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December 3, 2012

Twirl,Twist And Turn Into The New Year

Winter Dance 2013 and Wired Fridays Begin January 4 at the Chicago Cultural Center

Mary May    312.744.0576 mmay@cityofchicago.org

As winter takes hold, swing into the new year with Winter Dance 2013 and Wired Fridays DJ/dance series at the Chicago Cultural Center (77 East Randolph). Both events are free to the public.


Winter Dance 2013

Winter’s version of Summer Dance, Winter Dance 2013 will be held January 4 – 6 in the Yates Gallery located on the 4th floor of the Chicago Cultural Center.  Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Winter Dance will bring people of all ages and skill levels together with free, introductory one-hour dance lessons by professional instructors followed by music and dancing. The diverse musical lineup showcases popular dance styles. 


Friday, January 4, 2013
Swing Band: The Flat Cats

Dance Studio: Big City Swing - East Coast Swing

Dance Lesson: 6 - 7 pm

Music: 7:30 - 9:30 pm


Saturday, January 5, 2013
Salsa Band: Carpacho y Su Super Combo

Dance Studio: Latin Rhythms - Salsa

Dance Lesson: 6 - 7 pm

Music: 7:30 - 9:30 pm


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Ballroom Band: Teddy Lee Orchestra

Dance Studio: Chicago Dance – Fox Trot

Dance Lesson: 12 - 1 pm

Music: 1 - 3 pm


Wired Fridays

The LunchBreak Series in the Randolph Café takes a twist in 2013 when Wired Fridays debuts on Friday, January 4 at 12:15 p.m.  Wired Fridays is a series of LunchBreak concerts featuring DJs and electronic music.  From ambient to dance, the world of DJs and soundscape artists will be uncovered each Friday through May.  The LunchBreak Series will continue to feature music of all genres on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more information, please visit www.cityofchicago.org/DCASE or www.chicagocutluralcenter.org.


Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to promoting and supporting Chicago’s arts and culture sector. This includes, but is not limited to: fostering the development of Chicago’s nonprofit arts sector, independent working artists, and for-profit arts businesses; presenting high-quality, free or low-fee cultural programs accessible to residents and visitors; and marketing the City’s cultural assets to local, regional, and global audiences. DCASE produces nearly 2,000 public programs, events and support services annually, generating millions in economic benefits for the City of Chicago.