About the Cause

Forward Momentum Chicago (FMC) transforms the lives of young people through dance. Our mission is to inspire possibilities through dance education programs that strengthen schools and communities with limited arts access.

We bring high-quality, affordable programs, celebrating a variety of dance styles, out of the studio, right into Chicago Public Schools and neighborhoods. We don’t just teach dance, we encourage our students to see possibilities and seize opportunities, building the next generation of leaders.

Through dance, students gain the confidence to try new things and are inspired to achieve goals and dreams they may not have thought possible for themselves or their communities. 

How Your Support Makes a Difference

At this time of uncertainty, FMC continues to support Chicago's youth and provides them with opportunities to transform their daily activities. 

Your support will ensure our teaching artists remain employed, our students can have a virtual summer dance camp, and we can continue to provide dance education resources. 

All contributions, great and small, allows us to continue to impact the lives of the students we serve. Thank you for your support. 

Together, we are transforming the lives of Chicago's youth through dance. 

Thank you to our Sponsors

Forward Momentum Chicago will be postponing Releve Soiree, our virtual fundraiser for FMC’s summer dance camp and programs.  We are grateful to everyone who has supported this event and donated to FMC to ensure that young people in communities are supported.

We will be offering our virtual Summer Dance Camp for FREE to ensure our youth have a fun and safe summer. In light of the recent protests and riots that have shaken our city to its core, we feel it is best to focus our attention on more direct services and the immediate needs of our community. We hope you consider supporting our camp, Click here to learn more!

Thank you again for your continued partnership and belief in Forward Momentum Chicago and the transformative power of our dance education programs.  Our mission has not changed.  We remain committed to dancing toward a future where equity and justice are upheld for every citizen.

Help us reach our fundraising goals for our Summer Dance Camp!