Camp Layout & Themes

Dance To EvOLvE offers summer dance camps with fun themes for kids at various locations in Chicago. Please contact us for additional information.

Camp Layout

  • Approximately one-hour dance class and games with themed music.
  • Bathroom Break. Themed Skit & Music Time.
  • Snack Time & Story Time. (Please do not pack nuts or messy snacks.)
  • Bathroom Break. Daily outdoor/games.
  • Themed Arts & Crafts.
  • Friday Show During The Last 30-Minutes Of Camp. (Wear your favorite camp theme outfit!)

Camp Themes

Dance Camp Themes In Chicago

Rainbow Unicorns

Join a magical adventure and make friends in our Rainbow Unicorn Dance Camp. Your camper will dance, leap and soar to create a true unicorn experience.  With glittery crafts, rainbow filled activities, mystical songs and more, your camper will stay magically moving.

Kids Ages: 3-7 (ages may vary)
Monday-Friday, Half-day camp
Friday family show the last 30-minutes of camp.

Calling All Superheroes!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a dancing Superhero! This non-stop, hip-hop inspired summer camp is catered towards the unmatched energy of a hero or heroine.  Superheroes will get to show off their hip-hop dancing powers in this summer dance camp that includes dance class, art projects, a Superhero skit, and games like scavenger hunts and obstacle courses.  Here is your Superhero’s chance to save the day!

Kids Ages: 3-7 (ages may vary)
Monday-Friday, Half-day camp
Friday family show the last 30-minutes of camp.

Sensational Superstars

Join our sensational camp filled with Superstars in a world of rhythm and glitter! Campers will embark on an adventure, exploring their inner popstars and shining bright. Create art projects suited for a movie star, shake it out in a skit, and play captivating dance games. Get ready for a week of high-energy activities and creative expression. The Friday mini-show is for families, allowing our talented dancers to jam out and show off their popstar moves.

Kids Ages: 3-8 (ages may vary)
Monday-Friday, Half-day camp
Friday family show the last 30-minutes of camp.

Mermaids And Pirates

Ahoy, Mateys! Dive into a magical world of enchanting mermaids and daring pirates in this swashbuckling dance camp. Set sail on a sea of creativity as your young buccaneer dances gracefully like a mermaid and stomps like a fearless pirate. Join us for a week filled with aquatic adventures! Campers will dance to the rhythm of the waves, craft their own mermaid tails and pirate hats, and sing sea shanties that echo across the seven seas. Family and friends are invited to the ocean for the Friday show.

Kids Ages: 3-7 (ages may vary)
Monday-Friday, Half-day camp
Friday family show the last 30-minutes of camp.

Talented Trolls

Welcome to Talented Trolls Camp, where the magical world of Troll Village comes to life! Campers will dance and groove like their favorite Trolls characters, from Poppy’s infectious positivity to Branch’s cool beats. With energetic dance routines, creative Troll-inspired crafts, catchy sing-alongs, and whimsical skits, campers will embark on a week-long adventure filled with happiness and friendship. From making colorful accessories to acting out scenes from the Trolls movie, every day is a celebration of creativity and joy. The camp culminates in the Grand Troll Village Parade, where family and friends are invited to witness the campers’ vibrant performances and crafts. Join us for a Troll-tastic week of laughter, music, and dance!

Kids Ages: 3-7 (ages may vary)
Monday-Friday, Half-day camp
Friday family show the last 30-minutes of camp.

Jungle Safari

Lions and Tigers and Bears…OH MY! Embark on an adventure by dancing your way through the jungle in this dance camp. Your camper will stomp like an elephant to the beat, leap like a leopard to the lyrics, and run in the sun, filled with fun, like the wild animals of the safari. With animal crafts and songs and wildly fun activities, your camper will be soaring the safari. Family and friends are invited to the jungle for the Friday show.

Kids Ages: 3-7 (ages may vary)
Monday-Friday, Half-day camp
Friday family show the last 30-minutes of camp.

Our Promises

Why Parents Choose Us

Trusted by families since 2008, we offer the perfect balance of fun and skill development to ignite a lifelong love of dance in your child.
Amazing Teachers

We believe it’s the teacher that makes the difference. Our teachers have the passion and ‘X’ factor when it comes to loving and having the ability to work with children.

Age Appropriate Curriculum

We specialize in providing the best dance classes for children. This is what we have studied and perfected, and why our classes are so great for your young dancers!

Learning Is Fun

We focus on learning through laughter so dancers develop a love for dance and establish a strong foundation in dance education, without the high pressure.

Flexible Structure

We know life can be hectic and expensive with children, and we cater our dress code and make-up policy to our families.  No drama, no pressure, no stress!

Clear Communication

We understand that it goes beyond the class curriculum to be the best kids dance studio, and includes clear communication between teacher and families.

Convenient Locations

At Dance To EvOLvE, we bring our high-quality children’s dance classes to convenient locations throughout Chicago, so your child can experience the joy of dance close to home.

More Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see our blog on the importance of a dress code.   We offer a flexible dress code with no specific required colors or styles. For safety and distraction reasons, dancers are not allowed to wear jewelry in class.

