Inspiración Dance Chicago is looking for talented dancers to join our professional dance company.
We are looking for experienced Salsa/Mambo dancers OR experienced classical dancers who would like to expand their repertoire in Latin performance.
Professional Dance Training. We work with you to develop technique and style to get you ready for performance, competition, teaching and social dancing.
No Membership Dues. Once you are a full company member, you do not have to pay to dance. We also strive to subsidize other costs associated with dancing such as costuming, travel and other expenses through our fundraising efforts.
Opportunities to Travel and Performance. We perform at numerous events around the city and are getting ready to perform in upcoming salsa congresses in the U.S. and Canada, as well as the World Latin Cup.
Opportunities for Growth. We’re not just a dance group; we also offer opportunities to work with youth programming, fundraising, class teaching, marketing, events and other areas.
We are excited to announce that we will have two couples from Inspiración compete in the upcoming Battleground Dance Competition on June 8th. We would like to invite you all to come watch some of the best dancers in Chicago perform and compete with their professional choreographed dance routines to win money for thier charity. Come cheer us on in the competition, as the audience applause helps determine the winners. We hope to see you there!
What: Battleground Dance Show and Competition
When: June 8, 2013 at 8pm
Where: Park West Theater
322 W. Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Description: The event will showcase professional Latin dance in Chicago, as well as Salsa for charity. A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to a charity of choice by the winning dance couple.The show will be hosted by an up-and-coming Second City comedian, and the main event will last about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. The dancers will compete for their charity in many different Latin dance styles such as salsa, bachata, cumbia and more. Following the main event, there will be a live DJ, full bar and an open dance floor for everybody until 12:30am.
I started dancing in sixth grade when the movie Breakin’ came out and I met some other wannabe b-boys who danced around at different places on base. Most of the time people would ignore the awkward children flailing around on the ground, but we were sure everyone was watching. As my Army family moved, I danced occasionally, but there were not many options. Then in college a friend of mine told me I should come to a salsa party. I told him I didn’t know anything about salsa and didn’t want to look crazy, but he replied, “The thing about a salsa man, is that anybody you ask to dance has to dance with you.” “What time does the party start?” I replied. The “party” was in a garage with probably all of the Latinos in Huntsville, Alabama–handful of Puerto Ricans and Panamanians. Still, it was pure joy.