DANCE IN THE PARKS

DANCE IN THE PARKS

FREE, OUTDOOR DANCE CONCERTS IN CHICAGO'S NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS

Photo by Topher Alexander, Lakeshore Park 2018


MEET the company

Plan to meet us at a performance, learn about our artists, and watch us online
Text: Artists - 3 dancers in white sleeveless tux shirts and black shorts on an outdoor stage. One dancer is lifting their leg and pointing at their toes
Text: Shows - 4 dancers on an outdoor stage in front of a large audience
Text: Video - a white woman with brown hair in blue shorts and a pink top stands outdoors on one leg kicking the other very high while leaning back and looking at the sky

OUR MISSION

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.

Since 2009, Dance in the Parks has partnered with the Chicago Park District and the mayor's Night Out in the Parks' initiative to bring professional dance concerts to Chicago's neighborhood parks. In our 13 seasons, we have performed in 54 parks in 43 neighborhoods, hired 156 dance artists, and performed 102 dance pieces for over 13,000 audience members. 

And we're ready for SEASON 14!

We hope you'll join us at a park this summer

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Dance in the Parks' 2022 season is supported by funding from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts
Night Out in the Parks - 10 year anniversary