About Us

540 N Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048

847-367-7970 (office)   847-367-9191 (Avenue 21 Dancewear)   847-367-7905 (fax)    info@dancenter-north.com 

Dancenter North, founded by Cheri Lindell in 1974, is located at the SE corner of Milwaukee Avenue and School Street next to Starbucks.  There is street parking available as well as free public parking lots behind the studio.  



Karen Sue Landrian, Director

Stacy Keller, Artistic Advisor

Louise Tapio, School Administrator

Samantha Robison, Operations Manager

Emily Sokoloski, Production Manager

Tony Braskich, Technical Director

Jan Craven, Wardrobe Mistress

Anna Lewis, Avenue 21 Operations Manager, Reception

Tara Joyce, Reception

Lisa Muller, Reception

Emily Royston, Reception

Tiffany Soler, Reception




Registration for Spring 2019 classes will open on Monday, November 12 at 12:00 pm.  Current students will have their places held in their classes through November 18.  Any unclaimed spots in full classes will open on Monday, November 19.  You can register online for Spring 2019 classes only if you are paying in full by credit card. To register, click on the Registration link in the menu bar and follow the directions to complete the process.  If you would like to take advantage of our payment plan, pay by check or cash, or you need to redeem a coupon or gift certificate, please register in person or over the phone.  Our staff is happy to assist you!  If you have any questions, please call us at (847) 367-7970.

Défilé ('day-feh-'lay) is our culminating performance in May for all registered students ages 3-14.

Classes for our SPRING 2019 session are 1/5/19 - 5/24/19.  Click here to view our 2018/19 School Calendar.  There are 19 weeks of classes during the Spring session.  Tuition may be paid in full or split into two half payments at the time of registration.  All families registering for the 2018/19 school year will pay a family registration fee of $30.  Registration is accepted at any time online, in person, or phone.  Prorated tuition is available after the start of the session.  Prorating is not available for Summer session classes.  


Tuition is paid by the semester and is due at the time of registration.  A full refund will be provided (less a $40 processing fee) for all class withdrawls up until the first day of the session.  Absolutely no refunds will be issued beginning the first day of the session.  Medical credits will be given if injury/medical condition exceeds two weeks and is accompanied by a doctor's note.  Credit will be applied to the next semester's tuition only.  Dancenter North requires a minimum of 5 registered students by the first day of the session in order for a class to run.  Classes that do not meet the requirement will be canceled.

Multi-Class Discount (Fall & Spring sessions only)- When a family registers for two or more classes in a session, there is a 10% discount applied to all eligible classes, less fees. The multi-class discount is applied before eligibility for individual/family carte blanche is determined.

Individual Carte Blanche (Fall & Spring sessions only)- Individual carte blanche is determined after the multi-class discount has been applied to one student's eligible tuition total and earns unlimited classes for $1,550 per 16-week session (Fall) and $1,800 per 19-week session (Spring). Fees do not contribute towards individual carte blanche eligibility.

Family Carte Blanche (Fall & Spring sessions only)- Family carte blanche is determined after the multi-class discount has been applied to all students' eligible tuition total and earns unlimited classes for all family members for $3,000 per 16-week session (Fall) and $3,450 per 19-week session (Spring).  Fees do not contribute towards individual carte blanche eligibility.

Fees- Applicable registration-related fees include registration fees, défilé fees, class fees (including Pro Track, company classes, camps and workshops), class change fees, and late registration fees. Fees are not subject to discounts or carte blanche eligibility.

Annual Registration Fee- There is a charge of $30 applied to each family registering for classes. This fee is charged one time per family per year regardless of discounts or carte blanche eligibility.  The registration fee is reduced to $10 for new families who register for Summer classes only.

Change of Class Fee- In the Spring Session, there is a charge of $5 applied to all class changes that occur after the first three weeks of the session.  


We welcome new students all year!  Come try us out for FREE!  Students may join any beginning level class without an evaluation (including all Early Childhood classes), so long as they meet the posted age requirement. Students with prior experience wishing to join a higher level class must be evaluated by a Dancenter North instructor.  Evaluations are scheduled through the office.  Trial classes are free of charge (one free class per student, per discipline).  Click here to download a Single Class Evaluation Form.  Please contact the office to schedule your trial class: 847-367-7970 or info@dancenter-north.com


Warm-up exercises are for your benefit and missing this important time of class could be detrimental and lead to injuries.  It is also a distraction to have latecomers walk into the classroom.  Please be prepared to sit and observe class at the teacher's discretion if you are late.  Students will not be allowed to leave class early.  It is disruptive to the class and could lead to injury if not properly cooled down.


Missed a class?  No problem!  Missed classes may be made up any time during the current term in a similar type of class at the missed class level or below.  Please contact the office to schedule a make up class- 847-367-7970.  Make up requests will only be accepted according to attendance records for the current semester.  Any classes not made up during the term are forfeited.


All classes, with the exception of company rehearsal classes and Professional Track classes, are available as single class drop-ins.  There is no need to schedule ahead of time, simply find your desired class online at http://register.dancenter-north.com/Login/index , pay for the class, then show your electronic receipt to the instructor!  You may also stop by the office during regular business hours to pay for drop-in classes.  Single Class Fees are $18 for classes 1 hour or less, $22 for classes over 1 hour, $30 for partnering classes.


Concerning snow and other inclement weather, Dancenter North will make decisions regarding potential class cancellations no later than two hours prior to classes beginning on any particular day.  Notices will be posted directly on the home page of our website:  http://www.dancenter-north.com 

We are committed to the safety of all students and staff.  We ask that families be proactive when weather takes a turn for the worse.  As always, if you are not comfortable traveling, please take advantage of our liberal make up policy.  When Dancenter North closes the studio due to weather, classes for that day will not be rescheduled.  Students are welcome to make up their missed classes anytime within the current session.


Click here to view our Parent Guidebook for Early Childhood Dance