North Shore Dance & Drama , LTD.

Since 1994, North Shore Dance & Drama has been North Shore Chicago's premier dance and drama center. We feature a full-service fine arts academy, offering training in dance and the related arts to students from preschool through adult. Embracing a philosophy of both perfunctory classroom techniques and professional success, The North Shore Dance & Drama Center's staff includes advance-degreed instructors who complement their teaching careers with professional work in the dance and dramatic arts industries.

Many of our current and former students represent North Shore Dance & Drama throughout the community, using the skills they have developed with us in area community theater, high school and college acting troupes, professional theater and national dance ensembles, including Joel Hall Dancers and the Joffrey Ballet. But most importantly, North Shore Dance & Drama fosters a love of dance, drama and the arts in even our youngest students.

Why pick
North Shore Dance & Drama?

  • We are all about family, we give family discounts!
  • We offer classes beginning at age THREE!
  • We offer a wide variety of classes for ADULTS!
  • We offer FREE payment plans for tuition (charge no additional cost for the payment plan).
  • We give personalized attention to all of our students with our small class sizes.
  • Our teachers have Master Degrees which provide you with a professional experience.
  • We offer award-winning competitive performing groups.
  • Our studios have sprung-wood floors to prevent injuries.
  • We offer Take Two Children's Theatre group for ages 5-15.
  • We have an annual Recital, in which ALL students are encouraged to participate in.
  • We offer Class Cards for all of our dance classes.  Class Cards are perfect for students that cannot commit to a weekly class or that wish to jump around from class to class.  Every time you attend a class, we simply just punch you card.

Check out what's going on this month at North Shore Dance & Drama!

Don't miss a date... keep track of all auditions, important dates, performances, and more with the NSDD Calendar.
Check out these pictures from our 2012 Annual Dance Recital...

Liturgical Jazz

Beginning Ballet

Call or Come in Today!
Phone: (847) 674-2216- Skokie Location
            (847) 715-8690- Glenview Location

North Shore Dance & Drama
Take Two Children's Theatre
Dance. Drama. Piano.

8401 N. Crawford Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076
Arla Faye, Artistic Director

Fall Business Hours-
Skokie Location:

September 2nd - December 20th
   Mondays-Thursdays: 4:00pm-8:00pm
   Saturdays: 10:00am-2:00pm

   Other hours by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please email Anne at
Glenview Location:
September 7th - November 23rd
    Mondays & Fridays: 4:15-6:45pm
    Saturdays: 3:00pm-6:15pm
    Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
   Other hours by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please email Anne at

Questions? For more information, contact us at

Modern Soloist

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet

Jazz Ballet

Spotlight on Broadway

Photographs by Keith Jones Photography
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