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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.
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!
May 24: In studio dress rehearsal and photo day
May 31: Dress Rehearsal at Lake Forest High School
June 2: Pre-Dance Showcase at Lake Forest High School
Download the Pre-Dance Performance Schedule in PDF
Download the Pre-Dance Rehearsal Schedule in PDF
Download the Pre-Dance Picture Schedule in PDF
Download the Pre-Dance Information Letter in PDF
Download the Pre-Dance Advertisement Submission Form in PDF
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.
May 18 – May 30: Rehearsal Week at North Shore School of Dance
May 24 – 26: Dress Rehearsal and Photo Day at Lake Forest High School
June 1 – 2: Spring Concert of Dance at Lake Forest High Schoo
Download the Rehearsal Week Information in PDF
Download the Spring Concert Rehearsal and Show Schedule in PDF
Download the Spring Concert Information Letter in PDF
Download the Spring Concert Advertisement Submission Form in PDF
North Shore Repertory Dance Ensemble Spring Performance
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 repetoire 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.
NSSD Spring Ballet
Originating in 2010, the NSSD has produced a short 1 act ballet for performance. Hopeful dancers levels Junior 4 and above audition for a part in this special ballet production. Past performances include Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, and La Boutique Fantastique. The Spring Ballet has been featured in the Pre-Dance Showcase and NSSD’s Spring Concert. A small participation fee is required.