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), visit the SNAP website at,

or email

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 three 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, welcoming and fun environment.


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


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


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


Teen Program: Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, Modern


Adult Classes: WERQ Dance Fitness, Ballet, Cardio Tap and Jazz (new this year, on Sunday mornings)


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 has openings for 2-3 year old’s in dance classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Summer Program registration is open for 2020.  Call 847-251-7627 (SNAP) or view the schedule at


The 5th Annual Progressions Dance Festival will take place on Sunday, March 15 at Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Road, Wilmette at 5:00 pm. Progressions is a dance festival produced by SNAP that invites studios around the Chicago area to share the stage and showcase their work to the community. This year’s festival will feature studios from as far as Bloomingdale, and as near as New Trier. This production is a supportive effort to create a unified community among other local dance companies.

Join SNAP for an unforgettable, diverse presentation of styles and genres of studio dance.  Tickets are $12 for general admission, and can be purchased at SNAP (414 Linden Ave. in Wilmette) or at Regina on the night of the show.


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.