Dance in the Parks’ mission is to bring free, professional dance performances to new audiences in the most accessible venues in the Chicago-land area—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
Tedd McTee

Spring into Chicago Dance Month! So many great performances to see in April! Check out the list here 

What does Dance in the Parks do the rest of the year when we're not performing? Get ready for next summer. Just because you can't see us, doesn't mean we're not working to make great free shows for all of Chicago! 

Can you support us in our mission on bringing professional dance to EVERYBODY? You can? Great. Click right here. 

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Dance in the Parks is grateful for the support of several granting foundations:

  • Dance in the Parks is supported by a grant from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.  
  • Dance in the Parks is partially support by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
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