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

Forward Momentum Chicago continues to support Chicago's youth and provides them with opportunities to transform their daily activities. 

Your support will ensure our students can have a virtual and in-person class options 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

Location: Loft Lucia, 7 North Carpenter St. Chicago, IL, 60607

As we close out a full year of virtual instruction and prepare for our in-person Summer Dance Camp and summer programming, Forward Momentum Chicago is pleased to announce the return of Relevé Soirée. We hope that you will be able to join us as we celebrate the talents and resilience of the young people from our programs.

Our June event will be hybrid with in-person and virtual attendance options, and we are taking every precaution to ensure a safe, fun, and engaging evening. The festivities will include video performances from our dance education programs, a silent auction, paddle raise, and special recognitions for our summer camp sponsors and more.

We cannot wait to see you and hope you can help us ensure that young people in our communities are supported. Thank you for your continued partnership and belief in Forward Momentum Chicago and the transformative power of our dance education programs. Together, we are changing lives…one dance step at a time.

In-person Event Ticket – $100

Table (4 Person high-top) – $400

Table (6 Person) – $600

The in-person event will include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, complimentary parking provided to guests at the event space, and a special surprise.

Virtual Event Ticket Link – $5

Virtual Event Ticket + FMC Special Thank You – $25

Virtual Event Ticket + FMC Special Thank You + FMC Swag – $50

Go to our Giving Center to purchase event tickets and bid on the silent auction items.

Please note, if you are attending In-person, there is limited capacity and proof of vaccination is required.