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Chicago
Summer Dance

Grant Park
Spirit of Music
Garden
7/21

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 48 different live bands + DJs 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!

Grant Park Spirit of Music Garden
Free Admission
Sunday, July 21
Teddy Lee Orchestra
(Ballroom)
and
Arthur Murray Dance Center
(Foxtrot, Rhumba).
Dance Lessons: 4-5pm 

Live Music & Dancing:
5-7pm
Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

and other
Chicago Park District
locations
7/21

2 to 5:30 pm

West End Jazz Band
$15 in advance $17 at the door Students with ID- free
Information and Tickets: Call Herta at 708 672-3561
or write to Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz, Box 1459, Oak Park, IL 60304
http://www.illianajazz.com/

Glendora House
10225 S Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415

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7/21
Outcast Big Band

‎6‎:‎00‎ ‎PM - ‎9‎:‎00‎ ‎PM
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Fitz's Spare Keys
119 N York St.
Elmhurst, IL
7/21
Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners
Sun, Jul 21 2019,
6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Doors open at 5 pm.


NOTE : Capri Ristorante right next door has their full menu available for carryout.  CHICAGO SKYLINERS BIG BAND: The Chicago Skyliners Big Band was formed by Bill O’Connell in 1988 for the sole purpose of prolonging the musical memory of the Big Band Era. Members of the band in the early days were informed that this was not a major money making proposition, only a mission to keep the big band sound alive. A house band at FitzGerald's since 1991, The Chicago Skyliners Big Band following has grown to become one of the top Big Bands in Chicagoland. Blue Birdland Jazz recording artists, besides original material, the band features the music of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Sammy Nestico, Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson to name a few. Not your father’s big band music, the Chicago Skyliners feature contemporary arrangements of traditional big band hits. The Chicago Tribune stated, “This group consistently found the ideal tempo, style and phrasing for the scores they played.” Jazziz Magazine said. “The band has a surplus of exceptional soloists coupled with high powered ensemble playing.” Enjoy the big band swing sounds, America’s greatest contribution to world music history. http://chicagoskylinersbigband.com
FitzGerald's
6615 W Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402

Honky Tonk BBQ
7/21
The Cellar Boys

8:00 pm 
 
Honky Tonk BBQ
1800 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
312-226-RIBS (7427)
SUNDAY EVENINGS
SOS! (Swing on Sundays)


May I Have This Dance - SOS
7/21SOS! (Swing on Sundays)™
The best WEST COAST SWING & HUSTLE
music, dancing, and lessons all in one night!
EVERY SUNDAY
Lessons & Dancing
6pm Hustle
6:30pm WCS
7 to 9pm Open dancing to
WCS, WCS/Hustle, and Two Step & Salsa
$10 before 7:00pm
$7 after 7:00pm
May I Have This Dance
 Main Studio
5246 N. Elston
2nd floor
(just north of Foster on Elston)
Chicago, IL 60631
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7/22
https://www.fizzswingdance.com/

The Apartment, an amazing space just above 
Lion Head Pub on Lincoln Ave in Lincoln Park!!
Every Monday night!
8-9 pm Beginner friendly lesson 
9 pm until midnight--social swing dancing!
$7 general/$5 students on DJ nights
$10 general/$7 students on band nights
18+ event!
(see the calendar section on the new website for Beyond the Basics class selections!)

The Lion Head Pub is located at 2251 N Lincoln Ave, between Fullerton and Webster, just around the corner from Oz Park. There is metered parking on Lincoln Ave, and some free parking around Oz Park. There is a parking garage at 2316 N Lincoln ave, just north of Belden.
The
Lion Head Pub is also conveniently located for public transportation as well! It’s just about 2 blocks from the Red, Purple, and Brown line Fullerton el stop, and many bus stops on the main streets surrounding the area!
When you enter
Lion Head Pub, you’ll notice a set of stairs right when you walk in---take those upstairs to
The Apartment!

The Lion Head Pub
2251 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Il

Mondays
St. Charles Singles
Dance & Social Club

2nd & 4th Mondays
Dances lessons, all levels, 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

5th Mondays
NO Dances lessons
Live Band
Dance 7:40 - 11:00 pm
Members $8.00
Visitors $12.00

7/22

St. Charles Singles Dance & Social Club
Singles Dance Monday

Lesson: Mustang Sally and Come Dance With Me
Dances lessons, all levels, 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.
The member must be present with new
guest in order to obtain their free ticket.
All singles welcome!!
Full activities schedule at:
http://www.stcharlessinglesclubltd.com/

Membership: $20.00 a year 

Villa Olivia
1401 Lake St.
Bartlett, IL
 (Rte. 20 & Naperville Rd).
7/23


Fat Babies

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

The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL
7/23 Swinging at the Sands
Every Tuesday
Weekly East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop Dancing in the Chicago Suburbs!
7:30 pm – Beginning East Coast Swing Dancing Class
Cost: $5.00
8:30 – 11:30 pm – Open dancing to a Live band
The Flat Cats

