Chicago SummerDance FREE (ends 9/14)


FREE

Dance to the sounds of 44 different live bands and get into step with dance lessons beforehand. Glide across the restored 4,900-square-foot, 100 percent recycled, open-air dance floor designed by Chicago artist Dan Peterman. Swing, waltz, cha-cha…or simply enjoy the music. All FREE! Grant Park Spirit of Music Garden 601 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_summerdance.html

JUNE
06/27  Rica Obsesion (Salsa)/Latin Rhythms – Academy of Dance and Performance (Salsa)
06/28  Chicha Libre (Surf & Psychedelic Cumbia inspired by Peruvian Cumbia from the ‘60s) Chicago Dance (Cumbia)

JULY
07/11 Emeline Michel (Haitian Compas and Rara with Jazz, Pop, Bossa nova and Samba)Emeline Michel (Haitian Compas and Rara with Jazz, Pop, Bossa nova and Samba) |  Tamboula Ethnic Dance Company (Traditional Haitian Folkloric Dances)
07/12 Wake Up Madagascar: Jaojoby with Razia Said (Malagasy Salegy Dance Music)
Claudine Zafinera and Razia Said (Malagasy Salegy Dance)
07/18 Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca (Congalese Soukous & Rumba, Cuban Son and Salsa) | Dance Academy of Salsa (Mambo, Cha-Cha)
07/20 Cheick Hamala Diabate and The Griot Street Band (Malian Ngoni Music)Cheick Hamala Diabate and The Griot Street Band (Malian Ngoni Music) | Kimosha P. Murphy (Dances from the African Diaspora)
07/25 SoundMinas Quintet (Brazilian Samba)SoundMinas Quintet – Paulinho Garcia | Dill Costa (Afro-Brazilian Bloco – Samba Dance)

AUGUST
08/08 Mambo Express (Latin Big Band Mambo) | Mixed Motion Art (Mambo, Cha-Cha)
08/17  Willy Torres (Salsa Dura) | Latin Street Dance Academy (Salsa, Mambo and Cha-Cha)
08/23 Carpacho y Su Super Combo (Salsa) | May I Have This Dance (Salsa)
08/24 Tangata Ensemble & The Kaia String Quartet (Tango and Milonga) | American Tango Institute (Argentine Tango)
08/29 Funkadesi (Bollywood, Bhangra, Reggae and Funk) | Bollywood Groove (Bollywood, Bhangra)

SEPTEMBER
09/06 La Dynastia featuring Freddy Kenton (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton and Latin R&B) | Dance Academy of Salsa (Bachata)
09/12 Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta (Pan-Latin American Cumbia) | Latin Rhythms – Academy of Dance and Performance (Cumbia)
09/13 Las BomPleneras (Puerto Rican Bombazo) |  Ivelisse Diaz – Bombera de Corazon (Bomba and Plena)
09/14 El Payo y La Tiranta (Rumba, Nuevo Flamenco) | Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater (Flamenco Rumba)

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