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Evolution Dance Experience offers a diverse set of classes for ages 18 months all the way to adutls.  We have early childhood classes, creative movement, mommy and me classes, rectial classes, performance and competitive companies as well as non-recital classes to meet the needs and desires for anyone that wants to dance! 

Class Descriptions


Early Childhood non-recital classesare 45 minutes long and consist of 4 8 week sessions during the year equal to 36 weeks in total.  They are for ages 18 months until 6 years old.  We offer Ballerina Babies, Tiny Tappers, Teeny Bops, Dancing Divas, Hippity Hop as well as Creative Movement and Dance With Mommy classes.

Session I:  9/10/18-11/10/18                Session II:  11/12/18-2/2/19

Session III:  2/4/19-4/13/19                  Session IV:  4/15/19-5/25/19


Early Childhood Recital Classes are for ages 3-6 years.  They begin in September and end with a recital in June.  The recital date and location is TBD, estimated to be the second weekend in June.  When registering for a recital class, there is a commitment that you as the parents along with your dancer involved.  Attendance is important to you child and the entire class as a whole.  If you dancer misses more than 5 classes, you will be required to schedule a private lesson with your instructor or your child may be asked not to perform in the recital.  In the event of absences from classes becoming an issue, no refunds will be given. 


Dance With Mommy---Foster a love of movement in your child with this fun and nurturing class. Students will get an introduction to dance in a fun and creative environment with the comfort of having a parent in class. Students will participate in cognitive dance games as they learn the very basics of dance. Lessons consider students’ attention spans and keeps to keep them happily engaged while learning to translate music to movement. Interaction is consistent and incorporates a high level of praise to promote a strong sense of accomplishment.  Nannies and caregivers are absolutely welcome in this class! 

Creative Movement---A creative movement class designed to enhance gross motor skills, spatial awareness, imagination, creativity, manners and sharing.  Foster a love of movement in your child with this fun and energetic class. Lessons consider students’ attention spans and keeps them happily engaged while learning to translate music to movement. Interaction is consistent and incorporates a high level of praise to promote a strong sense of accomplishment.  Students will learn the very basics of dance through cognitive dance games while still having a fun outlet for their creative energy.

Ballerina Babies---An exciting start for your young Ballerina that LOVES to dance. We include instruction on the fundamentals of Ballet set in a fun and nurturing environment while using imagination, creativity, manners and sharing.   Dancers will develop coordination, self-esteem, balance, body awareness and rhythm. Ballet positions, technique, and exercises will be covered as dreamers develop poise, grace, & confidence.

​Attire for Ballet is any solid color leotard and pink tights; skirts are optional.  Hair must be worn in a bun and ballet shoes are required.  

Tiny Tappers---Introduces dancers to tap.  Students will learn counting, rhythm, listening skills, standing in line and taking turns while having fun.  Timing and agility will be a focal point during this class which builds coordination and teaches children to follow direction in the classroom and make friends.

Attire for Tap can be shorts, capris or jazz pants.  A leotard, unitard or form fitting top is required.  No baggy T-shirts.  Black tap shoes are required.

Teeny Bops---These classes are for our younger students and are an introduction to dance that explore movement, levels, shapes, tempos and rhythms and help to develop coordination and locomotor skills. Props are used to engage young children to make dance class a fun and active learning environment. Students will begin to build basic vocabulary in Ballet and Tap.

Dancing Divas---This is a great class for young students combining genres of dance learning the basics of Ballet, Tap and Jazz.  This class focuses in concentration on vocabulary, alignment and proper execution of movement as well as enhance the development of your child’s coordination as well as an understanding of dance concepts and terminology.

 Attire for dancing divas can be shorts, capris or jazz pants.  A leotard, unitard or form fitting top is required.  No baggy T-shirts.  Ballet, Jazz or socks can be worn.

Hippity Hop--- A great introduction to Hip Hop. If your little one just loves to move like the Fresh Beat Band or Shake it Up, this class is for them! Age appropriate music and fun, athletic dance steps will be taught during this class.  This high energy class boosts confidence, body awareness, and creativity.

​Attire for hip hop can be t-shirts, shorts, or sweatpants.....comfortable clothing you can move around.  Please no jeans!  Athletic shoes (clean indoor shoes) or dance sneakers can be worn.

