Pre- Dance Showcase:


Tickets on Sale April 7th, 2020, @ 6:30am

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  • Tickets can be purchased online with a credit card at 

  • Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 7th at 6:30a.m.

  • The Pre-Dance Showcase is reserved seating; all orders are first come-first served.

  • Tickets are $9 per person.

  • Each family is allowed 7 tickets maximum for the Pre-Dance Showcase.   If you try to purchase more, a ticketing error will occur and you will not be allowed to purchase them.  

  • Additional tickets may become available at a later date; you will be notified by email if there are additional seats available.  Only at that time will you be allowed to purchase over the maximum.

  • Tickets can also be purchased at the front desk.

Important Pre- Dance Dates
    -April 7th -Tickets on sale for Showcase
    -April 20nd-25th Parent Observation @ NSSD ( Pre-Dance Only)

    -April 30th—Last Day of Pre-Dance Classes
    -May 1st -Picture day @NSSD

    -May 1st- Dress Rehearsal @ NSSD  

    -May 3rd -Cinderella Pre-Dance Showcase@ Lake Forest Academy

Picture Schedule

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  • Please follow instructions given at Parent Observation on how to pick your picture package ahead of time. The photo company will have someone to help with any questions

  • Purchasing photos are optional, but we would like all children to be present for the class photo!

  • Your Dancer will be taking their picture during Dress rehearsal @ NSSD.

  • Combination classes will take a class photo of ONLY ONE of the styles. You are welcome to have an individual taken in the other costume.

  • If your Dancer is in multiple classes;  Parents should plan on changing their child into their 2nd costume immediately after their first picture.

  • Parents are not permitted in the picture or Dress Rehearsal rooms at anytime. There will be a parent waiting area assigned

Dress Rehearsal:  Friday, MAY 1, 2020


505 Laurel Ave, Highland Park IL, 60035

  • Please check which show your child is in, and the rehearsal time. please be on time so your dancer does not miss their dance. We can not go back to dances we have already done. 

  • Show 1 Rehearsal Arrive at 4:00pm

  • Rehearsal will run 4:00-5:00pm


  • Show 2 Rehearsal Arrive at 4:45

  • Rehearsal will run 4:45-5:45pm


  • Dancers are to be kept with you in the theatre until they are called to go onstage.

  • Combination classes, Parents please be ready to change your dancer quickly as soon as they come off stage. 

  • We will be running the show in order to help your dancer get familiar with the show. 

  • See Rehearsal times attached PDF. 

  • Please let your instructor know if your dancer will not be at the rehearsal and the show. 


Details Coming Soon



Pre-Dance Showcase: Cinderella

Date:  Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 10:00 am & 12:00 Pm

Location: Lake Forest Academy

1500 W Kennedy Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045


  • Performances are approximately 1 hour and include performances by North Shore Ballet Theatre.

  • Dancer’s should arrive ready to go 30 min before The show time.


    • 10:00am Show 1

      • Arrive by 9:30am

      • Please have your dancer seated no later than 9:50am


    • 12:00pm Show 2

      • Arrive by 11:30am

      • Please have your dancer seated no later than 11:50am


  • Bring your child into the theater when you arrive (dancers do not need a ticket).  Your child’s class will be called on stage when it is time to go backstage to begin the show.

  • Combination and Multiple classes:  Your child should be dressed in her first costume.  Send the other dance costumes, headpieces, and shoes in a bag with your child’s name on everything.  Teachers and assistants will assist with changing the students backstage. 

  • At the end of the show (finale), the children will be brought back on stage for a final bow and pick-up.  Please, only one parent per child should come to the stage for pick-up


General Rehearsal/performance reminders:

  • Students are to wear their colored leotard dress, any wings, and additional hair piece. Bring ballet shoes, tap shoes.

  • Please take your child to the bathroom before the dress rehearsal/performance. 

  • All hair must be pulled out of your child’s face.  Please put all long hair in a smooth bun or a ponytail.

  • Make-up is optional for the girls.   



Last Minute Theatre Reminders:


  • No food or drink in the theatre at any time.

  • No flash photography in the theatre, it can be dangerous to our dancers.

  • Videotaping is available during the dress rehearsal and performance.  Please do not block other viewers or the aisles with personal camera equipment. Be considerate of guests around you

  • All parents and children must stay back from the stage and must not block the aisles while the show and rehearsals are in progress. 

If you have any questions about the shows please email us by clicking the button below below.

North Shore School of Dance

505 Laurel Ave. Highland Park, IL 60035, United States

(847) 432-2060