Dance Chicago 2010: Dance Slam: See five-minute performances by local and national dancers, choreographers and ensembles and vote for your favorite. The event, billed as the world's largest dance competition, features 550 local dancers with 35 companies. Presented as part of Dance Chicago 2010.: through Fri.; 7:30 p.m. Fri.; $25; Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th St.; 773-702-8069.
Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago: The ensemble performs the world premieres of two new works by artistic associate Autumn Eckman and a new piece by Missouri Contemporary Ballet artistic director Karen Mareck Grundy.: through Sat.; 8 p.m. Fri. - Sat.; $15-$60; Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph Drive; 312-334-7777.
Hiroko and Koichi Tamano: The native Japanese butoh movement artists--relocated to Berkeley, CA since the '70s--perform a concert with local dancers.: through Mon.; 8 p.m. Mon.; $15; $10 for students; Links Hall Studio, 3435 N. Sheffield Ave.; 773-281-0824.
The Joffrey Ballet: All Stars: The company performs a mixed repertory program of company premieres by New York choreographers including "Stravinsky Violin Concerto," and "Tarantella," by George Balanchine; "After the Rain," by Christopher Wheeldon; and "The Concert (Or the Perils of Everybody)," by Jerome Robbins.: through Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Fri.; 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun.; $25-$145; Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy.; 800-775-2000.
Yasuko Yokoshi: Tyler Tyler: A cast of six performs Hiroshima-born choreographer Yokoshi's contemporary dance piece "Tyler Tyler," inspired by the ancient Kabuki Su-odori dance form.: through Oct. 30; 8 p.m. Thu. - Fri.; $26-$30; Columbia College Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave.; 312-369-8330.
River North Chicago Dance Company: The local modern dance ensemble celebrates its 21st anniversary with performances of works by Robert Battle, Lauri Stallings, artistic director Frank Chaves and others.: through Sat.; 8 p.m. Sat.; $36-$46; North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; 847-673-6300.
So You Think You Can Dance: Season Six winner Russell headlines the touring production of the Fox-TV show, which also features ballroom, hip-hop, contemporary, tango, salsa and Broadway-style dance performances by finalists Adechike, Ashley, Billy, Jose, Kent, Lauren and Robert and cast members Ade, Allison, Courtney, Dominic and Kathryn.: through Tue.; 7:30 p.m. Tue.; $37.50-$55; Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Rd., Rosemont; 847-635-6601.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun