Welcome to Studio North Academy of the Performing Arts, or SNAP!  We invite you to experience a studio like no other – a wonderful community of dancers and musicians who hone their artistic skills, make new friends, learn life skills, and find a love of the arts and performing!

Benefits of SNAP training include:
 Recreational and Academy Tracks Available
Dance Class Packages Available
Convenient Class Times
Convenient On-line Registration and Payment
Classes for All Ages and Genders
A Safe Environment for Students to Learn
Self-Confidence Building
Community Atmosphere
Dance Camps
Special Events Parties
Performer of the Month
Experience the Benefits of Dance Training:
Building Confidence
Personal Expression
Increasing Gross Motor Skills
Developing Musicality and Rhythm
A Creative and Physical Outlet
Nurturing Artistic Exploration
Developing Discipline
Discovering the Benefits of Hard Work
And soooo much more!


SNAP, LLC, a fully inclusive institution, believes firmly that a quality performing arts education prepares students of all ages, genders, and abilities for lifelong  enjoyment, appreciation, and continuation of the arts.  Arts education instills values in a child that will follow them throughout their life, including discipline, follow-through, promptness, preparedness, poise, confidence, team-work, and most importantly, a love for the arts and for performing.

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Covid-19 Safety Policies, Implemented 2020

  • Lobby is closed.  No parents permitted to wait in the building.
  • Masks on instructors required; students are highly encouraged to wear one.
  • All surfaces cleaned in between each use.  Barres sanitized before each class.  Floors sanitized in between classes.  
  • Hand sanitizer mandatory upon entry and exit. 
  • Socially distanced markings on floor for both class and in hallways.
  • Water cooler is closed.
  •  Drop-off and Pick-up on time, and in dress code (no changing in washrooms). 
  • No props.
  • Shoes and bags and coats left up front.
  • Bring own water bottle.
  • No-touch corrections.
  • Air purifiers implemented.



Levels: SNAP’s levels have been meticulously crafted to progress students in an appropriate manner, without pushing students to execute steps before they are ready.  It is imperative that training in dance is slow and steady for appropriate progress in all dance forms.  We strongly recommend pairing Ballet with all other dance forms in the Recreational levels (it is required 2x/week for the Academy track)  This permits dancers to have a stronger body and be able to progress year to year appropriately.

Attendance:  We understand that dancers have to miss class from time to time.  SNAP LLC permits 2 make-ups per session for missed dance classes from August through the end of March.  You have 2 weeks after the missed class to take a make-up.  When you arrive for a make-up, please sign in on the make-up registration sheet outside of the studios. Please only take either the same level or a level lower in the same or similar genre (jazz /lyrical/modern are similar).   NOTE:  From April until June, there are NO dance make-ups permitted, as we are preparing for the recital.  SNAP LLC permits make-up classes year round for music lessons based on the instructor’s availability.  Music make-ups are NOT guaranteed.  Please make every effort to come at your regularly scheduled time.

Tardiness is dangerous to the dancer as it prohibits him/her from being able to warm up properly. Additionally, it puts students at a disadvantage in the learning process, and can delay development and promotion to the next level.  Repeated offenses will not be tolerated.  Please register for a class to which you can attend on time regularly.  SNAP LLC reserves the right to have the tardy student sit and watch (and not participate).

During the season, in-person classes will inevitably be moved to Zoom for numerous reasons, including cases of Covid-19 circulating, periods of inclement weather, or for instructor illness. In the event class is moving to Zoom we will send notifications vi email and post on social media (Facebook and Instagram)

Respect:  Students are expected to behave respectfully to fellow students as well as the instructor. Students who are disruptive during class will be asked to either take “time out” within the class room or, depending on the situation and age of the student, be asked to leave the room for the duration of the class.

DANCE CLASSES: Dance students are expected to be prepared to begin class on-time, dressed appropriately, be ready to focus on dance and to applaud and thank the instructor upon the conclusion of each class.  Please drop your child at the studio 5 minutes prior to class, and have her/him wait in the hallways.