Mini Musical Theater--- Musical Theater is a true American born art form and it is AWESOME!  Musical Theater class will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Children will learn to properly support your movement and breathe so that they can sustain singing while dancing and acting; a real triple threat!  Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with Broadway style jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.  This is sure to be a high energy packed, exciting class, complimentary to any other dance discipline and sure to strengthen and improve each and every dancer!



Recital Classesare an hour long class for ages 7 and older. We offer classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary , Hip Hop and even Boys Only hip hop classes!  The classes begin in September and end with the recital in June.  The recital date and location is TBD, but is estimated to be around the second weekend in June.  When registering for a recital class, there is a commitment that you as the parents along with your dancer involved.  Attendance is important to you child and the entire class as a whole.  If you dancer misses more than 5 classes, you will be required to schedule a private lesson with your instructor or your child may be asked not to perform in the recital.  In the event of absences from classes becoming an issue, no refunds will be given. 


Ballet---Ballet classes are the foundation for dance training and focus on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination of the upper body and use of arms. Ballet provides a formal classroom setting where dancers focus on technique while practicing discipline as students develop poise, grace & confidence.  The importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm, musicality and memorization are stressed at every level of ballet classes. Graceful formal ballet barre and center work are practiced as well as combinations being introduced with ballet terminology & continued focus on ballet positions of arms, legs, and feet. Leaps, turns, jumps, and overall technique will be emphasized in this class. Emphasis will be placed on understanding technique, as well as instilling an appreciation and enjoyment of the movement. Advanced levels are a continual study of fundamentals, core strength, rotation, alignment, and balance, but also extended to emotional expression and precision, as well as developing fluid artistic control. Ballet is the basis of all other dance forms and can strongly enhance any athletic activity.

Attire for Ballet is any solid color leotard and pink tights; skirts are optional.  Hair must be worn in a bun and ballet shoes are required. 

Jazz---Jazz dance is filled with energy, variety and vitality. Rooted in social dance forms, Jazz draws inspiration from a wide range of music including Jazz, Swing, Blues, Pop, Soul and Funk. Jazz classes will have a strong foundation in ballet with an emphasis on correct posture and technique. All classes focus on turns, jumps, leaps, increased flexibility, strength and an overall development of style as well as percussive disciplines, isolations, expression and musicality.  Classes begin with a warm-up to develop strength, flexibility, correct alignment and coordination followed by progressions across the floor and end with phrase work and combinations. Each level of jazz is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty. The goal is to develop dancers who are expressive, dynamic, musical, and passionate.

Attire for Jazz can be shorts, capris or jazz pants.  A leotard, unitard or form fitting top is required.  No baggy T-shirts.  Jazz shoes are required

Tap---Enables the dancer to create percussive sound with their feet. Tap teaches the student rhythm, syncopation, and develops the students “ear”, much like a musician. Tap shoes are considered your instrument, with your bass and treble sounds. The rhythm and movement of tap, created by the metal taps on the heels and toes of a dancer’s shoes, transforms the dancer into a percussive musician, teaching the dancer to find rhythms and beats not only in music but in their own body. You are a musician as well as a dancer! Tap technique will be emphasized to enhance coordination and sound through warm-ups, rhythm exercises, combinations and floor work.  Beginning level classes focus on learning basic rhythm patterns starting with simple combinations that include shuffles, flaps, stomps, riffs, pullbacks, etc. Fundamentals of tap incorporate patterns, fast and intricate footwork.  Advanced levels combine these in more complex rhythm and mixed meter combinations enabling students to slide easily between the styles of such performers.  The goal is to develop tap dancers that are equally strong musicians, dancers, and performers.

Attire for Tap can be shorts, capris or jazz pants.  A leotard, unitard or form fitting top is required.  No baggy T-shirts.  Black tap shoes are required.

Contemporary---Contemporary class focuses on Ballet, Jazz and Lyrical technique as well as choreography and is devoted to lyrical/contemporary movement, which helps dancers tell a story with expression through their body and face. Contemporary dance educates, challenges and pushes students to reach new boundaries in becoming young artists by incorporating movement quality, improvisation, partner work and intricate music syncopation.  Students are taught to express themselves through movement of dance with across the floor combinations, tumbling, partnering, stretching and short combinations and typically encourages use of articulation, body line, weight, and movement qualities.  Students are encouraged to take a ballet and or jazz class in addition to this class.   Elements of improvisation are also introduced.

