2024 Showcase Details

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 Cleveland

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

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 costume 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.  Learn the benefits of performance and the showcase.

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

These locations will be automatically enrolled during measurement week in class, unless you choose to opt-out.
Chardon @ St. Mary School
Middleburg Heights Community Center
Lakewood @ LeSalsa Studio

Families at these locations MUST confirm participation online with below steps:
Shaker Heights
Fairview Park
North Ridgeville

Steps To Secure Your Dancer’s Costume:(only applicable for locations listed above)
* All families already have an account with us.  Enter the email you registered your dancer with and click “forgot password” (if you are returning family use previous login credentials)

Location: Laurel School (1 Lyman Cir, Shaker Heights, OH 44122)
Time: morning/ early afternoon; exact times confirmed in April. Each show is 45-60 minutes.
Be sure to review the below policies before confirming participation.

Costume Information & Showcase Policies
* Access Sizing Charts Here, coming soon.
After 4/29, a minimum $50 rush fee will be applied if costume is still available. If you are a new student, contact us.
* Costumes are chosen by the EvOLvE team based on age, appropriateness, cuteness, availability of styles/sizes, and budget.
* 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 based on measurements taken in class, consequently families are responsible for any needed alterations.

* There are no refunds on showcase after confirming participation.
* Tickets are non-refundable. Seating is first come first served, except for the VIP showcase experience.
* Attendance is especially important April-June. Any student who misses 3 or more classes during showcase season will be evaluated for their readiness to participate in the showcase.
* For 3 years and up, dancers are checked-in with a trained class parent.

Step 3: Register For The ALL STAR Family Dance

Come join us for a celebration of family ties in our ALL STAR Family Dance, where you’ll laugh, dance, and create unforgettable memories together. We promise an easy, fun, and non-intimidating experience, so don’t be shy! Anyone is welcomed and encouraged to join your dancer for this special bonding moment. With just one rehearsal day and practice videos to help you at home, you’ll share a fantastic showcase performance togethor.

Rehearsal Date and Time: Friday, May 31st, 5:30-7:30
Rehearsal Location: Shaker Sledding Hill Pavilion (24600 Shaker Blvd, Beachwood, OH 44122)
*Fee is non-refundable.

Step 4: Get Your Tickets & Merchandise

Tickets: $10 Online, $12 at the door. 6 & under are free.

Showcase T-shirts: $18 (Purchase by May 15th)
12″ Teddy Bear with Branded Chocolate Bar: $20
Assorted Color – Single Rose Assortment: $8 (Purchase by May 23rd)
Keepsake Program: $3
(Merchandise is pre-order only.)

Buy your tickets and merchandise here.
(Please note that if you are only buying merchandise, you will need to add a ticket to your cart to continue. Once you add the merchandise, you can delete the ticket out of your cart.)

Step 5: Volunteer & Help Little Stars Shine

We can’t do it without you!  Volunteer at our annual showcase to share in the experience.  Volunteer positions will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

To secure your spot, all you need to do is log in to your Parent Portal and sign up for a volunteer role that resonates with you.  Benefits are included, but vary based on role, see descriptions for more information. Once you sign up, you will receive more details regarding your position.

Thanks so much for helping us with this memorable experience.

Step 6: Know The Important Dates

March 11–17: Costume measurements will be taken in class.  Parent/guardian initials are required on performance outfit sizing chart to confirm pricing option (Silver/Gold or VIP) 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.
May 31:  ALL STAR Family Dance Practice
June 2:  Annual Showcase!
June 3:  Summer classes continue and summer camps begin! (At applicable locations, families are auto-enrolled month-to-month.)

Step 7: 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:  Choreography videos.

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


Step 8: Contact Us With Questions

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