Highland Park Dance Studio Welcome to the North Shore School of Dance (NSSD). It is our belief that everyone should have the opportunity to dance and be recognized individually. At NSSD, we foster the passion for dance in a positive and nurturing environment. Here, students can feel safe and be themselves, allowing them to reach to their fullest potential. Our students often call North Shore School of Dance their “home away from home”.
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  • I am truly amazed at each year the professionalism, choreography, and level of performances...You have created such a wonderful atmosphere with such quality teachers, friendly support and a wonderful group of girls that love to dance together. We are all so proud that our children are a part of your school. Thank you for creating a home away from home!"

    Marla Gilbert

    Madelyn & Taylor (students)

  • Schools of dance are only as good as the teachers they have on their faculty because it is the individual teacher who develops and trains each dance student. Lisa Gold’s North Shore School of Dance has an unparalleled reputation on the Shore for providing its students with the finest teachers available in the Chicago area in all forms of dance, many of whom are associated with our most prestigious dance companies. NSSD maintains its rich lineage of dance education that spans nearly 35 years of outstanding service to the community through its training of young aspiring dance students on the North Shore. It is a school of high integrity and professionalism."

    Rory Foster

    American Ballet Theatre & Emeritus Professor of Dance, DePaul University

  • A wonderful school where children and adults can learn to love dance. Genuinely happy people and it shows in so many ways."

    Caroline Ellis Johnson

    Eve (Student)

  • I can't tell you how much I appreciate the time you've put in for my girls. I really appreciate the thought you've given to them-that really is one of the things that sets NSSD apart from other studios."

    Karen Ecanow

    Natalie & Anna (Students)

  • My daughter has been taking dance at NSSD for four years. It has been a wonderful experience and she has developed great skills as a little dancer. She has gained poise, flow and confidence. The teachers have made it very fun for the kids while helping them learn dance. We highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have a great dance experience for their child."

    Debby Shields

    Kate (Student)