Attire for contemporary can be shorts, capris or jazz pants.  A leotard, unitard or form fitting top is required.  No baggy T-shirts.  Ballet, Jazz or socks can be worn.

Hip Hop---This is a fun, high-energy class, where students will learn combinations to upbeat, age-appropriate music and how to execute diverse styles and attitude. There is a less emphasis on structure as hip hop is more of a personal expression rather than a learned technique.  This class will introduce young students to the basic vocabulary and style of hip hop movement and can be taught to anyone with a passion to move. Isolations, popping, & free-style movement will all be a focus of this athletic and energetic dance style.   Students will use hip-hop to develop their coordination, rhythm, flexibility and self-expression. Great for fun, dance teams, dance technique and exercise!

Attire for hip hop can be t-shirts, shorts, or sweatpants.....comfortable clothing you can move around.  Please no jeans!  Athletic shoes (clean indoor shoes) or dance sneakers can be worn.

Hip Hoppers (Boys Only!)---Boys Only Hip Hop classes are a basic introduction to the urban street styles Our Boys Only classes offer a creative, athletic experience while developing coordination, dance and motor skills, and rhythm through movement and music.  Classes promote fitness and positive self-esteem, as well as building confidence to perform.  Warm-ups consist of teaching isolations of neck, shoulders, ribs, and hips as well as basic stretches to increase flexibility.  Since Pop N’ Lock revolves around the ability to move one part of the body and not the other, isolations will be a main focus of technique development for proper mastery.  Choreography will be taught to develop team work, teach spatial awareness through formations, and help build memorization skills as well as freestyle movements to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.

Attire for boys can be athletic or seat pants with a fitted t-shirt.  No oversized or baggy t-shirts or sweatshirts. 

Musical Theater--- This class will bring the exciting world of Broadway to life! Musical theater dance is the study of Broadway dance and dance styles. Young students as well as teens and adults learn choreography from selected musicals, such as “High School Musical”, “Hair Spray”, “Annie”, “Fosse”, and many more. This class introduces students to the basic principles of vocal and theater techniques, styles and performance. Students will learn how to act and move as if being in a musical. Our program helps in the development and growth of your child’s confidence and self-esteem. Students will be pushed on every level and will be given the tools to boost their energy and confidence on stage!

Attire for M.T can be shorts, capris or jazz pants.  A leotard, unitard or form fitting top is required.  No baggy T-shirts. Ballet, Jazz or socks can be worn. 

Lyrical --- Lyrical is a style of dance that uses the emotion and mood of the music to elicit movements from the dancers and uses ballet & jazz technique.  Students have a warm up focusing in core strength, flexibility, and movement of the back. The class includes floor work, progressions, and center combinations.

Attire for Lyrical can be shorts, capris or jazz pants.  A leotard, unitard or form fitting top is required.  No baggy T-shirts.  Dancers will be barefoot. 


Non-Recital Classes are geared for the dancer that wants less commitment and doesn't want to perform in the recital.  These classes are for ages 7 to adult and are designed to either enhance technique or to just get your groove on for fun!  we offer non-recital classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Hip Hoppers, Leaps & Turns, Strength & Conditioning and even Adult Hip Hop!  These classes are offered in 4  8 week sessions equaling to 36 weeks a year. 


Session I:  9/10/18-11/10/18                Session II:  11/12/18-2/2/19

Session III:  2/4/19-4/13/19                  Session IV:  4/15/19-5/25/19


Leaps & Turns---This is a technique class that is dedicated to learning, improving, and perfecting technique in jumps, kicks, turns, etc. Leaps and Turns skill building assist Jazz dancers is making the dance more refined from a technical perspective. Classes are geared towards serious dancers who are well disciplined in ballet and jazz.  This class is designed to help each dancer identify and work on specific techniques and skills needed to improve their understanding and performance of these specific moves. Stretch and strengthening is also combined to improve dancers’ power. The strength and conditioning is designed to build stamina and condition the body for difficult tricks and aerobic requirements needed for advanced dancing.  Dancers will enhance proper body alignment, technique, and strength required to execute turns, leaps and tricks and breaking down the fundamentals of these skills. Leaps and Turns is also an excellent preparation class for Dance Team competition and try outs. Strength and flexibility are key benefits of the Leaps and Turns class that will assist Ballet and Jazz dancers. The dancers who perform these skills well are valued on dance teams.

