Chicago Area
Dance Calendar

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The Flat Cats
Time: 12:15pm


Rosie & The Rivets
Time: 1:30pm

 

 

Taste of Chicago
Buckingham Fountain

SALSA
4–7pm
Luis Palermo
&
The Brasa All Stars
(Salsa)
Latin Street Dance
(Salsa)

Chicago, IL 60605

 

 


Big Band/Swing
Bill Porter Orchestra
7:00p
$10
210 Live
210 Green Bay Road
Highwood, Illinois


Honky Tonk BBQ
1800 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608

Live Band
The Cellar Boys
8:00 pm



SOS!
(Swing on Sundays)

 
Big Band Dancing

Doors Open
1:00 pm
Dancing
2:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.
Admission
$15.00 per person

Ron Smolen Orchestra
Corral Building
on the Lyons Township
High School South Campus
4940 Willow Springs Rd.
Western Springs, IL
60558



Joe Urban
and his
Teapot Dome
Orchestra
2:00pm to 5:30pm

Glendora

 

 
Shout Section Big Band<br>

180 N. Smith Street
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 358-9150

5:00PM-9:00PM

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2251 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Il


When you enter
Lion Head Pub
you’ll notice
a set of stairs right
when you walk in---
take those upstairs to
The Apartment

 

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Chicago Botanic Garden
Hot Summer Nights
6:00 pm - 8:00pm
Country Doctors
Honky-Tonk Country
Chicago Botanic
Garden

1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

 

Fat Babies
9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7

 


East Coast Swing and
Lindy Hop Dancing
7:30 pm
Beginning
East Coast Swing
Dancing Class
Cost: $5.00
8:30 – 11:30 pm
Open dancing to a
DJed mix of
East Coast Swing
 and Lindy Hop
Cost: $7.00


Downers Sand Club
Sports Bar & Grill

1211 Butterfield Rd
Suite B.
Downer’s Grove, IL 60515

18

SummerDance
in the Parks
SALSA & MAMBO
6–9pm
Humboldt Park
Boathouse
Afinca’o
(Salsa, Mambo)
Denita Inez
(Salsa, Mambo)

Chicago, IL 60605

 

 

Jitter Bug
Dancing
Wednesday Nights
7pm

Hubcaps Pizzeria,
50's Bar & Grill
O'Hare

4663 N Ruby
Schiller Park, Il

 


Wednesday Swings
at Esteban’s

Lesson by
Carl and Karrie
at 7:30pm,
followed by DANCING
till 11:30pm!
Esteban's
1550 N Rt. 59
Naperville, IL 60563



West Coast Wednesdays
Dance Lesson:
7:30 pm
Dancing from:
8:30 - 11:00 p.m.
The cost for the night:
$5 cover charge
and
$5 for the
beginner lesson
7:00 p.m.


Downers Sand Club
Sports Bar & Grill

1211 Butterfield Rd
Suite B.
Downer’s Grove,
 IL 60515

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Dance Lessons:
6-7pm
Live Music & Dancing:
7:30-9:30pm
Afrobeat Alma
Afrobeat Ensemble
(Afrobeat from
Barcelona)
almaafrobeat.com/ 
Idy Ciss
(Traditional West
African Dance)
Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

 

 

The Green Mill

BIG BAND NIGHT
The Alan Gresik

Swing Shift
Orchestra

9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $8

 

White Eagle
Banquets &
Restaurant

6839 North
Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 100
(North Entrance
to the White Eagle)
Niles, IL 60714

Brian Patti Orchestra
Brian Patti Orchestra

7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
$10.00 cover

20

Dance Lessons:
6-7pm
Live Music & Dancing:
7:30-9:30pm
Steppin’ & Kizomba
DJ Eclipse
(Steppin’ & Kizomba)
Black Diamond
Elite Steppers
(Steppin’ & Kizomba)
Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

 

 

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Water Colors:
Chicago Jazz Orchestra
A special presentation of
Navy Pier’s free live
jazz music series,
Water Colors.
Lake Stage in
Polk Bros Park


Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

 


The Hoyle Brothers
(country, 2-step,
western swing)
 
5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover

 

Fortnightly
at
Big City Swing
Beginning Lesson @ 8PM.
No partner or
experience required.
Arrive a little before
 8pm if it’s your first class.
The evening, inclusive
of the lesson,
is $10
(cash only at the door)
and very casual.
Just bring or wear
a pair of clean, dry shoes
and a smile.
This is an 18+ evening.
Social dancing starts
about 9pm.

