Pre-Dance Showcase



Our showcase for our Pre-Dance Division students (ages 2.5 - 6) is a very exciting, yet 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 and headpieces. Our Pre-Dance Classes pair with our North Shore Ballet Theatre to present a classic Children's Story. Past productions include: "The Little Mermaid", "Little Red Riding Hood", & "Alice in Wonderland". These productions are fun and exciting for all; it will certainly put a smile on your face!

Please see below for 2021 Pre-Dance Showcase Details:

* Details subject to change as time goes on based on updated COVID-19 safety protocols * 

Important Dates

  • Monday, April 12 2021 at 9:30 am: Tickets on sale for Cinderella Show

  • Monday - Saturday, April 26 - May 1 2021: Parent Observation Livestream & Costume Hand-Out

  • Thursday, May 6 2021: Last Day of Pre-Dance Classes

  • Saturday, May 8 2021: Cinderella Show Filming Day

  • Sunday, May 16 2021: Cinderella Performance Party & Release Date


Tickets On Sale: Monday, April 12 at 9:30 am

  • Tickets are per household

  • Once purchased, a link will be sent prior to the Performance Party and recording release!

Costumes / Parent Observation Livestream

Monday - Saturday, April 26 - May 1 2021

  • Costumes are handed out during Observation Week.

  • Headpieces will be handed out at Dress Rehearsal.

Dress Rehearsals &


Saturday, May 8 2021

Dress Rehearsal and Performance Location:

Lake Forest Academy

1500 W Kennedy Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Dress Rehearsal Schedule:

Please check your dancer's scheduled class time. Please be on time so your dancer does not miss their dance. We cannot go back to dances we have already done.

Dancer's should arrive 5 minutes before their scheduled time, to put shoes on and line up in costume.

General Reminders

General Rehearsal / Performance Reminders:

  • Students should come dressed in their costume. Dressing rooms will not be open for changing at the theater. Bring ballet shoes, tap shoes, or hip hop shoes.

  • All hair must be pulled out of your child's face. Please put all long hair in a smooth bun or a ponytail. Dancers will be given a headband or clip headpiece at the theater.

  • Combination and Multiple classes: Your child should be dressed in their first costume. Send the other dance costumes and shoes in a bag with your child's name on everything. Teachers and assistants will assist with changing the students between dances.

  • Make-up is optional for dancers as masks are required.

Last Minute Theatre Reminders:

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

  • Only one parent is permitted in the theatre with their dancer.

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

  • Video taping is available during the dress Rehearsal and Performance.

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