Summer Session: June 17 - August 3, 2023

Harness your creativity this summer! We’re excited to be offering a wide array of programming to keep dancers of all ages moving and creating this summer.
All ages are as of 9/1/2023.

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Ages: For dancers ages 14 and up with significant experience.
Dates: Tuesday, June 20 – Friday, June 23, 2023
Times: 4:30-8:30pm
Cost: $369

Led by guest faculty Cara Hansvick and Eve Jacobs!

Up your game this summer under those who have danced in your shoes. Join some of DCE’s most prestigious alumni as they teach classes in ballet, contemporary, modern, and repertory. Make connections as you break a sweat! For ages 14 and up with significant experience. Limited to 30 dancers.

Cara Hansvick began her training at Dance Center Evanston before attending Indiana University’s Jacob’s School of Music, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Ballet and Arts Management. Cara joined the American Contemporary Ballet as a principal dancer in 2018 and is currently a freelance ballet dancer in the Los Angeles area. A dedicated ballet instructor, she is also Pilates and GYROTONIC certified.

Eve Jacobs is a dance artist based in New York City. Originally from the Chicago area, she completed her early training at Dance Center Evanston and went on to study ballet at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Eve earned her BFA in Dance from the Juilliard School and received upon graduation the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Choreography. In 2015, Eve joined Jessica Lang Dance, with whom she performed in over 75 cities across six countries. Since then, Eve has enjoyed performing with the Merce Cunningham Trust, Washington National Opera, and Cornfield Dance, where she is currently a company member.


Ages: 4-5 (as of 9/1/2023)
Dates: Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26
Times: 10:00-11:30am
Teacher: Victoria Barlow
Cost: $30/camp ($25/camp before April 1st!)

Step behind the velvet curtain! Meet sparkling fairies and cavalier princes! Dance with graceful animals and toys come-to-life! Dancers will spend each camp exploring one famous ballet through storytelling, creative movement games, pantomime, and craft projects.


(with park time!)

Ages: 6-9 as of 9/1/2023
Times: Monday-Friday, 9:30am-2:30pm
Dates: June 26-30
Teacher: Allison Kurtz Volkers
Cost: $375/camp ($349/camp before April 1st!)

Enter the Build-A-Buddy workshop, choose your favorite unstuffed friend, bring them to life, decorate their costume, and teach them to dance! Afternoon playground trips cap off the camp day.


Ages: 10-18
Times: 9:00am-2:00pm
Ballet – Tuesday-Friday, June 20-23 with Victoria Barlow & Cara Hansvick

Broadway – Monday-Thursday, June 26-29 with Julie Cartier & Calyn Carbery

Cost: $384/week ($346/camp before April 1st!)

From pirouettes and plies to lindies and leaps—from K-pop to hip-hop, immerse yourself in a week of in-depth classes and rehearsals led by DCE pros. Make a splash as you show off your leveled-up skills in DCE’s Studio5 Theater!


The Secret Garden

Ages: 10-18
Dates: July 17-August 3
Times: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm
Teachers: Béa Rashid and DCE faculty
Cost: $1,198 ($1035 before April 1st!)

Our ensemble needs you! Join Béa Rashid and DCE’s talented faculty to develop a world premiere dance theater work inspired by the novel The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. From younger artists to the most advanced dancers, students will get the full professional dance company experience. This exciting program includes technique classes in many styles, auditions for casting, and a collaborative rehearsal process, all culminating in a costumed performance in the Studio5 Theater. Be part of the magic!


Ages: 6-18
Dates: June 17-August 3 (DCE is closed on Monday, June 19 and Tuesday, July 4.)
Cost: $162 ($152 before April 1st!)
Teachers: DCE Faculty

Open up the world of dance with DCE’s All-Access Passport! Back by popular demand, one flat rate gains you entry to unlimited classes all summer long. Explore something new or settle in for an old favorite. Why limit yourself? Class schedule TBA.

Passport to Dance Schedule

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RegisterBlue Musical Theater Wednesday4:15-5:15pm6 - 8 yearsShelby
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RegisterBlue Tap Monday4:30-5:15pm
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RegisterYellow Ballet Saturday11:15am - 12:30pm9 - 11 yearsJill
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RegisterPOWERPOINTEWednesday5:15-6:15pm12 - 18 yearsShelby
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