November events



Modern Dance Class Series

intermediate/advanced level, adults age 18+

Thursdays October 3, 10, 17, 24 - 2pm to 3:30pm

at Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave, Chicago, IL 60626


Kristina Fluty leads this intermediate/advanced modern dance class that improves dynamic alignment, increases spatial awareness, and patterns more efficient everyday movement through fun dance phrases. Class will generally begin with developmental movement on the floor and end with traveling through space.

Learn more about acclaimed teacher Kristina Fluty here:

Register by donation

For this class series, your registration fee is a donation to Synapse Arts, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Here is how to register for the session (or pay per class) in advance:

Visit the registration page

$35 for the four week session - select $35 and “one time” donation

$10 per class - select $10 and “one time” or “weekly” and select your end date

Then select Modern Dance Class Series from the dropdown menu.

Payments will also be accepted at each class by cash or credit card, and drop-ins are welcome. The $35 rate for four classes will be available until midnight on October 3rd. Any additional donations will go towards the costs of presenting a class series, including marketing, staff hours, and classroom equipment.


You will find us within the main building of Loyola Park at 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Loyola Park is two blocks east of the Morse Red Line stop, and there is an inexpensive parking lot onsite. Our studio is called the Sky Room on the second floor, which is accessible by stairs or elevator.

Synapse is an Arts Partner in Residence with the Chicago Park District. We present programs and classes at both Loyola Park and Berger Park Cultural Center. 

We look forward to dancing with you!

Photo by Nadia Oussenko


Arts In The Dark Parade

Saturday October 19, 6pm to 8pm

Now in its fifth year, Arts in the Dark is a magical evening parade that celebrates Halloween as the “artist’s holiday”. See Synapse’s performance cycle as one of 14 companies selected by The Department of Cultural Affairs to lead the parade down State Street. 


More information on the Parade website here.


15th Birthday Benefit

Celebrate with us!



Toast to 15 years of dance for all ages, identities, and income levels with the staff, board, and artists of Synapse Arts. Enjoy candlelit performances by burlesque dancer Eva la Feva, saucy songs by Matt Griffo, and close-up magic by Stephen Hanthorn. This pirate party also includes:

Costumes are strongly encouraged - pirates of Penzance, the Carribean, Treasure Island, Firefly, and from the pages of history, mer-people, Peter Pan, and more.

Friday October 11, 7pm - 11pm

At Dizzy Cow Candy and Curiosity Shop, 2155 W Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60618

Limited tickets are available for this special event. Tickets range from $15 to $50 to $150 - get your tickets right now so you don’t miss out!

Some tickets will be available at the door via cash, check, or credit card. 

Your generosity sustains our work. Your ticket is a suggested donation that makes it possible for us to provide free and low cost dance classes, mentorship opportunities, and performances.

Photo of Eva la Feva, sword in hand, by Greg Inda.

Our “Pay It Forward” raffle

We do raffle prizes a little differently - no tickets needed. Simply make an additional donation (in any amount) on top of your ticket. You will be automatically entered into the raffle for 3 different prize packages!

Your generosity sustains our work and pays it forward to those who cannot afford dance classes, mentorship opportunities, and performance tickets.

Make your gift now to get your name in the raffle right away:
Donate securely online HERE

Or Text to Give: text DONATE to (312) 836-5985

Please note that you must be present to claim your Pay It Forward prize package.

What could you win?



Performance at Graceland Cemetery

Sunday, July 28 in the Chapel


This event by Atlas Obscura brings life to the art of esteemed Chicagoans who are buried at Graceland Cemetery. Explore Chicago’s connection to dance and see how the city’s past choreographers have helped shape modern dance today with a performance from Synapse Arts. Synapse’s performance pays homage to the trailblazing ballet dancer and choreographer Ruth Page. The program will be led by Graceland historian Adam Selzer, who will discuss the lives and historic contributions of several film artists and dancers at Graceland.

DATE Sunday, July 28, 2019

TIME 12pm to 1:30pm (optional walking tour starts at 10am)

COST $35, $50 for combination walking tour/event ticket

Advance tickets ONLY - get your tickets HERE

WHERE Graceland Cemetery Chapel, via main entrance at 4001 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL, 60613, United States

Prior to the event, at 10 am, historian Adam Selzer will lead an hour-and-a-half walking tour of Graceland Cemetery. Combination tickets are available for purchase for $50 and include both the tour and the event itself.

More details at

above photo by Matthew Gregory Hollis, featuring Amanda Ramirez, Laura Tennal, and Cat Hepler