Inspiración Dance Chicago is a nonprofit 501(c)3 dance group that offers free or subsidized learning, training and performance opportunities to high school, college and adult members.
Drawing from multiple dance forms, while retaining the cultural authenticity of Latin dance, IDC presents groundbreaking instruction and choreography that utilizes Latin dance to educate and enrich the lives of young people and the community.
Inspiración offers a variety of services that include our public group salsa classes. Please contact us about bookings for private lessons, performances and/or dance workshops.
Click here for a detailed record of our non-profit activities.
About Los Secretos from Santa Monica (from the Athenaeum website):
Santa Mónica de la Punta Gorda is the multicultural town of the popular radio series, ¡Qué Gente, Mi Gente!. In this small town we see the adventures, conflicts, romance and differences that its residents experience. Santa Monica has secrets that, in one way or another, affect everyone. Los Secretos de Santa Mónica is a theatre production written and produced by Latinos, with an original sound score. It is entertaining, comical, dramatic and intriguing.
This show is for both Spanish-speaking and English-Speaking audiences as it is performed in Spanglish.
It’s been a good year for Inspiración. This spring we created a ballet-bachata piece with Dereque Whiturs of Happy Nia Dance Theater & this fall we commissioned William Gill of the Joel Hall Dancers to create a jazz piece for the Nicholas Senn High School Dance Program.
Principle dancers Olena Javorska, Kevin Little, and Luis Santillian worked with our college affiliate at Loyola University providing free training & choreography.
Our performance team performed everywhere including in the Ray of Stars fundraising gala, the Orlando Salsa Congress and made their theater debut in the prevue of Los Secretos De Santa Monica. Finally performance team members Chris Manning and Maria Ninos won the Milwaukee Salsa Championship.
Finally, our work in the community was recognized when we won the Fashion and Arts Humanity Fete Humanitarian Award.