Chicago Dancing Festival

Join us at the 7th annual Chicago Dancing Festival FREE at Pritzker Pavilion! This has become an annual tradition, so don't miss out on this FREE night of dance with at least 7 companies from all over the country (but mostly Chicago) including Giordano Dance Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, BAM--the resident company of Chicago Human Rhythm Project, and Alvin Ailey. This event usually gets over 100 people, joining thousands of others in the audience. We will be sitting on the lawn, so bring a picnic and something to sit on. Performance will be projected on a large screen the lawn, so we will be able to see everything. Here is the link:
http://tinyurl.com/qbqfajl

Feel free to bring friends, family, acquaintances, random strangers--the more the merrier. Just make sure to RSVP with number of guests so I know how many people to expect.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend and remove your RSVP if you sign up but can no longer attend.

Show starts at 7:30. Meet at the cow sculpture outside the Chicago Cultural Center, Washington Street side, 78 E. Washington St., at 6:00, we will depart for the pavilion at 6:15. Feel free to contact me at the email in my profile or at[masked] if you have any questions or are running late.  I will turn off my phone at 7:30 when the show starts.  With so many people it's much easier to meet at the Cultural Center than to find us on the lawn, so please try to arrive on time.

If you are looking for a great picnic option, check out Brown's Chicken in Millennium Station, down the stairs next to the Cultural Center, Randolph St. side.  If you pick it up on your way to the meetup, it should still be hot when you get to the pavilion. http://www.brownschicken.com/ Enjoy!

Hope to see you there!

 

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  • Patrice

    Had a nice time Ellen. Thank you. Inspired me to take dance lessons!

    August 27, 2013

    • Kim

      Consider American rhythm center. They have a bunch of free classes coming up to promote their next season of lessons.

      1 · August 27, 2013

    • Patrice

      Thanks much Kim! Will do

      August 27, 2013

  • M.E.

    Is anyone planning to attend the other CDF shows at the MCA, the Harris or the Auditorium?

    July 24, 2013

    • Kimberly

      What are the "other" shows you are speaking of?

      August 24, 2013

    • M.E.

      They were part of the CDF held last week at The Harris, the MCA and the Auditorium theaters. See the link here. http://www.chicagodan...­

      August 25, 2013

  • Alisa E.

    havent seen tom

    August 24, 2013

  • Henri B.

    I am with the group. Text or call,[masked]-9639. I'll try to guide you in.

    August 24, 2013

  • Alisa E.

    we are sitting in middle of lawn staight east of the bean

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Chuck

    A couple of us have some space staked out, center, between the stairs to the restrooms. Blue blanket, mexican blanket. I have a red shirt on. Come on by.

    August 24, 2013

    • Jill

      On east or west side of the lawn?

      August 24, 2013

    • Steve

      Chuck - Stand up. Wave hands ! Phone# ?

      August 24, 2013

  • Jill

    I came late and on the lawn right now. Is there a good way to locate you all?

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • DeLonda D.

    I missed you at the cow. Where might I find you?

    August 24, 2013

  • Kara C.

    Hi. I am here at Cultural Center and do not see any others looking for others so wondering if I am at wrong place. New to group so do not know anyone

    August 24, 2013

    • Henri B.

      Are you on Washington?

      August 24, 2013

  • Kim

    Hi! I came here early be/c of the crowds, and they are here. There is a large screen and I'm on the lawn center front if any other early birds want to join me. Blue low profile chair, yellow and white dress and grass mat.

    August 24, 2013

  • Huma

    Anyone going from NW suburbs? Carpool/metra ?

    August 22, 2013

    • Ruben

      Schaumburg area. Let me know or call/text me.

      August 24, 2013

    • Huma

      Hi Ruben. Wish I knew earlier that someone from here is going. Now I'm not going. Next time :)

      August 24, 2013

  • Isabelle

    I have to cancel! Sorry to miss this event. Have fun!

