recreational classes

Recreational classes are the perfect start for any dancer.  Our recreational program will introduce students to dance basics and fundamentals.  Recreational classes meet once a week during each session. Classes range from 45 minutes to an hour and a half depending on the age and ability of the class.  Recreational classes are offered in two sessions annually.  

Fall Session September 16, 2019-May 19, 2020
Summer Session 2020 TBA

Move with Me (Moms/Dads and Children, 18 to 36 months)
Encore’s premiere child-companion class allows even the youngest dancer to find a beat in their step! Dancers age 18 to 36 months are welcomed to class with an adult to learn basic movement, motor and coordination skills, balance, rhythm, and more! Adults get in on the fun too while helping your young one learn new skills through guided weekly classes. This upbeat class is forty-five minutes long and perfect as a first time activity! Allow your dancer the comfort of having a familiar face nearby, and gain the confidence of learning new things through dance! 

Classes available:  
10 week program
Westchester Studio
One time charge per session of $150.00 per parent child.

January 21- March 24, 2020 
Tuesday 9:30-10:15am

April 14- May 12, 2020
Tuesday 9:30-10:15am

For more information on MOVE WITH ME or to register, please email [email protected] or call the office at (804) 794-2646.

Little Dancers (3-4 year olds)
This beginner dance program introduces dancers to fundamental positions and movements while focusing on coordination, motor skills and rhythm through song and dance activities. (Pink tights, black leotard and pink ballet shoes.)

Combination Classes
Combination classes are designed to introduce the developing dancer with their choice of art forms. Combination classes are divided into levels according to age. (Pink tights, black leotard, pink ballet shoes. and black tap, or tan jazz shoes; for lyrical we will be using Bloch Eclipse SO619.)

  • Ballet and Tap Combination (4-8 year olds)
  • Ballet and Jazz Combination (6-8 year olds)
  • Jazz and Tap Combination (6-8 year olds)
  • Jazz and Acro Combination (6-8 year olds)
  • Ballet and Lyrical Combination (7-9 year olds)*
  • Ballet, Tap and Jazz Trio Combination (7-9 year olds)*

*Must have 2 years of previous experience to enroll.

Classical Ballet (Ages 7 and up)
The Ballet program at ENCORE is designed for students who have completed fundamental study in dance techniques and strive to improve their ability. The focus of the program is on extension, flexibility endurance and technique. As students develop strength, they advance through all levels of Ballet prior to the Pointe Program. (Pink tights, black leotard and pink ballet shoes. Absolutely no colored sports bras or leotards. Shorts and skirts may be worn if instructor allows.)

Contemporary (Ages 7 and up)
Enjoy the freedom of movement through music and physical interpretation of feelings. This art form allows you to experience your creativity on an advanced level by using your body and mind to think out of the box. Contemporary dancers must also be enrolled in a ballet class. (Black leotard and tights with Bloch Eclipse SO619. Intensive Dancers may wear black shorts and black sports bras. T-Shirts may be worn at the instructors approval.)

Jazz (Ages 6 and up)
Jazz instruction is offered for students who have completed at least one level of fundamental dance training. Jazz training emphasizes flexibility and rhythmic movement as a group activity. (Black leotard, or black camisole top with black spandex shorts with tights. Dancers must have tan slip on jazz shoes. TIGHTS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES. Intensive Dancers may wear black shorts and black sports bras. T-Shirts may be worn at the instructors approval. No Dance Sneakers or street clothes.)

Jazzy Hip Hop (7-8 year olds)
Jazzy Hip Hop is a technically based Jazz class with a fusion of Hip Hop movement.  Dancers will increase flexibility and develop their personal style through the structure of this class.  All dance moves are age appropriate and this high energy class is offered in forty five minute increments.   (black leotard, and tan slip on jazz shoes required)

Tap (Ages 6 and up)
Tap instruction is available for students who have mastered the fundamental skills of dance. Tap instruction focuses on rhythm, coordination and specific tap techniques. (Leotard and tights. Dance pants or shorts may be worn over leotard and tights. TIGHTS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES. Intensive Dancers may wear black shorts and black sports bras. T-Shirts may be worn at the instructor’s approval. No street clothes. Black tap shoes. Please try Capezio CG55, CG55C or 3800.  Intensive or Competitive dancers may purchase the Jason Samuel Smith tap shoe.  Do not buy Capezio Tapster or Fluid, or any style tap shoes.)

Lyrical (Ages 6 and up)
Lyrical dancing combines the movements of Ballet, Jazz and Modern to project emotion and expression. Improvisational techniques are also used for the dancer to develop deeper expression. Lyrical dancers must also be enrolled in a ballet class. (Leotard, convertible tights and Bloch Eclipse SO619 shoes. TIGHTS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES. Intensive Dancers may wear black shorts and black sports bras. T-Shirts may be worn at the instructor’s approval.)

Hip Hop (Ages 6 and up)
Hip Hop dancing integrates breaking, locking, and popping for a truly stylized form of movement.  Dancers will be instructed in the fast-paced high-energy style, and also encouraged in class to freestyle and utilize their skills in "dance showdowns." (Comfortable athletic attire.  Clean and supportive, black tennis shoes.  Intensive Dancers may wear black shorts and black sports bras.)

Acro (Ages 6 and up)
We will be offering basic acrobatic classes for dancers who are interested in adding the element of flexibility to their dance training.  Acro classes will focus on progressional skills across the mat and stationary skills to focus on back flexibility in addition to arm and shoulder strength.  The acro program will build skills that are beneficial to a dancer and choreographer.

2019-2020 Registration

For available classes, call 804-794-2646 or email us at [email protected]. Or register online here.

Important Dates

September 16, 2019:  
2019-20 Season Begins
October 31, 2019:
No Classes  
November 25, 2019 - December 1, 2019:
Thanksgiving Holiday, No Classes  
December 22, 2019 - January 3, 2020:
Winter Break, No Classes  
April 6 - April 12, 2020:  
Spring Break, No Classes  
May 9, 2020:  
Tentative Dress Rehearsal  
May 15-17, 2020:
Tentative Recital Performances

  Encore is a class act, and we are proud to be associated with this studio. The owner genuinely cares about each and every dancer, and it shows.