First Draft: New Dances by Chicago Area Artists

We are excited and thrilled to be presenting “First Draft,” a showcase for the new work of 5 Chicago dance artists: Michael Estanich of RE|Dance, James Gregg of Elements Contemporary Ballet, Winifred Haun of Winifred Haun & Dancers, Alyssa Gregory & Sarah Gonsiorowski of Leopold Group, and Vershawn Ward of Red Clay Dance

Friday, February 26 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 27 at 7:30pm

Tickets: $30, general admission / $22
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Master Class with Zada Cheeks, featuring choreography from First Draft
Sat., February 27 at 5:00pm
Tickets: $25, includes free ticket to see Promise
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All events at:
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn
Parking is available at the Newberry Plaza, 1030 N. State Street, just around the corner from the Center. You can sometimes find metered parking near the Center. The Ruth Page Theatre is near the Clark & Division stop on the CTA Red Line and also the #36, #22, #70 and #156 bus lines.
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Open Company Class


Beginning Monday, January 18, 2016 our awesome Rehearsal Director, Deb Goodman, will teach an Open Company Class. Deb’s modern class combines the best elements of Graham and Humphrey techniques with a contemporary understanding of a dancer’s needs. While her class is designed to strengthen and support technical growth for intermediate, advanced and professional dancers, Deb’s encouragement and support throughout class helps dancers at all levels reach their full potential as artists.

Winifred Haun & Dancers Open Company Class
10:00am to 11:30am
Intermediate/Advanced/Professional level, ages 14+
American Rhythm Center
410 S. Michigan, Chicago
Fee: $15/single class (class cards available) or $10/professional rate
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We’re looking for dancers!

line of dancer from rehearsal

We are currently seeking male and female dancers. Audition for us!

Sunday, January 10, 2016
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Lou Conte Dance Studio at Hubbard St. Dance Center
1147 W. Jackson, Chicago

Dancers must be available for rehearsals on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm and some Sunday afternoons and be available for performances February 26 & 27 and March 18-20, 2016. Contract includes Company class, and rehearsal and performance pay.

Qualified candidates will possess a strong technical background in ballet, modern and contemporary dance and performing experience. Knowledge of aerial techniques is a plus.

If you have a resume and photo, feel free to bring them, but don’t make any special effort to produce these things especially for this Audition. We mostly just want to see you dance.

We won’t teach a warm-up, so feel free to come early. All dancers should be ready to dance at 1:00pm.

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