Dance Because You Love It!

Dance Because You Love It!

Why do we dance? Is it because we’re expected to? Is it because we’re told we have to? We dance because we love it. Dance is a form of self-expression for which only a select few posses a talent. When your craft is fueled by passion, the combination is virtually unstoppable. Sometimes, it’s easy to […]

Dancers Are the Best People EVER and Here’s Why.

Dancers Are the Best People EVER and Here’s Why.

Are dancers insanely talented people? Yes. Do they show endless amounts of passion and dedication to their craft? You bet. But, those aren’t the only reasons why dancers are the best people in the world. Here are some great reasons why you should consider having one or two dancers in your friend group! 1. They’re Always Willing […]

Dance Movies to Watch on a Rainy Day!

Dance Movies to Watch on a Rainy Day!

Fall or Autumn, however you choose to refer to it, is the #2 favourite season according to numerous online polls. Why? Could it be the leaves changing color? Maybe it’s the fashion such as boots, jackets and scarves! It might even be the popular craze of making EVERYTHING pumpkin spice flavored. For most people, it’s […]

The Dance of the Dead!

The Dance of the Dead!

It’s October! And you know what that means! HALLOWEEN!!!!!! And with all of the excitement surrounding this holiday, it’s a wonderful time to showcase your talents as a dancer by creating routines to some truly haunting music! Here’s our list of our favourite spooky tunes! We’re going to cover everything from classical compositions to horror […]

Meet Extensions Dance Company!

Meet Extensions Dance Company!

It’s time, once again, to meet yet another incredibly talented group that will be performing in the Chicago International Dance Forum in TWO DAYS! Meet the Extensions Dance Company! Beginning their journey in 2005, Extensions Dance Company has committed themselves to training young dancers to follow their passions, perfect their techniques and tell a story […]

Meet Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater!

Meet Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater!

The 7th Annual Chicago International Dance Forum is THIS WEEKEND! Who’s excited?! Well, get ready to meet yet another incredible dance team that’s sure to stun at the performances! Meet the Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater! In 1976, Dame Libby founded the company which today comprises of 40+ dancers, singers, musicians and guests artists from the U.S. […]

Meet the Bharatham Academy of Dance Arts!

Meet the Bharatham Academy of Dance Arts!

The 7th Annual Chicago International Dance Forum is almost here! Are you ready to meet the next group performing? Meet the Bharatham Academy of Dance Arts! “Bharatanatyam is an ancient dance form of India that is thousands of years old, and is preserved as a living tradition.” ~Bharatham.org Founded by Vanitha Veeravalli, the academy in […]

Meet the Peruvian Folk Dance Center!

Meet the Peruvian Folk Dance Center!

Yes, it’s time to meet yet another amazing group that will perform at the 7th Annual Chicago International Dance Forum! Meet the Peruvian Folk Dance Center! Beginning their journey in 2009, the PFDC began with the mission to help Peruvian-Americans connect and maintain a strong relationship with their Peruvian roots. Through music and dance, they […]

Meet Mexican Dance Ensemble!

Meet Mexican Dance Ensemble!

We are very excited to introduce yet another incredible dance group who will perform in the 7th Annual Chicago International Dance Forum! Meet the Mexican Dance Ensemble! In November 2001, the Mexican Dance Ensemble was founded in Chicago, IL. M.D.E.’s mission is to expose the bright and beautiful traditions of the Mexican culture through the art […]