NSCD lower and middle school students celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a performance by the Chicago Trinity Academy of Irish Dance on March 17. Dancers in the troupe ranged from preschool through high school students and included North Shore’s own Maggie Hansen ’28.
Trinity has appeared in feature films and on national television programs including six Tonight Shows, CONAN, The Today Show and Good Morning America, to name a few. The school, which has the unrivaled distinction of winning more world titles than all other American Irish dance schools, has locations throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.
North Shore Country Day’s annual 10-minute play festival “Take 10” returned to the stage on April 13. For the first time in three years, students performed their original plays in front of a live audience with performances in the NSCD Auditorium.
All seven plays were written, produced and directed by students in the upper school directing class. Some were based on personal experience, observations and media events, while others stemmed from pure creativity. Once the scripts were finalized, the student directors held auditions, cast the roles and ran their own rehearsals.