5/3/21     It's time to download Note #3!  This note includes all of your concert day logistics.  In this unusual pandemic year, it is vital to read ALL instructions.

4/23/21   Défilé Ticket Orders have been processed.  Your order is now ready for pickup at the front desk during regular business hours.  Still need to order your tickets?  We're happy to assist you.

Défilé Notes 1, 2, & 3

*Défilé Notes #2 & #3 are distributed electronically only on this tab of our website.  Please bookmark this page. 

PINK CONCERT ~ Saturday, May 29, 2021 @ *12:00 pm  (*note the time change)

Intro to Pre-Ballet, Pre-Ballet 1, Pre-Ballet 2, Kinder Ballet, Adventure Movers, Happy Tappy Feet, Kinder Hop

CLICK HERE to download Pink Défilé Note #1 (general concert information)

CLICK HERE to download Pink Défilé Note #2 (ticket order form) 

CLICK HERE to download Pink Défilé Note #3 (concert day logistics)  


BLUE CONCERT ~ Saturday, May 29, 2021 @ *3:00 pm ("A") & 6:30 pm ("B")  (*note the time change and additional performance)

Jr Jazz 2-6, Basic Jazz, Beginning Lyrical, Jr Lyrical A & B, Jr Hip-Hop 1-4, Broadway Dance 1-4, Jr Tap 3-6, Basic Tap, Boys' Dance Fusion 2

CLICK HERE to download Blue Défilé Note #1 (general concert information)

CLICK HERE to download Blue Défilé Note #2  (ticket order form)

CLICK HERE to download Blue Défilé Note #3  (concert day logistics)


PURPLE CONCERT ~ Sunday, May 30, 2021 @ *12:00 pm   (*note the time change)

Ballet 1 Accelerated, Ballet 2A, Jr Jazz 1, Jr Tap 1 Accelerated, Jr Tap 2, Elementary Hip-Hop, Triple Threat 1 & 2

CLICK HERE to download Purple Défilé Note #1 (general concert information)

CLICK HERE to download Purple Défilé Note #2 (ticket order form)

CLICK HERE to download Purple Défilé Note #3 (concert day logistics)


GREEN CONCERT ~ Sunday, May 30, 2021 @ *3:00 pm ("A") & 6:30 pm ("B")   (*note the time change and additional performance)

Ballet 2B-6, Basic Ballet, Pointe, Character 1-3, Intro to Modern, Jr Modern 1 & 2, Int/Adv-Int Modern

CLICK HERE to download Green Défilé Note #1 (general concert information)

CLICK HERE to download Green Défilé Note #2 (ticket order form)

CLICK HERE to download Green Défilé Note #3 (concert day logistics)





Défilé Class Groupings

Students who are registered for multiple classes within a discipline are assigned a performance class.  Those students are listed here.  If your child's name does not appear below, that means they are registered for only one class within a discipline and will be presented with that class.  If you have any questions about groupings or Défilé in general, please contact the office at 847-367-7970 or email our School Administrator at info@dancenter-north.com   



Presented with Jr Jazz 3B: Carly Burmeister, Lily Kiefer,Courtney Kurkowski, Julia Weiler

Presented with Jr Jazz 5/6: Ava Graditor

Presented with Broadway Dance 1 on Saturday: Gaby Mally



Presented with Ballet 2B (Saturday w/ Ms. Samantha): Vanessa Kurkowski

Presented with Ballet 3A (Tuesday w/ Ms. Samantha): McKlaine Bracewell, Gaby Mally, Sophia Thebarge

Presented with Ballet 3A (Saturday w/ Ms. Samantha): Mackenzie Chellin, Gwendolyn Cole

Presented with Ballet 3B (Wednesday w/ Ms. Samantha): Carly Burmeister, Ellie Edmondson, Lily Kiefer, Julia Leathem, Emilia Profenna, Halie Stubblefield

Presented with Ballet 3B (Saturday w/ Ms. Stacy): Naomi De Rosa, Courtney Kurkowski, Harper Pruitt, Vienna Robison

Presented with Ballet 4 (Monday w/ Ms. Stacy): Hailey Gyorfi, Siena Pietreszak, Juliana Rodriguez, Julia Weiler

Presented with Ballet 4 (Saturday w/ Ms. Olga): Allison Brusaw, Celia Dogadalski, Faith Flayter, Grace Ramaker, Isabelle Thompson

Presented with Ballet 5 (Wednesday w/ Ms. Stacy): Leah Benavides, Anna Hulls, Leila Sethi, Sophia Teppen, Emma Thompson

