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Sat, Jun 17


Garfield Park, Bronzeville, & The DuSable

Chicago Juneteenth 2023 Dance Competition

A Celebration of Black Chicago’s Westside & Southside Dance Culture! Bring your best Footworking and Hip Hop moves to this friendly competition!

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Chicago Juneteenth 2023 Dance Competition
Chicago Juneteenth 2023 Dance Competition

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2023, 3:00 PM – Jun 19, 2023, 5:00 PM

Garfield Park, Bronzeville, & The DuSable


About the event

The Chicago Juneteenth Planning Coalition, in partnership with the Black Remembrance Project and Adelmarieproduction is hosting the first Chicago Juneteenth Dance Competition. This dance competition will include two styles of dance that have cultural significance to Black Chicagoans: Footworking and Hip Hop dance. There will be two regional battles between the West and South sides on Saturday, June 17, 2023. The Westside battle is in Garfield Park and the Southside battle is in Bronzeville. The winners of the regional battles will compete in a final citywide battle at The DuSable Museum on Monday, June 19, 2023. Winners of the final will recieve cash prizes. 

Note: this is a RSVP link to attend the dance competition as an audience member. If you would like to sign up in the actual competition, please sign up here:

Westside Battle

Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 3:30PM - 5:30PM

1865 Fest - Juneteenth Youth Day

Garfield Park Music Court Circle

(Madison & Hamlin)

Southside Battle

Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Bronzeville’s 2023 Juneteenth Celebration

(37th & King Drive)

Final Battle

Monday, June 19, 2023 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Juneteenth BBQ & Block Party

The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center (Cottage Grove & 57th St)

Cash prizes

$500 for the top Footworker

$1000 for the best Hip Hop Dance Group 

Sign-up Here to Audition ⬅️(if you are a dancer who wants to get involved, you must sign up by Sun. June 11, 2023)

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