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Dance Center Evanston

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About Dance Center Evanston
Established 1994
Owner/Director Bea Rashid
Locations 1934 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL 60202
Phone (847) 328-6683
Website DanceCenterEvanston.com
E-mail dce@dancecenterevanston.com
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Ages Taught 3 years to adult
Our Mission Dance Center Evanston offers quality dance training to each student enrolled, fostering their physical health, developing their cognitive skills, and inspiring creativity and artistry.
Classes offered
Ballet Pointe
Jazz Tap
Cecchetti Modern
Hip Hop Yoga
Zumba Creative Movement
Cecchetti Teacher Training

Dance Center Evanston Philosophy

Dance Center Evanston is dedicated to promoting optimal personal and physical growth in a challenging yet positive environment. We believe that each child should receive a solid foundation in classical ballet, but we embrace the uniqueness of the individual dancer, and encourage the study of one or more of the contemporary styles, through the techniques of Modern, Jazz, Tap or Hip Hop.

Fun Facts About DCE

  • We currently have three alumni in The Juilliard School’s dance department, as well as in companies and universities across the United States.
  • Director Bea Rashid is a recipient of the Mayor’s Award for the Arts
  • Through the Evanston Dance Ensemble, we host the Jump for Joy program for dancers with physical or mental disabilities.
  • Dance Center Evanston and the Evanston Dance Ensemble were featured in the February 2001 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine.
  • Six professional companies rehearse at our facility:  Elements Contemporary Ballet, Inaside Dance Chicago, Be the Groove, Striding Lion Performance Group, Enidsmithdance, Cartier Collective
  • Dance Center Evanston is also the home of Angela Rene’s ArtBody, Celeste Roy’s Everybody Move, Carole Kaplan’s Live by Choice, and Leslie Riley Yoga
  • Several of our dancers are interns or staff at Allegro!