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Come join us this summer as the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park blossoms into an urban dance space. 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! 


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

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  • Free Admission
  • Fridays & Saturdays
    Dance Lessons: 6-7pm
    Music & Dancing: 7:30-9:30pm
  • Sundays
    Dance Lessons: 4-5pm
    Music & Dancing: 5-7pm

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It takes two to tango.

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June 24 - September 11, 2016  •  Spirit of Music Garden • FREE To Everyone


Chicago SummerDance - Plan Your Visit

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 Apply To Perform

Apply To Perform

Submissions are being accepted now until January 4, 2016 from performers and instructors for consideration to perform at the 2016 Chicago SummerDance.


Chicago SummerDance is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Additional support provided by Chicago Park District, Chicago Police Department -1st District, 2nd Ward Aldermanic Office, Ald. Brian Hopkins, Chicago Department of Transportation and the Department of Fleet and Facility Management.