Cost: $7.00

Downers Sand Club
Sports Bar & Grill

1211 Butterfield Rd, Suite B.
Downer’s Grove, IL 60515
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Tuesday Swing Night
at
Old Towne Pub Geneva
7/23

Tuesday Swing Night at Old Towne Pub Geneva


Carl and Karrie would love you to join us
with beginner/basic swing dance lesson at 7:30pm,
followed by DANCING for ALL till 11:30pm!
Cost: $10.00


http://www.carlandkarrie.com/
Old Towne Pub Geneva  
201 W State St
Geneva, IL 60134
https://www.otpgeneva.com
Chicago Summer Dance
In The Parks
7/24Wednesday, July 24, 6-9 p.m.
SummerDance in the Parks
DJ Eric "ET" Taylor
(Chicago Steppin')
and Black Diamond Elite Steppers
(Chicago Steppin').
Jackson Park
Grove 6B
1700 Columbia Drive
Chicago, IL

Wednesday Nights
Jitter Bug Dancing
7/24Jitter Bug Dancing
Wednesday Nights
 7pm
White Eagle Banquets & Restaurant
6839 North Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 100
(In the Restaurant)
Niles, IL 60714
PHONE: (847) 647-0660

(Every Wednesday)
WCS Dancing

For more information see
the dedicated site
for Wednesday Nite WCS:
http://www.westcoastwednesdays.com/

7/24West Coast Wednesdays

Dance Lesson: 7:30 pm
Dancing from: 8:30 - 11:00 p.m.
with DJ April Prince

The cost for the night:
$5 cover charge
$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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Wednesday Swings
at Delicia Mexican Grill
7/24

Wednesday Swings at Delicia Mexican Grill


Carl and Karrie would love you to join us
with beginner/basic swing dance lesson at 7:30pm,
followed by DANCING for ALL till 11:30pm!
Cost: $10.00


http://www.carlandkarrie.com/
Delicia Mexican Grill
12337 IL-59 #127
Plainfield, IL 60585
https://delicia.restaurant
7/25 Event Details
Date: Thursdays, June 6th - August 29th 2019
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Giddings Plaza (Lincoln Square)
Admission: FREE

Giddings Plaza
at N. Lincoln and W. Giddings
 (across from the Chicago Brauhaus)
 4732 N Lincoln Chicago, IL 60625
Chicago
Summer Dance

Grant Park
Spirit of Music
Garden
7/25

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 48 different live bands + DJs 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!

Grant Park Spirit of Music Garden
Free Admission
Thursday, July 25
Sonorama DJ Collective
(Cumbia)
and
Latin Rhythms
(Cumbia).
Dance Lessons: 6-7pm 

Live Music & Dancing:
7:30-9:30pm
Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

and other
Chicago Park District
locations
FitzGerald's Nightclub7/25



Country Night in Berwyn

8:00pm - $5
FitzGerald's
6615 W Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402
Alan Gresik's
Swing Shift Orchestra

7/25

alangresik_swingshift_jazz_orchestraBIG BAND NIGHT

Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra
(big band swing & jazz)

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

The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL
7/257:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
$10.00 cover
A completely remodeled facility with many drink choices.
You can bring your own food or eat in the restaurant located on the south side of the White Eagle.
Brian Patti Orchestra performs every Thursday
from 7:00pm til 10:00pm.
White Eagle Banquets & Restaurant
6839 North Milwaukee Avenue
(In the Restaurant)
Niles, IL 60714
PHONE: (847) 647-0660
FAX: (847) 647-0694
7/25
Now in its 20th year, Thursday Night Live returns with an exciting 10-concert series to Fountain Square plaza this summer! Join us every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm to enjoy live music ranging from jazz, classic rock, rockabilly, blues and swing more. 
July 25**  
Chicken Bone
Classic Rock Covers

**New this year, Downtown Evanston is having a block party on the last Thursday of each month, indicated by the asterisk above (June 27, July 25 and August 22). Orrington Avenue south of Davis St. to the end of the south plaza will be closed off for pedestrians.  
Fountain Square
at Davis St & Sherman
in
Evanston, IL
Chicago
Summer Dance

Grant Park
Spirit of Music
Garden
7/26

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 48 different live bands + DJs 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!

