youth dance programs

A fun, creative dance program that focuses on building confidence, in addition to strong technical skills

Having trouble finding the right dance studio for your little one? It can be hard to find the right balance between having a structured dance program while also creating community and fun. 

Our aim is to create a space that focuses on joy and belonging at its core.

quick links:

1 Evolve Dance shirt per child

Performance showcase at the end of each semester long dance program

Evolve Dance Summer Camp

Fall and Spring program

What to expect:

The programs

Summer camp 2024


Join Evolve's week-long dance summer programs and for lots of dancing and fun! Our youth dance camp offers a great platform to learn new dance skills, socialize, and perform! From new technique to choreography, every week holds a new learning opportunity for dancers of all skill levels. Camp will also include activities like arts and crafts, trips to the park, color war, and more!

Our summer program fosters a unique and supportive environment that not only cultivates confidence, but also instills teamwork and community amongst our dancers. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun while following your passion for dance with Evolve!

Children must be fully potty trained to participate in day camp.

No refunds will be given.



ages 3-4

Camp is from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Mon-Fri. 

Classes are limited to 9 students per week.

$350/week
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JuNe 10th - 14th

August 19th - 23rd

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MINI MEs

10 week Summer series

ages 18 months - 2 yrs (mini me)

An introduction for your little one into movement and music, as well as an opportunity for you to connect with other parents and caregivers in the community. In this 40 minute class, we will encourage socialization through singing, dancing and imaginative play. 

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Tuesdays at 10:00 am (skipping June 11th and July 2nd)

Thursdays at 10:00 am (skipping June 13th and July 4th)

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Private Lessons & Parties

Private Lessons

Private lessons for any dance style available upon request. Please email us at rachel@evolvedancephilly.com for more information

Private Dance Parties

Interested in having your next birthday party at Evolve? Email us at rachel@evolvedancephilly.com

Studio Rentals

Interested in renting out our space? Email us at rachel@evolvedancephilly.com for more information.

We continue to grow and change, but one thing remains constant: our love for movement and dance. Our energetic, inclusive approach not only teaches technical dance skills, it also creates a sense of fulfillment, joy, and community. 

We are Evolve.

Questions?
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What should I wear to class?

Any form fitting dancewear
Jazz shoes unless told otherwise

Musical Theater

Any form fitting dancewear
Sneakers

Hip Hop

Girls
  • Dancewear (leotard, tights, dance skirts, dance shorts, leggings, etc.)
  • Shoes - Capezio nude slip on jazz shoes

Boys
  • Dancewear (tank, t-shirt, shorts, pants, etc) 
  • Shoes - Capezio black slip on jazz shoes

Jazz

Any form-fitting dancewear

Girls
  • Hair in a ponytail
  • Shoes - Capezio Mary Jane black velcro tap shoes

Boys
  • Shoes - Capezio black tie tap shoes

Tap

Girls:
  • Black leotard & pink tights (or skin tone)
  • Shoes - Capezio Hanami pink (or skin tone) ballet slippers 
  • Hair - bun

Boys
  • Black pants or shorts & white form-fitting t-shirt
  • Shoes - Capezio Hanami black ballet slippers


Ballet

Any form fitting dancewear
Sneakers

Intro To Cheer

Does my child need prior dance experience?

No! Whether your child is just starting out or has been dancing for a while, we will find the right class that fits their needs.

Can I come inside for pick up?

To ensure classes are on schedule, we ask that you please wait outside of the building for pick up. We will wait with the children until everyone has been picked up by their parent/guardian. 

What if I’m late for pick up? 

Class ends 5 minutes early to ensure we're letting the children out of class on time exactly. In order to ensure the safety of every child, we will wait outside with the children for 5-10 minutes. After 5-10 minutes, we will go inside the studio to wait while we set up for the next class. If you are continually late to pick up, a $10 late fee will be charged to your account. 

What if I’m late to class? 

If you are more than 10 minutes late, your child will not be able to participate in class. We only have 1 teacher in the studio at a time, and cannot leave the class unattended. No refunds will be given for a missed class, however your child is welcome to make up for the missed class with a different, age appropriate class.

