Chicago Winter Dance Festival
Take a second and imagine yourself in Millennium Park on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage twirling and dancing the afternoon away with friends. Throughout the month of February, this dream can become a reality with the Chicago Winter Dance Festival.
This event turns dance into a winter activity offering free dance lessons on the Pritzker Pavilion stage with an added bonus of ice skating lessons at the McCormick Tribune Ice rink on the weekends.
Looking for something to do this weekend? After the dance lessons, enjoy swing dance performances on Saturday and learn various ethnic dances on Sunday. I love learning about different cultures, especially in Chicago because it is such a diverse city; this event will not only help you learn a new dance but it will give you a glimpse into another culture.
The weekend fun in Chicago doesn’t have to end when the dancing is done. The Art Institute of Chicago is free throughout the month of February. Take some time and warm up from the cold while browsing through their newest addition, the Modern Wing. Or warm up in one of the many stores just two blocks away on State Street.
Bring your friends and family along and experience the fun in Millennium Park at the Winter Dance Festival, but don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Check out the dance and ice skating times here.
- Jaclyn Howard