Grant Park Spirit of Music Garden
Free Admission
Friday, July 26
6-9 p.m.
DJ Duane Powell
(House DJ set)
Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

and other
Chicago Park District
locations
The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
http://www.thedrakehotel.com  
7/26

9:00 pm
with the Live Band   
Myles Hayes Quintet
The Drake
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(312) 787 2200
7/26
The Flat Cats

Fri, Jul 26
St. Charles
 Club Arcada
9:00pm 
Club Arcada
105 E. Main St.
St. Charles, IL
(630) 962-7000

Every Friday
7/26
The Hoyle Brothers
(country, 2-step, western swing)
Every Friday
5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover 
The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL
Chicago Summer Dance
Downs In The Parks
7/27

Saturday, July 27, 2-5 p.m.
SummerDance Downs in the Park

Dance downs showcase black youth dance groups from across the city. Today's dance groups are famous for their performances at the Bud Billiken Parade and other parades across the city and beyond. Several groups travel nationally to perform, winning awards and recognition from television programs like Bring It!, while instilling community, leadership and self-confidence in Chicago youth. Dance Downs in the Park are organized in partnership with leading companies The Era Footwork Crew, Empiire and Bringing Out Talent. Music is provided by "the youngest in charge" DJ Corey and his father DJ Clent, godfather of footwork music and juke in Chicago.
 Hamilton Park
Cultural Center
513 W. 72nd St.

Chicago, IL

 Fiora's Restaurant
7/27
The Flat Cats
Sat, Jul 27
6:30pm
 Fiora's Restaurant
317 S. Third Street
Geneva, Illinois 60134
Chicago
Summer Dance

Grant Park
Spirit of Music
Garden
7/27

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 48 different live bands + DJs 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!

Grant Park Spirit of Music Garden
Free Admission
Saturday, July 27
Tango 21 presents:
An Evening of Tango
Dance and Theatre,
plus Tango 21
(Tango).
Dance Lessons: 6-7pm 

Live Music & Dancing:
7:30-9:30pm
Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

and other
Chicago Park District
locations

Bluetopia (blues dancing)
7/27Bluetopia (blues dancing)
Free introductory Lesson (blues dance): 8:00pm-9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm-2:00am
to Bluetopia's favorite Deejays!
Cover: $8
The event is all-ages, but under-age drinking is NOT permitted on site. BYOB is permitted.
Forteza Fitness
4437 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
fortezafitness.com

The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
http://www.thedrakehotel.com
7/27

9:00 pm
with the Live Band
Rosie & The Rivets
The Drake
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(312) 787 2200
7/27

July 27 - Be My Guest Dance Party
(New people only free with member!)

Doors open at 7:30pm
8:00pm to 11:30 pm

For more information, please call the hotline at 708/388-JUMP

Chicago South IL - Elks #1596
4428 W Midlothian Turnpike
Crestwood, IL 60445-1917
Phone: 708.597.7465

Windy City Westies Dance Club


www.chicagoswings.com
7/27
Join Windy City Westies Dance Club as we host dances
at Chicago Dance Factory in Villa Park. We focus primarily
on West Coast Swing , but include a dash of
salsa,night club and two step.
Come early for novice & intermediate workshops
with the nation's favorite dance professionals!
7:30PM West Coast Swing Basics
8:15PM West Coast Swing Workshop
with Featured Professional (Nov/Int)
9:00PM Open Dancing
10:30 Jack N Jill Dance Contest
Dance Admission $8
Pre - Dance Workshops $8
WSDC Adv/Allstars: FREE

Chicago Dance Factory
415 N Ardmore
Villa Park, IL 60181
Studio Cell:
630-478-1335 (voice/text)
Landline:
630-410-1010
Chicago
Summer Dance

Grant Park
Spirit of Music
Garden
7/28

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 48 different live bands + DJs 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!

Grant Park Spirit of Music Garden
Free Admission
Sunday, July 28
Reverie DJs Papi and Just Jacob
(Bachata DJ set) and
Jonathan Rivera
from Latin Street
(Bachata).
Dance Lessons: 4-5pm 

Live Music & Dancing:
5-7pm
Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

and other
Chicago Park District
locations
7/28
British Buddy Alumni Big Band
with vocalist Frieda Lee
Sun, Jul 28 2019,
6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Doors open at 5 pm.


NOTE : Capri Ristorante right next door has their full menu available for carryout.  The "British Buddy Alumni Big Band" is a 17 Piece Jazz Orchestra featuring prominent Chicago Jazz vocalist Ms. Frieda Lee.  Formerly known as the John Burnett Swing Orchestra (which played at FitzGerald's once a month for some 16 years), the band was recently resurrected by Bill Byan, (John's Drummer) after John Burnett retired from WDCB Jazz radio and relocated to Virginia.
FitzGerald's
6615 W Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402

Honky Tonk BBQ
7/28
The Cellar Boys

8:00 pm 
 
Honky Tonk BBQ
1800 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
312-226-RIBS (7427)
SUNDAY EVENINGS
SOS! (Swing on Sundays)


May I Have This Dance - SOS
7/28SOS! (Swing on Sundays)™
The best WEST COAST SWING & HUSTLE
music, dancing, and lessons all in one night!
EVERY SUNDAY
Lessons & Dancing
6pm Hustle
6:30pm WCS
7 to 9pm Open dancing to
WCS, WCS/Hustle, and Two Step & Salsa
$10 before 7:00pm
$7 after 7:00pm
May I Have This Dance
 Main Studio
5246 N. Elston
2nd floor
(just north of Foster on Elston)
Chicago, IL 60631
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