Strength & Conditioning---Strength & Conditioning class complements the training of the dance student.  In this class, students will increase their understanding of their anatomy and dance alignment while increasing flexibility and strengthening their core, feet, turnout muscles, legs, back and upper body posture.  Students will focus on learning how to stretch correctly by releasing overall tension, releasing muscle tension and relaxing the mind, while defining specific muscle groups It is the goal to maximize strength, endurance, flexibility and toning of the dancer’s body and is highly recommended for the more serious dancers and athletes. It integrates aspects of Yoga, Pilates, and Ballet in order to provide students with an energizing and revitalizing work out.

Musical Theater--- This class will bring the exciting world of Broadway to life! Musical theater dance is the study of Broadway dance and dance styles. Young students as well as teens and adults learn choreography from selected musicals, such as “High School Musical”, “Hair Spray”, “Annie”, “Fosse”, and many more. This class introduces students to the basic principles of vocal and theater techniques, styles and performance. Students will learn how to act and move as if being in a musical. Our program helps in the development and growth of your child’s confidence and self-esteem. Students will be pushed on every level and will be given the tools to boost their energy and confidence on stage!

Attire for M.T can be shorts, capris or jazz pants.  A leotard, unitard or form fitting top is required.  No baggy T-shirts. Ballet, Jazz or socks can be worn. 

Adult Hip Hop---Yes, you can dance! Tired of working out? It's time to work it!  Class starts off with a full body stretch and warm up.  Then we break down the moves step-by-step, as you go, so you can learn them, repeat them until you are comfortable, then put a sequence together, then bust out a full routine to songs you love. You will be completely amazed at how good you do and how great you feel! Choreography differs from week to week so this is the perfect class to drop into!  Performing these grooving, hip hop video flavor routines will not be a great workout, but a blast to be in!


Adult Dance-Based Exercise classes:  These classes are great for college age to adults looking for a great workout &love to dance doing it!  You can take the class at the drop in rate of $14 per class or you can save a bit of money and signup for the 8 week sessions at $12 per class.  You could also purchase a 10 class Dance Punch Card online for $130!  You can use the punch cards for not only the adult exercise classes, but any non-recital class for you or your dancer

Dance & Strength---One hour of high energy cardio dance designed to make you forget you are getting an amazing workout. Set to today's hits or old favorites, this class is created to move every single muscle and make you have fun. No dance experience needed. Routines are simply choreographed to challenge everyone from the novice dancer to the seasoned veteran. Ten minutes of challenging toning at the end of every class.

Cardio Dance---One hour of dance cardio balanced with strengthening exercises. This class is so much fun you forget you are working out!  The goal is to burn the calories and tone every little single muscle in the body. High intensity cardio with the perfect balance of strength training.

Attire for Dance & Strength and Dance Cardio can be t-shirts, shorts, or sweatpants.....comfortable clothing you can move around.  Please no jeans!  Athletic shoes (clean indoor shoes) or dance sneakers can be worn.







 















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" I just wanted to say "Thank you" for all you have done , especially for my daughter.  You have been an exemplary role model for my little girl. She has learned to work hard and have a passion in life all because of you.  
I'm not sure if you knew this but she was extremely self-conscious of her size.  She is the smallest and youngest of the majority of her friends and classmates. Being small really bothered her.  Although her dad and I tried to reassure and comfort her, she still wished to be taller like everyone else. A couple months ago, she pulled me aside and told me that she is happy that she is so small.  When I asked her why, she replied because I get to be in the middle and front when I dance.  It almost made me cry.  In dance, she finds a place where she can shine and be self-confident in herself. Thank you for believing in her and letting her know and feel it.There really are no words to express how grateful I am for this.  As a mom, you only want the best for your children.  You can sign up for classes and buy them what they need and want, but you can never buy how they feel about themselves. Thank you for building her self-confidence and helping her see how awesome she really is both inside and out.
As a teacher, I have the utmost highest respect for you.  Teaching is one of the toughest yet unrecognized professions.  You not only have to teach your craft, but you have to motivate, organize, plan, counsel (among other things) a large number of students with all sorts of personalities and work ethics. You did a fantastic job! I could not have asked for better teacher for my daughter. The greatest reward a teacher could have is making a difference in just one student's life.  Erica, you have done that with my daughter and suspect countless others.  Thank yo for all of your hard work                                                                                       and dedication to these girls!
                                                                   -Michelle C.




