Primary Division

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.


For 2020-2021, Primary Division classes will be held in-person at Dance Center Evanston. For an online option, 3-5 year olds can take Littles Live on Zoom and 5-7 year olds can select the Virtual Only option for their corresponding Pre-Ballet/Primary Tap/Intro Modern classes.

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Tippy Toes 1 & 2

Creative movement classes which invite children to dance through the use of fun music, rhythm games, and storytelling. Scarves, bean bags, hula hoops, and fans are used to enhance the child’s exploration of shape, level, and the dynamics of movement.

Tippy Toes Schedule

Spring Session: March 15-June 13, 2021
RegisterIn PersonTippy Toes 1Monday4:15-5:00pm3 yearsJenny
RegisterIn PersonTippy Toes 1Saturday9:00-9:45am3 yearsAllie
RegisterIn PersonTippy Toes 2Monday5:15-6:00pm4 yearsJenny
RegisterIn PersonTippy Toes 2Thursday4:00-4:45pm4 yearsJill
RegisterIn PersonTippy Toes 2Saturday10:00-10:45am4 yearsAllie
RegisterOnline OnlyLittles Live on Zoom*Tuesday10:00-10:45am3-5 yearsJenny

*For Littles Live on Zoom, you can drop in weekly at $15/class or register for the full session.

Pre-Ballet 1 & 2

Pre-Ballet 1 is for children ages 5-6 years old and continues the fun and games while introducing basic dance positions and movement skills.

Pre-Ballet 2 is for children ages 6-7 years old and builds on Pre-Ballet 1. This class introduces students to the ballet barre and allows students to further develop their skills.

Pre-Ballet 1 & 2 Schedule

Session II 2021: January 4-June 13
RegisterIn Person OR OnlinePre-Ballet 1Monday5:15-6:00pm5 yearsAllie
RegisterIn Person OR OnlinePre-Ballet 1Friday3:45-4:30pm5 yearsAllie
RegisterIn Person OR OnlinePre-Ballet 1Saturday9:15-10:00am5 yearsJill
RegisterIn Person OR OnlinePre-Ballet 2Monday4:15-5:00pm6 yearsAllie
RegisterIn Person OR OnlinePre-Ballet 2Thursday5:30-6:15pm6 yearsCalyn
RegisterIn Person OR OnlinePre-Ballet 2Saturday10:15-11:00am6 yearsJill

Intro Modern

Modern, sometimes called contemporary, is a free and expressive style that uses rhythm, level, and imagery for a creative exploration of movement. Modern classes are danced barefoot and often to world music.

Intro Modern Schedule

Session II 2021: January 4-June 13
RegisterIn Person OR OnlineIntro ModernWednesday4:30-5:15pm6 - 7 yearsJill

Primary Tap

Emphasizes rhythm making and performance style for children ages 5-6 years.

Primary Tap Schedule

Session II 2021: January 4-June 13
RegisterIn Person OR OnlinePrimary/Intro TapThursday4:30-5:15pm5-8 years Wendy