Our course is designed to give each cast member a true representation of being a young pre-professional dancer and an exciting year working as a junior company with our experienced and highly professional staff. We believe that dancers need to be multi-employable in order to have longevity in the dance profession and by developing versatile, technically and artistically strong dancers, they have the best professional opportunities.
Encore Dance Company has two different schedules during the year, starting in September, there are training weeks and creation weeks. Training weeks encompass all the daily core subjects – ballet, contemporary, jazz, commercial dance, pas de deux, Jazz double work, contact improvisation, variations, virtuosity, fitness and conditioning classes, weight training and ongoing academic work required to complete the Level 6 Diploma in professional dance. Creation weeks are when the students work with external choreographers who are invited in by the Artistic Director to create or re-stage existing works.
By the end of the second term, several works will have been made that will form the annual Encore Dance Company Show.