Dance is a gift that will last a lifetime.
Dance is an athletic art form that strengthens the student physically, stimulates them mentally, and inspires them artistically. Dance training lasts a lifetime, thus any time is the right time to begin.
Dance promotes good postural alignment, physical strength, and flexibility, teaching poise and positively impacting an individual’s level of self-confidence. Dance enhances musical awareness and helps develop rhythm and coordination. It stimulates artistic thought and feelings of well-being. Dance is for every body!
A fun and encouraging introduction to the world of dance, the Primary Division is designed to engage the young child in the process of learning.
Ages 7+ and Teen
The foundation for all future dance training, the Student Division emphasizes proper posture, placement, and coordination.
Technically and artistically challenging, the Academy Program prepares dancers for training in a college program or a professional setting.
Dance Center Evanston Updates
- DCE is celebrating 30 years of bringing dance to our community!
- Fall 2023 Registration opens for returning students on Tuesday, August 1 at 9am and for new students on Friday August 4 at 9am.
Evanston Dance Ensemble Updates
- Don’t miss EDE’s exciting 26th season!
- December: Young Choreographers Project
- March: new works premiere in EDE’s American Portrait and in ede2’s Whodunit?
The DCE Difference
DCE’s mission has always been to bring quality dance instruction to each student— fostering physical health, developing cognitive skills, and inspiring artistry. Entering its 30th year, I look back fondly at generations of dancers growing up under the care and encouragement of our creative faculty. Together we have seen thousands of students take the many benefits of dance training into diverse fields of study, and we are especially gratified when we see previous students engaged in professional dance careers.
DCE’s program has always been grounded in foundational techniques and open to new ways of moving. Offering many styles of dance, DCE also has multiple performance opportunities such as our Annual Recital, Dance Performance Workshop, and Summer Company. DCE is also home to the Evanston Dance Ensemble and ede2, giving dedicated students further opportunities to create and perform.
- Bea Rashid, Director