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Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00p.m. and 4:00p.m.
Sunday, December 4th at 2:00p.m.
Lake Forest Academy: Cressey Center for the Arts. Lake Forest, IL 60045
Children and adults have been fascinated with the tradition and fantasy of The Nutcracker for decades. Since 1989, North Shore School of Dance has been presenting its annual December production. Each year, our sold out productions include performing guest artists and dancers from the North Shore and surrounding suburbs. Over 75 dancers are cast, including students, adults, and professional dancers. This hour long ballet is appropriate for children of all ages and continues to be a family tradition on the North Shore. The NSSD’s production of the Nutcracker has been highlighted in the Holiday Shopping night by the Highland Park Alliance, and Ravinia and Highland Park’s Winter Wonderland.
The NSSD’s Nutcracker is a giving Nutcracker. A portion of our proceeds have been donated to various organizations and charity groups over the years. In the years past, our cast has made goody bags and sent donations to our troops overseas, collected and donated items for Toys for Tots and Save-A-Pet in Grayslake, IL. We also offer a discount to the performance for all military personnel.
Spring Concert of Dance
The annual Spring Concert of Dance is a wonderful performance opportunity for all Student Division dancers. This performance displays the dancers’ growth, which is a result of classroom discipline, and consistent proper training. Each dancer gains performance experience, which promotes a higher self esteem and confidence within themselves. The Spring Concert of Dance is an optional performance and is annually held at the end of the school year. Patrons of the performance enjoy our short shows.
Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 2017
Our showcase for our pre-dance division students (ages 2 1/2-6) is a very comfortable experience for our youngest dancers. It is an optional performance opportunity for all dancers enrolled in the 2nd session. This on stage production gives dancers the opportunity to showcase what they have learned in an informal stage setting. Dancers are provided with simple costumes which are worn over their normal classroom attire. These 45 minute productions are fun and exciting for all; it will certainly put a smile on your face!
Saturday, May 27 or Sunday, May 28, 2017
This annual performance features our North Shore Dance Company and North Shore Repertory Dance Ensemble. It is a great way to view all different styles of dance on all different ages of our performance companies. This performance continues in the holiday traditions of Nutcracker, by giving back to the community.
In The Moment
The North Shore Repertory Dance Ensemble Spring Performance serves to provide young dancers with performance opportunities that meet professional standards of artistic development, performance values and production qualities. Founded in 2008, the North Shore Repertory Dance Ensemble continues to integrate ballet, jazz and modern into its repertoire. Several “new works” and repertoire from each of the Ensemble groups are presented during this celebration of dance. This annual performance is popular within the community and clearly showcases the professionalism and hard work of all its dancers.
North Shore Ballet Theatre Spring Ballet
Featuring dancers from the North Shore Ballet Theatre. Originating in 2010, the NSSD has produced a short 1 act ballet for performance. Hopeful dancers levels Junior 3 and above audition for a part in this special ballet production. Past performances include Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Little Mermaid, and La Boutique Fantastique. The Spring Ballet has been featured in the Pre-Dance Showcase and NSSD’s Spring Concert.