Kick up your two left feet or show off your moves this summer in downtown Evanston, as part of a free summer dance lesson series called "It's Thursday, Let's Dance!"
Every Thursday from June 27 through July 26, the Downtown Evanston merchant's association hosts a free lesson in a different genre from 6 to 6:45 p.m., followed by live music and dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. The events take place 909 Davis Street Plaza, at the intersection of Maple and Church streets, near the Davis Street Metra stop.
“We are excited about this summer’s Dance series and have a great musical lineup,” Downtown Evanston executive director Carolyn Dellutri said in a press release. “This is a fun way to spend a Thursday evening after dining in one of our many excellent restaurants, or shopping in our downtown.”
Here's a full lineup of dance lessons and bands, as provided by Downtown Evanston:
June 21 – Afinca’o: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and all rhythms Latin
June 28 – Lil’ Ricki and The Licorice Sticks Dance Band: Big band, Jazz, Swing, Blues & Pop
July 5 – Unity: Rhythmic & rolling beats of Reggae
July 12 – The Shirley King Band: Sweet home Chicago blues and R&B in the family tradition of B.B. King
July 19 – The Flat Cats: Hot swing, jazz, contemporary classics and timeless standards
July 26 – The Associates – The premiere Motown and variety band of the Midwest