MUSIC LESSONS: Lessons are scheduled for 30 minutes.  Classes will begin and end on time.  Tardiness will not be made up.  Each student is expected to bring with them their binder or book of sheet music, a pencil, water (singers only), their instrument (if guitar), and a good attitude.  Musicians are expected to practice each week between lessons to allow for maximum growth.  Rescheduling lessons is up to the individual instructor, and is not guaranteed.

INSTRUCTORS will treat all students and parents with respect. They will always be prepared for class, start and end class on time, continue education in his/her chosen art form, and always thank the class for their attention.

Please NOTE: SNAP Staff reserves the right to place a child in the proper level according to his/her ability. You can anticipate that for most students, she/he will remain in the same level for 2-3 years for Ballet / Jazz / Hip Hop Levels.  Please respect the choices of the instructor, as it is made for the safety and growth of your child.

Required Dress Code


  • Pink tights, pink ballet shoes with the elastics secured (sewn) to the shoes, black leotard (any color leotard is acceptable for Kindergarten and Preschool levels). Boys are to wear black tights, black ballet shoes, white t-shirt.
  • No skirts will be permitted, except in Preschool and Kindergarten levels.
  • Hair must be NEATLY pulled back into a secure bun. Hairstyling in class will not be tolerated and repeated offenses will result in dismissal from class.
  • No dangling earrings, bracelets, or necklaces.


  • Solid-colored tank top or leotard, yoga/dance pants, but NO JEANS/CORDUROYS/SWEATS are permitted.
  • Check with office about shoe requirement (mary jane/oxford). Purchase your shoes at Allegro Dance Boutique on Central St. in Evanston. NO split sole tap shoes.
  • Hair MUST be secured off the neck and face. Hairstyling in class will not be tolerated and repeated offenses will result in dismissal from class.        


Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop:

  • Solid-colored tank top or leotard and shorts, but NO JEANS/CORDUROYS/SWEATS are permitted.
  • Flesh colored jazz shoes for Jazz Class; Flesh colored dance paws for Modern and Lyrical, Hip Hop shoes – split sole dance sneakers, black (NOT street shoes) for Hip Hop. No street shoes, especially in Hip Hop, permitted on any dance floor.
  • Hair MUST be secured off the neck and face. Hairstyling in class will not be tolerated and repeated offenses will result in dismissal from class.


SNAP has a STRICT “no-refund” policy.  Therefore, please be certain that you are enrolling for the proper class.  The trial/drop-in rate is $18/class (dance only), and $35/private music lesson, so that you can try a class to see if it is a good fit for you or your child. In order to do a trial class, you must call the studio first to ensure there is space – 847-251-7627.  Unfortunately, drop-ins will not be accommodated. 
Payment must be made in full at the beginning of each session.  If choosing the unlimited option, we will now require either payment in full at the beginning of the session or a credit card for monthly charges, evenly split.   Late payments received after a 7-day grace period will be subject to a $20 late fee penalty.  Any student NOT current with their account will not be permitted to continue in class.

Register and Pay Online: You may register and pay at any time of day online, call us, or come in to the studio in the afternoons to register.

Class Fees per week for regular classes for 2020-2021:

  • 1 class a week is $17.50
  • 2 classes per week are $32/week
  • 3 classes per week are $45/week
  • 4 classes per week are $56/week
  • 5-7 classes per week are $70/week
  • $32/half hour lesson for 1 music lesson/week
  • $45 per 45 minutes music lesson/week
  • $45/half hour for private dance lesson, at the studio’s availability
  • $85/hour for private dance lesson, at the studio’s availability

PLEASE NOTE: Specialty classes are $20/class, and do not figure into discounted classes.  Drop-in classes are $20 for regular classes.

SNAP Calendar:


Other Dates:

Summer at SNAP – June 15, 2020 -August 21, 2020

Fall 2020 – August 31, 2020-December 20, 2020