We Live to Dance!

Perceptual Motion is a multi-generational modern dance company comprised of dynamic and accomplished dancers in Chicago, Illinois. We dance with passion, grace, and a commitment to bringing the joy of dance into people’s lives. Perceptual Motion dancers bring a wealth of expressive wisdom from their diverse life experiences.

PMI’s (Perceptual Motion Inc.) programming explores and celebrates the powerful impact of dance in our lives. In 2006, the National Center for Creative Aging honored Perceptual Motion as one of six organizations nationwide named Selected Best Practices in Dance for Older People.


Perceptual Motion, Inc. engages dancers of mixed generations to create inspiring images and meaningful artistic experiences that open awareness, challenge perceptions, and create community.


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Upcoming Performances & Events:

December/Jan 15 – Your Ideas in Motion Contest

February 6 – DuPage Childrens Museum performances & workshops

February – Pop up performance

March 31st – Made in Chicago noon-time performance at the Harold Washington Library

April -Classes and performances for Chicago Dance Month

May-Pop up performances, Dance residencies

June 11-Annual Concert at the Ruth Page Theatre

Summer TBA- Night Out in the Parks

August– Dancing in the Square


Past Performances & Events:

Wine & Chocolate Benefit– Saturday November 14  7-10pm    Everyone had a fabulous time dancing the “Whip Nay Nay/Watch Me” Dance and tasting great wine.  The food was the best we have ever had. ANd what can we say? The chocolate hit the spot!

Dancing in the Square,  Saturday August 22.  A beautiful summer night filled with fantastic dance performances and lessons from Perceptual Motion, Inc., Flamenco Arts Center, and Jasmin Jahal & Dancers.

Between the Spaces, Saturday March 28, Ruth Page Theater. Everyone danced beautifully! Guest choreographers were Lezlee Crawford and Harvard Vallance.  

Ravenswood Artwalk-  Saturday October 4    The weather was way too cold to dance outside so we went inside  O’Shaughnessey’s and danced in the bar.   People were surprised at first but by the end were up and dancing the Happy dance! A good time was had by all.