Wilmette Dancers Leap Forward in Spring Fling 2019

Studio North Academy of the Performing Arts, LLC (SNAP), an award-winning dance studio with a competitive company based in Wilmette, presents its full Spring Repertoire in the annual Spring Fling concert on Sunday, April 7, on the main stage at the Athenaeum Theatre, located at 2936 N. Southport in Chicago.  This full-length concert features solos, duos, groups and a production number performed by 72 company dancers.  The senior company, SNAP Co., has enjoyed an extremely successful season of repeated first place wins and full sweeps at regional dance competitions this year, and is proud to present their repertoire in full.  The non-competitive companies, the Apprentice Company and Snappies Dance Company, will present their repertoire routines on the Athenaeum main stage, as well.

The dance performance lasts up to 3 hours, including an intermission. The spring repertoire features a compilation of competitive and concert dance including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Musical Theatre.

Tickets can be purchased at the Athenaeum website:  or at the Box Office at 2936 N. Southport Avenue, 773-935-6875.  The Solo Showcase begins at 2:00 pm, and the group routines begin at 3:00 pm.  Tickets are General Seating, Adults $17, Students with ID $14, Seniors 65 and older $14, Children 10 years and younger $14.

Lincoln, Wellington & Southport; CTA bus #9, Brown Line, Wellington stop

Studio North Academy of the Performing Arts, LLC, 414 Linden Ave., Wilmette

For more information, please contact Pamela Sue Fox at 847-251-7627(SNAP) or view the website at or email at

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.  The combined dance and music studio offers a unique community-building arts experience in a warm and welcoming environment.

Preschool Classes: Baby Ballet, Story Ballet, Preschool Ballet and Tap, Kindergarten Ballet, Tap and Jazz

Recreational Classes: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical, Musical Theatre

Academy Classes (for more serious students): Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Contemporary

Teen Program: Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, Modern

Adult Classes: WERQ Dance Fitness, Ballet, Cardio Tap

Music Program:  Private Piano, Voice and Guitar Lessons

Audition preparation and coaching are also available.

* This 4th & Linden location features new, sprung floors for safe dancing, secure buzzer entry, designated homework room for studying, as well as a large music studio for piano, voice and guitar lessons, in-studio salon events, and recitals.  The comfortable lobby has viewing windows and free wi-fi.  The basement party room and rehearsal space are an added bonus.

R & B Dance Center, 807 Ridge Rd, Wilmette, IL  60091


Phone: 847-920-9121

The R & B Dance Center mission is to create not only outstanding dancers, but outstanding young women and men.  R & B Dance Center instructors create a space where dancers feel welcome and are able to feel challenged to achieve their goals in a safe, friendly, and encouraging atmosphere.

R & B Dance Center strives to bring the passion and joy for dance to its students in a unique, family-oriented atmosphere.  Its highly qualified professional dance instructors, most of whom perform with Chicago area dance companies, work with students of all ages and abilities to develop each student’s individual talents.  To showcase the dancers’ accomplishments, they are invited to perform in the annual show, which is a professionally produced musical production.

Featuring two large, recently renovated, studio spaces, R & B Dance Center offers dance classes at a variety of levels, and individual (private) instruction for ages 3 – adult in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, modern, musical theatre, acro/tumbling and creative movement.  In addition, R & B Dance Center has three competitive dance companies for ages 7-18, who also perform for a variety of community events.  In order to find the right placement for your dancer, you are always welcome to try a class free of charge.

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