My child is sick or unable to come to class this week. What should I do? 

Please email us to let us know at rachel@evolvedancephilly.com. No refunds will be issued for that class, however, your child is welcome to make up for the missed class with a different, age appropriate class. 

Do I need to enroll for the entire SEMESTER LONG program?

Yes, you must sign up for the duration of the program. If you have to miss a class, you can make up for it in different, age appropriate class. 

In this 1 hour class, we will build off of the fundamentals of ballet. You can expect a warm up on the barre, across the floor technique, and choreography. This class is a great foundation, as the technique learned in ballet can be applied to many different dance styles.  

Ballet (ages 8+)

This 45 minute class is an introduction to the basic fundamentals of Ballet and Tap. You can expect a warm up and across the floor technique, where we will continue to build upon skills each week. The first half of class is dedicated to ballet. We will switch into our tap shoes for the second half. Leotard and tights not required for this age group. 

Ballet/Tap (ages 3-4)

This 1 hour class is an introduction to the basic fundamentals of Ballet. You can expect a warm up, across the floor technique, and choreography. This class is a great foundation, as the technique learned in ballet can be applied to many different dance styles.  

Ballet (ages 5-7)

In this 1 hour class, you can expect a warm up, across the floor technique, and choreographed dance which we will add onto each week. Set primarily to pop music, this class is a great way to gear up for performances and learn how to pick up choreography at a faster pace.

JAZZ (ages 8+)

In this 1 hour class, we will teach the basics of cheerleading. No tumbling or stunting. This class is filled with lively, fun movements. Set primarily to pop music, you can expect a warm up, across the floor technique, and a choreographed dance that we will add onto each week. We’ll provide the pom poms :) 

Intro to Cheer (ages 8+)

This 1 hour class is an introduction to the basic fundamentals of Hip Hop. We will continue to build upon skills each week, focusing on individual style and rhythm. You can expect a warm up, across the floor technique focused on individual style, and a fun, new routine for the end of the semester.

HIP HOP (ages 5-7)

This 1 hour class, we will build upon the fundamentals of tap. We will continue to build upon skills each week. You can expect a warm-up, center work to develop individual skills, and choreographed dances to focus on rhythm and style.

TAP (ages 8+)

In this 1 hour class, we will teach the basics of cheerleading. No tumbling or stunting. This class is filled with lively, fun movements. Set primarily to pop music, you can expect a warm up, across the floor technique, and a choreographed dance that we will add onto each week. We’ll provide the pom poms :) 

intro to Cheer (ages 5-7)

In this 1 hour class, you can expect a warm up, isolations and individualized technique, and a choreographed dance which we will add onto each week. Set primarily to age appropriate hip hop music, this class is filled with fresh, cutting edge choreography and fun.

HIP hop (ages 8+)

An introduction for your little one into movement and music, as well as an opportunity for you to connect with other parents and caregivers in the community. In this 40 minute class, we will encourage socialization through singing, dancing and imaginative play. 

mini mes (ages 18 months - 2)

In this 1 hour class, we will work on the fundamentals of commercial hip hop. This class is set primarily to hip hop and pop music. You can expect a warm up, across the floor technique, and a fun choreography each week. 

Hip Hop (ages 12-14)

​​In this 1 hour class, we’ll explore the various dance styles used in Broadway shows, and build off the fundamentals of Jazz. You can expect a warm up, across the floor technique, and new choreography. The first half hour is dedicated to musical theater, and the second half hour is dedicated to Jazz technique. 

musical theater/jazz (ages 5-7)

An introduction for your little one into movement and music, as well as an opportunity for you to connect with other parents and caregivers in the community. In this 40 minute class, we will encourage socialization through singing, dancing and imaginative play. 

Mini mes (ages 18 months - 2)

In this 45 minute class, we’ll explore the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. You can expect a warm up, across the floor technique, and new choreography to popular songs from Broadway shows. 

Jazz/musical theater (ages 3-4)