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Saturday, April 23 from 12:30-3:30pm

1330 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Dancer Sign-Ups: 12:00pm

Come see Chicago's Top Street Dancers battle it out for a $250 Grand Prize! This open styles and 1-on-1 will feature mind-blowing moves and epic grooves.

HOST: MC Daniel D.F.Y.H. (Purus Motus)​

DEEJAY: Sid Tucky (Electric Funketeers, Shadow Puppetz)​


Dancers must be 18+ | All ages welcome to watch

100% of t-shirt proceeds and donations go towards the battle.

Help us raise funds for The Dust Off

& buy a T-Shirt!

The Dust Off  General Information


Unitarian Church of Evanston - 1330 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

10 Minute walk from Dempster Purple Line stop. Parking on-site available.


Saturday, April 23 from 12:30-3:30pm

Dancer sign-ups begin at 12:00pm. Audience may come and go as they want.


$5.00 Ticket Fee for Audience | FREE Dancer Entry

Have another question? Check out our Q&A section HERE.


Tickets will be sold at the door: $5.00

Cash preferred though Venmo and Zelle will be accepted.

100% proceeds go to The Dust Off.

All ages welcome.

EVENT TIME: 12:30-3:30pm

You may come and go as you please.

All ages welcome to watch. Kids under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult. See information below for parking, policies, etc.


Experience an EPIC Open Style 1-On-1 Battle featuring Chicago's top Street Dancers! See everything from Hip Hop to Krump to Popping and many more represented. Learn about Battle Culture, Street Dance and Chicago's vast history of Street Dance. 


Free Dancer Entry | $250 1st Place prize

Open Styles 1-on-1

SIGN-UPS*: 12:00-12:30pm

*Sign-ups will be at the venue only, and first come, first serve. Max 50 participants. Dancers will be required to sign a release waiver.

PRELIMS: 12:30pm

HOST: MC Daniel D.F.Y.H. (Purus Motus)

DEEJAY: Sid Tucky (Electric Funketeers, Shadow Puppetz)


Audience Info
Dance Info

The Dust Off  Q&A



Where is The Dust Off being located at?

The Dust Off will be held at the Unitarian Church of Evanston in the Sanctuary at 1330 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201.

Driving Directions

Take the Tri-state Tollway (I-294) or the Edens Expressway (I-94) and exit at Dempster Street to Asbury Avenue.

Or approach along the lakefront on Lake Shore Drive and Sheridan Road to Dempster. Travel west one mile to Asbury, and go north on Asbury to Greenwood. Turn east on Greenwood. Church parking entrance is halfway along the block.

CTA Directions

The nearest CTA stops are the Dempster purple line stop and the Ridge & Greenwood bus stop, served by the 201 and 206 buses. You can also take the 250 bus to Ridge & Dempster, which passes by the Davis purple line stop and Davis Street/Evanston metra stop.

Metra Directions

UCE is off the UP-N line. The closest stop is the Davis Street/Evanston stop.


What time is The Dust Off?

The Dust Off will run from 12:30-3:30pm with dancer sign-ups occurring from 12:00-12:30pm with Prelims beginning right at 3:30pm. Audience members may come and go as they please.


Can my dancer participate with The Dust Off?

Participation within The Dust Off battle is limited to professional Street Dancers ages 18+. All ages are welcome to watch though.


How much are tickets for The Dust Off ?

The Dust Off tickets cost $5.00 for audience members. The entry fee for participating battle dancers is FREE!


If I have any questions, who can I contact?

Please direct all questions aboutThe Dust Off battle to Skunkworks Dance at or call (847)787-7200.


We are not a member of Skunkworks Dance, can we still attend The Dust Off?

Yes! This is an open community event. You do not have to be a member of Skunkworks Dance to attend.


What is the mask policy for The Dust Off?

Masks will be optional for this event.


Will social distancing be observed?

There is no social distancing policy, but the space is large enough that if you would like to socially distance while watching, that will be possible.


Can I bring my young child to The Dust Off?

This event is open to audience members of all ages, though it is important to note that there will be loud music, and all audience members will be required to respect the dancer's performance space. 


All kids under the age of 13, must be accompanied by a parent at all times at The Dust Off


I would like to make a donation to The Dust Off! How to I go about that?

The Dust Off is a sponsored event by Skunkworks Dance. With that being said Skunkworks Dance, as a small studio, does not have the ability to financially support The Dust Off battle, so we are raising the remaining funds needed through T-Shirt sales here and independent donations. Any and ALL remaining balance post event will go towards next years The Dust Bowl.

Interested in donating?! Send us an email at or call (847)787-7200. Donated funds go to the event space, Judges, Deejay and a Dancer Water & Snack Booth.


Please join us in supporting authentic Street & Hip Hop Dance, and this incredible educational experience for the local community right in the heart of The North Shore.

Every semester, Skunkworks gives back a portion of their sales to Black Dance, Artists and Education in the effort to support equality and oppose systematic racism rooted within today's dance industry and society.

While 100% of donations will go directly toward The Dust Off, this is not a non-for-profit, so donations are not tax deductible.

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