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Kids Dance Classes now in Evanston!

Posted by Brittany White on May 29, 2015 9:52:00 AM

 Have you ever thought "What is there to do in Evanston?"grosse-point-lighthouse

You may stumble upon beautiful scenery in Evanston, like Shakespeare Garden which features over 50 plants, Merrick Rose Garden, a beautiful location where you can find a ring made of over 2,000 roses and a brick-walled lawn, and Northwestern University, a 74-acre campus with great picnic spots and a breathtaking view of Lake Michigan and Chicago! If you are looking for a beach scene, another great place to relax is Grosse Point Lighthouse! And if you’re hungry, you can stop by Union Pizzeria, where they have Neapolitan-style pies, considered a must when visiting this restaurant!

Not only does Evanston offer wonderful places for families to be together, it also hosts our most recent location for kids dance classes! Through a partnership with local Chicago kids dance studio Dance to EvOLvE,  Little Beans Cafe (a new, second location styled after the wildly popular Little Beans Cafe in Chicago) offers various styles of kids dance classes in Evanston such as Tap, Hip Hop, and Ballet. Dance classes are for kids from 2-7 years old and are offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays at convenient times for you and your child!

 Interested in taking a dance class at this location? Why not sign up for a trial class? This new dance studio in Evanston offers a  no obligation trial dance class for new dancers to help both you and your child find the perfect dance class.  Sign up for a free trial class here! Here are some classes offered at this location!

 

  1. Magical Munchkins (Ages 2-3) Tap/Ballet ClassBallet_classes_chicago_ 

            This is a great beginners class that involves tap, ballet, tumbling, and dance games! Kids ages 2 to 3 years old will be placed in a fun environment, conducive to learning, where they will be able to express their dance moves and learn basic dance training. We encourage parents (or caregivers) to be present in our classes and participate if needed.

2. Tiny Movers (Ages 3-4) Tap/Ballet Class

             Our Tiny Movers combination class is a great transition class from Magical Munchkins. This class is designed for kids to improve their basic dance skills, as well as their musicality, rhythm and tumbling. The class goal is to have fun in creative ways while developing skill in dance. This is the first “big girls and boys” dance class as parents will be watching from outside the room.

  1. Star Shiners (Ages 4-6) Tap/Ballet Class

            Star Shiners Tap and Ballet Combo class is the progressive class that challenges our young dancers to express themselves through dance as they further develop their listening and coordination skills. This class also helps dancers with their ballet technique and terminology. Once a month, the class switches up with a jazz dance day! Sounds fun right? This is a great way for our dancers to engage in other styles of dance and introduce themselves to a new movement style. Dance to EvOLvE teacher Miss Megan adds, “My dancers have loved it. It makes that week stand out as different, which they get excited about…I think it’s a great addition to the curriculum.”

 

  1. Beat Breakers (Ages 4-7) Hip Hop ClassCVBeatBreakers

This fun, high-energy kid’s dance class allows boys and girls to let loose and have fun through creative movements! Dance to EvOLvE activities for this class includes hip-hop dance, basic breakdancing, and dance games. All music and moves are age appropriate and a great way for kids to dance along to fun songs!

 

Parent's Corner: "My daughter is constantly playing 'I'm Ms. Laura and you're taking my dance class.' She uses all the terms she has learned– passé, arabesque, heal-toe, etc. and leads her little sister, her dad and myself in a class, helping us out if we are doing a move incorrectly. She even gives us a sticker on our hand and a hug when 'class' is over."

- A Parent in Evanston With a Dancer In Tap Dance Class

 

We are not the traditional dance school. Dance To EvOLvE offers children’s dance classes at multiple convenient dance studio locations in Chicago with a mission to EvOLvE our students through dance while creating heart-warming smiles. Click below for more information on Evanston kids dance classes.

Evanston @ Little Beans Cafe 2 430 Asbury, Evanston, IL 60202

 

Boys Summer Camps and Activities

Posted by Brittany White on May 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

So, you have a son.  A young boy full of energy and destructive boy powers, and in about a month he is going to be home. All summer long! Looking for a fun boys summer camp? Summer camps are great for kindergarteners to discover their passion and be challenged! Finding the perfect boys summer camp can be hard. Traditionally, boys participate in sports camps like soccer, or maybe even arts camps that include crafts and fun games. But why not incorporate dance camps like hip hop? Although not the obvious choice, dance is excellent for developing core strength, agility, coordination and musical awareness in boys.  Since summer camps for boys are not the only option, we have compiled a helpful list of some fun summer boy-friendly activities to help with the all important "what in the world are we doing to do all summer" planning process!

 

Coloured-chalk.jpg1. Play Outdoor in your backyard or local Playground!

Keep your boys busy by having fun in the sun! Make fun art on the sidewalk with chalk, bike around your neighborhood, or visit your local park and play some sports!  You can even try filling a small baby pool with water and toys.  Boys can go crazy splashing around and throwing water.  It does no real damage and they water your lawn at the same time! 

