Passport to Dance and Adult drop-in classes begin this Monday, June 28!

Our exciting summer session of drop-in classes runs Monday, June 28-Saturday, August 7. For a full schedule, see below or visit our website. Classes for ages 3-5 are offered in-person at the studio only, while classes for ages 6-Adult are available in-person or online via Zoom.

Please read the important info below about how to sign up for classes and our updated COVID-19 policies and procedures. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 847-328-6683 or email us at
How To Sign Up for Classes:
You can also purchase these through the office using the registration form.
  1. Log in to the Customer Portal (or create an account if you've never danced with us before).
  2. At the top of the page, click on Classes > Class Cards.
  3. Select your Passport or Class Card by clicking "Add Card" and proceed to Checkout.

IMPORTANT: Dancers must sign up for each individual class day/time they're planning to take at least 30 minutes before that class is scheduled to start. If in-person spaces fill up for a specific class, simultaneous virtual options are available for ages 6 & up.
  1. Once you have your Passport or Class Card on your account, or if you're paying by class, log in to the Customer Portal and click on Classes > Drop-In Classes.
  2. Add the class(es) you're planning on attending and proceed to Checkout.
  3. If you have an unlimited Passport or 10-Class Card on file, it will automatically select that as your method of payment. Otherwise, it will prompt you to pay by credit card.
  4. You're all set! If you're attending class virtually, you'll get an email with the Zoom link before class begins. If you're attending class in-person at the studio, please see the updated policies and procedures below.
Updated COVID-19 Policies for Summer 2021 under Phase 5:
  • Masks are required at all times for dancers in the Primary, Blue, Yellow, Purple, and Academy classes regardless of age or vaccination status.
  • Masks are required for everyone in the common areas (entrances, waiting areas, hallways and dressing rooms) regardless of age or vaccination status.
  • Masks are optional for fully vaccinated adults while dancing in-studio in DCE Adult classes only.
  • Social distancing is required in classes and in the waiting areas.
  • Studios have been taped with updated social distancing markers to accommodate up to 16 dancers in the larger rooms while maintaining a minimum distance of six feet apart.
  • All dressing rooms are open. Dancers have the option of bringing their belongings into the studio with them or leaving them in the dressing room during class. Please turn off or silence cell phones in the room.
  • Outdoor shoes should be set neatly on the racks in the vestibule. Hip Hop dancers: please be sure to bring a separate pair of clean, light-sole, indoor-use only sneakers to change into for your hip hop class.
  • Waiting areas are open for family members and dancers. Please wear masks at all times and maintain social distancing.
  • Water fountains are open and available for use.
  • Frequent hand-washing or sanitizing is strongly encouraged. Hand sanitizer is available at the main entrance and in each studio.
  • Studios and common touch surfaces will be to be cleaned and sanitized on a regular schedule.
  • Anyone showing symptoms of cold, fever, or flu will be asked to remain at home. DCE will no longer be doing temperature checks.
  • Anyone who has been directly exposed to another person with COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to inform DCE and quarantine under IDPH guidance.
Primary Passport (Ages 3-5)
$105 unlimited, $15/class drop-in
Blue Passport (Ages 6-8)
$145 unlimited, $20/class drop-in
Yellow Passport (Ages 9-11)
$145 unlimited, $20/class drop-in
Purple Passport (Ages 12 & Up)
$145 unlimited, $20/class drop-in
*For dancers from Ballet 4 and Ballet 5 looking to improve their pointe work. Dancers must have already received their pointe shoes. 
Academy Passport
(For Ballet 5 - Academy & Alums)
$145 unlimited (alum rate: $100), $20/class drop-in (alum rate: $10)
*For dancers from Ballet 4 and Ballet 5 looking to improve their pointe work. Dancers must have already received their pointe shoes. 
Adult Classes (Ages 18 & Up)
$15/16 per class drop-in, $145 for 10-Class Card
Get your tickets for Do Tell!

A storytelling event held at Studio5 TOMORROW, Saturday, June 26 at 8pm, this is a fundraiser for Evanston Dance Ensemble's 25th anniversary season. Hear true stories from the lives of the storytellers as they engage in this age-old practice of sharing, entertaining, and community building.

Evanston Dance Ensemble and ede2 are the youth dance companies in residence at Dance Center Evanston.
Béa Rashid, Director
1934 Dempster Street
Evanston, IL 60202