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The Company

"The Company" is North Shore Dance Studio's Elite Performance & Competition Group. It is specifically designed for exceptionally talented students.

There are several different levels of Company for Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary and Hip-Hop techniques:

  • Cadettes
  • Cosmos
  • Comets
  • Freshmen
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior


company 2016-2017


What exactly is a Nova? A Nova is a a bright star that shines incredibly intense. At times that star will nearly explode to make it even brighter, before returning to its normal brightness. In 2009, some of the students suggested we get a studio mascot. They thought of many different things starting with "N" but eventually landed on NOVA. From then on, we have adopted a star theme in many of our designs and brochures. As NSDS continued to grow, we needed to have a way of distinguishing between different groups of dance companies, which is when we decided to come up with "Nova" related terms. There are the Cadettes, Cosmos, Comets, Astros, and The Eclipse. So there you have it, the story of how The Novas came to be!


Click here to download the 2018 Competition Info Packet


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The Company attends several conventions and competitions in the Midwest throughout the dance season (September-July), as well as NSDS' annual winter Benefit Concert and end of the year Recitals. Member attendance at all performances are required to be a part of the company. Transportation, food and lodging are each dancer’s responsibility. Carpooling is highly recommended.

Company members who are a part of Jazz, Contemporary or Ballet companies, are also required to take Ballet classes! Dancers who are Level IV and above are required to take Ballet class twice a week. There are no exceptions! NSDS also offers Pointe class for their level V and above dancers.

company registration form AUDITIONS & PLACEMENT

» Download the Company REGISTRATION FORM

The Company is selected every June during Company Auditions. The staff will place each individual in the appropriate Company level, according to skill and talent.


The class tuition is the same for company as a regular NSDS class. Tuition is based on hours of dance per week.


There is a $100 competition deposit. Each dancer’s competition fees will vary according to how many dances he/she is in. Company members will receive their company statement in December.

The faculty will select students to participate in "special dances" ( i.e. solo, duo, trio). There is a $15 fee per half hour for these particular dances.


» Download the HAIR & MAKE-UP GUIDE checklist

Company Costumes - $115 per Company

Special Costumes - $100 per special dance

Production Costumes - $100 per production. (Jazz & Tap companies are involved in the Production)

Additional Classes - If your child is a member of the Company they are more than welcome to take additional classes. Costume fees would be $75 per additional class.

Gear - A company warm-up jacket is required for all competitions and can be ordered at NSDS. Accessories, such as jewelry and hairclips, can be purchased at NSDS for $5 - $10.


  • Rhinestone Earrings  -  Available at NSDS for $10
  • Tan Stirrup Tights; Body Wrappers Style #A32 in Jazzy Tan  -  Available at NSDS for $19
  • Ballet Tights  -  Capezio Style #1816 in Ballet Pink--Available at NSDS for $20
  • Pink Canvas Ballet Slippers by Capezio, Bloch, or Sansha (Ballet Companies)


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