Jump for Joy is Evanston Dance Ensemble’s outreach program for children with disabilities. The classes give young people with disabilities the chance to “experience the benefits of movement, music, self-expression and performance” and will continue to combine dance instruction and creative movement.
The program offers a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio of dancer/mentors to Jump for Joy students, so it is able to adapt to a wide range of needs. It is currently targeting ages 5-18 and will offer one class for younger kids and one for older.
Senior members of the Evanston Dance Ensemble will be leading the classes: Anna Mondschean, Izzy Miller, and Georgia Patterson. They have all mentored for Jump for Joy for the past 3-4 years.
Classes will be held at:
Dance Center Evanston 1934 Dempster St. Evanston, IL 60202 Sundays, April 9- May 21 1:30-2:15 or 2:15-3:00
We will finish the session on May 21st, with an informal showcase of dance pieces by the Jump for Joy students and other dancers.