Parent Information

NSSD Policies and Information on Attire & Classroom Ettiquette

North Shore School of Dance Handbook

All dancers who attend the North Shore School of Dance are required to abide by the rules of the Dedicated Dancer Handbook (Student Division Dancers) or Pre-Dance Handbook (Fancy Feet and Pre-Dance students). This handbook is a condensed, yet clear understanding of the commitment and responsibility required to train at NSSD.

Dedicated Dancer Handbook
Pre-Dance Handbook

Dance Class Etiquette

Attending a dance class is very exciting, but just as in school, there are certain guidelines that both parents and dancers should adhere to. North Shore School of Dance follows the international standard of dance class etiquette which is found in the link below. Within a child’s first weeks at the school, these standards will be addressed so that each student will get the most out of his or her dance class.

Dance Class Etiquette

Dress code and Class Attire

A dress code lends a professional look to classes and sends the message that the school’s staff takes the training they provide seriously. A dress code also creates an added sense of discipline in the classroom and equality among the students. At NSSD, students are required to adhere to the dress code for each class he/she is attending.

NSSD Dress code and Class Attire Information

Dancewear Stores

Motion Unlimited Dancewear
218 S. Wabash #270
Chicago, IL 60604

Allegro Dance Boutique
2114 Central St
Evanston, IL 60201

Body & Sole, Ltd.
300 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60093

Chicago Dance Supply
5301 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Is My Child Too Sick to Attend Class?

When a child is sick or injured, it can be a difficult decision for parents to decide whether or not to send a child to class. North Shore School of Dance follows the guidelines of pre-schools and schools when it comes to illness. We do encourage students who are fever free or who have an injury that prohibits their movement to attend class and observe. Observation in a class is a great learning tool for students. The following link provides specific information regarding sick and injured students.

Is my child too sick to dance?