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Cavaliers Color Guard / Visceral Dance Intensive

The Cavaliers' 2017 Color Guard is spending a week with Visceral Dance in Chicago's Logan Square Neighborhood for an incredible week of movement training and choreography. Nick Pupillo, founder and artistic director of Visceral Dance, is a former Cavaliers Color Guard staff member who has helped us put together the week-long intensive with some of Visceral's incredible teachers and choreographers.

Here are all the details our members and staffers need to know about the week.


FACILITIES

Ebenezer Lutheran Church Chicago (overnight facility)
1650 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

Visceral Dance Center (rehearsal facility)
2820 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

Windy City Fieldhouse (evening shower location)
2367 W Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647

NOTE: If you are driving, please pay close attention to street parking signs, restrictions, and street cleaning.



LOGISTICS SCHEDULE

Sunday, May 14
TBD – Airport PIckups (Have you submitted your arrival information yet? goo.gl/wbLVGX)
7:00p – Begin Arrivals at Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Monday, May 15
7:30a – Breakfast (provided) / Prep
8:30a – Depart Ebenezer
9:30a – Arrive at Visceral Dance Chicago
10:00a – Visceral Dance Intensive Begins
1:15p – Lunch (on your own)
5:00p – Day Concludes at Visceral, Walk to Windy City Fieldhouse for showers
6:00p – Depart WC Fieldhouse for Ebenezer Lutheran Church
7:00p – Dinner (provided)
11:00p – Lights out / Building Locked

Tuesday, May 16
7:30a – Breakfast (provided) / Prep
8:30a – Depart Ebenezer
9:30a – Arrive at Visceral Dance Chicago
10:00a – Visceral Dance Intensive Begins
1:15p – Lunch (on your own)
5:00p – Day Concludes at Visceral, Walk to Windy City Fieldhouse for showers
6:00p – Depart WC Fieldhouse for Ebenezer Lutheran Church
7:00p – Dinner (on your own)
11:00p – Lights out / Building Locked

Wednesday, May 17
7:30a – Breakfast (provided) / Prep
8:30a – Depart Ebenezer
9:30a – Arrive at Visceral Dance Chicago
10:00a – Visceral Dance Intensive Begins
1:15p – Lunch (on your own)
5:00p – Day Concludes at Visceral, Walk to Windy City Fieldhouse for showers
6:00p – Depart WC Fieldhouse for Ebenezer Lutheran Church
7:00p – Dinner (on your own)
11:00p – Lights out / Building Locked

Thursday, May 18
7:30a – Breakfast (provided) / Prep
8:30a – Depart Ebenezer
9:30a – Arrive at Visceral Dance Chicago
10:00a – Visceral Dance Intensive Begins
1:15p – Lunch (on your own)
5:00p – Day Concludes at Visceral, Walk to Windy City Fieldhouse for showers
6:00p – Depart WC Fieldhouse for Ebenezer Lutheran Church
7:00p – Group Dinner (provided)
11:00p – Lights out / Building Locked

Friday, May 19
7:30a – Breakfast (provided) / Pack all belongings and clean
8:30a – Depart Ebenezer (with everything!)
9:30a – Arrive at Visceral Dance Chicago
10:00a – Visceral Dance Intensive Begins
1:15p – Lunch (on your own) / Prep for Olivet Nazarene University Departure


TRANSIT

The Cavaliers will provide pickup from O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport to Ebenezer Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 15. Exact pickup times to be confirmed and posted here. If you are driving or are being dropped off, please plan to arrive at Ebenezer Lutheran no earlier than 7pm.

O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Pick up luggage then proceed to UPPER LEVEL/TICKETING
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MIDWAY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Pick up luggage then proceed to UPPER LEVEL/Ticketing Southwest Vestibule/Door 4

During the week, members will take Chicago Transit Authority buses from Ebenezer Lutheran Church to Visceral Dance Chicago (and the return trip) each day. The route(s) can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/cVVS8bhj8qC2

Members should plan to purchase a 7-day CTA Card (Ventra Card) at $28 for the full week. This can be purchased at the airports, train stations, or a retailer like Walgreens (close to Ebenezer Lutheran).

On Friday, May 19, The Cavaliers will provide transportation from Visceral Dance Chicago to Olivet Nazarene University for the beginning of Pre-Tour.

Submit Travel Info: goo.gl/wbLVGX
Chicago Transit Authority: http://www.transitchicago.com
Ventra Card (Fare Card) Info: https://www.ventrachicago.com


OUT OF POCKET COSTS

Members should plan to purchase a 7-day CTA Card (Ventra Card) at $28 for the full week. This can be purchased at the airports, train stations, or a retailer like Walgreens (close to Ebenezer Lutheran).

Members will be responsible for some meals. Here is the general meal plan:

  • Breakfast each day (provided by The Cavaliers)
  • Lunch each day (member is responsible)
  • Dinner
    • Cavaliers will provide two (2) dinners during the week
    • Members are responsible for three (3) dinners during the week

LUGGAGE/BELONGINGS

Members will bring their luggage to Ebenezer Lutheran Church where the items will be stored for the week. Plan to use your sleeping bag/air mattress at Ebenezer Lutheran during the week.

On Thursday, May 18, you will need to pack all luggage and belongings at the end of the day to prep for Friday's transit to Olivet Nazarene University.


REHEARSAL WEAR

Members should wear normal dance studio rehearsal garb, including form fitting options for ballet classes and clean sneakers for hip hop classes.


KEY CONTACT INFO

Joe Roach, Director of Programs
Joe.Roach@cavaliers.org
847-687-7835

Michael Vaughn, Tour Director
MichaelV@cavaliers.org
773-769-0012

Travis Speice, Caption Head
Travis.Speice@cavaliers.org
607-760-9495

The Cavaliers' Office
office@cavaliers.org
224-567-8171