It was our great pleasure to check out the grand opening of Aerial
Dance Chicago's gorgeous new space near Pulaski and Irving Park Rd. on Chicago's north west side. They're running kids and adults classes in aerial arts.
They may have it marked better now, but the entrance is a bit confusing. You have to enter through the back and the address is east of where it seems it should be for 4028 (not in sequence). Keep heading east and look for signage then head upstairs to loft A.
ChiIL Mama's full set of shots:
(our favorites are embedded below)
My circus arts lovin' tweens jumped right in on the mini-workshops in tissue (silks), lyra (the round hoop), trapeze, and harness. We're hoping they add more intermediate kids' classes and summer camps. Sadly, the times/dates didn't work for us this first session. With a competitive gymnast in team practice 12 hours a week, we can't do everything. Still, my kids really enjoyed the Aerial Dance Chicago instructors and their sweet new space during the open house.
They have high ceilings and huge windows in this light, airy space and even cool copper pipe!
**WORLDS COLLIDE ALERT** We got to see performers from Aerial Dance Chicago in the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival at The Athenaeum Theatre the weekend before last.
ChiIL Mama's video of the aerial dance demo at the open house:
Aerial Dance Chicago
4028 W. Irving Park Rd.