get to know evolve

Evolve Dance Company started as a dream of Artistic Director, Jenny Vause, and became a reality in June of 2005. Since opening, Evolve continues to provide quality instruction to dancers in Rockford and the surrounding areas. Evolve is located in the Edgebrook Shopping Center.

Jenny has been teaching and choreographing for twenty years, and our experienced, enthusiastic teachers provide dancers of all levels the terminology and technique needed to ”evolve” into the best dancer possible. We are very proud of our teachers whose accomplishments include numerous choreography awards at competitions, choreography for children’s theaters, professional back-up dancing, and work with local churches and school musicals.

Evolve offers a positive, welcoming environment where teachers and staff are compassionate and encouraging. Our family-friendly atmosphere provides a place for everyone to feel comfortable. Members of our friendly staff are always available to answer questions and offer assistance.

Evolve Dance Company features over 9,000 square feet of dance studio space. All five studios are equipped with resilient and energy-absorbing springboard floors with a vinyl covering. The studios are climate controlled and have large viewing windows for observers. The reception area is spacious and inviting. A break room, complete with tables, chairs, microwave, and refrigerator is available to dancers for homework and meals.

Evolve offers high quality instruction for all levels of commitment: recreational, technical, and competitive. Classes begin at age three and include preschool, combination, level, technique, adult, and boys’ classes. Private and semi-private lessons are ideal options for those dancers who are looking for more intense one-on-one instruction, have specific goals, and/or would like to perform alone or with one or two other dancers.

Evolve’s competition program is intended for dancers who are committed to attend several days a week of technique classes and practice for competition dances. The dancers perform many times throughout the year at regional competitions as well as local events.


My daughter began dancing in Combo classes two years ago. After two years in a combo class, my daughter found her passion in jazz and hip-hop. She looks forward to her dance classes every week and loves to show off what she has learned. We appreciate all the love and passion each teacher has shown in our daughter's classes.

Emily P.

We are so grateful for Evolve Dance Company. The staff, teachers, and parents at Evolve provide our daughters a caring, safe, and positive environment to not only grow as dancers but also as individuals. The enthusiasm and passion demonstrated by the teachers to our children have inspired my daughters to develop confidence, compassion, self-discipline, and several more positive qualities they use in school, with friends, and in our community.

Nicole B.

After seeing my daughter perform in the Team Showcase, we could tell how happy she is in being a part of Evolve. She loves all the teachers and her team! She truly feels comfortable with everyone and her personality comes out once she does. This dance studio has made our move here to Illinois even better with all the love and support they show!

Koula W.

Contact Us


1643 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

Mon – Thurs: 4 PM - 9:30 PM

or by appointment


Evolve has a distinguished list of highly experienced and caring individuals who invest their time and talents into their students. The ultimate goal of the staff at Evolve is to teach students to love dance, master the fundamentals, and grow to their highest potential.

Opening Hours

Mon – Thurs: 4 PM - 9:30 PM

or by appointment only.

1643 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

(in the shops of Edgebrook)


Telephone: (815) 877-0077

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