Lights up.
Step up.
Don't F*ck it up.

ABOUT THIS SHOW

A pre-teen dance troupe navigates ambition, friendship and desire as they claw their way to Nationals in Tampa Bay. Featuring a multigenerational cast of women playing our pre-teen heroines, this Chicago premiere is fiercely funny, theatrically inventive and full of heart.

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Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about the content of shows, as sensitivities vary from person to person. Click below to learn more about the content of the show.

If you have further questions, contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Get $10 off tickets

LIGHTS UP.
STEP UP.
DON'T F*CK IT UP.
BRING YOUR GROUP.

For a limited time, groups of just 6+ can get a discount on tickets to all performances of Dance Nation. Enter code GROUP6, get $10 off each ticket—there's no such thing as a small group!

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Awards & Accolades

WINNER Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, 2017

FINALIST Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2019

WINNER Drama Desk Ensemble Award, 2019

Obie Awards Special Citation, 2019

Reviews

"I have seen the future, and it is DANCE NATION." – Peter Marks, The Washington Post

“Critic's pick! Insanely talented playwright Clare Barron… conjures the passionate ambivalence of early adolescence with such being-there sharpness and poignancy. A blazingly original play [...] marvel at how close what you see cuts to the bone.” – The New York Times

Reserve Tickets

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about the content of shows, as sensitivities vary from person to person. Click below to learn more about the content of the show.

If you have further questions, contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Get $10 off tickets

LIGHTS UP.
STEP UP.
DON'T F*CK IT UP.
BRING YOUR GROUP.

For a limited time, groups of just 6+ can get a discount on tickets to all performances of Dance Nation. Enter code GROUP6, get $10 off each ticket—there's no such thing as a small group!

Accessible Performances

Open captioned:
Thursday, January 2 at 7:30pm and Saturday, January 18 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Sunday, January 5 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, January 12 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)

Sponsors

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