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City Announces Summerdance Dates

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 30, 2011 8:30PM

The city's outdoor music and festival season took another step to being fully fleshed out with the announcement of dates for Summerdance by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

The 15th edition of the popular outdoor dancing series at Grant Park's Spirit Music Garden (601 S. Michigan Ave.) will run 11 weeks starting July 7 through September 18. By then the dance floor, made from reclaimed materials by artist Dan Peterman, should be fully restored and ready for happy feet.

Summerdance is also taking making some trips outside Grant Park. There will be two special Wednesday night events at Nacy Pier Ber Garden, July 13 and August 24, starting with dance lessons at 6 p.m. and culminating with the Navy Pier Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The Park District is also bringing dancing nights to the following parks: Humboldt Park Boathouse on July 13, August 10, and September 7; Jackson Park 63rd St Beach on July 20 and August 17; Athletic Field Park on July 27 and August 24; and an undetermined location on August 3 and August 31.

For any updates to the Summerdance schedule, follow them on twitter, on facebook or by calling the Summerdance Hotline at 312-742-4007.