PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Performing onstage is one of the greatest joys of being a dancer. There is nothing quite like the thrill of taking the stage with fellow dancers to entertain a live audience. We believe all students should have the opportunity to perform. In addition to the annual recital, our dancers have the option to join one of our performance companies/teams for more time on stage!

Take The Stage!

HIP HOP CREW  •  JAZZ & TAP TEAM  •  ENCORE THEATRICAL ARTS PROJ.

Our mission is to provide quality dance training that empowers our students to be confident and successful. In addition to dance classes, performance experience is essential to developing well-rounded dancers.

Build Confidence.  Learning and rehearsing brand new choreography until it becomes a dance you are proud to share provides a sense of accomplishment. Stepping outside your comfort zone and into the spotlight boosts self-esteem.
Learn Life Lessons. The invaluable lessons learned at dance have real-world applications. Team dancers learn the importance of preparation and time management, commitment, accountability and independence.
Make Lifelong Friends!  The bond between dancers is like no other. On stage, you learn to trust each other and work together when things go wrong. Backstage, you share the excitement of pre-performance nerves and post-performance highs. Off stage, you make memories through team-building activities and social events.

Hip Hop Crew

Our Hip Hop Crew is dedicated exclusively to the hip hop dance style. It is open to all of our students; all levels and ages. An audition is required for placement.

The Hip Hop Crew rehearses throughout the year to attend dance competitions & conventions in the winter/spring. While we are not a “competition studio,” we do believe there are powerful lessons in attending dance competitions; gaining experience on stage, finding inspiration from other dancers, receiving feedback from outside choreographers/teachers, performing under pressure.

The Hip Hop Crew is a great way to get involved at Encore – it is a relatively small commitment and a ton of fun!

Requirements

  • Hip Hop Crew dancers are required to take at least one hip hop dance class in addition to their team rehearsals.
  • Attendance for all rehearsals is mandatory; 2 choreography sessions + weekly rehearsals throughout the school year.
  • All team members must attend the audition for placement on Friday, September 10, at 6:30pm.

Rehearsals

  • Choreography Sessions: There will be 2-3 rehearsals in September/October to learn the dances that will be brought to competition.
  • Weekly Rehearsals:  All team members will rehearse together for 1 hour per week throughout the year. Fridays 6:30-7:30pm.

Competitions

  • Two competitions: March 4-6 & March 25-27, 2022
  • One convention: February 25-27, 2022

Auditions

Auditions for placement on the Hip Hop Crew will be held on Friday, September 10, from 6:30-7:30pm. All dancers must attend. Please sign up by registering for the “Hip Hop Crew – Competition Team” class below.

Jazz & Tap Team

The Jazz & Tap Team is open to all dancers who are in our Intensive Training Program.

The team rehearses throughout the year to attend dance competitions & conventions in the winter/spring. While we are not a “competition studio,” we do believe there are powerful lessons in attending dance competitions; gaining experience on stage, finding inspiration from other dancers, receiving feedback from outside choreographers/teachers, performing under pressure.

Take your dance journey to the next level!

Requirements

  • Dancers must be enrolled in the ITP program to participate in the Jazz & Tap Team.
    • Requires a minimum of 6-8 technique classes per week.
  • Attendance for all rehearsals is mandatory; 2-3 choreography sessions + 1 hr weekly rehearsal throughout the school year.
  • All dancers will do both the jazz and tap dances.

Rehearsals

  • Choreography Sessions: There will be 2-3 rehearsals in September/October to learn the dances that will be brought to competition.
  • Weekly Rehearsals:  All team members will rehearse together for 1 hour per week throughout the year. Fridays 6:30-7:30pm.

Competitions

  • One Convention with competition: January 7-9, 2022
  • Two Competitions: March 4-6 & March 25-27, 2022

Sign up!*

You must be a member of the Intensive Training Program to be eligible for the Jazz & Tap Team. To join the team, please register for the “Jazz & Tap Team” class below.

Encore Theatrical Arts Project

For those seeking a more theatrical journey, we have Encore Theatrical Arts Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit performing arts company that offers full-scale musical theatre productions and international travel.

ETAP company members are required to take a minimum of 14 dance classes per week and an acting class, and are encouraged to take vocal lessons. On top of technique classes, they attend 6 hours of rehearsals on the weekends for upcoming performances.

ETAP requires a serious level of commitment of time, dedication and hard work. Many members go on to have long professional performing careers, others choose unrelated lines of work after high school. All leave ETAP with lasting memories and tools to help them craft the path of their dreams.

More About ETAP

ADDITIONAL STUDIO INFORMATION