2. Get Up Close With Nature!

Are your little ones animal lovers? Why not have fun and build a homemade bird feeder? Boys (and girls) love the satisfaction they get building something with their hands.  Or have a read-a-thon outside! Go on a nature scavenger hunt! Collect bugs and put them in jars with air holes for "scientifc observation". Hike around trails as a family or visit your local zoo! 

3. Build A Fun Experiment

You’ve probably heard or done the Mentos in a coke bottle experiment, right? Why not get creative and try a new experiment like making quick sand or learn how to make a tornado in a bottle! Click here for some more fun, at-home experiments! 

If you want your boys to burn some energy while you get other stuff done this summer, check out some of our boys summer camps offered at Dance to EvOLvE! This is a great opportunity for boys to engage in a fun and creative boys summer activities and dance as well! Here’s what you can expect to learn at Dance to EvOLvE’s summer camps!

 

  1. Soccer and Hip Hop Boys Camp for Kindergarteners (Ages 3-6)

Located at the Ocean Air Rec Center, this summer camp (great for boys) is perfect for those who love being sporty and active! Kids will be able to run around and play soccer the first half of the day. After lunch they will learn fun and exciting hip hop dances! This full-day camp offers double the fun for your camper and half the work for you! Can you say awesome? Let your kids enjoy their week at camp while you enjoy a week off (well, partially off)! Sign up for a full day of soccer and hip-hop dance camp today! 

 Boys_dancing_hip_hop_2. Creative Explorer’s Camp (Ages 4-7)

 All Aboard Creative Explorers! Our Creative Explorer’s Dance, Music, Art Camp is the perfect place for boys and girls to experience all kinds of different dance activities including tap (not at all locations) and tumbling, arts and crafts, and music . How exciting! Creative Explorers can show off their dancing and art creations for family and friends in a mini-show at the end of the week! This half-day camp is all about appreciating all forms of art! Sign your boys up for this summer camp today!

 3. Hip Hop Camp (Ages 8-13)

Have you been looking for a fun boys summer camp? Look no further! Our Hip Hop Camp invites both boys and girls, ages 8-13 years old, who want to learn a variety of styles in hip hop! This is a great opportunity for your child to express their creativity while boosting their self-confidence. Students will also be able to learn about performance make-up and be part of a mini photo shoot! 

 4. Superheroes Camp for pre-K and Kindergarteners (Ages 3-6)

 It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a dancing Superhero! Our "great for kindergarten boys" summer dance camp offers a fun, high-energy dance camp where all superheroes will be able to move and groove to a lively hip hop routine and even create a Superhero skit! So fun! Ideal for kindergarten age boys, this camp will includes fun activities and games like scavenger hunts and obstacle courses! It’s not a Superhero Camp without Superhero costumes! Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite Superhero shirts everyday and full-on outfits for Friday’s performance! Be sure to check our website for more information on all of our dance camps!  Spaces are limited, so register soon!

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San Diego Summer Camps

Posted by Brittany White on May 5, 2015 9:43:00 PM

What are your plans for your kids this summer? Going to the beach and relaxing in the sun? Checking out new family friendly restaurants? Maybe the usual movie night? Don’t have any plans yet? Why not sign your kids up for some fun!

Dance to EvOLvE’s summer dance camps are a great way to keep kids constantly moving while enjoying themselves as they improve skills that are beneficial for all kinds of daily activities! We offer youth focused dance camps with different themes for kids of various ages! The benefits of participating in dance camps are endless, so sign up today and let’s count down the days to when summer begins!

  1. NEW: Full Day Soccer/ Hip Hop Camps (Ages 3-6) in Torrey Hills

Located at the Ocean Air Rec Center, this camp is great for both boys and girls who love being sporty and active! Kids will be able to run around and play soccer the first half of the day. After lunch is when they will learn fun and exciting hip hop dances! This full-day camp offers double the fun for your camper and half the work for you! Can you say adorable? Let your kids enjoy their week at camp while you enjoy a week off! Sign up for a full day of soccer and hip-hop dance camp today! 321678_533795166663971_996559158_n-1

  1.     2. The Royalty of Fairyland Dance Camp (Ages 3-6) in Rancho Bernardo

Calling all Prince and Princesses! You are cordially invited to have a ball in the kids dance camp especially made for royalty. Your little prince and princess will enter into a magical camp of fun dance class and games with Disney music! Who doesn’t love dancing to Disney songs? Activities will include a royal tea party and story time, creative art projects and more! Sign your kids up for a fun fairytale camp and be swept away in an enchanted land of dance far, far away! Don’t miss out on this half-day camp for preschoolers!

  1.     The Creative Explorer’s Dance, Music, Art Camp (Ages 4-7) in Carmel Valley and Poway

All Aboard Creative Explorers! Our Creative Explorer’s Dance, Music, Art Camp is the perfect place where your tiny dancer can experience all kinds of different dance activities including tap (not at all locations), ballet, and tumbling! How exciting! Creative Explorers can show off their dancing and art creations for family and friends in a mini-show at the end of the week! Camp activities will include a one-hour dance class and games, music class with songs and instruments, and arts and crafts! This half-day camp is all about appreciating all forms of art! Sign up for summer dance camps today!

