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Both Allegro locations will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day! We will reopen with normal store hours Wednesday, July 5th.

Photo featuring Shannon, from Allegro Evanston. Photo by Topher Alexander.


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Central Street Art Walk 2017
June 9 – 11, 2017

The chicest street in Evanston is having an Art Walk this weekend in conjunction with the Evanston Art Center and Evanston Made. So get your group ready to stroll Central Street, June 9-11, in support of local Evanston artists. Over 15 individuals – painters, illustrators, jewelry makers, potters, and photographers – will be displaying their work in store fronts along Central, between Eastwood and McDaniel Avenues.

Allegro will be displaying the dance photography of our very own Aly Raddatz!

Aly Raddatz is a dancer and a dance photographer located in the Northwestern Suburbs. Her passion for photography started in high school, where you could often find her hiding in the darkroom for hours. As a dancer, Aly was often frustrated at the poor dance photos taken over the course of her dance career; a shutter clicked too soon, or even too late, and the moment was missed! It soon became obvious that she could combine her skills in front of and behind the camera to take better dance photos. Enter her husband, a theater technician with a production company, Midwest Event Solutions. Together they realized that the best people who understand dancers are dancers! Now the company doesn’t just photograph dancers, but provides a variety of photo and video services by dancers, for dancers.

Be sure to stop in to Allegro Evanston this weekend to check out these beautifully captured photos in person!

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We’re so excited to introduce our newest product line, Kryolan Professional Makeup! At Kryolan, they make make-up, but not like anybody else. Because unlike everybody else, they actually make their make-up. If you’ve been looking for a professional-grade makeup that can withstand the sweat, stage lights, long hours and you care about what you put on and in your body, then we’ve got the makeup for you. Here are the top five reasons why we love Kryolan:

  1. The quality of the pigments is professional grade, not a consumer grade. Colors might are richer and denser than we’re used to, which is a beautiful thing for stage!
  2. Although they are originally located in Europe, they have a manufacturing facility in CA and many of the products we specifically carry are produced and manufactured in the USA. They are also family owned and operated!
  3. Eyeshadow is blush and blush is eyeshadow! You’ll notice our blush color is labeled as “eyeshadow.” This is because it is safe to use around mucous membranes (sorry we had to use that phrase!), so it is safe to use almost anywhere on your body.
  4. One of the best parts about Kryolan is that most of their products are universal. The Aquacolor and eyeshadows that we carry can be blended with water and then together to make the perfect shade!
  5. They are leaders in the industry. The Joffrey Ballet, as well as the Syfy show ‘Face Off’ are just two examples of very different companies that use the line!

Stop by one of our locations this weekend, May 27 10am-5pm and May 28 12pm-5pm, for product demonstrations, how-to’s and receive 15% off any purchase of a complete kit consisting of: eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, blush, lip liner and lipstick!


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Shop & Support Chicago Dance: Nomi Dance Company Fundraiser

May 18, 2017 Uncategorized

10% of Sales to Celebrate 10 Years of Dance Shop at Allegro this Saturday, May 20 between 10am-5pm to support Nomi Dance Company, an innovative, eclectic, entertaining Chicago-based dance company. 10% of the day’s sales will benefit Nomi, in support of closing their 10th Anniversary Season! Donations allow the company to continue to bring exciting performances to audiences each and every season. […]

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Summer Stock Up & Save Sale

May 17, 2017 Uncategorized

Summer Intensives are on their way, stock up at Allegro and BOGO 50% off today! May 13-21 Allegro Evanston and Allegro Barrington It’s time to stock up on your summer intensive essentials! Allegro is having a summer stock up and save sale now through Sunday, May 21. Buy one item, get the second similar item […]

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World Tutu Day SALE!

February 2, 2017 Uncategorized

World Tutu Day is here, February 2! This holiday celebrates ballet education around the world! From February 2-5, we are offering 22% off of HtutuO water bottles, Covet “Swan” t-shirts, and all tutus. For more information about this holiday and to see how people around the world are celebrating, visit worldtutuday.com. Happy World Tutu Day! […]

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Closed January 19

January 19, 2017 Uncategorized

Dear Customers, We will be closed Thursday, January 19. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Regular store hours will resume on Friday, January 20. Just in time for our Anniversary Sale!

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