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 Fall 2020, 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.
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 ScheduleSession I 2020: September 8-December 19
|Register||Tippy Toes 1||Monday||4:15-5:00pm||3 years||Jenny|
|Register||Tippy Toes 1||Saturday||9:00-9:45am||3 years||Allie|
|Register||Tippy Toes 2||Monday||5:15-6:00pm||4 years||Jenny|
|Register||Tippy Toes 2||Thursday||4:00-4:45pm||4 years||Jill|
|Register||Tippy Toes 2||Saturday||10:00-10:45am||4 years||Allie|
|Register||Littles Live on Zoom*||Tuesday||10:00-10:45am||3-5 years||Jenny|
*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 ScheduleSession I 2020: September 8-December 19
|Register||Pre-Ballet 1||Monday||5:15-6:00pm||5 years||Allie|
|Register||Pre-Ballet 1||Friday||3:45-4:30pm||5 years||Allie|
|Register||Pre-Ballet 1||Saturday||9:15-10:00am||5 years||Jill|
|Register||Pre-Ballet 2||Monday||4:15-5:00pm||6 years||Allie|
|Register||Pre-Ballet 2||Thursday||5:30-6:15pm||6 years||Calyn|
|Register||Pre-Ballet 2||Saturday||10:15-11:00am||6 years||Jill|
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.
Emphasizes rhythm making and performance style for children ages 5-6 years.