THE HISTORY

OF GIORDANO DANCE CHICAGO

Learn more about the history of our company, out leaders, and our accomplishments.

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HISTORY OF GIORDANO DANCE CHICAGO

Giordano Dance Chicago began in 1963 as Dance Incorporated Chicago and became the Giordano Dance Company in 1966 when many of its live performances were broadcast by Chicago’s Public Television Station, WTTW.

GUS GIORDANO

Gus Giordano’s dedication to jazz dance exhibited itself in all facets of his extraordinary life: dancer, master teacher, choreographer, author, and founder of the Giordano Dance School (GDS) in Evanston, Illinois, founder of the dance company Giordano Dance Chicago and founder of Jazz Dance World Congress. 

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JAZZ DANCE WORLD CONGRESS

Held in various locations throughout the world, Jazz Dance World Congress (JDWC) gathers dancers, teachers, and performers from across the United States and from as many as 20 foreign countries. 

MOVERS, SHAKERS, AND GROUNDBREAKERS

Giordano Dance Chicago celebrates and honors the diversity of the art form of American jazz dance.  We champion jazz dance’s complex history of cultural integration, and illuminate its evolution from African traditions to its present incarnation as dynamic, vibrant, and multi-veined.

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