Big City
Swing Studio

1850 N Western Avenue.
Chicago, Illinois



California Clipper
Morry Sochat and The Special 20's
The Special 20's

10:30 pm
$5 Cover



09:00 PM

The Flat Cats

Club Arcada
105 E. Main St.
St. Charles, IL



Chicago Dance
Swing Party

Beginner group class
from 8-8:45 PM

with open dancing
at 8:45PM.

$8 per person
 includes lesson.

BYOB
CHICAGO DANCE
309 W. Chicago Ave.
3rd floor
Chicago, Illinois, IL



TGIF
8:00 pm:
BASIC Lesson
8:30-9pm:
BASIC &
ADVANCED Lessons
9pm-Midnight:
Open dancing
 $15 before 9pm,
includes all lessons
$10 after 9pm




No Lesson
Open Dancing
8:00 – 11:00 PM

“Picnic in The Park”
Wear Comfortable/Summer
Clothes Enjoy
picnic-style
hospitality snacks
Students $3.00
Members $6.00
Non-Members $10.00
The Centre at North Park
10040 Addison Ave Franklin Park, Illinois 60131

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Dance Lessons:
6-7pm
Live Music & Dancing:
7:30-9:30pm
Salsa
Juan Pablo Díaz
y su Orquesta

(Salsa)
 Latin Rhythms
(Salsa)
Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605



SummerDance
in the Parks
CHICAGO FOOTWORK
2–5pm
Hamilton Park
Cultural Center

Shkunna Stewart
The Era Footwork Crew

Chicago, IL 60605

 

Official Website
Every Saturday
6-8 pm, free
We are in the
back room
at Cole's each
Saturday
with plenty of
dancing space.

Cole's Bar
2338 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

 
The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
Rick Lindy
and the Wild Ones


9:00 pm

The Drake
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois



 Fiora's Restaurant


The Flat Cats

6:30 pm
Fiora's Restaurant
317 S. Third Street
Geneva, Illinois 60134


FitzGerald's Nightclub
Dan Whitaker
& The Shinebenders
Official Website
Opening for
Webb Wilder
9 pm, $15

FitzGerald's
6615 W Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402




7:30 PM
Doors open
8:00 PM
Pre dance lesson
9:00 PM-12:00 AM
Open Dancing
$6.00 Members;
$10.00 Non-Members

Centre at North Park
10040 W. Addison
Franklin Park, IL


CWCJC logo
Dances start at
8 p.m. and
end at 11:30 p.m.
 Entry fees are:
Members $5.00
Guests $10.00
You must be 21
to join us.
No jeans are allowed,
casual dress-up
is preferred.
American Legion Hall
Franklin Park Post 974
9757 W. Pacific Avenue.
Franklin Park, IL 60131

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Honky Tonk BBQ
1800 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608

Live Band
The Cellar Boys
8:00 pm



SOS!
(Swing on Sundays)

 

 

Jazz Consortium
Doors: 5:00PM
Show: 6:00PM


180 N. Smith Street
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 358-9150



Romanian Folk Music
& Dances
Laurentiu Feraru
and his Gypsy
Fusion Band
(Romanian Folk Music)
Ethnic Dance Chicago
(Eastern European
& Balkan
Folk Dances)

Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605


FitzGerald's Nightclub
Bill O'Connell's
Chicago Skyliners
6:00pm - $10,
$5 (17 & under)

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Smoke Daddy
The Smoke Daddy
Wrigleyville
Located in
Hotel Zachary
3636 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 227-2583

Rosie & The Rivets
3:30pm-7:30pm

 

 

 
Facebook Page
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2251 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Il


When you enter
Lion Head Pub
you’ll notice
a set of stairs right
when you walk in---
take those upstairs to
The Apartment





St. Charles Singles
Dance & Social Club


Dances lessons,
all levels
Lesson: Country 2-step 

6:30-7:30 pm
$3.00 per person
with dance admission,
no partner needed
Dance 7:30 - 11:00 pm
Members $5.00
Visitors $10
Dressy casual.
Dressy jeans allowed
 – no holes.
Villa Olivia
1401 Lake St.
Bartlett, IL

24

Fat Babies
9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7

 


East Coast Swing and
Lindy Hop Dancing
7:30 pm
Beginning
East Coast Swing
Dancing Class
Cost: $5.00
8:30 – 11:30 pm
Open dancing to a
DJed mix of
East Coast Swing
 and Lindy Hop
Cost: $7.00


Downers Sand Club
Sports Bar & Grill

1211 Butterfield Rd
Suite B.
Downer’s Grove, IL 60515

25

SummerDance
in the Parks
MOTOWN & R&B
6–9pm

Jackson Park Grove 6b
Lynne Jordan &
The Shivers
(Motown & R&B)
Dawud and Lura Shareef
(Chicago Bop)
Chicago, IL 60605


