Special Events

Express Yourself! hosts monthly dance-related social events. At Hip-Hop Happy Hour, you get a hip-hop lesson and drinks all in the same spot! We also host private events where you bring the guests and we bring the moves! Schedule and availability are subject to change, so make sure you like our Facebook page for the most up-to-date info.

Upcoming Events

Sample Week – June 6-10

Try out all our classes during Sample Week to find the classes that best fit you! Students who have already registered for a fall class can try out other classes during Sample Week at no additional cost. Everyone else can try out as many classes as they'd like for just $20.


Hip-Hop Dance Intensive – Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, June 19

Ten local hip-hop artists will be teaching dance classes throughout these two days at the studio. Open to teen and adult dancers (ages 13+). You can register for the whole weekend for $89. Single class and four class passes are also available. Check out the Facebook Event for more information!


Hip-Hop Happy Hour – Wednesday, July 27

Join us for another fun and relaxed hip-hop class. $15 buys you a 75-minute class and drinks for the evening. You must be 18+ to participate in the dance class, 21+ to enjoy the drinks.

Recent Events

Spring Performance: Legends – Sunday, May 15, 7:00 PM & Monday, May 16, 7:00 PM

Bartell Theatre, 113 East Mifflin Street

The spring performance features our adult, teen, and youth classes, as well as Breakthrough Dance Company andKaleidoscope Kids. This session, we are excited to bring you a dynamic show around a theme: Legends. Tickets cost $12online pre-sale or $15 at the door.


Hip-Hop Guest Workshops – Saturday, April 30, 4:00-6:30 PM

We are hosting two hip-hop workshops with guest instructors. This is a rare opportunity to learn from two of Chicago's top hip-hop choreographers! Teen and adult dancers (ages 13+) of all skill levels are encouraged to attend.

4:00-5:15 PM – Monyett Crump

5:15-6:30 PM – Alexis Salgado

The workshops cost $20 each or $35 for both if you pre-register online. See the Facebook event for more information.


Teen Hip-Hop Party – Friday, April 29, 7:30-9:00 PM

Join us for an evening of dance and fun! Rachael and Remy will be hosting a party for teens (ages 12-18). Guests will learn a fun hip-hop routine and enjoy snacks. No dance experience required. Tickets are $15 and sold at the door. Participants do not need to be enrolled in dance classes currently. Invite your friends on Facebook!