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COURTNEY EISEN BURK
BETH ANN PAPOUTSIS
DR. HILEL SWERDLIN
THE ELECTRICITY IS BACK!
October 6, 2022
Chicago's A-listers shine on stage with their Giordano dance partner in the 15th annual Dancing with the Giordano Stars competition, the liveliest fundraiser of the year! Contestants sweat through weeks of training to impress guest judges and secure the coveted disco ball. Support your favorite Star and stay to dance the night away!
All proceeds benefit our Jazz Dance/Science & Health outreach program, company operations, and jazz dance advocacy and mentorship.
Giordano Dance Chicago is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (FEIN: 36-3259804). Every donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable by state and federal law.
YOUR DONATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
JAZZ DANCE/SCIENCE & HEALTH
Giordano Dance Chicago is dedicated to outreach in our community. Giordano Dance Chicago provides at NO cost to the school a robust program integrating Science and Health with Dance in four under-resourced CPS schools, Willa Cather, Frederic Chopin, Bernhard Moos, & Richard Yates Elementary Schools. The program comprises 14 one hour dance classes and are taught about the skeletal system, muscles, nutrition, respiratory system and more. These lessons are then translated into understanding of how the body works together through jazz dance. Giordano Dance Chicago is proud to be teaching over 250 classes to more than 250 students this year, and providing hundreds of free performance tickets to these students and their families.
FREE TICKET PROGRAM
Giordano Dance Chicago's free ticket program provides over 800 complimentary tickets each season to students and families of our CPS outreach programs as well as other community partners. In 2021 we created the Dance Circle program to bring together Chicago dance artists to connect and engage with one another. Through this program we were able to extend our free ticket program to allow these hard working dance artists to see GDC at no cost.
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