Lesson: 8:00 – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – Midnight

The Flat Cats
and
Gin Palace Jesters


Alhambra Palace

1240 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607-1604

 

 
Smoke Daddy
The Special 20's

Morry Sochat and The Special 20's

Smoke Daddy
Wrigleyville

Located in
Hotel Zachary
3630 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Jitter Bug
Dancing
Wednesday Nights
7pm

Hubcaps Pizzeria,
50's Bar & Grill
O'Hare

4663 N Ruby
Schiller Park, Il

 


Wednesday Swings
at Esteban’s

Lesson by
Carl and Karrie
at 7:30pm,
followed by DANCING
till 11:30pm!
Esteban's
1550 N Rt. 59
Naperville, IL 60563



West Coast Wednesdays
Dance Lesson:
7:30 pm
Dancing from:
8:30 - 11:00 p.m.
The cost for the night:
$5 cover charge
and
$5 for the
beginner lesson
7:00 p.m.


Downers Sand Club
Sports Bar & Grill

1211 Butterfield Rd
Suite B.
Downer’s Grove,
 IL 60515

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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Miller Lite
Beer Garden

Live on the Lake!
 Pier Dance: 

The Fat Babies

Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611




Dance Lessons:
6-7pm
Live Music & Dancing:
7:30-9:30pm

African Highlife
& Soukous
Occidental Brothers
Dance Band Int'l
(African Highlife, Soukous)
Kimosha P. Murphy
(African Expressions)

Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605


The Green Mill

BIG BAND NIGHT
The Alan Gresik

Swing Shift
Orchestra

9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $8



White Eagle
Banquets &
Restaurant

6839 North
Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 100
(North Entrance
to the White Eagle)
Niles, IL 60714

Brian Patti Orchestra
Brian Patti Orchestra

7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
$10.00 cover


FitzGerald's Nightclub
Country Night
in Berwyn
with Bunkertown
8:00pm - $5
Doors open
 at 7 pm.

 

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Dance Lessons:
6-7pm
Live Music & Dancing:
7:30-9:30pm

Blues,
West Coast Swing

& Hustle

The Cash Box Kings
(Chicago Blues)
May I Have This Dance
(West Coast Swing
& Hustle)
Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

 

 


The Hoyle Brothers
(country, 2-step,
western swing)
 
5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover

 

 

The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois


Steve Biossat and
S
peak Easy Swing


The Drake
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois

 




Rick Lindy and
the Wild Ones
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Ki's Steak &
Seafood Restaurant
705 North Ave
Glendale Heights, IL

28

Dance Lessons:
6-7pm
Live Music & Dancing:
7:30-9:30pm

Steppin’
DJ Mellow Khris
(Chicago Steppin’)
Dawud and Lura Shareef
(Chicago Steppin’)

Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

 

 

Official Website
Every Saturday
6-8 pm, free
We are in the
back room
at Cole's each
Saturday
with plenty of
dancing space.

Cole's Bar
2338 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

 

 

The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

Rosie & The Rivets


The Drake
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois

9:00 pm

 

 
Bluetopia
Free introductory Lesson
(blues dance):
8:00pm-9:00pm
Dancing:
9:00pm-2:00am
to Bluetopia's
favorite Deejays!
Cover: $8
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
1239 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60607

 

 Fiora's Restaurant


The Flat Cats

6:30 pm
Fiora's Restaurant
317 S. Third Street
Geneva, Illinois 60134


club logo
8:00pm to 11:30 pm
Chicago South IL
Elks #1596

4428 W
Midlothian Turnpike
Crestwood, IL 60445

29

Swing
Sons of Susan
(Jazz, Blues, Swing,
Western Swing & Hokum)
Kasper Dance Studio
(Swing, Jive)

Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

 

Honky Tonk BBQ
1800 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608

Live Band
The Cellar Boys
8:00 pm




SOS!
(Swing on Sundays)

 

 
FitzGerald's Nightclub
British Buddy
Alumni Big Band
with vocalist
Frieda Lee
 6:00pm - $10,
$5 (17 & under) 

30
Facebook Page
Facebook Page

2251 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Il


When you enter
Lion Head Pub
you’ll notice
a set of stairs right
when you walk in---
take those upstairs to

The Apartment

 


St. Charles Singles
Dance & Social Club


7:30 PM -11:00 PM
DJ Fast Freddy
No dance lesson tonight.
Dance cost for
Members $8.00,
Visitors $12.00

Dressy casual.
Dressy jeans allowed
 – no holes.
Villa Olivia
1401 Lake St.
Bartlett, IL