Presented with Ballet 5 (Saturday w/ Ms. Olga): Kira Dolph, Claire Evans, Olivia Flayter, Ava Graditor, Allison Jersild

Presented with Ballet 6 (Wednesday w/ Ms. Stacy): Ally Able, Hailey Ankney, Alyssa Centeno, Jozie Mitran, Sophia Thedos

Presented with Pointe B/C (Tuesday w/ Ms. Stacy): Leah Benavides, Claire Evans, Ava Graditor, Anna Hulls, Allison Jersild, Leila Sethi, Sophia Teppen

Presented with Pointe B/C (Wednesday w/ Ms. Stacy): Olivia Flayter, Jozie Mitran, Sophia Thedos, Emma Thompson

Presented with Pointe C/D (Wednesday w/ Ms. Stacy): Ally Able, Hailey Ankney, Alyssa Centeno



We like to think of Défilé as a "concert-graduation".  It gives our students an opportunity to perform on the stage in a comfortable situation without hours of rehearsal and tons of pressure.  Parents can witness the progress their student has made over the year.  It isn't a big spectacle with fancy costumes and sets.  Dancenter North borrowed this concept from the Paris Opera Ballet School who present a Défilé (translation: parade) each year at the end of their season.


Students are presented on stage at Carmel High School Auditorium (in this pandemic year, we will perform at Dancenter North, as stated in Note #1) at the end of the Spring session in a series of 4 concerts on May 29-30, 2021.  The full concert schedule can be found on this page.  Pay close attention to which color concert(s) your child is performing in!  


All students in technique classes starting with our Intro to Pre-Ballet classes up through our graduating 8th graders participate in Défilé.  Elective classes (such as Leaps & Turns, Foot & Ankle Conditioning, etc.) are not presented in Défilé.  Mommy & Me students, High School students, & Adult students do not participate either.


Dancenter North believes that class time should be spent developing technique.  For that reason, practice for Défilé is kept at a minimum and rehearsed only during a small fraction of class time.


The fee (which was paid during Spring registration) supports the production of our annual concerts as well as the supplement to your student's apparel for their performance.  Our staff works to find appropriate accessories for each class and each student.  They are packaged and delivered during classes beginning mid-May.




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Pre-Ballet & Kinder Ballet (PINK CONCERT): Pink Full Elastic Waist Tutu

Ballet 1 (PURPLE CONCERT): Pink Two-Tiered Chiffon Pull-On Skirt

Ballet 1 Accelerated (PURPLE CONCERT): Blue Two-Tiered Chiffon Pull-On Skirt     

Ballet 2A (PURPLE CONCERT): Purple Two-Tiered Chiffon Pull-On Skirt    

Ballet 2B, 3A, 3B, Basic Ballet (GREEN CONCERT):  White Romantic Juliet Tutu  

If you are purchasing a Juliet romantic tutu for the first time, please read on for instructions on how to care for your brand new skirt.

TAKE TUTUS OUT OF THE BAG AND HANG THEM RIGHT AWAY! There is nothing worse than walking out the door to the theatre and realizing your child's tutu is a wrinkled, loofa-esque mess. 

HANG IT INSIDE-OUT. This will help give the tutu perk and bounce.

DON’T USE AN IRON! A hot iron will melt the tulle. Most costume manufacturers have long turn-around times (typically 3 months!), so securing a replacement is near impossible.

STEAM IT. Use a steamer (not an iron!) and pull outward gently on the ends to smooth the wrinkles. If you don’t have a steamer handy, hang the tutu inside-out in the bathroom and run the hot water for a while, creating your own steam room. Use your hands to gently pull and smooth the wrinkles.

BE WEARY OF WATER SPOTS. Many times tutus will be edged with satin or other water sensitive trims. If opting for a light spray from the water bottle, make sure it is set on a very fine mist and spray from a distance. It’s always a good idea to test a small area on the underside first.

WASHING MACHINE = TUTU DEATH. This may sound like a no-brainer, but tutus are delicate and even the “gentle” cycle on your washing machine spells certain death for your tutu.

IN THE CASE OF A COSTUME DISASTER, NOTIFY THE COSTUME MANAGER OR STUDIO DIRECTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. While we might be tempted to believe that the skirt fairy will fly into the closet with a new tutu while we sleep peacefully, we have to get real. Costume replacements or mending are a time-sensitive issue. The faster you come out with it, the faster and more probable it is that your issue will be solved.


Ballet 4, 5, 6 (GREEN CONCERT):  White Practice Tutu