Dance

Organization Name
Address
Foster Dance Studio
915 Foster St., Evanston, IL 60201
Contact Person
Ajanta Chakraborty, Managing Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
312-772-6559
Description

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.

Organization Name
Phone Number
847.448.8260
Description

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.

Organization Name
Address
Evanston Plaza, 1934 Dempster St., Evanston
60202
Contact Person
Artistic Directors: Béa Rashid and Christina Ernst
Phone Number
847-328-6683
Fax
847-328-6656
Categories
Description

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.

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 5108 Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Reed Flygt, Director
Phone Number
847-404-1300
Categories
Description

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.

Address
Lake Street Church, 607 Lake St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Michael Goff 847-867-8964 , Judy and Harry Solomon 847-748-8002 , or Georgine Paris 773-774-5194
Contact Email
Description

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.

Address
1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Vernon Clark, Department Chair
Phone Number
847-424-7130
Parent Organization
Description

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

Organization Name
Address
915 Foster Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Sally H. Turner, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-1877
Description

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.
Class Offerings.

Website Address
Address
727 Howard St, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
http://hipcirclestudio.com/connect-with-us/
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-859-9427
Categories
Description

Hip Circle is a vibrant Bellydance and Fitness Studio created to make health and wellness accessible to women of all ages, shapes, and ethnicities. If you identify as a woman you are welcomed and accepted here. Our studio was founded by Malik Turley in 2010, with a focus on Bellydancing, Zumba, and Fitness. We have since expanded to offer a broad variety of classes, workshops and community events.

Address
1017 Darrow Avenue, Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Teresa Parod
Phone Number
773-517-4063 or 847-332-1995
Categories
Description

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.

Organization Name
Address
2936 North Southport Avenue. Chicago, Illinois
60657
Contact Person
Billy Siegenfeld, Founder and Artistic Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-880-5757
Fax
773-588-5656
Categories
Description

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

Description

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.

Address
10 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL
Mail: 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
60208
Phone Number
847-491-7023 (NU school of communications)
Fax
Fax: 847-467-1464
Categories
Description

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.

Organization Name
Address
PO Box 6473, Evanston, IL
60204-6473
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-1022
Categories
Description

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.

Organization Name
Address
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston IL (rehearsals)
Contact Person
Carmen A. Mejia or Kathy Sardenta (co-founders)
Phone Number
847-448-0612
Description

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.

Organization Name
Phone Number
847-491-4870
Fax
847-491-5969
Parent Organization
Categories
Description

Northwestern’s centralized online calendar of campus events encompassing music, film, theatre, lectures, drama and sports. Most are open to the public.

Address
2906 Central St #179, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Hope Washinushi
Contact Email
Phone Number
(847) 440-4368
Description

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.

Organization Name
Address
915 Foster Street, Evanston IL
60201
Phone Number
847-859-6066
Description

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.

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