Dance Center Evanston offers a progressive program in dance technique grounded in technical Ballet training and supplemented by Modern Dance. Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Boys', and Cecchetti classes are also offered for children. Adult Classes in various styles are offered throughout the year.


For Ages 3 to 7
The Primary Division is an exciting introduction to the world of dance designed especially for the young beginner. The main goal of the primary program is to help the young student enjoy the process of learning dance by keeping it fun and encouraging. [Click for Class Descriptions and Academic Year Schedule]

Tippy Toes, Tippy Toes 2, Pre-Ballet 1, Pre-Ballet 2, Intro to Modern, Intro to Tap


For Ages 7 and Up
The Student Division lays the groundwork for all future dance training. Lower level classes are taught slowly and carefully in order to emphasize proper posture and placement, while upper level student division classes work on the coordination of the full body in jumps, turns, and leaps. [Click for Class Descriptions and Academic Year Schedule]

Ballet, Pointe, Teen Ballet, Modern


For Pre-Professional Dancers
The Academy Program challenges the advanced level student dancer both technically and artistically. It is designed to prepare them for the potential next step in their training, either in a college program or in a professional setting. [Click for Class Descriptions and Academic Year Schedule]

Ballet, Pointe, Modern

Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop are uniquely American dance forms. Usually danced to contemporary music, they help dancers develop strong rhythmic sense and style. [Click for Class Descriptions and Academic Year Schedule]

Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop


For Ages 6 & Up
The Boys' Program provides an introduction to the dance experience with special consideration for the physical energy and unique learning style of boys. [Click for Class Descriptions and Academic Year Schedule]

Cecchetti is a method of teaching ballet in which select students learn a set ballet syllabus and, when ready, present their work before a panel of examiners. The exam process gives the students a specific goal.

Dance Center Evanston is the only studio in Evanston to prepare students for exams with the Cecchetti Council of America. For more information about the Cecchetti Method, visit the website of the Cecchetti Midwest Committee at cecchettimidwest.org.

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Adult classes at Dance Center Evanston are taught in a positive and encouraging environment for beginners, returners, and professionals. Adult classes are open to drop-in students, though class cards are also available. [Click for Class Descriptions and Academic Year Schedule]