For dancers under age 8 who want to begin to train more intensely and seriously. In our “Intro to” classes, they will learn the fundamentals necessary to continue building strength, technique, and artistry as they develop.
With a few years of experience, dancers ready to further their training journey by studying technique, choreography retention, and implementing correction so the body safely learns the skills necessary to advance as artists and athletes. Average age for this class is between 8-10.
Dancers who have been studying for several years but are still working on fine tuning their technique and choreography retention, Intermediate dancers will have a focus on connecting their technique and artistry as they continue to grow. Average age for this class is 11-13
For the serious dancer who has been training many years, . Many of these dancers are older, train many hours per week, or are planning on dancing professionally. Average age for this class is 14-18.
Planting seeds in our youngest dancers to help them grow in a nurturing, safe, and developmentally appropriate space.
Taking root for a deeper connection to their movement, this curriculum is designed to enhance your dancer's growing passion and bodies while preserving their creative innocence.
With our foundation growing, our Buds are ready to blossom into advancing artists and technicians as they dive into their art in a structured and nurturing environment.
We strongly encourage this shoe for our SPROUTS ballet dancers. Ballet shoes should have no long strings and should be worn with tights for ease of changing in and out of. Dancers may wear any leotard over tights. This leotard can include a skirt if desired. Hair should be pulled out of face and secured without loose hair accessories such as headbands and loose clips that could fall out/distract the dancer during class.
We strongly encourage this shoe for our SPROUTS tap dancers. Tap shoes should have no strings, either be closed by velcro or elastic and should be worn with tights or socks for ease of changing and comfort. Dancers may wear a leotard or any tight fitting athletic wear for tap. Hair should be pulled out of the face and secured without loose hair accessories such as headbands and loose clips that could fall out/distract the dancer during class.
Musical Theater/Theater Arts/Creative Movement
Dancers may wear tennis shoes or ballet shoes with a leotard or any tight fitting athletic wear for musical theater. Hair should be pulled out of the face and secured without loose hair accessories such as headbands and loose clips that could fall out/distract the dancer during class.
Dancers should wear tennis shoes and comfortable street clothing. Please no black sole shoes as they scuff the floor, but all else closed toe shoes are acceptable. Hair can be up or down, as long as it is not distracting. No jewelry please.
Dress Code: (female) pink or flesh colored ballet shoes, black footless dance tights over leotard, black leotard, hair in a hairsprayed and pinned ballet bun out of face and off neck. (male) black ballet shoes, black tights or shorts, black tight fitting shirt or tank. No jewelry (stud earrings are permitted). No skirts or shorts.
Dress Code: Any color tight fitting dance wear is permitted. Half tops/sports bras are allowed, but dancers must put on a cover up before leaving the studio. Tights are not suggested. Hair should be pulled out of the face in a bun or ponytail unless asked otherwise by the instructor. No shoes are required, bare feet is preferred.
Dress Code: Any color tight fitting dance wear is permitted. Half tops/sports bras are allowed, but dancers must put on a cover up before leaving the studio into the waiting area. Tights are not suggested. Hair should be pulled out of the face in a bun or ponytail unless asked otherwise by the instructor. No shoes are required, bare feet is preferred, jazz shoes or pirouettes are permitted.
Dress Code: Any comfortable, loose fitted clothes. i.e. sweatpants, tank tops, etc. Black lace up tap shoes are required.
Dress Code: Any comfortable, loose fitted clothes. i.e. sweatpants, tank tops, etc. Shoes must be closed toe.
Dress Code: Any color tight fitting dance wear is permitted. Tights are not suggested. Hair should be pulled out of the face in a bun or ponytail unless asked otherwise by the instructor. No loose clothing is permitted. No shoes are required, bare feet is preferred, jazz shoes or pirouettes are permitted. Dancers will be required to bring 2 yoga blocks and a medium to heavy theraband.
Dress Code: Any comfortable, loose fitted or tight clothing. i.e. sweatpants, tank tops, etc. Shoes must be closed toe.
Dress Code: Any comfortable, loose fitted clothes. i.e. sweatpants, tank tops, etc. Bare feet is required, bring socks for different exercises.
