When: First and third Saturday All Saturday performances from 11am-11:45am.
Where: Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave, Horticulture Hall
Main 312-746-5100, Programs: 773-638-1766
Juicebox offers Chicago’s best music, dance and theater in a kid-friendly setting. A free series of cutting-edge performances, Juicebox is geared to toddlers but is engaging for the whole family.
Four Star Brass Band
11-11:45am, January 7, 2017
There ain’t no party like a Four Star Party. Experience the excitement and share in the deep and joyous traditions of Louisiana as this professional Chicago-based, New Orleans-style brass band presents a sizzling show that will inform and delight all ages.
Chinese Folk and Classical Dance
11-11:45am, January 21
Families are invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year and discover the beauty of Chinese culture with the artistry of dancers Olinda Chang and Mei Xu. Experience China’s rich heritage through the elegance and grace of the Tang Dynasty ribbon dance, the aggressive martial art style of dance and the Mongolian style of dance celebrating the outdoors.
Cha Cha Cha
11-11:45am, February 4
Take a trip through Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean to the beats and rhythms of Latin music and dance. Kids will play instruments and practice the basic dance steps of Cumbia, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Bachata and Polka, all while learning about the countries that inspire the music and movements.
Laura Doherty & The Heartbeats
11-11:45am, February 18
A Chicago favorite in the family music scene, Laura Doherty & The Heartbeats will rock your kid’s world with original folk-pop tunes that will get even the shyest wallflower to wiggle across the dance floor. Doherty’s “El Train” and “Hot Dog” song have become highly-requested kid classics.
History of Dance from Ballet to Breakdancing
11-11:45am, March 4
Do you know why ballet dancers turn their feet out or why it’s called “break”dancing? Chicago Dance Crash’s “History of Dance from Ballet to Breakdancing” is a high-energy performance dedicated to the growth of art, society and self through cultural respect and understanding.
Trinity Academy of Irish Dance
11-11:45am, March 18
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Trinity Irish dancers. The acclaimed Trinity Academy elevates children, the community and the world through the power and grace of Irish dance.
Celebration Dances of West Africa
11-11:45am, April 8
Celebrate the indigenous cultures of Africa with dancing, drumming and proverbs that have guided Africans for many years. Authentic attire and native instruments highlight the Soli Performing Arts Company’s exciting performance and interactive demonstration.
11-11:45am, May 6
Described as “Death Cab for Kindergarten,” Future Hits is a dynamic educational rock band whose songs build important language skills while cultivating children’s love for learning. Their catchy tunes correspond with innovative and differentiated learning activities, effectively igniting the hearts and minds of all.
Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band
11-11:45am, May 20
Swing your partner with the Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band as they play a raucous set of square dances, polkas, waltzes, contra and swing in the tradition of an old time barn dance. Third generation caller Annie Coleman will teach you and your kids in no time how to swing like thunder and dip the oyster.