The Encore Performers Intensive Training Program (ITP) is an exclusive program for dancers with a more serious focus and interest in a potential professional career (dance education, performance, choreography). The program will include students with similar goals, who have the projected physical and mental ability to maintain a rigorous training program.


Looking at our alumni over the years, it is clear that one thing we do very well is – train students to become professional performers! We aim to offer a high-quality dance education, taught by qualified dance teachers, with age-appropriate and engaging choreography. 


ITP dancers will attend one convention/competition, and will perform in the ETAP Spring Show. 


ITP dancers are required to attend:
• 8 hours of technique classes per week
(2 jazz, 2 tap, 2 ballet, + 2 choice)
• 1 convention + competition
• ETAP Spring Show performances
• ITP Summer Intensive
• 4 weeks of summer classes


A high-quality dance education will impact every dancer in their future endeavors, from rocket scientist to Rockette (we know both!). Our wide network of alumni can provide feedback as it relates to dancing in higher education, Broadway & Tours, equity contracts, choreography, Rockettes, etc. 


All prospective students ages 8+ are required to submit an application. We will observe applicants in their regular technique classes, while considering the potential of each student in regard to their past attendance, feedback from all of their teachers, natural ability, attitude, and class performance.


Applications will be distributed at the Q&A Meeting – Date/Time TBD.


• ITP dancers must attend the ITP Summer Dance Intensive . The first week is full of classes taught by guest teachers from NYC. The second week is taught by Encore Performers’ faculty, and will end with an audition for class placement.

• All ITP dancers are also required to take technique classes during the summer dance session (July 20-August 14).


Dancers younger than 8 years old who are interested in the Intensive Training Program can submit for ITP Prep. ITP Prep is designed to get our younger dancers ready to join ITP by giving them a sample of the program on a smaller scale. ITP Prep dancers are required to take 6 hours of classes per week. They will attend one convention/competition with the ITP students.

Wondering if the Intensive Training Program is a good fit for you?

We are available to answer any questions you have and offer guidance to help your dancer find the right dance program at Encore.
Please reach out to (703) 222-5511 or email