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a sample of videos and reels of recent Dance Center performances and activity

Guest Artists
How our unique relationship to Chicago's premiere presenter of contemporary dance provides our students unparalleled experiences with guest artists.

Our Afro-Latin@ Summer Dance Intensive - Summer 2014
An overview of the two-week festival which included performances, a symposium, workshops, and classes.

Afro-Latin@ Summer Dance Intensive Classes and Workshops
A reel of workshops & classes that celebrated the rich history of Afro-Latinidad as it's performed and practiced today.

Residency with Philadelphia breaker and dance artist Raphael Xavier
Philadelphia-based choreographer Raphael Xavier brought his "Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance" to The Dance Center

B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements

This recap video captures the range of activity during our recent B-Real festival that gathered international, national, and local hip hop artists together through workshops, performances, panels, and battles.

And, Columbia College Chicago's Doc Unit captured the range of events over the two-week B-Real Festival.

The Columbia Chronicle: Dance & ASL unite to "Feel the Beat"

Columbia College Chicago's student newspaper covered a recent workshop led by Dance faculty member Kelsa Robinson through a partnership with our ASL-English Language interpretation program to bring high school students with hearing impairment together to "Feel the Beat."

Co-Curricular Events and Workshops
Check out the diverse offerings of The Dance Center to students across campus!
music: Michael Caskey, Dance Center Accompanist.

African Dance Workshop!

In mid-November Ayodele Drum and Dance offered a workshop at The Dance Center open to all welcoming different generations.

Express Your Mess! Fall 2013!
Our end of semester gathering celebrating all of the range of styles and techniques offered at The Dance Center.

B-Fresh Holistic Hip Hop Festival: All Styles Battle!

In October, The Dance Center presented an all-day Hip Hop Festival around wellness culminating in an all-styles battle.  Catch our reel of the battle!

B-Fresh Holistic Hip Hop Festival: Reap video

Our Student Communications group generated a recap of the festival that happened in Fall 2013.

B-Fresh Holistic Hip-Hop Video - Recap by Columbia College Chicago's Doc Unit

Check out this overview of the whole Hip-Hop Festival that happened in Fall 2013.

Tap Jam
a reel from our September 2013 jam of rhythm makers.
Our jams allow students, faculty, alumni and community members to experiment and perform for one another in an informal environment that celebrates a variety of improvisational forms -- from contact improvisation to tap to African, jazz, and Latin dance.

Express Your Mess! 2012-13
a reel highlight our end-of-semester celebration

Student Performance Opportunities

Dance Improvisation Festival - June 2013