Summer Classes, Camps, and Workshops at Dance Center Evanston provide fun, challenging, and healthy programming for children, teens, and adults of all levels.
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SUMMER CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS
NEW! RHYTHM WORKSHOP:
THE BODY INSTRUMENT
Dates: July 22-26
Times: Monday 10:00am-2:30pm, Tuesday-Thursday 11:30am-2:30pm, Friday 10:00am-2:30pm
Age Levels: Ages 12 & up (Ages as of 9/1/13)
DCE faculty and masters of rhythm Julie Cartier and Stephanie Paul lead this exciting week-long workshop focusing exclusively on the body instrument. Classes include Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Body Percussion, and Drumming, and the workshop culminates in an informal showing for family and friends.
Session 1, June 17-21 (Allie): Time Travelers
Session 2, June 24-28 (Allie): Ancient Egypt
Session 3, July 8-12 (Allie): The Lost City of Atlantis
Session 4, July 15-19 (Wendy): Rhyme along with Madeline
Session 5, July 22-26 (Wendy): Carnival of the Animals
Session 6, July 29-August 2 (Wendy): Take to the Sea!
Times: Monday – Friday, 9:30am-12:00pm
Age Levels: 6-8 (Ages as of 9/1/13)
Taught by Associate Director Allison Volkers and DCE faculty member Wendy Park, Mini Camp takes the young dancer through an exciting narrative adventure. Inspired by a different concept each week (see above), the dancers build their own production using choreography, music, dramatic storytelling, set and costume design. There is a dance class every day, and each week culminates in a show for family and friends. These camps fill quickly, so register soon for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 weeks!
SUMMER DANCE THEATER
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Dates: July 15-August 2
Times: Monday – Friday, 8:45am-3:00pm
Age Levels: 8-12 (Ages as of 9/1/13)
Join this ensemble of young artists and use dance, music, and theater to collaborate in the creation of an exciting, original production based on Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Morning technique classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Hip Hop prepare dancers for afternoons spent in theater games, choreography, and rehearsal. Led by Associate Director Allison Volkers and DCE faculty member Calyn Guberman, dancers will develop an original dance and theater production to share in a final performance.
ACADEMY PREP DANCE INTENSIVE
Dates: Weeks of June 24, July 1, and July 8
Times: Monday – Thursday, 9:15am-2:00pm (week of July 1 will run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday due to 7/4 holiday)
Age Levels: Dancers who have completed Ballet 2B, 3, or 4 (or dancers ages 11 & up with significant experience)
This exciting intensive challenges serious dancers to strengthen and refine their technique during summer vacation. Classes will be offered at two levels and will include Ballet, Pointe or Pointe Prep, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theater, and Strength and Flexibility. Dancers who participate in all three weeks will be part of the Academy Prep Performing Company, and will have a new piece of choreography set on them by Mike Gosney, Director of Elements Contemporary Ballet.
Dates: June 17-21
Times: Monday – Friday
Level 1 (students who have completed Ballet 3, 4, or 4B): 4:30-6:30pm
Level 2 (students in Academy Ballet): 6:45-8:45pm
Partnering Plus (students in Academy 2 or 3): 8:45-9:15pm
Cost: $160 for Partnering, +$30 for Partnering Plus
Mike Gosney (Director of Elements Contemporary Ballet, DCE Academy level teacher) will instruct students in the art of Ballet Partnering, including balances, turns, jumps, and lifts. Professional male dancers will be on hand to assist students as they practice their technique. This workshop has two levels, and is perfect for both beginning and advanced partnering students.
Saturday, June 22 – Friday, August 2
(no classes Thursday, July 4, make-up - Friday, August 2)
PRIMARY CLASSES for ages 3 to 7
All Primary Classes are 45 minutes.
All ages are as of 9/1/13 (except Tippy Toes 1).
TIPPY TOES 1 (age 3 by 6/1/13)
TIPPY TOES 1/2 (ages 3 1/2 & 4)
PRE-BALLET 1 (ages 5 & 6)
PRE-BALLET 2 (ages 6 & 7)
INTRO TO MODERN (ages 6 & 7)
INTRO TO TAP (ages 6 & 7)
BOYS 1 (ages 6+)
STUDENT CLASSES for ages 7 and up
60 minutes (unless otherwise noted)
BALLET BASICS (beginners ages 8+)
BALLET 1A/1B (ages 7 & 8)
BALLET 2A/2B (75 minutes)
TEEN BALLET (ages 13 and up - 75 minutes)
BOYS 2 + (ages 8 & up)
MODERN 1/2 (ages 8 & up)
TEEN MODERN (ages 13+p)
TAP 1/2 (ages 8 & up)
BEGINNING JAZZ (ages 9 & up)
BEGINNING HIP HOP (ages 10 & up)
TEEN & INTERMEDIATE HIP HOP (ages 13+)
ACADEMY PREP CLASSES
From Ballet 2B, 3, or 4.
ACADEMY PREP BALLET (75 minutes)
POINTE PREP/BEG. POINTE (45 minutes)
Preceding ballet class required.
ACADEMY PREP MODERN
ACADEMY PREP JAZZ
BEGINNING TAP FOR ACAD./ACAD. PREP
For advanced dancers.
CLASSICAL BALLET (90 minutes)
CLASSICAL POINTE/VARIATIONS (60 minutes)
Must take preceding Ballet class
CONTEMPORARY BALLET (90 minutes)
ADVANCED POINTE (60 minutes)
Must take preceding ballet class
ACADEMY MODERN (75 minutes)
TAP, JAZZ & HIP HOP
BEG. TAP FOR ACADEMY/ACADEMY PREP
ACADEMY HIP HOP (60 minutes)
ACADEMY JAZZ (75 minutes)
BEGINNING BALLET (75 minutes)
CONTINUING BALLET (90 minutes)
BEGINNING TAP (60 minutes)
ADVANCED BEGINNING TAP (60 minutes)
CONTINUING TAP (60 minutes)
CONTINUING JAZZ (75 minutes)
Summer schedule registration form.
Photos 4 and 5 by Matt Glavin. Photos 1 and 3 by Cary Mondschean. Photo 2 by staff.