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Youth Summit for the Arts (Chicago)

Dedicated to the memory of Lynne Reeder

Please join us for our Annual Youth Summit for the Arts held at Evanston Township High School. Keeping the spirit of youth giving back to youth, this charity fundraising event will give back to Special Stars, Inc. Special Stars, Inc. is a dance and therapist supported program that uses evidence based practices commonly used in sensory integration; ABA therapy, kinesiology, and movement safety.

We are excited to bring the Youth Summit to a new location this year. This new location will offer better parking with a parking lot attendant and a holding area for the dancers to improve the organization and flow. This new space seats 1400 audience members comfortably. As an incentive this year, the studio with the most presale tickets sold 24 hours before the show will receive a free 1.5 hour master class with Artistic Director Robert McKee.


January 21st, 2018 at 2 PM



Please register by 12/31 at While registering, you will need to include the following information: the title of the dance and a list of all dancers in the dance. Follow the instructions on the new method for sending us your music. You may select a lighting element such as cool or warm for each piece. Show order will be emailed one week before the show.


Tickets can be purchased at (fees apply) and at the door on the day of the event. If you have any questions, please email us at or call 773-296-4909.

Youth Summit T-Shirts/Professional Warm Up Class Offer

We are excited to offer Youth Summit t-shirts this year. All studios and performance companies will be listed on the shirt. Shirts must be pre-ordered and will cost $15 each. We are also adding a professional, warm up class on stage this year. Your dancers will get the opportunity to take a fun jazz class with the dancers of Inaside Chicago Dance on stage from 12:30 PM-1:30 PM for only $10 per dancer the day of the show. Limited to the first 50 dancers that sign up. To pre-order shirts and sign up for the class, please email a list of the dancers attending along with shirt size by 12/31. Mail a check to 2936 N Southport Ave Suite 205, Chicago, IL 60657.

Way to Go Ads

Way To Go" ads and business ads are available to purchase for the program. Participants' family may also submit "Way To Go" ads to cheer on the talent. Please fill out this form and return it with registration three weeks before the performance dates.

Upcoming Events

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