Studio North Academy of the Performing Arts, LLC, 414 Linden Ave., Wilmette
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.
Costume Sale in October: Proceeds will be used to support dance studios affected by Hurricane Florence.
SNAP will perform at the Linden Square Pumpkin Walk on Saturday, Oct. 20 at North Shore Music, 405-1/2 Linden Avenue, Wilmette.
R & B Dance Center, 807 Ridge Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091
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.