Welcome to our 20th anniversary season!

Full of movement, joy, friendship, and of course, dancing, EDE has been creating beautiful productions for 20 years.

Thank you for being a part of it.

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Founded in 1997, the mission of the Evanston Dance Ensemble is to nurture the power and artistry of talented young performers by creating inventive dance performances and programs of the highest quality.

In residence at Dance Center Evanston, the Ensemble performs several productions each year. EDE is known for its innovative treatment of stories and themes and collaborating with top professionals in the field to create original productions.

The Ensemble also extends its involvement into the community with its second company, ede2, which tours its own original shows to schools, libraries, and senior centers throughout the North Shore.

Béa Rashid, Artistic Director and Founder
Christina Ernst, Artistic Director
Allison Kurtz Volkers, ede2 Director

Upcoming Events

April 8: Auditions for EDE, 9-12 grade. 2:30-4:30
April 9: Auditions for ede2, 7-8 grade. 3:15-5:15
*For more information about auditions, email ede@dancecenterevanston.com

April 9-May 21: Jump for Joy (info and registration here)
April 15: EDE Repertoire Workshop, 3:15-5:45
April 22: Til This Show Do Us Part. Kevin Biolsi comedy night to benefit EDE.

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