Chicago Dancing Festival Returns FREE TICKETS

The Chicago Dancing Festival, co-produced by internationally renowned choreographer and Chicago native Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, celebrates its 5th Anniversary season with expanded programming to include five days of free dance-related events, in venues throughout downtown Chicago, August 23 – 27, 2011. 
While all events are free, tickets for the indoor performance showcases must be reserved in advance.  In 2010, tickets for the Festival “sold out” within two hours of being released.
Tickets will be available to the general public beginning Tuesday, July 19 in a staggered format so that each venue releases its tickets on a different day, as follows: 
Tickets for performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art, including the MCA Moves programs on Wednesday, August 24 and the Muses program on Friday, August 26, will be released on Tuesday, July 19 beginning at 10:00 am.  Tickets will be available in person at the MCA Stage Box Office, 220 E. Chicago Avenue, on line at or by calling 312-397-4010.  Limit of two (2) tickets per order, per evening of performance, while available.  Any tickets unclaimed at 15 minutes prior to curtain time will be released to customers on wait list.  Wait list begins one hour before the performance, in person only.  
Tickets for all performances at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, including both Moderns programs on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 23 and 24, will be released on Wednesday, July 20 beginning at12:00 pm.  Tickets will be available in person at the Harris Theater Box Office, 205 E. Randolph Street, or by calling 312-334-7777.  Limit of two (2) tickets per order.
Tickets for the performance at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Masters on Thursday, August 25, will be released on Thursday, July 21 beginning at 11:00 am.  Tickets will be available in person at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office, 50 E. Congress Parkway, online at or by calling 1-800-982-ARTS.  Limit of two (2) tickets per order.
All seating for all venues is general admission. 
Unclaimed tickets will be released 15 minutes prior to curtain time.
Because of the popularity of the Festival, audience members not able to secure tickets to the indoor venues are encouraged to attend the Celebration of Dance Grand Finale on the stunning outdoor stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.  No tickets are required for this outdoor performance and all seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Also, no tickets are required for the Movies program at the Chicago Cultural Center, an all-day screening of classic dance films on Friday, August 26 from 10 am to 6 pm.