The major fundraiser for the North End Mothers’ Club is the Fortnightly Dance class held each fall for Evanston 6th and 7th grade students.  One hundred percent of the proceeds from Fortnightly, flow directly into our philanthropic fund.

Dear friends and neighbors,

COVID-19 continues to cause uncertainty across our community and is impacting so many of the events we have enjoyed previously. Because health and safety is the top priority for everyone, we feel it is the right decision to cancel Fortnightly dance classes for the fall of 2020. We know this will be disappointing to many 6th grade children who were to experience Fortnightly for the first time, as well as those 7th graders coming back for another fun year of dance instruction.

We hope to bring back dance classes again in the fall of 2021, so that we can continue this cherished tradition and fundraiser which gives back to Evanston youth. In the meantime, we are thinking of other opportunities to connect our community. Stay tuned…

Thank you for your continued support of North End Mothers’ Club!


Fortnightly is the 102-year-old tradition of formal dancing lessons, hosted by the North End Mothers’ Club each fall. It’s a wonderful Evanston offering available to all Evanston 6th and 7th graders and it’s a fun and welcoming experience for this age group. It continues to be a parent favorite because of the lifelong benefits of formal dance training and social skills. The students gather and learn to engage with one another in a face to face setting outside of the—now typical—texting and tech-driven lifestyle.

Fortnightly is a fundraiser

The North End Mothers’ Club donates all proceeds from Fortnightly to Evanston youth and community organizations through an annual grant-making process. Your child can learn a new skill and you can feel great about contributing to the community!

Who attends Fortnightly?

The program is open to all 6th and 7th graders within the Evanston community. Dance experience is not needed and everyone will catch on to the steps. Each student will be mixed in with a vibrant group of middle schoolers from across Evanston. Fortnightly is intended to bring youth from

all areas of Evanston together to create memories and discover that learning a few steps is always in fashion, even in modern day.

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Fortnightly 2021

Along with so many other cancelations due to the pandemic,

we were unable to offer Fortnightly dance classes this fall. We plan to bring Fortnightly back next fall. If you're interested in getting updates on our plans, email us and we'll add you to our communications.