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Chicago's Premier Dance Education Organization
Forward Momentum Chicago inspires possibilities through dance education programs that strengthen schools and communities with limited arts access. Programs are designed to increase dance skills and awareness, and to foster creativity, critical thinking, and social-emotional learning. From classroom residencies to formal studio training, Forward Momentum Chicago offers a variety of dance experiences for all ages and ability levels. Dance is much more than dance. Our programs develop character, confidence, and leadership skills.
In the News
Arts in the Dark was a blast! Chicago's creative community came out in force as over 50,000 people attended the annual Halloween Parade. FMC's Performance group brough high energy and big smiles in a performance that paid tribute to New Orleans bounce music. Hosted by LUMA8 with over 4,000 participants from 90 arts organizations, this was the 9th and most successful parade yet. Visit ABC's coverage here.
What Participants Say
“Thanks to this internship, I've done many fun and thoughtful assignments that have helped with some major decisions about my life and my future. I will forever be thankful for this opportunity, and can't wait to thank this program when I win my first Emmy. Thank you so much Forward Momentum and Ms. Bradlee for a wonderful summer."
"Clearly one of the best dance programs in the city. The children learn so much and are able to participate at great events throughout the city with a spirit of excellence. The staff is hard working and believes in the children. If your children love to dance, this is where they should be."
"As a former student, Forward Momentum Chicago helped me increase my teamwork and leadership skills, and it also tremendously improved my work ethic. It gave me a healthy environment where I could express myself, and work with others, and I will always appreciate it. "
"These last two summers with Forward Momentum have been truly amazing. The staff are always friendly and professional. The ASM teens are helpful and pleasant. My daughter has developed so much in all the dance styles they've taught."
"My daughter was nervous, so was I, but the talented instructors the camp provided really blew my mind. My daughter is ready for the fall session. I'm picky and very selective, but I would recommend this camp as much as I can."