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.
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Preston Bradley Hall, 312-744-6630
When: First and third Fridays, 11-11:45 am except as noted. Subject to change.
Laura Doherty & The Heartbeats
11-11:45am, February 17, 2017
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 3
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 17
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 7
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 5
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 19.
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.