Little Stars. ⭐ Big Smiles. ⭐ Forever Fun Memories! ⭐

Our non-intimidating and age-appropriate environment allows dancers to fully experience the performing arts while developing important life skills.

2024 Annual Showcase in Chicago

For general information about our showcase, see our Showcase Benefits & Information page.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024
Theme:
Dancing Through The Decades
Location: St John Berchmans Youth Center, (2524 W Altgeld St, Chicago, IL 60647)
Time: morning/ early afternoon. Times confirmed in April. Each show is 30-45 minutes
Participation Deadlines: Early Bird Pricing 4/1, Regular Pricing 4/29
Tickets: $12 Online, $15 at the door. 6 & under are free.

*Participating dancers must be registered in classes from March-June.

Step 1: Understand What The Showcase Is

Little Stars. Big Smiles. Forever Fun Memories!
An event such as the showcase is often a ‘first’ for many families and their young dancer.  Our showcase is a celebration, not a competition.

We want everyone feeling comfortable, confident and excited! Dance To EvOLvE has specialized in this age group since 2008. We create a fun, inviting, age-appropriate and non-intimidating showcase day for our dancers and families to remember.

When the performance outfit is delivered in class in May, it will include an informational letter that will explain all the details you need. This includes: check-in times, costume care and instructions, hair & make-up tips, and safety procedures.

Tip:  Be flexible and plan sleeping and meal times accordingly so we get the best out of our dancers. (Remember that class parents will have snacks.)

Step 2: Choose Your Experience Level To Secure Your Dancer's Costume

Location: St John Berchmans Youth Center, (2524 W Altgeld St, Chicago, IL 60647)
Time: morning/ early afternoon. Times confirmed in April. Each show is 30-45 minutes

All dancers will be automatically enrolled in showcase, unless you choose to opt-out during class. You need to let us know what experience level you want.
Costume Information

* After 4/29, a minimum $50 rush fee will be applied if costume is still available. If you are a new student, contact us.
*Access Sizing Charts Here.
* Costumes are chosen by the EvOLvE team based on age, appropriateness, cuteness, availability of styles/sizes, and budget. Costumes may change without notice due to stock issues.
* Everything is included with the costume (except shoes). You keep it all!
* Costumes are non-returnable and non-refundable.
* Please note that costumes are ordered in available sizes and measurements taken in class, consequently families are responsible for any needed alterations.

Step 3: Get Your Tickets & Merchandise

Tickets: $12 Online, $15 at the door. 6 & under are free.

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Step 4: Volunteer & Help Little Stars Shine

We can’t do it without you!  Volunteer at our annual showcase AND SHARE IN THE EXPERIENCE. Volunteer positions will be given on a first come, first served basis.  Once you sign up, you will receive more details regarding your volunteer position.  Thanks so much for helping us with this memorable experience.

Volunteer Opportunities will be Live In April 2024

Step 5: Know The Important Dates

March 11-18: Performance outfit measurements will be taken in class.  Parent/guardian initials are required on performance outfit sizing chart to confirm pricing option (Silver/Gold/Diamond) or opt-out of showcase participation.
April 29: Participation Deadline (minimum $50 Rush Fee begins)
May-June: Attendance in class is especially important so dancers can learn their dances with confidence.
Beginning of May: Teachers will post showcase choreography online so that students can practice at home.
May: Costumes will be distributed in class as they arrive throughout May. A letter will be included which will include all the details that you need to know about show day and discussed during parent meeting.
June 1:  Annual Showcase Performance
June 3:  Auto-enrollment continues into summer classes. Summer camps begin!

Step 6: Practice At Home

All teachers will film each class’ showcase dance so that your dancer can practice at home and build his/her confidence…and have some fun!

Find your dancer’s showcase practice video:  Videos are posted in May

Photography/ Videography:  Photography and videos will be permitted during showcase; please be respectful of other families attending.

Step 7: Contact us!

We specialize in this age group and are happy to talk with you about your dancer.  If you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help! Please contact us.

Families Testimonials About Showcase