Open the Circle presents Chicago-style “dance downs” in three parks across the city. Dance downs showcase black youth dance groups from across the city. Today's dance groups are famous for their performances at the Bud Billiken Parade, and at other parades across the city and beyond. Several groups travel nationally to perform, winning awards and recognition from television programs like Bring It!, while instilling community, leadership and self-confidence in Chicago youth.
This dance down is presented by Open the Circle and Bringing Out Talent and hosted by Jasmine Walker and features the following groups: Bringing Out Talent, Empiire Dance Company, The Era Footwork Crew, A List, Royalty, Dance Force, Aggression, Final Alert, 2 Official Boyz, FlyBoiLilRock and more to be announced.
Music is provided by "the youngest in charge" DJ Corey, and his father DJ Clent, godfather of footwork music and juke in Chicago.