Free Classes taught by Miss Emily, ages 11+
Sat, Feb 9, jazz (1-2 pm); tap (2-3 pm); and hip hop (3-4 pm);
Sat, Feb 23, jazz (1-2 pm); tap (2-3 pm); and musical theatre (3-4 pm).
Dance (Jazz) Classes for New Dancers taught by Miss Kim
Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, & 27, 5-5:45 pm
Questions about dance, and what classes your child should take? E-mail email@example.com! Amy Rose, our artistic director, will respond.
Encore School of the Arts will be closed for weather events when Dowagiac Schools are closed.
CLASSES FOR ADULTS!
Adults can sign up for Fit in 45--a toning, cardio, strength and stretching class on Wednesdays from 6-6:45 pm. Taught by Michele Harlow. Bring a towel or matt. $5 per class. Call to register, or just drop in! Nine participants regularly.
Adult Hip Hop, Wednesdays 7:30-8:15 pm, $30 for four weeks. Call to register. Prepare to sweat! This class already has some young men and women enrolled.
We are always trying to put together 4-week classes for boys ages 5-7; 8-10; and teens. We've got a few boys for each, but not enough to fill a class. These short classes are great for boys who are unsure. The combo classes will include things like acrobatics, hip hop, tumbling. If you are interested, please call to enroll your son today. Leave a message and we'll call you back.
Fall Music Classes
- M1. Guitar—Currently no instructor
- M2. Piano—Tuesdays* or Thursdays. Instructor, Melissa Whitaker-Auvil
- M3. Voice—Tuesdays* or Thursdays. Instructor, Melissa Whitaker-Auvil
All the above are individual 30-minute lessons at $20 per class with one class per week. Call for available times. *Tuesdays are taught at the instructor's SMC studio.
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Encore Dance Company
Encore Dance Company is a performance group directed by Miss Eileen Springsteen for dancers from the 4th through the 12th grade, with membership through audition only. Company members perform in a variety of events per season, September through August—the Spring Show—as well as area performances.
Senior Company members will be cast in a minimum of six dances per season (four for Junior Company). Additional optional opportunities will be made available to those who wish to participate on an à la carte basis, including master classes given by professional dancers, regional and national competitions, a Senior Company summer trip, tickets to special shows and concerts, as well as performance opportunities.
Company members pledge to pay or fundraise $75 per month ($50 for Junior Company) to support the Company and must be enrolled in at least one weekly ballet class. There is an annual costume rental fee of $90 ($60 for Junior Company) and a refundable deposit of $50. Rehearsals are usually on Saturdays from 9:00-Noon (9:00-11:00 am for Junior Company) at Encore School of the Arts.
The Encore Dance Company is pleased to announce they have qualified to compete at Kids Artistic Revue National Dance Competition in Las Vegas in July. Encore competed at the regional level in Detroit May 4-6 where they earned 5 Top First Place and 2 First Place awards.
Special judges’ awards were given to tap routines Supersonic, choreographed by Amy Rose for Rockin’ Rhythm; and Say Hey, choreographed by Sarah (Smallbone) Northrup for Fancy Footwork. Good Feeling, a hip hop routine choreographed by Eileen Springsteen, received Second Overall High Score in their division.
Encore Extreme Pom Team, directed by Kimberly Martz, also competed at Regionals where they received a Top First Place Award qualifying them for Nationals.
Attending competition is a healthy way for the dancers to measure their own hard work. The dancers are exposed to a variety of dance companies from all over the state.