Vaudeville? What's that?
Before Television, before movies, before radio, there was Vaudeville. From 1875 to 1932, Vaudeville was America's favorite form of entertainment. Over 25,000 performers, working in over 4,000 theatres across our country, earned their living working in Vaudeville.
Have you ever heard of The Marx Brothers, Will Rogers, Baby June & Louise, Al Jolson, Charlie Chaplin, Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, The Seven Little Foys, Bill Robinson, George & Gracie, Judy Garland, The Four Cohans, Baby Rose Marie or Abbott & Costello? If you haven't, you've been missing out on a lot of historic fun!
Dickinson's Little Vaudeville, founded in 1993, is the one exclusive Vaudeville school in America. Children's Vaudeville Dance classes use an old-fashioned variety show format that includes dancing, singing, comedy, juggling, acting, Vaudeville history, and recitation. Instead of learning any one dance technique, we use a mixture of many forms of dance, accompanied with props to add to the fun!
Our traveling troupe "The Palace Revue" has performed over 130 Food Pantry Benefit Shows since 1993, in over 50 locations in the Northwest Suburbs. Our stages have been schools, libraries, senior centers, churches, community special events and appearances at the Historic Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.
We're very proud to now be teaching at our new studio location, 230 N. Hicks Place, (at the corner of N. Hicks Pl. & N. Schubert St.) Palatine, Il., 60067.
Your child can be a Vaudevillian too!