Welcome to Chicago Dance Connection

The mission of the Chicago Dance Connection is to bring the best of Chicago and the country to you under one roof.

About CDC

About CDC

The Chicago Dance Connection was founded in 1992 offering young talented dancers from all over the country the opportunity to experience the finest teaching talent from Chicago and around the country. Today this mission is still going strong with our annual convention known as Jazz Camp. Our instructional conventions consist of classes throughout the day where dancers work to learn and improve technique. We also offer a Junior and Senior Competition where prizes are awarded. Thank you for your interest in the Chicago Dance Connection. We are ready for summer to come and to see you all at Jazz Camp 2017.  Every year we are welcoming more dancers, teachers, parents and studios to the CDC family and we wish to welcome YOU this summer.  Whether this is your first convention with us or you are already a family member you will find CDC to truly be a dance experience not to be missed and we can’t wait to see you.  Don’t miss reading about this years Jazz Camp faculty on...

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Convention Details

Convention Details

Summer means many things… warm weather, sunshine, sunscreen and for us at the Chicago Dance Connection JAZZ CAMP! We are thrilled you are considering joining us as we celebrate another summer of exceptional dance talent! REGISTRATION FEES TEACHERS – STUDIO OWNERS – MANAGERS Discounted Rate – Registered by June 6 is $330.00 Full Rate – Registered after June 6 is $340.00 One Day is $100.00 Teachers are invited to video tape the last 15 minutes of any class. You must be wearing your teacher wristband during this time to be allowed to video tape. Certificate of Achievement for the Convention. Bring 10-14 Students, Teacher pays half tuition Bring 15-19 Students, Teacher attends FREE Bring 20-25 Students, 1 Teacher and 1 Assistant Teacher attend FREE: also 1 competition group entry (4-8 Dancers)- FREE Bring 26 or More Students, 2 Teachers, 2 Assistant Teachers attend FREE: also 1 competition group entry (4-8 Dancers) – FREE Discounted Rate Registered by June 6 Full Rate Registered after June 6 One Day ASSISTANT TEACHERS You are welcome to participate in all ballrooms...

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With our approachable faculty and friendly staff, the Chicago Dance Connection truly stands out as a unique convention experience!

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The dancers and studios who attend our events say it all!

“CDC has been a wonderful experience for my daughter! CDC brings together an inspirational staff filled with talent & energy. This Jazz Camp has opened doors to my daughter & has introduced her to teachers that further challenge & excite her.”
– Kathryn Gierke

“The faculty goes out of their way to share their passion of
dance education with all of the dancers through their teaching.
The enthusiasm and expertise is phenomenal and appreciated by all of us!”
– Tina Lindle, Tina’s Dance Studio, Inc. – Eldridge, IA

“My students love the master classes CDC offers & always come
away energized & motivated… The competition is handled in a fair
& friendly environment that my students are always thrilled to be a part.”
– Barbara Hatch, Barbara Hatch School Of Dance – Farmington, MI

“I have been attending Chicago Dance Connection Summer Camp for 10 years…
great guest teachers, wonderful staff and tons of fun. Now my Dance Company
comes every year and we all look forward to it each summer.”
– Tammy Singh, Academy For The Performing Arts

We would like to thank the Chicago Dance Connection staff for yet another amazing weekend of dance. Our children having been attending and competing at CDC for the past 8 years. It is such an inspiring weekend for everyone involved. We also would like to thank the wonderful teachers/choreographers. They encourage the dancers to get out their comfort zones and try new styles – make new friends – and most importantly it’s about having fun!

– Shelly Yetter

“All of our dancers had such a great time at the convention.
Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.  Thank you!”



“Thanks to Chicago Dance Connection for a great convention experience.
We’ll definitely be back every year!”



“Thank you, CDC, for building such an amazing event year after year!
We always look forward to it!”



“The instructors are all so supportive to the dancers,
which really inspires them to constantly improve. Thanks so much!”



“Our students learned a ton from the convention faculty
and then they rocked the competition!  We LOVE CDC – Thank you!”



  • Cathryn Gierke
  • Tina’s Dance Studio Inc.
  • Barbara Hatch School of Dance
  • Academy For The Performing Arts
  • Shelly Y
  • Couldn’t Be Any Better
  • Thank You CDC!
  • CDC is the Place to Be!
  • Chicago is the place to be!
  • CDC Rocks!