EEDS Dance Workshop at Northwestern

This week, EEDS Dance Instructor Ariel Barbick and friends of EEDS, Edilson Lima and Cristina Grieco gave a samba dance workshop for Northwestern’s Ballroom Latin and Swing Team. As you can see, a great time was had by all, and Ariel, Edilson and Cristina really shared the Carnaval spirit. What a great way to get in the spirit for our 2015 Carnaval event on Saturday March 28!

Register now for a four-week samba class with Dill Costa!


Dill Costa, EEDS Head of Dance, as the Rainha da Bateria at our 2013 4th of July Parade Spectacular

Want to add some Brazilian samba to your summer? Then join EEDS Head of Dance, the legendary Dill Costa, for an intensive and fun four-class samba dance workshop on Saturdays in June. In this class, you will learn the dances for the EEDS 4th of July parade, samba steps, techniques and more! Register Here.

While you are at it – why not check out our Kickstarter page and help support our 4th of July Parade!

Dates: Saturdays, June 7th to 28th (4 weeks)
Time: 12:10 pm – 1 pm
Location: Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave, Evanston, IL
Instructor: Dill Costa
Cost: $50 ($30 for students with ID, ages 16+) If you would like to attend a single class the drop-in rate is $15 per class
*Free parking in the lot on the west side of the building near main entrance
*Please note that the dance class is ages 16 and up

EEDS 6-week Brazilian Dance Class starts February 1!


It’s Carnaval season! Come join us for a fun, energetic class that will help get rid of the cold winter blahs as you learn to move your body along with the tropical rhythms of Brazil!

Brazilian Dance (6 weeks) – Register Here

Dates: Saturdays, February 1st to March 8th (6 weeks)
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm
Location: Levy Center
300 Dodge Ave
Evanston, IL
Instructor: Ariel Barbick
Cost: $75 for all sessions ($15 for each drop-in)
If you bring a friend for the full session, you each get $5 off registration.
Class Description:
In this class we will explore many different styles of Brazilian dance such as samba, batucada, olodum, axé and forró. Wear comfortable workout clothing and comfortable shoes such as dance gym shoes, jazz shoes, socks or regular gym shoes. Heels are not recommended. Bring a small towel and water bottle. We are going to sweat!!
*Free parking in the lot on the west side of the building near main entrance
*Please note for dance class – ages 16 and up

Fall 2013 EEDS Dance Schedule

We are very pleased to announce our dance offerings for Fall 2013, starting the week of October 16th! Register Here.


Introduction to Brazilian Dance
Instructor: Ariel Barbick
Learn how to move and groove your body along with the fun fast-paced rhythms of Brazilian music. In this class you will explore many different styles of Brazilian dance as you learn how to move your body along with a variety of Brazilian rhythms such as samba, batucada, samba-reggae, axé and forró.
*Wear comfortable workout clothing, non-grip shoes (heels not recommended), and bring a water bottle.

Wednesdays, October 16th to November 13th (5 Classes)
Time: 6 – 6:55 PM
Class is for ages 16+, Limit of 20 students
Fee: $75 for five classes, $45 for students with ID, and $60 for non-students who bring a friend. So, any friend you bring gets to pay 60, and if they bring friends, the friends pay 60 as well! The more the merrier.
Location: McGaw YMCA, 1000 Grove Street, Evanston, Skydeck Room, 2nd Floor
How to Join: Register for the Dance Class here