2021 Annual Showcase In The Park!
Theme: Leaping with the Legends!
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Time: TBD based on COVID restrictions but please keep the morning open!
This year we will be having our Spring Showcase Outdoors in the park! As Covid restrictions EvOLvE with details about gatherings, we will confirm more details so stay tuned and we appreciate everyone’s flexibility!
*In the event of storms or heavy rain we will reschedule.
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!
All dancers wanting to participate in showcase must be enrolled in class no later than May 1, 2021
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.)
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:
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!
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.
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!*
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!
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.