In a time when Americans are increasingly divided, it is important for us to come together and build community. At Inspiración we believe in the power of Latin dance to bring people together across all of the lines that can try to divide us, and we embody this ethic in our adult and youth programing.
To help us continue this mission we have just launched our 2017 Spring Fundraiser, which includes a fabulous Pre-Gala Event coming up next month! We would love your support. There are several award levels you can choose from including tickets to our upcoming event. Please click here to support the campaign and get yourself a ticket!
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We'd like to extend a big, big congratulations to Inspiración dancers Olena Javorska and Luis Santillian who took first place in the Chicago International Salsa competition and second place in Chicago International Bachata competition. Placing in the top three in two competitions in the same night is a significant feat. But not only are Olena and Luis great competitors and strong members of the Inspiración team, they also have given their talents to working with our youth programing. Here's to you Olena and Luis. Great job!
We would like to send out a big thanks to Rosita Ragin and Saladeen Alamin for inviting Inspiración to perform at this weekend's Global Dance Party which featured several performers from the upcoming Chicago International Salsa Congress. The venue, the Old Town School of Folk Music, was great and it was a real treat to meet several new dancers who are going to be doing it big on the Congress stage. Inspiración dancers, Olena Javorska and Luis Santillian, offered one of their two competition pieces which they will be performing at the Chicago Congress, while Cate Wood and Chris Manning performed Inspiración's latest piece, ATM. Check it out!