JAZZ

Through the use of isolations, balance, and strength, Jazz offers an expansion of basic Ballet technique, while  incorporating Encore’s signature Musical Theatre style. Students are exposed to a variety of music and movement, learning the many styles of classical jazz.

Solid color leotard and tights
All jazz classes will wear tan jazz shoes (available at the studio)
Hair tied in ponytail or bun

TAP

Encore offers a combination of Rhythmic and Broadway Tap in each class from beginner to advance. The fundamental basic Tap steps are learned in lower level classes, giving students a foundation to advance. Dancers are taught to hear and create rhythm with an emphasis on good Tap technique.

Solid color leotard and tights
All tap classes will wear black slip on tap shoes (available at the studio)

BALLET 

Each Ballet class starts with exercises at the barrè, taking students through basic technique and developing the Ballet foundation, which assists in all styles of dance. Dancers  are trained to work in turnout and develop core strength to support their bodies, while gracefully moving through the dance space.

Mini Ballet 
Leotard (any color) and Pink Tights
Pink Ballet Shoes (available at the studio)
Hair tied in a bun

Level 1
Mulberry Leotard* (Theatricals N5501C) and Pink Tights
Pink Ballet Shoes (available at the studio)
Hair tied in a bun

Level 1a/2
Turquiose Leotard* (Theatricals N5501C) and Pink Tights
Pink Ballet Shoes (available at the studio)
Hair tied in a bun

Level 3
Garnet Leotard* (Theatricals N5501C) and Pink Tights
Pink Ballet Shoes (available at the studio)
Hair tied in a bun

Level 4
Purple Leotard* (Theatricals N5501C) and Pink Tights
Pink Ballet Shoes (available at the studio)
Hair tied in a bun

*please purchase uniform studio leotards from the studio

Tweens & Teens All Levels
Black Leotard and Pink Tights
Pink Ballet Shoes (available at the studio)
Hair tied in a bun

POINTE 

Pointe is only offered to students after  a consultation with a Ballet teacher. The class offers the basics of  dancing on Pointe and builds the necessary strength in a dancer’s ankles and feet.

Black Leotard and Pink Tights
Pink Ballet Shoes (available at the studio)
Hair tied in a bun

HIP HOP 

Often referred to as Street Dance, Hip Hop is a technique grounded into the floor and taken from the movements created in Street Dancing. It is an ever evolving style of dance that is derived from the Hip Hop music for which it is named. The classes give students a chance to Free Style and learn choreography.

Loose fitting sweat pants and T-shirt
Clean, flat-soled, sneakers
Volleyball knee pads

Boys
Black Converse (boys) will need to be purchased for the recital

Munchkin & Mini Hip Hop
Silver sneakers (girls) will need to be purchased for the recital

Level 1 thru Teen Advanced
Black Pastry Pop Tart Sneakers (girls) will need to be purchased for the recital

OPEN LEAPS AND TURNS

A full-hour class devoted to across-the-floor Jazz technique. The class is a nice compliment to Jazz, giving students  an opportunity to improve on leaps and turns.

Solid color leotard and tights
All jazz classes will wear tan jazz shoes (available at the studio)
Hair tied in ponytail or bun

COMBO I, II & III 

Combo classes are an introduction to Ballet, Tap and Jazz in an hour-long class. Students begin to learn the basic movements of each technique, while expanding their creativity.

Leotard and Pink or Tan Tights (available at the studio)
Black patent leather shoes with strap for Tap (available at the studio)
Pink Ballet Shoes (available at the studio)
Hair tied in ponytail or bun

BROADWAY BUDDIES/BROADWAY BOUND 

This class explores and reinforces acting, singing and dancing techniques and styles. Performance pieces and materials are introduced culminating in a final performance (recital).  Broadway Buddies is for Grades 1-3.  Broadway Bound is for Grades 4-6.

Clothes that allow movement (No dresses)
Tan Jazz Shoes (available at the studio)
Hair Tied Up and out of face

MUSICAL THEATRE

Musical Theatre is an exploration of singing, dancing and acting for the teenage student. The class culminates in a song and dance number in the recital.  Classes are separated for Middle School students and for High School Students.

Girls: Tan jazz shoes; leotard and tights or leggings and top
Boys: Black jazz shoes; jazz, gym, or sweat pants and tee shirt
Note:   Jazz flats or dance sneakers in any color fine for class.  Character shoes also acceptable for high school girls, but recital performance will require the dress code shoes.
Students should always bring to class a pencil with an eraser and a pocket folder for sheet music and other materials distributed throughout the year.

BREAKDANCE

The popular dance technique used often in Hip Hop and street dance.  No experience necessary.  Juniors Ages 8-11, Teens Ages 11 and up

Loose fitting sweat pants and T-shirt
Clean Sneakers
Black Converse high-tops (boys) will need to be purchased for the recital
Volleyball knee pads

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary dance combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and ballet. Dancers will learn versatility and fluid movement using improvisation and expand upon their jazz technique.

Leotard and tights or yoga pants
Bare feet

ACTING

This class utilizes improvisational exercises and written texts to guide the student. The class instills basic principles of good acting and fosters a connection towards fellow actors.

Comfortable clothes and shoes that you can walk, jump, roll around, and go upside down in without any fuss.  No high heels, flip-flops, or similar backless sandals (unless brought to class as a costume for a character being performed).  Long hair pulled back away from face.

Students should always begin to class a notebook or looseleaf binder with paper (to take notes)  and a pocket folder (to hold materials distributed in class), as well as a pencil with an eraser.