Class Offerings

Ballet, Pre-Pointe, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, MoPeD®, Tap, Hip Hop, Theater Dance, and GYROKINESIS®.


MoPeD® or “More People Dancing”

Developed and created by our Artistic Director, Ronn Stewart, MoPeD® is a new approach to movement and body awareness. It is a fun, aerobic and improvisational class that encourages participants to experience the benefits of thoughtful, unchoreographed movement and creates a foundation for each dancer to open up to all the possibilities of movement and style.


GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®

The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a holistic approach to movement designed to meet the needs of people of all ages and abilities. Some of the benefits include increased strength and flexibility (particularly of the core and spine), improved posture, body awareness, renewed energy, vitality and a general sense of well-being. 


GYROKINESIS® is a group mat and stool class for complete body conditioning.
GYROTONIC® is a private, one-on-one session with GYROTONIC® equipment.  

GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS® and THE GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® are registered trademarks of GYROTONIC Sales Corp and are used with their permission.


Pointe and Pre-Pointe

To be eligible for Pre-Pointe, a minimum of two ballet classes per week are required. To be eligible for Pointe, a minimum of three ballet classes per week are required.  Students will be evaluated on a case by case basis as to their readiness for Pointe.



Work Study Program

Foster Dance Studios offers a Work Study Program for advanced dancers who are over the age of 18 and have graduated from high school. Please click here or email us at info@fosterdance.com for details.


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We are an Allegro Dance Boutique Partnership Studio.  Purchase your dancewear at Allegro (located at 2114 Central Street in Evanston) for a 10% discount!

Foster Dance Partners


5 Rhythms 

Clay Henley

Dancing the 5 Rhythms is a practice—a dynamic way to both workout and meditate in the same breath. The 5Rhythms: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness are states of being that can mark the way back to a real self, a vulnerable, wild, passionate self.

Clay brings 25 years experience as a student in the 5Rhythms to his new chapter as a Teacher. Clay believes that 5Rhythms is not about learning to do a dance correctly, but rather about learning to bring who you are on the inside out into the light and into all aspects of your life.  

Fridays 7:30 - 9:00pm, $15 drop-in fee, $10 drop-in fee for students
click here for more on 5Rhythms 

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

Bollywood Cardio/Kids Classes

Bollywood Groove (bG) is a Bollywood Dance & Fitness company with multiple locations including Chicago, Evanston, Hoffman Estates and more. We teach adult and kids classes that are known for being Incredibly Fun and Effective and are very beginner-friendly.  bG has been featured on NBC, ABC, Groupon, WCIU, Sun Times and more. 

Sundays 10:00-11:00am
$15 drop-in fee

Click here for Bollywood Cardio Classes

Click here for Kids Classes

Zumba

Rhonda Stein


I love teaching Zumba.  If you like to move to music, you will love Zumba! Anyone, at any fitness level, can enjoy a Zumba class.
You don't have to be a great dancer. You just have to want to move and have fun!  Great, energetic music, easy to follow dance and fitness moves - what a fun way to work out! I am also a physician - I find that 
Zumba is a great outlet for stress reduction. No matter how you're feeling when you walk into class, I guarantee you'll feel better after - you can't leave a Zumba class in a bad mood. AFAA Fitness Certified

Tuesdays 6:15-7:15pm, $10/class, $90 for ten class pass

POUND

Mishra Keller

POUND is the world's first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Using Ripstix, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to the music you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Designed for all fitness levels!


Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Check schedule for dates. Pre-registration required at info@poundevanston.com.  $15 per class.


WINTER/SPRING SESSION 2017

January 9 - June 4 (20 weeks)

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FALL SESSION 2016:

September 6 - December 23 (16 weeks)
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Developing Dance From Within


JR Zumwalt

Tai Chi

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese discipline for relaxation, balance, strength, meditation, self defense, and self cultivation.  Multi-faceted, this time proven technique has incomparable depth which provides layer after layer of health benefits.  Tai Chi is translated as "the Great Ultimate." Deepen the connection with chi or "circulating life force."  Empower your life!


Thursdays 10-11am

Saturdays 9-10am

 


To register for a class, download the registration form and email or send completed form with payment to:

Foster Dance Studios
915 Foster Street
Evanston, IL  60201
(847) 864-1877
info@fosterdance.com

Melanie Cortier

Adult Open Level Tap

Never tapped before but always wanted to try? Used to tap, but you are feeling rusty?  Want to try something new and fun?  Melanie's tap class focuses on technique and musicality while maintaing an atmosphere of pure fun.  Tap will be taught through rhythm exercises, short combinations of steps and across the floor work.   Class culminates in a longer theater style tap combination.  Everyone welcome!

Wednesdays, 9:45-10:45 

October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30 and December 7,14, 21

Single class drop-in rate $15

$130 for all 10 classes