Chicago Moving Company

Hamlin Park Fieldhouse, 3035 N. Hoyne
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 880-5402

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