"Erica Jaunich is not only a fabulous dance teacher and choreographer, she also instills confidence, creativity, accountability, hard work, dedication, discipline, humility, perseverance, respect and most importantly how to be a good teammate."                                                                                        -                                                                                                                                                                                                          -Michelle K.  



"I wanted to say thank you for teaching me so much!  I was going to stop dancing in high school after this year, but then I made poms and everything changed. I would not have made it without you!  Dancing has become a big part of my life and it is all thanks to you!  I don't know where I would be without you.  As I enter high school,, I'm thinking more and more about my future and I know I want dancing to be a part of it.  Thank you                                         so much Ms. Erica, you've impacted me more than I can express in words!"                             -Holly K.



"I am so inspired by you because you are such a great dance and when I grow up, I want to be more like you.  You inspire me to try my hardest, to do my best and to give it my all.  I get so excited coming to class because I know that you will be there to cheer us on and to make us do our best.  I have achieved so much being taught by you, I cannot wait to achieve more!  You are really the nicest dance teacher anyone could ask for because you are tough and push us to our fullest, but you are also nice and help us along the way with achieving our goals!  I cannot beleive all I have accomplished because of you and I can't wait to achieve more!

                                                                                                                                                                                          -Francesa R.  


Thank you for being an amazing teacher for me these past 2 years I have been dancing!  You've taught us dancers so much from dance technique, to life lessons.  To me you are not just a dance teacher, but aHERO That inspires others to be better people.  Thank you for helping me through the hard times.  You taught me it is ok to cry, but you also need to get back up on your feet when you feel ready.  Thanks to you, I have become a much better person & dancer.  Overall, thank you for being a part of my life!

                                                                                                                                                                              -Emily P.





"I can promise you we would have never supported our daughter to continue dance had an option like Evolution had not been available.  Dance has provided my daughter with a sense of discipline - both physical and emotional and strengthened her resolve to be committed to a team.  She has also learned the value of hard work and appreciation for her accomplishments.  Competition is important, but needs to balanced with a perspective.  I  appreciate Erica’s dedication to making sure the music and costumes are age appropriate. Thanks to Erica’s training, she has determination to improve and a healthy appreciation for the abilities of others.   These disciplines will stay with her long after high school.

I appreciate Erica’s leadership of the girls and believe you offer something different than other studios and teachers.   My daughter would not have danced past 3rd grade if Erica had not shown her an option to what is currently offered in our dance community here in Elmhurst."                                                                                                                                                                                                                         - Dawn V.

576 N. Michigan St.  Elmhurst, IL 60126

(630) 818-6239

Erica@evolutiondanceexperience.com

"I wanted to mention how grateful I am to be under your teaching, the scholarships were because of you and what you taught me not only as a dancer, but as a person. You have taught us to smile and move past negativity. Today you mentioned that you thought I was a positive person, that makes me happier then you could imagine because the only reason I'm positive is because of you! Dance has changed my life. Negativity doesn't affect me in dance because I lose myself and create positivity, love and progression.   I feel every class I find something new to love and take time to lose myself in. Recently with the studio I feel I can never be done...I always can do better, get better, and strive for new goals. I have made lifelong friends in dance and I wanted you to know that your impacting so many lives and so many more to come. Thank you,for everything.💕"

                                                                                                                                                                                                           - Isabella C.

"And here's the OTHER Evolution in my life. I LOVE Erica Jaunich and Evolution Dance Experience. And my daughter loves it even more. Being on this team has taught my daughter more than "just" being a great dancer. Ms. Erica's holistic approach to dance and dance instruction is about being a great person, about honoring your body and honoring others. So thankful for this influence in my daughter's life!"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             - Caryn R.