From the article:
"As part of a summer-long ritual, students in the Washington School of Ballet's summer intensive program cool off at the pool at McLean Gardens at the end of their eight-hour day in the Ballet's stifling second and third floor studios. These are photos of temporary, passionate, burden-shedding."
Speaking of dance (kinda), tonight is the Joffrey Ballet Auxiliary Board's annual Pointe of Departure Art Exhibition, which I have helped to plan for the 3rd year running. If you're in Chicago and looking for something to do tonight, think about supporting the beautiful Joffrey Ballet from 6-9 p.m. at Block 37! Tickets are available at the door; more information here.
p.s. lots of love to my dearest friend E, who sent me the link to these gorgeous swimming dancers months ago and happens to be boarding a plane today for Germany, where she is moving for the foreseeable future to be with her fiancé. America (ok, me) misses her already, but I'm so excited for this next chapter of her life. Bon Voyage, E!
*images 1-8 via Washington Post