The Riverside Studio for Girls is a weekly gathering devoted to the imaginative expression of story through dance and music. Using dance and live music, along with a variety of the creative arts, girls of all ages will travel together into stories both old and new, unearthing their own creative voices as they learn how to do the following:


Use movement and technique to interpret music and story
Create dynamic characters and stories through soulful expression
Bring dance and drama together in spirited performances


Under the guidance of the Studio Director, the girls will develop a love of story through their own creativity and expression, cultivate the joy of a collective sisterhood rooted in the Great Narrative, and see the connection between meaningful creative work and shaping culture. For “it takes an expression” is the Studio motto. And that motto comes to life through the tangible, the performable, and the experiential reality of the Riverside Studio for Girls.


The Riverside Studio is a weekly four-hour program. Girls will dance a variety of styles from Lyrical and Contemporary to Jazz and Musical Theatre, as well as styles from around the world and across the decades. The focus will be on expression and technique, as well as the art of storytelling through the language of movement.


Live music will be provided during the Girls Studio by Peter Searby, Director of Riverside, and a band of musicians.

Meet the Studio Director,
Corbett Burick

Corbett Burick is the Creative Director and Teaching Artist of the Riverside Studio for Girls.  She brings over 25 years of experience teaching theatre, dance, and storytelling at a variety of studios, theatres, and schools in the Chicagoland area.  She is currently the Head of Fine Arts and the Director of Theatre and Dance at Wheaton Academy where she has created and shaped the theatre/dance curriculum and programs for over 20 years.  She also serves on the board of Masterpiece Ministries. She is a homeschooling mom of four lively kids, and she and her husband have devoted their lives to inspiring children to discover their creative gifts and use those gifts to shape culture and honor their Creator.

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Girls ages 8-14


Dance Studio
Allegro Music and Dance Academy
315 Canal Street, Lemont, IL


$1,350.00 tuition + $15.00 tank top / child
1-day per week, 4 hours per day from September – May

*Tuition is due in full before the first day of class. A list of supplies is included under requirements.

Rehearsal & Performances

Wednesdays or Thursdays from 10:30am-2:30pm; September thru May

First Week is September 7, 2022

Girls will have six performances throughout the year, some in conjunction with the Riverside Tutorial for Boys, and some that are solely Studio Performances.


Studio Girls will be required to wear dance attire which includes black leggings, a Riverside Studio tank top, and a pair of black slip-on jazz shoes. Girls will also need to bring a large water bottle and a lunch.