Who Are We?
Kaleidoscope Dance, a top Chicagoland dance studio located at the crossroads of the Skokie and Evanston communities, offers classes for dancers of all ages and abilities in Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, Tap and Modern. Our professional faculty provides top-notch dance education in a warm, community atmosphere. Most importantly, we keep our class sizes small so each dancer has the opportunity to receive personal attention and therefore, progress at a faster pace. We are actively involved in the community, such as sponsoring the Wednesdays on the Green program in downtown Skokie and providing complimentary dance lessons for all who participate.
Kaleidoscope Dance and Movement Center provides quality dance technique and instruction with emphasis on: the discipline of dance while remembering
the joy of movement; respect for mind, body and soul; and expectations for each dancer to reach his or her individual potential.
At Kaleidoscope, we understand that dance education is more than just instruction. We believe in promoting positive self-esteem while instilling the love and appreciation for dance and movement. Our expectation is for each dancer to reach his/her potential and we provide individual attention, no matter the level.
Why We're Different
What makes Kaleidoscope different from other studios? Here's what our studio offers you...
Personal attention from the owner and faculty for both your dancer and family. We know our dance families personally and strive to make everyone feel a part of the Kaleidoscope family.
High quality dance instruction in a positive, supportive environment.
Qualified and trained instructors who have at a minimum, bachelor degrees in dance and professional dance training.
Limited class sizes which allow our dancers to receive individual instruction and the ability to progress at a faster pace.
Professional sprung-wood flooring which helps to mitigate the risk of injury.
Kaleidoscope offers a refund for the unused portion of class tuition if you choose to withdraw.
Closed-circuit televisions and two-way mirrors which allow parents to observe without disrupting class.
Non-competitive environment that promotes self-esteem while instilling the love and appreciation for dance and movement.
Specific programs geared towards all levels from beginner to pre-professional.
Each and every dancer receives the same amount of attention and instruction, no matter the level.
Dancers are exposed to and participate in a professional year-end performance at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie and each dancer receives a link to view the performance online as well as download, recorded by a professional company.
Our year-end professional performance is divided into three shows by age groups to allow for shorter shows.
Convenient drop-off and pick-up for parents.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old do you have to be to start taking classes?
Classes are offered for dancers as young as 18 months old to adults of all ages.
Can my dancer sign up for classes once the year has already started?
Yes, annual enrollment takes place in August for the entire season of dance (September - May); however, you may register once classes have started, based on availability. The first month’s tuition will be pro-rated if you begin after classes have started.
Do you offer private lessons?
Yes, our instructors are available for private lessons outside of class. Please contact us to schedule a date and time. For more information, please see our Private Lessons page.
What does the annual registration fee cover?
The registration fee covers the administrative costs of the studio and is a one-time charge each year, payable at the time of registration.
Do you mark up your costumes for the year-end performance?
No, unlike most studios, each dancer is charged the actual price for their costume and any included accessories.
Do you have classes for dancers in high school that have never danced before?
Yes, our teen program is designed for high school students who have either never danced before or want to start up again for fun and exercise. At most studios, classes for teens are only offered for advanced dancers. At Kaleidoscope, we offer several class levels for teens in Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Hip-Hop. It is never too late to start!
Do you offer dance-themed birthday parties?
Yes, we do have dance-themed birthday parties available. You can choose from a Pretty Princess Party, Ballerina Birthday, Jammin' Jazz Party, Broadway Superstar, Funky Hip-Hop Party, Hannah Montana, High School Musical or create your own!. Check out our Birthday Parties page for more info or call the studio to schedule your next birthday party!!