With options for toddlers up to high school, our recreational dance classes range from 45 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the age and ability of the class. This program is held through the school year and helps dancers learn the fundamentals of movement and chosen dance styles.
For our Intensive program, students must have previous training and an invitation from the staff for placement. Intensive Dancers are placed into classes of age and ability similar dancers within their own classes. Dancers who have trained for a minimum of 5 years will have the opportunity to perform a Senior Solo in our annual recital.Register
Intensive classes will concentrate on the continued development of each dance technique. Dancers in the Intensive Training program become well rounded dancers by studying dance in a minimum of four mandatory art forms: Ballet, Tap, Contemporary and Jazz. These students will have a minimum of 3 hours of training a week, and classes run year-round. Intensive Training students may also take Acro and Hip Hop as additional classes. Advanced level Intensive classes will require year-round training to maintain placement in the program.
For more information please email the Studio Director firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss potential placement in the Intensive program.
Team members on The Collaborative competition team are dancers here at Encore who are of the highest caliber and character. They serve as role models for all of our studio’s dancers, recognized for their original choreography, dynamic performances, and impeccable sportsmanship. This competition program gives dancers the room to strive for their highest potential and growth. Each dancer is placed in a group where they can showcase their strengths and continue to develop their abilities, technique, and artistry in all dance styles.
Dancers will train in ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary along with additional technique, flexibility and acro classes. Performance opportunities, include:
We require our competitive dancers to train year-round. Every August, dancers attend mandatory choreography camps, where they learn all group competition choreography. These dancers are responsible for all team dues, including summer classes, competition fees, costume fees, and travel expenses.
Dancers will be personally invited by our staff each season based on performance, ability, age, experience, and potential. We also consider each dancer’s overall attitude, behavior in and out of the studio, dedication in class, and interaction with instructors and classmates.
All dancers must be evaluated and invited by Encore staff. To be eligible, dancers must have experience in our Intensive Program.
We hold an Open Call in May for eligible dancers, ages 8 and up. Dancers will work with one or more of our competitive instructors and audition for evaluation and placement on a team or into one of our programs.
Every June, we hold a two-week training camp for our younger dancers. This camp gives dancers a chance to work with our Collaborative instructors and get a feel for the requirements and pace of competitive dance.
Our private lessons are taught at a pace specific to each dancers’ needs. During this time, individualized attention will give experienced dancers the opportunities to work on specific skills and styles, strengthen their technique and can choose to focus on skills like flexibility, pointe work, acro skills, tap technique, jumps, turns, and more.
One-on-one training is available through the purchase of a Dance Card. Dance cards are a separate expense from regular tuition installments. When purchasing a dance card you will need to confirm the instructor you want to work with, and the skills/style of dance you will be working on. Your instructor will contact you directly to set up your private lesson times. Dance Cards must be brought to each lesson to be signed-off on by your instructor.
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First Day of Classes: September 12, 2022
Studio Closed: October 31, 2022
Thanksgiving Break: November 20-26, 2022
Winter Break: December 19-January 1, 2023
Spring Break: April 2-8, 2023
Ticket Sales: April 17, 2023
Dress Rehearsal: May 13, 2023
Recital Performance: May 20-21, 2023
Personal checks will be accepted for annual payments only. There will be a $35 fee on all returned check payments.
Tuition paid in full at registration will receive a 5% discount.
We honor our Military Families with a 10% discount for all active duty military families enrolled in our EnCORE program.
Tuition installments are due by the 5th of each month. After the 5th, all accounts with an outstanding balance will be subject to a $25 late fee and charged to the credit card on file.
Mastercard and Visa are accepted. A credit card must be on file to complete registration. Credit cards on file will be charged on the first day of each month for tuition installments September through May, no matter the number of lessons per month.
Written notice must be given to the office to cancel billing. To make billing changes, notice must be received by October 31st of each season. If notice is not received, payment is expected for the remainder of the season.
Tuition for the regular season is divided into 9 tuition installments billed over the season, September through May. All students will be assessed a $40 registration fee.
Your registration fee or full payment will hold your place in class, and must be received upon registration.
All performing students will be assessed a Recital Fee of $40, the first week of March in 2023. This will allow us to secure a venue, a crew for security, lighting, sound and video. Each family will receive a copy of the video after the recital.
Each student is responsible for dress code requirements and practice clothes for their selected class.
Students performing in the 2023 Recital production will be assessed a $100 costume fee in January 2023. Combination classes that meet for full hour and do not have acrobatics will be assessed a costume fee of $150.00 for two recital routines.
Make sure you’ve read and follow our safety procedures. Ensure your dancer uses the restroom if needed before class.
Please arrive at your class time to keep the lobby free from crowding. Wait outside your designated classroom for the teacher to welcome you into class. Please keep in mind there will be a class exiting the facility. We encourage dancers to only have one chaperone in the facility during drop off and pick up.
Chaperones are welcome to enter the facility this year for drop off and pick up. The lobby will only be used for dancers during class transitions. Since the lobby areas are closed, Dancers must be picked up promptly at the end of their class.
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