    August 24, 2013

  • Suzie

    I am a maybe rsvp

    August 24, 2013

  • angela c.

    iam coming with friends,will go directly to the pavilion,we will be there at 5ocloclk i hope we can find you guys,if not pease enjoy the show

    August 23, 2013

    • Ellen

      We won't be there until 6:30. We will leave the Cultural Center at 6:15. The "virtual" doors open at 6. It's really easier to meet at the Cultural Center because I can't know in advance exactly where we are going to sit. But it's your call.

      August 24, 2013

  • Tanya R.

    It is easier for me to go to the Pavilion, will you be posting your location?

    August 23, 2013

  • Anthony

    Plans have changed, will miss this.

    August 23, 2013

  • Josephine

    Hi, where is the best place to park?

    August 19, 2013

  • Steve

    At home ;). If you can take public transportation to Randolph and Walbash, Monroe and State or a nearby bus stop, do it. Otherwise Grant Park underground parking is pricey, but convenient. Try Parkwiz.com to reserve a spot nearby for better rates. Make sure to check the Parkwiz site that the parking lot/building is open for the time of the show.

    August 19, 2013

    • Josephine

      Thanks

      August 21, 2013

    • Eilene

      Sadly, I have a wake to attend so not sure I'll make it..can we change my response to a "MAYBE"?

      August 23, 2013

  • Eileen

    schedule conflict :(

    August 20, 2013

  • Uche O.

    Yes I plan to also attend the Harris and the Auditorium performances.

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This performance is one of the great events of our great city....the more people the better...hey Lynda, email me

    August 19, 2013

  • Vanessa W.

    Looking forward to attending!

    August 19, 2013

  • Suzanne

    I'd love to attend, but have to honor a prior commitment.

    August 18, 2013

  • Khadijah

    Sound exciting

    August 17, 2013

  • Kara C.

    If there is still room, count me in!

    August 11, 2013

    • Ellen

      This has unlimited attendance, so don't worry about getting sold out! There will be a lot more people than just our group there, so everyone is welcome.

      August 12, 2013

  • angela c.

    this is one i wont miss,see ev1 there

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    OMG you have a huge group!! Wonderful. I have never been to one of your events because I'm in the FAR NW burbs , but know a few people that belong. This sounds like so much fun. Maybe we should all wear a bright green shirt so our group will be able to easier find each other. Woo Hoo~ go Windy City Explorers.

    August 9, 2013

  • Mary V.

    Forgot I have a wedding reception at the same time.

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe

    August 3, 2013

  • Christine C.

    I am so sorry that I cannot attend this year but this is a not-to-miss event!!! Enjoy!

    July 28, 2013

  • Mary A.

    will be in Paris!

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • Dale Angela H.

      That sounds fabulous! One of my dream destinations!

      July 25, 2013

    • AC

      no matter how long the line gets, you must go to the top of the Eiffel Tower!

      1 · July 27, 2013

  • Marni C.

    I plan to be there:)

    July 26, 2013

  • Dale Angela H.

    I'll see if I can bring a bucket of chicken. Brown's is supposed to be very good!

    July 25, 2013

  • Dale Angela H.

    Free jazz and ballet? I'll be there! Alvin Ailey and the Joffrey? I'll be there!

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Teresa R.

    I hope to get feeds on your events to come

    July 16, 2013

  • M B.

    HECK YEAH!!

    July 12, 2013

  • Patricia

    Sorry to miss this but I'll be out of town

    July 11, 2013

  • Alice

    Love to watch other people dance.

    July 6, 2013

  • Irene M.

    This will be so much fun. I can't wait to meet new people while enjoying city views, entertainment and new friends.

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Judith

    Sorry, change in work schedule. Regrets!

    June 30, 2013

  • Rose

    This sounds interesting but I will be out of country . Sorry

    June 27, 2013

  • Mary V.

    A friend and I went last year, and it was amazing. We're definitely going back.

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Yumira

    Sorry, I'll be out of town! thanks for the invite!

    June 22, 2013

  • Jean P.

    This looks wonderful. Thanks so much for arranging.

    June 20, 2013

  • Isabelle

    This is something I've wanted to do so thanks for organizing it:)

    June 20, 2013

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