915 Foster St., Evanston, IL 60201
Bollywood groove combines joyous Bollywood music and extremely fun dance/cardio moves in a strenuous workout. Bollywood Groove Kids! program focuses on teaching the language, culture and history of various regions of India via the characteristic dance of that region.
Regularly scheduled classes.
Web calendar listing cultural events in or near Evanston. Searchable by date, keyword, or type of event, (e.g. music, literary dance). List of arts venues in Evanston.
In residence at Dance Center Evanston. The Evanston Dance Ensemble nurtures the power and artistry of talented young performers by creating inventive dance performances and programs of the highest quality, reflecting the diversity of our community and fostering inclusivity, colllaboration, and creative expression. Performances held at the Louis Theater at Northwestern University and Studio5.
Evanston Escola de Samba (EES) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring the spirit of samba to the Chicagoland area through education and performance of Brazilian music and dance.
It is the outreach initiative of the Orquestra de Samba. Offers workshops and residencies. Ongoing classes are held at the Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston campus.
Folk dancing every Monday, 7:30-10:30pm; Lake Street Church, 607 Lake St. (corner of Lake St and Chicago Ave., enter courtyard door on Chicago Av); $5.
Group is not affiliated with Lake Street Church.
High quality productions in Dance, Music, Speech Arts, and Visual Arts throughout the academic year. Open to the public. Call the Box Office 847-424-7848 for more information or to purchase tickets.
Fine Arts Calendar
Two-track program with first track geared towards the student who is considering a career in dance and the second track is for kids and adults who like to dance for enjoyment. Offers exceptional dance education to train healthy dancers, and to encourage all students to achieve their personal dance goals.
Full range of dance instruction for ages 3-18, including creative movement, ballet, jazz, modern, tap, contemporary, musical theater and hip hop.
Adult classes include ballet, jazz, dance-based conditioning and Zumba.
Organization promoting a cultural understanding of the Indonesian traditional arts and culture. With dance and musical performances in theaters, universities, schools, libraries, and festivities, IDI spreads awareness of Indonesia's rich culture to the public. Free music and dance lessons.
Creating artistic work out of primal human behavior. "I love the stripped-down-to-the-bone jazz-rhythm-driven, blues-rhythm-driven, and funk-rhythm-driven music and movement because it's all built around ...call and response...it embraces constant communication, only some of it verbal, among performers, and between performer and audience." - Billy Siegenfeld
Offers classes for dancers of all ages and abilities in Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, Tap and Modern. Small class sizes allow dancers to receive personal attention. Offers a variety of camps and classes throughout the summer months.
Mail: 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
The Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center is a state-of-the-art teaching and performance facility that contains two dance studios used for productions and classes. It forms part of the Theatre and Interpretation Center. Hosts exciting master classes and performance residencies by alumni and visiting international artists as well as student performances.
Umbrella organization comprised of 6 ethnic music bands:
Jutta & the Hi-Dukes – Greek, Klezmer, Balkan, Gypsy, French, Scandinavian, American. An Earwig Music Company label recording artist.
Ensemble M’chaiya – Klezmer, Ladino, Yiddish, Hebrew
Razzemetazz – Swing, Tin Pan Alley, Bluegrass, Dixieland
Terran’s Greek Band – Rembetica, Laïki, Demotiki, Eipirotika
Nordland Band – Scandinavian
Les Beaux Chemins – French and French-Canadian
Presents library concerts/lectures; school assemblies, workshops, and residencies; university concerts/lectures; dance programs for the Special Needs community; and corporate team-building projects. These bands perform internationally at festivals and fine arts programs as well as at family and community events.
Grassroots community dance company founded in 2002. The company is composed of community dancers from various nationalities and ethnicities of all ages who volunteer their time to learn, perform and teach Peruvian dances to the community. Their performances may include poetry, song and video in a family-friendly setting.
Classes are held at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, on Saturdays from 2-3 PM, for ages 8-adult. Visitors welcome.
Once a year, on the third Saturday in May, YEA! showcases the visual art work and performances of aspiring young Evanston Artists in Raymond Park. It strives to reflect the diversity of the City of Evanston and is committed to celebrate it via the arts. Community initiatives like YEA! teach the value of art and teach our youth to thrive. YEA! provides a forum for exhibition and performance of art for the students of Evanston with the help and support from the public, private schools, their respective art teachers, and PTA's, the City of Evanston, the business community, individuals and the families of YEA! It explores and develops relationships with organizations whose purpose are compatible with YEA! whose visions support and encourage arts education.
Chicago Ballet Arts (CBA) has been offering high quality, dance training for over 30 years, specializing in classical ballet. Its primary program focuses on ages 3-18. In addition, CBA is home to two performance ensembles, offers adult ballet classes and presents community master classes and events. Training opportunities are available year round.