 

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Fat Babies
9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7

 


East Coast Swing and
Lindy Hop Dancing
7:30 pm
Beginning
East Coast Swing
Dancing Class
Cost: $5.00
8:30 – 11:30 pm
Open dancing
Morry Sochat and The Special 20's

Morry Sochat
and
The Special 20s



Downers Sand Club
Sports Bar & Grill

1211 Butterfield Rd
Suite B.
Downer’s Grove, IL 60515

 

August 1

SummerDance
in the Parks
FOLK DANCES &
MUSIC FROM INDIA,
6–9pm
Willye B. White Park
Ishti Dance
(Bhangra and Giddha
of Punjab,
Raas-Garba of Gujarat,
Kalbelia and Ghoomar
of Rajasthan,
Sambalpuri from Odisha)

Chicago, IL 60605

 

Wednesday Swings
at Esteban’s

Lesson by

Carl and Karrie
at 7:30pm,
followed by DANCING
till 11:30pm!
Esteban's
1550 N Rt. 59
Naperville, IL 60563

 
Jitter Bug
Dancing
Wednesday Nights
7pm

Hubcaps Bar
and Grill

4663 N Ruby
Schiller Park, Il
847 928-2277



West Coast
Wednesdays
Dance Lesson:
7:30 pm
Dancing from:
8:30 - 11:00 p.m.
The cost for the night:
$5 cover charge
and
$5 for the
beginner lesson
7:00 p.m.


Downers Sand Club
Sports Bar & Grill

1211 Butterfield Rd
Suite B.
Downer’s Grove,
 IL 60515

August 2


August 2-5, 2018
Grant Park
Grant Park Rose Gardens
Columbus Dr. &
Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60603




The StingRays
50s, 60s, 70s
Rock n Roll


Thursdays,
June 7th -
August 30th
2018
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Giddings Plaza
(Lincoln Square)
FREE

 
The Green Mill

BIG BAND NIGHT
The Alan Gresik
Swing Shift
Orchestra

9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $8

 

White Eagle
Banquets &
Restaurant

6839 North
Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 100
(North Entrance
to the White Eagle)
Niles, IL 60714

Brian Patti Orchestra
Brian Patti Orchestra

7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
$10.00 cover

August 2


August 2-5, 2018
Grant Park
Grant Park Rose Gardens
Columbus Dr. &
Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60603

 


The Hoyle Brothers
(country, 2-step,
western swing)
 
5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover

 


First Fridays
at
Big City Swing
Beginning Lesson @ 8PM.
No partner or
experience required.
Arrive a little before
 8pm if it’s your first class.
The evening, inclusive
of the lesson,
is $10
(cash only at the door)
and very casual.
Just bring or wear
a pair of clean, dry shoes
and a smile.
This is an 18+ evening.
Social dancing starts about 9pm.

Big City Swing Studio
1850 N Western Avenue.
Chicago, Illinois



 Fiora's Restaurant


The Flat Cats

6:30 pm
Fiora's Restaurant
317 S. Third Street
Geneva, Illinois 60134


TGIF
8:00 pm:
BASIC Lesson
8:30-9pm:
BASIC &
ADVANCED Lessons
9pm-Midnight:
Open dancing
 $15 before 9pm,
includes all lessons
$10 after 9pm



No Lesson
Open Dancing
8:00 – 11:00 PM
Students $3.00
Members $6.00
 Non-Members $10.00
Center at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, Illinois

August 4


August 2-5, 2018
Grant Park
Grant Park Rose Gardens
Columbus Dr. &
Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60603

 
Official Website
Every Saturday 6-8 pm, free
We are in the back room
at Cole's each Saturday
with plenty of dancing space.

Cole's Bar
2338 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

The Flat Cats
The Drake


The Drake
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois

9:00 pm


Rick Lindy and
the Wild Ones

7pm-10pm

White Eagle
Banquets &
Restaurant

6839 North
Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 100
(North Entrance
to the White Eagle)
Niles, IL 60714



7:30 PM
Doors open
8:00 PM
Pre dance lesson
Two Step
with Brian Wong  
9:00 PM-12:00 AM

Open Dancing
$6.00 Members;
$10.00 Non-Members

Centre at North Park
10040 W. Addison
Franklin Park, IL


CWCJC logo
Dances start at
8 p.m. and
end at 11:30 p.m.
 Entry fees are:
Members $5.00
Guests $10.00
You must be 21
to join us.
No jeans are allowed,
casual dress-up
is preferred.

American Legion Hall
Franklin Park Post 974
9757 W. Pacific Avenue.
Franklin Park, IL 60131

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