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Studio North Academy of the Performing Arts, LLC, 1131 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette 
For more information, please contact Caroline Hughes at 847-251-7627 (SNAP) or view the website at www.studionorthacademy.com or email at info@studionorthacademy.com
About SNAP – Founded in 2011, Studio North Academy of the Performing Arts, LLC is a full-service performing arts training center, specializing in dance and music.  The four dance companies within the studio perform for local community groups and participate in many service projects throughout the year, in addition to performing in festivals and competitions.
Friday, Feb. 12 - Flavors 2016: Youth Dance Festival with Joel Hall Dancers, at Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, 7:00 pm.  Tickets are available at joelhall.org -- $20 at the door or $15 in advance (through Feb. 11) using promo code JHDYC216.
Sunday, Feb. 21 - Movement of Change Benefit for Misericordia, hosted by DMA (Dance & Music Academy), at Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Road, Wilmette, 5:00 pm.  Tickets are on sale at the venue.  $20, cash only, at the door.  All proceeds for the performanc go to Misericordia.
Sunday, Feb. 28 - Park Plaza, Spring Repertoire, 3:00 pm, at Park Plaza, 6840 N. Sacramento in Chicago.

Sunday March 6 - "Progressions Dance Festival", 2:00 pm, Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Road, Wilmette, featuring studios and schools from all over the Chicagoland area -- Mohler Dance Academy, Design Dance, New Trier High School, ChiArts High School and more, hosted by SNAP.  Tickets will be available at SNAP, 1131 Greenleaf in Wilmette in early February, and at the performance location.  $12/ticket.
Studio North, SNAP for short, is delighted to announce a new dance event, entitled "Progressions Dance Festival", debuting at Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Road, WIlmette on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at 2:00 pm.
Included in this inaugural festival will be Chicago-area studios and schools, such as New Trier, ChiArts, Mohler Dance Academy, Design Dance, and more!
The festival is a new idea by SNAP owner, Pamela Sue Fox, who wanted to give an opportunity to young artists to work together toward a common goal of performing, without the pressure of dance as competition.  “As artists, we need to work together, not against each other”, Fox says.  “While there is much value in the feedback from competitions, often it is an even more valuable experience to give back to the community!”  There is a benefit on both ends!”

R & B Dance Center
807 Ridge Rd, Wilmette, IL  60091
Phone: 847-920-9121
R & B Dance Center has three competition teams for ages 8-18 and a jazz performance company which performs for various community events.  R & B also offers dance classes for ages 3 to adult in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, modern, creative movement, acro and dance team/pom.

Daddy + Daughter Dance!
Sponsored by the Wilmette Park District
Friday, February 5, 6:30-8:30 pm, Ages 3-10
Michigan Shores Club
911 Michigan Avenue, Wilmette
Cost for Residents $53/non-residents $66
Attire:  Suits, ties and dresses are suggested.
Dads may bring more than one daughter.
*The fee for each additional daughter is $27 for Wilmette residents, $33 for non-residents.
Registration at www.wilmettepark.org
Celebrate Valentine's Day a little early by spending a special evening with your little princess.  Dance the night away, enjoy snacks and activities between songs, and end the night with a make-your-own sundae bar.  Professional photos will be taken and can be picked up at the Community Recreation Center beginning Wednesday, February 17. Grandfathers, uncles or big brothers are welcome to attend in place of dads.  More than one daughter is also welcome.  The fee for each additional daughter is $27 for Wilmette residents and $33 for non-residents.  Suits, ties and dresses are suggested. Dinner is not included.  For questions, please contact Lindsay Thomas, General Recreation Supervisor at 847-920-3925 or via e-mail:  lthomas@wilpark.org

Wilmette Center for the Arts, Wilmette Park District
2016 Stars of Dance Competition Fri. Feb. 19 & Sat. Feb. 20
The Stars of Dance Competition is a recreational opportunity for area dance companies. Now entering its fourth year, this competition is attended by other park district and private studio groups, including Arlington Heights Park District, Glencoe Park District, Morton Grove Park District, Mundelein Park District, Palatine Park District, Park Ridge Park District, and our own Wilmette Dance Team.
The Dance Department hires professional judges who are not connected to its current staff or program.  There are several categories: Solos, Duets/Trios, small group, large group.  There are awards for each of those categories (and small breaks in the dancing) after the category has finished.  For questions, contact Julie Nichols, Center for the Arts Supervisor at 847-920-3927 or via e-mail at jnichols@wilpark.org.




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