915 Foster Street, Evanston IL
(847) 864-1877

Developing Dance From Within

Foster Dance Company

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Placement Auditions for FDCO 2017

May 21

3:00 - 4:00 (ages 8 - 12)

4:00 - 5:15 (ages 13 - 18)

August 5

1:00 - 2:00 (ages 8 - 12)

2:00 - 3:15 (ages 13 - 18)

Audition Notice 2017

Audition Form 2017

Foster Dance Company


Minimum class requirements are as follows:

FDCO Pink: 

FDCO Pink Rehearsal, one Ballet and one MoPeD per week.

FDCO  Orange, Blue, Purple and Red:

FDCO Rehearsal, FDCO Class, three Ballet (for those on Pointe) or two Ballet (for those not on Pointe), one MoPeD, and one other technique class per week. The other technique class can be Jazz, Modern, Contemporary or an additional Ballet.

Unlimited Classes:

Company students are entitled to take unlimited classes. We encourage you to take as many classes as you can!


Foster Dance Company students will present two professionally choreographed and produced performances in January 2015 and May 2016. This group will also perform at other venues as opportunities arise.  Past additional performances have included collaborating with the Music Institute of Chicago for a special Nutcracker performance "Duke It Out," the Boys Hope Girls Hope gala at the Four Seasons Hotel, the Evanston Farmers Market and NYCDA!

Foster Dance Pre-Professional Company 

For the most committed dancers who are ready to take their dance to the next level.  Same requirements as FDCO with an additional rehearsal and an additional technique class.  Age 11 and up.

Pre-Pro dancers will attend competitions and showcases, have their own pieces in our two annual performances, and participate in other performance opportunities as they arise.  You must be in FDCO to join the Pre-Professional Company.

Intermediate and Advanced levels. No auditions necessary. Placement will be on a case by case basis. Please get your level approved before registration by emailing info@fosterdance.com

Foster Dance Hip Hop Crew

Join Foster Dance Crew!  Artistic Director Jana Schneider will lead this fun group. Foster Dance Crew will have their own pieces in our two annual performances and participate in other performance opportunities as they arise

Junior, and Advanced levels. No auditions necessary. Please come to rehearsal on  Sunday, January 21 at the time designated by age. Groupings will be determined after that based on age and ability

Junior Crew (age guideline 6-13yr), Sunday 12:30-1:30pm and 1:30-2:30pm

Requirments: Sunday rehearsal plus one other weekday Hip Hop class. Junior Crew may be split up into two groups depending on who is interested and their ages.

Advanced (age guideline 14yr+), Sunday 2:30-4:00pm

Requirements: Sunday rehearsal.

Photos by Peter Hinsdale


Foster Dance Company and 

Foster Dance Pre-Professional Company

Join Sarah Goldstone, Jana Schneider and David Maurice for an inspiring and transformative year of dance!

See below for information on

Foster Dance Crew!