Dear EDT Families,

At Encore Dance Theatre the health and safety of our faculty, students and their families are our most important priority.

As COVID-19 continues to spread and affect many parts of the U.S. we have been closely monitoring local conditions. After consulting colleagues and leaders in the industry, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our faculty and families to temporarily suspend all classes.

Effective Monday, March 16th the studio will be closed at least until Sunday, March 29th to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The dance season will still go on! We will continue to try to provide a sense of normalcy for this challenging time even if it is through virtual channels. Please continue to check your emails for exciting digital messages from your child’s dance teachers.

We will be staying in touch, sending recital music and videos for practice, and also sending mini lessons to our families so that you can enjoy and practice dance at home. We are working hard to keep our teachers working and students engaged during this time. Our faculty is working hard to serve you the best that we can!

In the meantime recital dates remain unchanged. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will update you accordingly.

Thank you for taking the appropriate steps with us the lessen the risk to our community as much as possible. We greatly appreciate your support.

Teamwork makes the dream work!

In partnership,
Ms. Anne and the EDT faculty

Performance Teams

Encore Dance Theatre’s Performance teams were created for the dancer that wants to grow in dance, have a passion for performing and giving back to their community. Our goal is to expose our dancers to different genres of dance while working on creating a foundation that will help them become well rounded dancers. We look for motivated dancers with good work ethic and dedication both inside and outside of the studio.

Dance aside, the students learn “More Than Just Great Dancing” here at EDT. They learn discipline, focus, teamwork, responsibility and much more! Most of these students are on the honor roll and understand they must balance school and dance in order to compete.

In order to be considered, dancers must be enrolled in classes at Encore Dance Theatre for at least one year and meet the minimum requirements listed below.

Requirements of a Performance Team Dancer

Competitive Teams

Our Company is a team that was formed for the serious dancer who would like to pursue dance in their future. To be in the Company it takes hard work and dedication. Each team member takes an average of 8-12 hours a week, trains in every genre of dance and is serious about their craft.

These inspiring girls pour their hearts and souls into dance daily, devoting a majority of their free time to dance. To give you an idea of their commitment levels, throughout each season they take a required four hours of ballet each week, plus jazz, contemporary, pointe, strength training, tap, hip-hop, musical theatre and acrobatics. They train hard and are very focused on reaching their full potential. Our goal is for them to become well-rounded dancers and it is our hope that one day they will take their training with them and either receive a college scholarship or become a professional dancer, if that is what they choose.

Dance aside, the students learn “More Than Just Great Dancing” here at EDT. They learn discipline, focus, teamwork, responsibility and much more! Most of these students are on the honor roll and understand they must balance school and dance in order to compete. They must also meet the minimum requirements listed below.

Basic Requirements of a Competitive Company Dancer