Chicago Winter Dance

February 4, 2011 10:36:36 AM PST
Director of the Chicago Office of Tourism, Dorothy Cole and dancers Netza Roldan, Tatyana Vaskanich, Misha Slobodnik and Yelena Slobodnik visit the ABC7 studio to talk about Chicago Winter Dance.

Get out of the cold and come heat up with Chicago Winter Dance! It's that time of year again when Winter is still in full swing, but everyone is looking forward to the warmer months to come. Instead of laying around inside, come out to Millennium Park and learn a new style of dance! Professional dancers will be leading a one-hour lesson, with open dance time to follow.

Some dance styles that will be learned include the cha-cha, the Charleston, and the tango among many others.

Chicago Winter Dance will be held every Saturday in February, the 5th through the 27th. The dancing will take place in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion of Millennium Park, and admission is free. Live music and DJ sets will set the pace for the moves to follow. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of each session and space is limited.

Dance Lessons and Dancing on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Stage:
Saturdays and Sundays, February 5 - 27
Session I: Lessons 1 - 2 pm; Open dancing 2 - 3:30 pm;
Session II: Lessons 5 -6 pm; Open dancing 6 -7:30 pm

Saturday, February 5: Waltz, Fox-Trot
Instructors: Fred Astaire Dance Studio- Michigan Avenue

Sunday, February 6: Mambo, Cha-Cha (Session I); Salsa, Bachata (Session II)
Instructors: Latin Dance Academy of Salsa
DJ: DJ Arlo

Saturday, February 12: Tango
Instructors: American Tango Institute
Live Music: Tangata

Sunday, February 13: Swing
Instructors: Big City Swing
Live Music: The Flat Cats

Saturday, February 19: The Charleston
Instructors: The Galaxie
Live Music: The Fat Babies

Sunday, February 20: Steppin'
Instructors: Dawud Shareef and Lura Satterfield
DJ: Sam Chapman

Saturday, February 26: Cha-Cha, Rumba
Instructors: Chicago Dance- Tommye Giacchino and Gregory Day
DJ: El Caobo

Sunday, February 27: Dances of the Balkans: Kolo, Oro, Horo, and Cocek
Instructors: Galia Miloucheva and John Kuo
Live Music: Orchestra Balkana