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Virtual Auroris Workshop 7/19-7/25

Auroris will be having a week-long virtual summer dance workshop, with a variety of classes taught by Alumni and current Auroris members. The workshop will take place over Zoom from July 19th-25th, with hour-long classes between 11 AM to 7 PM. The workshop will be donation-based, with 100% of the donations going to Circles and Ciphers, a Chicago-based organization that uses restorative justice and art to empower young people impacted by violence.

Workshop schedule:
Registration form:
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The Auroris Dance Company goes to State for the 9th Time!

The Auroris Dance Company is pleased to announce that senior Olivia Yoshioka’s piece, “Fever Dream” was selected to be a part of The Illinois High School Dance Festival on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 at Riverside Brookfield High School. Niles North High School was one of thirteen schools selected out of all the high school dance companies that auditioned in the state of Illinois to perform at this prestigious festival. This is the ninth time that the Auroris Dance Company will be performing at the Illinois High School Dance Festival. The Auroris Dance Company is under the direction of Deanna Sortino, with assistant director Zoe Hertz, and assistant hip-hop director Chris Chueng The Illinois High School Dance Festival is an annual gathering of high school dancers and their teachers. This exciting day of dance includes four master classes, a professional company performance and a student choreography showcase. The Festival provides a dance intensive experience with many styles of dance. Students and teachers are able to share this day with their peers throughout the state in an effort to create connections, to learn through similarities and differences in our programs and to simply appreciate the art of dance!

Dancers are: Britney Le, Danielle Lehrer, Dina Kaiser, Miranda Estrada, Neiko Gaoiran, Myka Punzalan, Olivia Yoshioka, Stefan Westerberg, Summer LeeAuroris state

Also, please celebrate their acceptance to State, as well as to the National High School Dance Festival with their Nationals Send Off at 7:50am on Thursday, 2/27 in the Main Gym.

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Scrip gift card orders support NNFAPP

Do you need gift cards for the Holidays! Want to support the Fine Arts at NNHS? Now you can do both – Niles North Fine Arts Parents & Patrons is participating in the Scrip Gift Card fundraising program again this year. You can purchase gift cards at full face value, and help our organization at the same time. Please visit the website for more info. New this year, pay with your credit card. Visa and Mastercard accepted – a 2.6% fee on each transaction (upcoming promo waives fee). Ready to shop – our enrollment code is 7852A5C9591L4 For your convenience this link will take you to the home page and for additional information click here Scrip info PDF
The next deadline for paid orders is Monday, 12/2 at 12:00pm. We will have them to distribute on Thursday, December 5th at the Collage Concert. Email us with questions –

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Fall Grants available!

Fall Grants for our Fine Arts students have been launched. Please encourage your student(s) to apply; grants are non competitive. Completed applications are due on Thursday, October 3rd. A link to the application is below. Don’t let your student(s) miss out on this opportunity. Parents, you do need to sign off on the application as well as fine arts teachers. Please check your student’s application for completeness as incomplete applications cannot be accepted. If you have any questions please email
If you aren’t already a member of the Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons and are interested in joining, a form is attached or visit us at and use the paypal link.

Corporate Matching- If your company participates in a corporate matching program such as the United Way or Benevity, please select the Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons (NNFAPP), as one of the recipients of grants. Then, periodically, NNFAPP (a 501c3 organization) will receive distribution checks. That money, in turn, goes to our Fine Arts students in the form of grants for private music lessons, master classes, creative workshops/seminars, art classes, dance classes and participation in outside ensembles and educational programs.

Amazon Smile – Support Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons Ltd by purchasing items thru and adding us as your charitable organization choice. They will donate 0.5% of purchases back to us.

Fall Grant form –

NNFAPP membership info –

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2019-20 meeting dates


Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 – rm 1675 (theater classroom – this date only)

Monday, October 7th, 2019 – rm 1685 (art classroom – all other dates)

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Monday, May 4th, 2020

(Dates are subject to change; please check the current online calendar at


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Auroris Dance Clinic – 4/6/19

The Auroris Dance Company is conducting a dance clinic for K – 8th graders (if your child has danced in the past and is not yet in kindergarten, they can participate as long as you stay with them). We will be teaching a jazz dance and hip-hop routine at the clinic. Your child can decide what type of dancing they would prefer to do. 8th graders will receive a t-shirt to wear during auditions in fall.

We will be teaching technique, stretching, and learning dance routines. The
routines will be performed at the end of the clinic in the Niles North Auditorium
along with a few favorites from the Auroris Dance Company’s show, “X”
performed by the Auroris Dance Company. Please wear athletic/dance apparel
that you can move in and athletic or dance shoes.

Information for Dance Clinic
Date: Saturday, April 6th , 2019
Ages Permitted: K-8th Grade (if they are not yet in Kindergarten or you think they
would prefer to have you there, you have to stay with them during the clinic)
Location: Registration at Door 12 (Athletic Entrance) at Niles North HS
Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
Check-in Time: 9:15am-9:30am
Performance Time: 11:30-12:00pm, Performance in the Niles North Auditorium (you will pick your child up after the performance)

For complete details – follow this link –



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Place your ShopWithScrip gift card orders now!

Still need gift cards for the holidays! Want to support the Fine Arts at NNHS?

Now you can do both – Niles North Fine Arts Parents & Patrons is participating in the Scrip Gift Card fundraising program. You can purchase gift cards at full face value, and help our organization at the same time. See the link below for more details. Any questions, email us at

ShopwithScrip link