  1.    Calling All Superheroes Camp (Ages 3-6) in Carmel Valley, Carmel Mountain and Torrey Hills

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a dancing Superhero! Our San Diego summer dance camp offers a fun, high-energy dance camp where kids will be able to move and groove to a lively hip hop routine and even create a Superhero skit! So fun! This camp also includes fun activities and games like scavenger hunts and obstacle courses! It’s not a Superhero Camp without Superhero costumes! Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite Superhero shirts everyday and full-on outfits for Friday’s performance! Be sure to check our website for more information on all our dance camps!

  1.     Hip Hop Camp (Ages 8-13) in Carmel Valley

Have you been looking for Summer dance camp for teenagers? Look no further! Our Hip Hop Camp invites boys and girls ages 8-13 years old who want to learn a variety of styles in hip hop! This is a great opportunity for your child to be challenged while expressing their creativity and boosting self-confidence. Students will also be able to learn about performance make-up and be part of a mini photo shoot! Come break a sweat and join in on the fun hip hop camp for teenagers and sign up today! Boys_hip_hop

 

 6. Beat Breakers Hip Hop Camp (Ages 4-7) in Poway, Torrey Hills, Carmel  Valley and 4S Ranch

This camp is for all boys and girls who want to have fun and let loose to upbeat music! Kids will learn various skills such as developing creativity, coordination, musicality and listening skills. This half-day camp will include a one-hour hip-hop dance class, dance games, and arts and crafts! Your little ones will learn basic hip-hop moves and tumbling and show off their moves at the end of the week at our hip-hop dance class performance! No experience necessary! Don’t miss out on this awesome summer dance camp!

Dance is increasingly popular for both boys and girls of all ages! If your kids have any desire to dance, sign them up for any of the camps listed above, or check out more summer dance camps offered near you! Give them the opportunity to practice new dance moves in an open and enjoyable environment this summer!

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Chicago Summer Camps

Posted by Brittany White on May 4, 2015 1:33:00 PM

Hey parents! Summer is just around the corner! There are plenty of things to do in The Windy City for you and your family to enjoy time with your little ones and explore fun places! You can explore the Field Museum of Natural History, go to the Lincoln Park Zoo, watch a movie at the Chicago theatre, or go sightseeing at iconic John Hancock Center or Willis Tower! While there are many attractions to visit, summer is the perfect time for your kids to get involved in summer camps!

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Does your child love to make crafts and play fun games? Do they like to dance? What are their interests? Summer camps are a great way for kids to be creative and imaginative, whether it is an educational camp, sports camp, or art camp! But besides having tons of fun, you’re probably wondering "what are some other benefits to sending your kids to summer camps"?


  1. Make friends! Summer camp is a place where kids from all different neighborhoods will be spending lots of time together! They are exposed to diversity and team building exercises. If it’s for as short as a week or even a month, kids are able to bond with others and make friends!

  2. Unplug from technology! These days kids are surrounded by technology and playing games online or on phones. Let them have fun outdoors and engage in real activities! Summer camps allow kids to take a break from television, phones, and the Internet and not be distracted by online activity.

  3. Develop Life Skills! Camps are designed for kids to practice social skills, enhance their athletic or artistic ability, and discover what they love to do!

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Summer dance camps are a great way for kids to stay physically active and make new friends! If you as a parent have experienced life at summer camp yourself as a child, you know the positive effects that still matter to you as an adult, and you also know that you want the same thing for your own kids. If you’re stuck deciding which camps to choose for your child, why not choose dance? Summer dance camps are a full package of increased physical activity, creative and social skills, and, of course, FUN!


1.     The Royalty of Fairyland Summer Camp (Ages 3-6) in Lakeview at the Chicago Dance Center

Calling all Princes and Princesses! You are cordially invited to have a ball in the kids dance camp especially made for royalty! Your little prince and princess will enter into a magical camp of fun dance class and games with Disney music! Who doesn’t love dancing to Disney songs? Activities will include a royal tea party and story time, creative art projects and more! Sign your kids up for a fun fairytale camp and be swept away in an enchanted land of dance far, far away! Don’t miss out on this half-day camp for preschoolers!


2.     The Creative Explorer’s Dance, Music, Art Summer Camp (Ages 4-7) in Wicker Park at the Wicker Park Lutheran Church (1500 N Hoyne, Chicago, IL)

All Aboard Creative Explorers! Our Creative Explorer’s Dance, Music, Art Summer Camp is the perfect place where your tiny dancer can experience all kinds of different dance activities including tap (not at all locations), ballet, and tumbling! How exciting! Creative Explorers can show off their dancing and art creations for family and friends in a mini-show at the end of the week! Camp activities will include a one-hour dance class and games, music class with songs and instruments, and arts and crafts! This half-day summer camp is all about appreciating all forms of art! Sign up for summer dance camps today! 

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With the huge variety of kids summer camps offered throughout the city, we wanted to make it a little easier for you! Dance to EvOLvE Chicago is offering two summer dance camps this year. We hope to see you there! Sign up for a summer dance camp near you!

 

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