IDC offers free and subsidized learning and performance opportunities to dancers of all ages. Our community activities include:
Nicholas Senn High School: Partner since 2013
- After School Programming: IDC directs a free after-school dance program at Senn that has included training in bachata, salsa, and hip-hop. Each semester IDC places one to two choreographies on Senn students for their Fall and Spring dance concerts and supplies costuming for the pieces.
- Master Classes: IDC offers master classes in hip-hop, bachata, and salsa. Master class instructors have included Dan Qwan Gibson of Chicago Dance Crash, Christopher Courtney of Culture Shock Chicago, William Gill of Joel Hall, and several IDC principle dancers.
- Senn Arts Dance Program: IDC dancers have served as adjudicators for the Senn Arts dance auditions since the inception of the program in 2013.
Loyola University: Partner since 2012
- LU Salsa Club: IDC places choreographies on members of the LU Salsa club and instructs a weekly Latin dance class for the LU community. Moreover, IDC provides financial support to the LU Salsa club for training and costumes.
- Loyola Community: IDC donates performances at events including the Latino Ball and the Taste of Latin America luncheon. Additionally, IDC has led workshops for student groups including Afro Descent and the Latin American Students Association.
Community Performances and Workshops in 2016:
· Los Secretos De Santa Monica, Chicago, IL
· Loyola University Chicago, Latino Ball, Chicago, IL
· Luis Arturo Dance Academy, Fourth Anniversary, Glen Ellyn, IL
· Network of Hispanic Administrators in Education Conference, Chicago, IL
· Vintage Lounge, Chicago, IL
· Las Vegas Salsa Congress, Las Vegas, NV
· Joel Hall Dancers Youth Company Dance Marathon, Chicago, IL
· William H. Ray Elementary School, Hispanic Heritage Month Show, Chicago, IL
· Wisconsin Salsa Open, Milwaukee, WI
· Global Alliance for Africa, Annual Gala, Chicago, IL
· Evanston Township High School, Hispanic Heritage Month Show, Evanston, IL
· Noumenon New Moves Concert, Chicago, IL
· Avanse’s Feliz Navidad Holiday Fundraiser, Chicago IL