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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.


Katie McCann

Brigitte Lenz

Nora-Cay Ryan

Keith Strom

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

MacArthur Foundation
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Know a student dancer who wants to work with the artists of Dance in the Parks? 

Check out our 2-day workshop July 25 & 26

Choreographers and choreographers from our 2016 season will teach classes and repertoire to dancers age 15-22.

We've got 16 performances 
in the works for this summer!

Can YOU help us take FREE art to Chicago's neighborhoods?

Please donate what you can. 
Every dollar helps.

Dance in the Parks is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Donations are deductible to the extent of the law.

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