Category: Dance

Twirling for Meera: A fun event for a good cause

Twirling for Meera: A fun event for a good cause
My friend Kristen at Baby Take a Bow asked me to share some info with you on behalf of a Chicago family dealing with a very difficult situation. Baby Take a Bow is working with the family of one of the studio’s first young dancers, 4-year-old Meera, to fight what remains of a brain tumor. Meera is now enduring chemotherapy and radiation, and looking at a long road of rehab to regain her motor skills. Meera’s family and Baby Take a Bow hope that, with some help, she will be walking—and dancing—again soon. Baby Take a Bow will host Twirling for Meera, a fundraising event, on Sunday, August 12, to help ease the financial burden for Meera’s family...

The Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre to perform "Sleeping Beauty"

The Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre will be performing “Sleeping Beauty” for two performances only Saturday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 21 at 2 p.m. at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress Pkwy.) Can you hear the sound of little girls all over Chicago squealing and pleading, “Please can we go,... Read more »

Jump Rhythm Jazz Family Dance Matinee (plus some thoughts on why music and movement are good for your little ones)

In celebration of its 20th Anniversary Season, the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project will present “Jump Rhythm Technique and the Language of Rhythm” for the Family Dance Matinee at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 20 at The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago (1306 South Michigan Avenue). This educational and entertaining, audience-interactive lecture-demonstration will begin at... Read more »

My Little Valentine: A smattering of the upcoming Valentine's Day activities for kids

Now that I have kids, Valentine’s Day is more about making paper Valentine’s and eating heart-shaped pancakes than romantic dinners for two. But I like it that way. For families with young children, Valentine’s Day is a time to focus on love, friendship and affection — all good things that you want your kids to... Read more »

Get your dancing shoes on for the Chicago Winter Dance Festival at Millennium Park

February really leaves me with a “What do to? What do to?” feeling. I know that there are lots of great events taking place all over town — but I lack the motivation to get out there and take advantage of them. I need something new and different — and when I heard about this... Read more »

Scenes from the 2009 Dance-Along Nutcracker

Did you miss the 8th Annual Dance-Along Nutcracker at the Chicago Cultural Center today? I am telling you — if you have an aspiring ballerina at your house, this is a fabulous (and free) holiday event. If you need a few reasons to put this event on your holiday calendar for 2010, have a look... Read more »