Dress Code: Any dance wear is permitted. Shoes are optional, barefoot is required but jazz shoes or pirouettes are permitted. Dancers should feel comfortable and confident.
Dress Code: Any dance wear is permitted. Females should have character shoes. Males should have jazz shoes.
Dress Code: Any dance wear is permitted. Tennis shoes or bare feet is suggested.
5114 Balcones Woods Drive, Suite 304 Austin, TX 78759
We send most of our families to Capezio to purchase shoes, leotards, tights, etc. They have our shoe preferences on file if you tell them you are with EVOLUTION DANCE CENTER!
We allow online registration and in-person registration. Click here to register online! If you would rather come into the studio, contact us to set up an appointment.
It's only too late if the class is full, but we can also get you on the wait list! If interested in joining company mid-season, contact us to see about late auditions.
All dancers will be required to have a credit card on file. We will not run these cards until the 1sth of the month. Before the 1st of the month, you may log into your account and pay with a card or you may come to the studio and pay by cash or check. If your card does not go through, you will be notified via email to handle your account as soon as possible and dancers will not be allowed in class until account is paid in full. We do not add late fees until the 7th of the month.
Once a dancer is registered at Evolution Dance Collective, they are registered for the FULL SESSION. This is Fall/Spring (school year) or Summer Camps/Intensives. If your dancer is in several classes and just wants to drop or move to a new class, simply email the office at EvolutionDanceLeander@gmail.com and let us know what class. If your dancer wants to drop their enrollment completely, we need a 30 day notice via email to EvolutionDanceLeander@gmail.com.
Yes! All private lessons are scheduled and paid for through the individual instructor. Shoot us an email to EvolutionDanceLeander@gmail.com with your needs and the instructor if you have a preference and we will start setting up something for your dancer!
Here at Evolution, we are definitely email people! The best way to contact us about your child is through email and then we can go from there. If a private meeting or phone call is needed, we can definitely accommodate you!
No! We follow Leander ISD for holidays and days off. However, LISD takes several Monday's off and we do not always take those off. Please refer to your newsletter to check if we are closed or not. We will always list it there if we are closed!
Yes, dancers who are not potty trained yet are welcomed for weekly classes. However, all dancers attending a camp or anything longer than 45 minutes must be potty trained. We ask that parents of children who are currently in the process of potty training to stay near by for their class in case they need to go!
Yes and in fact, we encourage it! If your dancer misses a class, they may make up the class in any level the same or below their current level. This is a great opportunity to try a new style and meet new friends! Please email the collective to let the instructor know that they are doing a make up class ahead of time!
All dancers can take their first trial class for free! We would first ask a few questions to make sure the level would be the best to try but in most cases, it is fine to try a class with a friend! If the dancer wants to take more than one classes as a trial, they will be asked to pay a drop in rate.
Yes, we have everyone's contact and emergency contact info on file. However, if you have a young dancer who frequently needs to go to the restroom, we would encourage you to stay as do not have staff to help them do so.
We send most dancers to Capezio at 5114 Balcones Woods Drive in Austin. Their phone number is 512.502.1150. They are the closest full dance store to our studio. We also send young dancers to Kid to Kid located at off 183 by Lakeline Mall.
We require all dancers to be at least 12 years old before going on pointe and be approved by our ballet director. If your dancer is younger than 12 but has previous dance experience, we ask that they get cleared by our ballet instructor and by a doctor to make sure the dancer's foot is fully developed before going on pointe.
Here at EDC, we have 4 different competitive companies. EMERGE is a competitive company for dancers ages 6-8 under the direction of Melissa Best. EVOLVE is a pre-professional company directed by Brianna Underwood and Melissa Best for ages 8-18. eStreet Hip Hop Company is for dancers ages 8-18 under the direction of Angie Barba. EMPOWER Performance Company is a performance based company under the direction of Kendel Jones for ages 8-18.
Information packets are available each Spring before auditions happen in the Summers. All companies have different requirements. We have something that fits everyone's needs here at EDC! Contact us to get detailed information on which company might be best for you!