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Cavaliers Color Guard / Visceral Dance Intensive

The Cavaliers' 2018 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 nine 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

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


UPDATED link below with the 2018 Visceral Dance Intensive schedule!


LOGISTICS SCHEDULE

Sunday, May 13
TRASIT from Airport to Ebenezer Lutheran Church (transit maps below)
7:00p – Begin Arrivals at Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Monday, May 14
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, Depart for Ebenezer Lutheran Church
7:00p – Dinner (provided)
11:00p – Lights out / Building Locked

Tuesday, 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, Depart for Ebenezer Lutheran Church
7:00p – Dinner (on your own)
11:00p – Lights out / Building Locked

Wednesday, 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, Depart for Ebenezer Lutheran Church
6:30p – FAMILY DINNER with Local CCG Alumni @ Replay Chicago
11:00p – Lights out / Building Locked

Thursday, 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, Depart for Ebenezer Lutheran Church
8:00p – TENTATIVE VISCERAL SHOW "SOLUS" AT CHOP SHOP (Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/zrbAtjqWAPQ2)
11:00p – Lights out / Building Locked

Friday, May 18
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) / Leave for Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan!


TRANSIT

The Cavaliers will NOT provide pickup from O’Hare or Midway Airports (THIS IS A CHANGE), so you will need to use the transit instructions below to get to Ebenezer Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 13. If you are driving or are being dropped off, please plan to arrive at Ebenezer Lutheran no earlier than 7pm.

O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  • NO CAVALIER BUS PICKUPS FROM O'HARE!
  • Take CTA Blue Line train from O'Hare, transfer to bus 92 Berwyn at Jefferson Park stop...this bus will stop at Ebenezer Church. You will need your CTA Ventra Card (see below) that you can purchase at the airport. O'Hare to Ebenezer directions are here: https://goo.gl/maps/yu3JjHQjUv22

MIDWAY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  • NO CAVALIER BUS PICKUPS FROM MIDWAY!
  • Take CTA Orange Line train from Midway, transfer to Red Line train (at Roosevelt), exit at Berwyn Red Line stop. You will need your CTA Ventra Card (see below) that you can purchase at the airport. Midway to Ebenezer directions are here: https://goo.gl/maps/BHQfpmZWTKJ2

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 18, The Cavaliers will provide transportation from Visceral Dance Chicago to Adrian College 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 17, you will need to pack all luggage and belongings at the end of the day to prep for Friday's transit to Adrian College.


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

Michael Vaughn, Corps Manager
MichaelV@cavaliers.org
773-769-0012

Travis Speice, Color Guard Caption Manager
Travis.Speice@cavaliers.org
607-760-9495

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

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