YOU & me Movement and Music Class

There is no dress code or required specific dance shoes.  Leotards, tights, tutus, and ballet shoes always add to the fun, and sweatpants, t-shirts and tennis shoes are great. No sandals, flip flops, boots or crocs for safety.

All Combo Classes with Tap, Ballet, and Jazz

Attire: Our dress code is simply “dance attire” and is designed to be fun, safe and appropriate for the learning environment. There is not a specific style or color required. Long hair needs to be pulled back. We ask that tiny tots’ dance clothes are only worn for dance class so that the young dancer understands that they are coming to dance class and not an unstructured play time.

* Leotards, tights, leggings, and tutus all add to the fun.


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* Clean solid-colored sweatpants or jazz pants and a fitted t-shirt are great.

Shoes: Ballet and tap shoes are needed for all tap & ballet combo classes. Any shoe color is allowed during class but if you would like to plan ahead to the annual spring showcase, black tap shoes are requested for all dancers and pink ballet shoes for female identifying costumes.

Check out our dance wear and shoe options here: www.shopnimbly.com/dancetoevolve

Please see our blog on how to pick out dance shoes and the type of shoes to avoid.

All Hip Hop Classes

Attire: Sweats, leggings, and t-shirts are great…wear clothes that you can easily move in and are appropriate when dancing and doing floor work. (Shorts and skirts can be a challenge.)  Long hair should be pulled back in a ponytail.

Shoes: Sneakers that tie or won’t come off feet. Barefoot, clogs, crocs, sandals, flip flops or socks just won’t work.

Check out our suggested attire and shoe options on our Nimbly shop here! You will also find affordable dance attire and shoes online at Discount Dance Supply and Amazon, as well as in stores such as Target, and sometimes Walmart, but they tend to be hit or miss. Local dance stores are also an option but the prices will be higher. 

Registration is taken online through our online Parent Portal. You can also, Click here to view our full class schedule. 

  • Click the black register button next to the class you want to register for and you will be taken to our Parent Portal.
    • If you don’t already have an account, you will need to create an account for both you and your dancer. 
  • Once you are on the registration page, be sure to click on the >>Insert appropriate location name<< e.g. San Diego , Cleveland or Chicago Tab.
  • Select the class(es) you want to register for and click submit.
  • After clicking submit, click on the blue link in. the red box “Click here to set up auto-pay” to complete your registration. 

Please note: Upon registration all families are enrolled in auto-renewal* for their classuntil you notify the office otherwise via email by the 25th of the month. (Cancellations cannot go through the teacher.)

If class is canceled, you will be notified via email and text. If school is canceled within the district of your dance class location due to weather, dance class will also be canceled. No refunds will be issued for any canceled classes, but make-up classes will be offered.

We understand that being late can be stressful. Therefore, please have your dancer prepared with shoes on outside of the room and then send them into the class to join the fun. We ask that adults to not enter the room (unless it is the 2-year old class). If no dancers are present for class, the teacher will wait 10 minutes before they leave the class site. There are no refunds or credits for tardiness.

The class you are interested in is currently full and you  were added to the waitlist. No worries, as soon as a spot becomes available, you will be notified via email (with a text reminder) with next steps that will need to be completed within 24 hours to secure your place in the class. If you no longer wish to be in the class, please let the office know.

We have other similar classes at other near-by locations as well. We would love to get your dancer in class soon! Click here to view our full class schedule.

Ages 14 months – 2

This is an adult/child interactive dance class and an adult must be in class with each dancer. Dress code and dance shoes are not required for this class.

Age 2

Adults participate as needed and therefore stay in the room. They need your love and encouragement throughout dance class. Some dancers will need more attention than others, depending on their age and development and that’s okay!  To have a successful class we ask that only one adult is in the room with the dancer.

Ages 3 & Up

These are our big kid dance classes so families watch from a distance outside of the room or are welcome to drop them off. 

SAFETY FIRST…please be sure to sign-in your child if you are dropping them off during class; sign-in on the clipboard with the phone number where you can be reached during the next hour in case of an emergency. This needs to be done every week for any dancer who does not have an adult within viewing distance.  This will give our teachers quick access to an accurate telephone number to contact you if needed.

  1. Follow us on social media: (Please note our waiver regarding the use of pictures as DTE does use pictures and videos from classes in social media.)
  2. Add [email protected] to your email address book for monthly newsletters and important class updates.
  3. Check the announcement board at class and listen to your teacher’s announcements.
  4. Check out the Dance To EvOLvE blog for all sorts of fun information.
  5. Reach out to us via email, phone or text, whatever works best for you!
Camps

There is a $50 deposit charged upon registration that is non-refundable and non-transferrable to any class or camp. (Sorry, no exceptions, whatever the reason – including but not limited to sickness, moving, your schedule changed. In the event Dance To EvOLvE cancels a camp your $50 deposit will be refunded).

The remaining non-refundable camp balance will be processed with the card on file two weeks prior to camp start date. (You will be sent a reminder email.)

The reason we have to be so strict about camp policies is due to many non-refundable upfront costs, planning and teacher scheduling based on enrollments.

Potty Training: Your child must be potty trained to attend a drop-off camp. If they show up to camp on the first day and are not potty trained or are in a diaper, they will not be able to attend for the rest of the week and your camp payment is non-refundable.