Photo by Topher Alexander
Dance in the Parks’ mission is to bring free, professional dance performances to new audiences in the most accessible venues in Chicago—neighborhood parks. We hope to expose audiences unfamiliar with dance to the art form as well as to local performers and choreographers in a relaxed, casual atmosphere in order to build future relationships with the greater Chicago dance community.
Ashley O'Brien
Brigitte Lenz
Jennifer Clemmons

Dance in the Parks' 2021 season is sponsored by

Dance in the Parks is generously supported by The MacArthur Funds for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events



Photo: Topher Alexander

Dance in the Parks is launching a high school summer intern program in 2022

We want to help support young dancers of color on their journeys to the professional levels of the dance industry. Our new internship program will give young dancers professional experiences working with the company, training scholarships, and continued mentorship on their paths to collegiate and professional levels.

We need your help to establish our scholarship fund. For our first year, we need to raise $3000 to pay to our intern’s dance training studio/school for the 2022-23 school year.

Please show your support by donating to our new intern scholarship fund.

DIP is a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations are deductible to the extent of the law

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