Dance To EvOLvE

Annual Showcase In The Park Details

2021 Annual Showcase In The Park!

For general information about our showcase, see our Recital Benefits & Information page.
Theme: Leaping with the Legends! Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021 *In the event of storms or heavy rain we will reschedule. Show 1: 10:00am Check-in 9:00am (Dancers will practice on stage area)
Classes included (Not show order):
  • Little Beans Cafe @ Evanston
    • Magical Munchkins, Tiny Movers
  • Dance Center Chicago @ North Center
    • Baby Boppers, Hip Hop (11:05am)
  • Sway Dance Chicago @ Old Irving Park
    • Tiny Movers
Show 2: 12:15pm Check-in 11:15am (Dancers will practice on stage area)
Classes included (Not Show Order):
  • Windy City Fieldhouse @ Logan Square/Bucktown
    • Tiny Movers, Star Shiners
  • Little Beans Cafe @ Evanston
    • Star Shiners
  • Dance Center Chicago @ North Center
    • Beat Breakers
  • Mini City on 21 @Norwood Park
    • Magical Munchkins
  • Wee Care on Broadway
Show 3: 2:30pm Check-in: 1:30pm (Dancers will practice on stage area)
Classes included (Not Show Order):
  • Sway Dance Chicago @ Old Irving Park
    • Dream Dancers, Star Shiners
  • Windy City Fieldhouse @ Logan Square/Bucktown
    • Magical Munchkins
  • Mini City on 21 @ Norwood Park
    • Pre-Star Shiners
  • Wee Care Pine Grove

Place: Independence Park (3945 N Springfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60618)
Parking: Small Parking lot. Street parking is available. If possible, plan for public transportation or cab as parking lot will fill up quickly

Fees:  $55 Participation fee that includes a performance outfit you get to keep and wear in class!

Please respect current CDC guidelines of max of 3 family members per dancer.

Seating: Chairs are limited. Feel free to bring chairs or blankets to sit on!

Donations Welcomed at the Door: Suggested donation of $10

All dancers wanting to participate in showcase must be enrolled in class no later than May 1, 2021

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Step 1

Understand What The Showcase Is So That You Feel Comfortable

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 for over 12-years. We create a fun, inviting, age-appropriate and non-intimidating performance 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. Including: performance outfit care and instructions, hair & make-up tips, safety procedures and show times. 

Please note that dancers must be registered no later than May 1st to participate in the showcase.

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

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Step 2

Register For Showcase In Your Dancers Class!

All dancers enrolled in a class are automatically enrolled in the showcase and the participation  fee will be processed on April 19th with the payment information that we have on file. Confirm your dancer’s participation in the show with your signature on the performance outfit sizing sheet in class during Parent Showcase Meeting week with your teacher (April 5 – April 10).  If your dancer is unable to participate in the showcase, please opt-out on the performance outfit sizing sheet in class during outfit sizing week with your teacher (April 12th-April 17th).

* Performance outfits are chosen by the EvOLvE team based on age, appropriateness, cuteness, availability of styles/sizes and budget.

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

Dance Showcase Performance Outfit Information:

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Step 3: Know Important Dates About The Showcase

April 5th-10th:  Showcase Registration Opens. Parent/guardian initials are required on performance outfit sizing to confirm or opt-out of showcase participation. 
April 12th-17th
: All students will be measured in class for the showcase performance outfit
April 20th: Participation fee processed; $20 Late Fee Begins
April-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: Performance outfits 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 12: Annual Showcase in the Park!  (TBD 9am-2pm)
June 14:  Summer Session Begins!

July-Aug: Summer Camps Begin!

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Step 4

Volunteer Today!!

Volunteer: 
Each dancer will have 1 adult with them during check in. We will need one Lead Parent from each class to help with checking in. 

Other volunteer opportunities may become available.

Ordering Tickets:

Tickets: Free Admission. No ticket or ticket fees! Seating is first come first serve.

*There will be a donation at the door, we greatly appreciate all of your support!*

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Step 5

Practice At Home, Have Fun & Get Those Cameras Ready

All teachers will film each class’ showcase dance so that your dancer can practice at home and build his/her confidence.

All teachers will film each class’ Showcase dance so that your dancer can practice at home and build his/her confidence.

Practice Showcase Dance At Home: Encourage your dancer to practice their showcase dance outdoors so that they will be ready to do it outdoors on show day! (Click here for Practice Videos)

Photography/ Videography:  Photography and videography is allowed during the show but ask all guests to be respectful of families around you so everyone can enjoy the day. There will be no professional video or pictures this year. 

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Step 6

Have Any More Questions or Concerns?
Wondering If Your Dancer Is Ready?

Ask Us!  If you have any questions, we are here to help! Please contact us or call (773) 770-5327.
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