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

Studio North Academy of the Performing Arts, LLC, now in its 7th season, featuries lessons and performance opportunities for all ages in Dance and Music.  SNAP launched its new Teen Program this Fall, which offers classes geared toward older students that have some dance background, but wish to continue dancing in a recreational setting (without class requirements).

Owner Pamela Sue Fox explains, “We have, from the very beginning, attracted older beginning dancers (ages 11-14) who are looking for an artistic home.  So we thought it best to put a program in place to continue dancing through their high school years with various levels of commitment.  With our thriving Early Childhood Department, Recreational Track, Academy Track, Pre-Professional Track, Adult Classes and now our Teen Program, there really is something for everyone!”

Classes run Sept. 11-Dec. 22.  Register online at

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.  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.

*SNAP Nutcracker Performances:  Saturday, 12/2 @ 5 pm and Sunday, 12/3 @ 3 pm

The performance location is Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Road, Wilmette.  Tickets are $15, and are available for purchase in person at SNAP or at the door.

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.

Wilmette Park District

Mother/Son Dance

Friday, November 3

6:30-8:00 pm

For sons age 3-8.  $57 for Wilmette residents; $71 non-residents.  Pre-Registration required online at or at any Wilmette Park District facility.

Michigan Shores Club

911 Michigan Avenue, Wilmette

Enjoy a special night with your favorite little guy. 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 Thursday, November 16. Any parent or guardian is welcome to attend with the child. The fee for each additional son is $29 for Wilmette residents and $36 for non-residents. Suits, ties and dresses are suggested. Dinner is not included but appetizers will be served. This event will be held at the Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette.