Friday is the first night of Winter Dance 2013 and will feature East Coast swing and be held Jan. 4 – 6 in the Yates Gallery located on the 4th floor of the Chicago Cultural Center.

Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Winter Dance will bring people of all ages and skill levels together with free, introductory one-hour dance lessons by professional instructors followed by music and dancing.

The diverse musical lineup showcases popular dance styles.