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Pre-Dance Showcase

Peanut Cracker

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 1st 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 the story of The Nutcracker. These productions are fun and exciting for all; it will certainly put a smile on your face!

Please see below for 2022 Pre-Dance Showcase Details:

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

Important Dates


Monday, October 24

Costume Hand-out & Parent Observation

November 7-12 (2nd floor classes)

November 12-17 (1st floor classes)

Dress Rehearsal

Friday, December 2nd from 4:30- 6:45pm

Lake Forest Academy

Schedule Below


Saturday, December 2rd:

Show 1: 10:00am

Show 2: 12:00pm

Dress Rehearsals 

Dress Rehearsal and Performance Location:

Lake Forest Academy

1500 W Kennedy Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045

DRESS REHEARSALS- Friday, December 2, 2022

Dress Rehearsal Schedule:

Please check your dancer's scheduled class time to find the show they will be in.

Show 1: 4:30pm- approx. 5:30pm

Show 2: 5:45pm- approx. 6:45pm

Dancer's should arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled time, to put shoes on and line up in costume.

Peanut Cracker Chart.jpg

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.

Last Minute Theatre Reminders:

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

  • Only one parent is permitted to come to the stage at pickup.

  • 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.

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